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Listed in order of first name of artist or group. Ones beginning with a number appear under the first letter of the number (eg: '4-Star' is under 'F').

CD D 387

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JIMMIE RODGERS Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 387

24 classic Rodgers songs interpreted by a variety of singers recorded from the 1940s to the 1960s. Always refreshing to hear alternative versions of these well known songs.


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CD D 505

Frank WELLING & John McGHEE – I Wants My Lulu.

A fine rootsy old timey duo, Frank Welling on steel and guitar, John McGhee on harmonica and guitar, sentimental harmonies on a mix of religious and sentimental songs with a few humorous numbers for good measure. Recorded 1928-31, nice harmonies, style somewhat akin to but smoother than, Darby and Tarlton. Female voices on some tracks from either Welling’s wife or McGhee’s daughter.


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CD D 122

J. E. MAINER’S MOUNTAINEERS 1935-1939. B.A.C.M. 122

This fine group bridged the gap between Old Time and Bluegrass, as these 23 recordings from 1935-39 show.


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CD D 296

JACK KINGSTON The Canadian Playboy. B.A.C.M. 296

Superb 1950s country singing/accompaniment from the Ontario born singer; excellent interpretation of "Bye bye love". 28 fine tracks.


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CD D 443

JACK PENNINGTON’S VARIETY GANG. B.A.C.M. 443

Tight harmony singing and virtuoso musicianship (mainly fiddle, guitar, steel) from this Memphis-based group, here with 32 songs, mix of country, western, folk all from transcription discs cut for Lang-Worth in the 1940s.


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CD D 150

JACK RIVERS There’s A New Star In Heaven. B.A.C.M. 150

25 rare radio transcriptions from 1947 from this distinctive singer/ace guitarist including six instrumentals. He was the brother of Western Swing bandleader and western film star, "Texas Jim" Lewis (See CDs 62 and 261). He also picked some hot solos on several of Jimmy Wakely hits In the '30s the boys had recorded for Vocalion & Decca Records – & in the '40s Jack recorded for Capitol Records; on scores of Hollywood film soundtracks; & picked some hot solos on many Jimmy Wakely hits (including "Milkcow Blues, see CD 380).


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CD D 361

JACK RIVERS Vol. 2 Navy Hot Rod. B.A.C.M. 361

Brother of Texas Jim Lewis, Jack Rivers was a talented vocalist and songwriter and one of the most exciting country guitarists of his era. This CD focuses mainly on his 1946 1950 and 1952 recordings, across several different groups.


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CD D 2

Jack Savage & his Cowboys/ Peaceful Valley Folk. B.A.C.M. 02

In the mid 1930s a superb cowboy group “Jack Savage & His Cowboys” visited Europe, were regular broadcasters on Radio Luxemburg and Radio Normandy and cut some great sides in London (12 sides on the CD including several excellent narrations). Jack Savage was the group’s announcer and spokesman but the lead singer / guitarist was Bill Willhite accompanied by Ted Grant on ‘hillbilly fiddle’. Willhite had recorded with several line ups back in the US, late 1920s and early 1930s under several names, including The Peaceful Valley Folk – six 1935 recordings here and ‘Billy Brown & His Cowboys” (four 1936 tracks). We hope to in the future collect enough tracks for a further Bill Willhite compilation, a distinctive rich voice.


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CD D 318

JAMES O’GWYNN Muleskinner Blues. B.A.C.M. 318

A contemporary of George Jones, Eddie Noack and Claude Gray in the famed 'D' label in the late '50s, This selection of recordings from the late '50s/early '60s showcases his easy going style (smacks of Texas and Oklahoma bar-rooms although born in Mississippi). A talented singer/songwriter who made many donations of publicity and other materials to the Archive over the years for which we are deeply grateful. Yet another example of a great talent written out of the history books whose music deserves to be heard and brought to the attention of new audiences.


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CD D 161

JAMES ROBERTS & MARTHA CARSON I’m Gonna Let It Shine. B.A.C.M. 161

Superb gospel harmony from this talented song duo with a delightful hillbilly flavor - especially noteworthy for James Roberts' mandolin playing.


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CD D 409

JAN HOWARD – Belle Of The Ball. B.A.C.M. 409

26 tracks from her early career (1959-62), mainly songs written by her then husband Harlan Howard including the classic hits 'Pick me up on your way down' and 'The one you slip around with'.


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CD D 170

JEAN SHEPARD This Has Been Your Life. B.A.C.M. 170

Diminutive singer who managed to not forsake her authentic country style for commerciality with these 25 fine country tracks including her first recording (Crying Steel Guitar Waltz).


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CD D 354

JEANNE BLACK He’ll Have To Stay. B.A.C.M. 354

This one is for fans of "1960s Nashville Sound girl singers"; Jeannie Black had a Top 10 charter with her first Capitol recording (1960), the female answer song to Jim Reeves' "He'll have to go". Other titles included here, covers of Buck Owens' "Under your spell again", the Eddy Arnold hit "You don't know me" and Hank Williams' "You win again".


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CD D 200

JENNY LOU CARSON ‘The Chin-Up Girl’. B.A.C.M. 200

23 of the 24 songs here are her own compositions including the classic "Jealous Heart" which she wrote for Tex Ritter. A prolific songwriter, Jim Reeves, Hank Snow and Tex Williams are just a few among many who recorded her songs.


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CD D 307

JERRY IRBY & LINK DAVIS Texas Swing. B.A.C.M. 307

Irby with his Texas Rangers and Davis with his Bluebonnet Playboys play some excellent Western Swing on these 29 tracks from the 1940s.


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CD D 284

JESSE RODGERS Songs Of The Hills And Plains. B.A.C.M. 284

Strong echoes of his cousin the legendary Jimmie Rodgers with this collection mainly from the ‘30s (most of which are very much in the same style as Jimmie) and a few much later, from the early ‘50s when he was trying for a more pop/crooner sound.


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CD D 369

JIM BOYD Texas Moon Waltz. B.A.C.M. 369

Some fine recordings – mix of country waltzes, Western Swing and Boogie tunes from the mellow voiced, talented but (undeservedly) lesser known brother of Bill Boyd. Superb multi-instrumentalist (guitarist, bass, mandolin etc!). This 29 track selection features a wide range of styles and has his entire RCA Victor recordings from 1949 to 51.Includes some rare (not previously on record) radio tracks including hot jazzy versions of Bill Bailey and El Ranche Grande.


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CD D 180

JIMMIE DAVIS Where The Old Red River Flows. B.A.C.M. 180

Well known as the Governor of Louisiana and composer of one of the most popular country songs of all time ("You are my sunshine"), he in fact made many fine recordings with a variety of accompanists - showcased in this selection of 24 songs recorded between 1929 and 1945, some featuring his Jimmie-Rodgers inspired yodeling.


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CD D 556

JIMMIE HEAP & The Melody Masters Wild Side Of Life CD 556

Our first collection from this fine band, featuring Jimmie on lead guitar with a superb bunch of musicians - serving up a mix of mainly original compositions by Heap and piano player Arlie Carter – plus a couple of instrumentals; style a blend of Western Swing and ‘early 1950s Country’. A nice complement to the excellent 1992 Bear Family collection covering Heap’s later Capitol recordings.


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CD D 416

JIMMIE LOGSDON – Midnight Blues. B.A.C.M. 416

Country voices don’t come more ‘Country’ than that of Jimmie Logsdon, friend and devotee of Hank Williams. We bring you here a selection of his country and gospel recordings, 23 of them recorded in the 50s, and four in 1963. Includes both sides of his poignant tribute single “The death of Hank Williams” b/w “Hank Williams will sing The Blues no more”.


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CD D 54

JIMMIE OSBORNE Hills of Roan County. B.A.C.M. 54

A selection of his mainly rather sombre and sentimental 40s/50s ballads recorded on King.


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CD D 128

JIMMIE OSBORNE Vol. 2 -BACM 128

25 songs here from 1947/58, mainly in a melancholic vein reflecting the sadness in Osborne's own life.


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CD D 100

JIMMIE REVARD & HIS OKLAHOMA PLAYBOYS Naughty Naughty. B.A.C.M. 100

24 recordings of pre-war Western Swing from one of the premier, most popular bands in the genre. Here with recordings from 1936-40.


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CD D 184

JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle. B.A.C.M. 184

Cincinnati record shop owner with a raw baritone voice and good songwriting skills left a legacy of some fine 40s/50s country with nice mandolin from Ray Lunsford helping. Includes his big hit "Too hot to handle" (written by Eddie Noack - BACM 277).


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CD D 388

JIMMIE WILLIAMS & RED ELLIS Bluegrass Gospel. B.A.C.M. 388

29 recordings of excellent mandolin and guitar based bluegrass gospel from this great duo, recorded between 1958 and the early 1960s.


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CD D 414

JIMMIE WILLIAMS Paddle Your Own Canoe. B.A.C.M. 414

Not the bluegrass "Jimmie Williams" who teamed up with Red Ellis on an earlier Archive release; this Jimmie Williams was solid country, style somewhat influenced by namesake Hank, many of whose covers are featured here.


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CD D 376

JIMMY C. NEWMAN Crazy Old Heart. B.A.C.M. 376

Distinctive-voiced Cajun from Louisiana with 28 songs from his late 50s/ early 60s period; a few cajun songs along with some mainstream country with fuller backings than usual.


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CD D 252

JIMMY DEAN Find ‘em Fool ‘em Leave ‘em Alone. B.A.C.M. 252

These 26 recordings are from early in Dean's career before his more commercial successes (Big Bad John, PT 109); includes his first hit, "Bummin' around".


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CD D 484

JIMMY DEAN Vol. 2 – Stay A Little Longer. BACM CD 484

A follow up to our CD 252, here are 30 more recordings from the Big Bad John man, a fine selection of his recordings from the 1950s and 60s.


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CD D 256

JIMMY LONG Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine. B.A.C.M. 256

A contemporary and co-writer of songs with Gene Autry (the CD title song was one of their co-writes). This CD contains 22 excellent self-accompanied tracks from 1930/33 on guitar or steel guitar including two from daughter Beverly.


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CD D 236

JIMMY NEWILL Favourite Cowboy Songs. B.A.C.M. 236

A singing cowboy who started out singing classical ( L.A. Light Opera Company) - here performing 26 cowboy songs - mostly well known standards. Rare recordings.


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CD D 66

JIMMY WAKELY Cowboy’s Heaven. B.A.C.M. 66

More selections from the Wakely canon, including several country classics, "Silver haired daddy of mine", "When it's roundup time in Texas" and "Sioux City Sue".


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CD D 65

JIMMY WAKELY Red River Rose. B.A.C.M. 65

A selection of 1940s transcriptions from this fine voiced cowboy film and singing star. 26 tracks in all.


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CD D 25

JIMMY WAKELY Rocky Mountain Lullaby. B.A.C.M. 25

Cross section of twenty 1940s/50s recordings from this fine voiced singing-cowboy film star.


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CD D 380

JIMMY WAKELY Vol. 4 That Last Long Trail. B.A.C.M. 380

Excellent 1940s transcription recordings from this Western film star, singer and top guitarist. Includes several country standards, done with the Wakely trademark cowboy singer style. Issued in response to requests for more from Wakely fans following our earlier CDs BACM 25, 65 and 66. Wakely can also be heard on BACM 384 in a trio with Johnny Bond and Dick Reinhart ("The Rough Riders").


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CD D 123

JO STAFFORD Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere. B.A.C.M. 123

Jo Stafford ("The female Bing Crosby") was one of the great Jazz/popular song stylists of the 20th century and like Crosby she could do justice to a good country song. Here are 23 country/country-tinged- pop songs selected from her 1947/53 Capitol Columbia recordings.


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CD D 543

JOE WERNER Early Cajun Artist.  BACM CD 543

Joe Werner is nowadays largely forgotten but was a talented musician who made some superb music in the 1930s - Joe singing, playing guitar and harmonica - and adding his haunting whistling on several tracks, whilst backed with some of the top Cajun musicians of the era. Our compilation covers the period 1937-38; the music is more ‘Hillbilly with Cajun musicians’ rather than strictly ‘Cajun’– familiar songs and tunes, some sung in English, some French and includes a fine version of Wondering, a song which later became a big hit for Webb Pierce. Refreshing to hear familiar hillbilly classics like Twenty One Years and They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree sung in French!


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CD D 183

JOHNNIE & JACK & The Tennessee Mountain Boys. B.A.C.M. 183

Rivaling the great brother duos (The Louvins and Blue Sky Boys etc), these brothers-in-law started out bluegrassy and then took on a variety of other styles, well showcased in this 28 track CD of 1940s/50s recordings.


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CD D 248

JOHNNY BOND The Clouds Will Soon Roll By. B.A.C.M. 248

We've selected a mixture of transcription, commercial and demo songs waxed during the late 1940s by the great songwriter, singer and guitarist ; 26 tracks including several country classics.


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CD D 59

JOHNNY HICKS Gotta Gitta Gittar. B.A.C.M. 59

You'll find a mix of gospel, country weepers, Western-swing and boogies on this melange of early 1950s songs. Hicks began as a disc jockey and singer on several Texas radio stations and reportedly it was working with Ernest Tubb which converted him to country music. Through his career he also worked with the Callahan Brothers , Jim Boyd, Jimmy Heap and Adolph Hofner. Wrote many of his songs including the weepie tale about a blind man, "Man On The Corner", featured here.


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CD D 87

JOHNNY HORTON I Won’t Forget. B.A.C.M. 87

25 early 1950s recordings from this distinctively voiced singer/ songwriter (he wrote most of the songs here).


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CD D 75

JOHNNY MARVIN I’m The Man Who’s Been Forgotten. B.A.C.M. 75

Just like the title song says, this once popular artist is sadly now largely forgotten; this despite his many talents. He recorded in a variety of genres and styles through his career but these early songs (1920s/30s) are mainly Country.


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CD D 549

JOHNNY MARVIN Vol. 2 The Final Recordings BACM CD 549

A follow up to our BACM CD 75 (Johnny Marvin – I’m The Man Who’s Been forgotten). A precocious talent, a singer, multi instrumentalist (played on many of Gene Autry’s sessions) and songwriter with countless writing credits – Marvin was one of the major suppliers to Gene Autry of songs for movies and recordings. This collection covers Marvin’s later period – 24 of his CP McGregor transcriptions (1939) plus the four songs from his last session, Decca recordings made in 1940, backed with brother Frankie Marvin plus the best of Autry’s session musicians including Jimmy Wakely on guitar and Dick Reinhart on bass.


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CD D 96

JUDY MARTIN Straight Shootin’ Cowgirl. B.A.C.M. 96

One of the three Overstake sisters, somewhat overlooked but these 25 transcription recordings show she did have talent.


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CD D 234

JUDY MARTIN Vol. 2 with Red Foley. B.A.C.M. 234

A selection of 27 transcription recordings - a mix of old and some new songs, combining Red's smooth voice and then wife Judith's straightforward vocal style.


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CD D 250

JULES ALLEN The Singing Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 250

This 1928/29 complete body of work from Jules Allen rates as one of the finest cowboy song collections ever - and from a true cowboy!


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CD D 262

JUNE CARTER Hillbilly Favourites. B.A.C.M. 262

Country and comedy, some with Homer and Jethro from this member of the legendary Carter Family (daughter of Mother Maybelle). 27 recordings from early in June’s career (1950-53)


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CD D 491

RAMBLIN’ JIMMIE DOLAN. ONE TRUE HEART – BACM CD 491

A nice collection including several rare tracks. Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan was a LA based country performer whose sessions over the years featured many of the top musicians of the era. Sometimes classified as ‘Western Swing’ but Dolan’s vocal style was solid country!


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CD D 405

THE JONES BOYS Neal Jones & Oakie Jones. B.A.C.M. 405

Not brothers as the CD title suggests but two fine out and out country singers, Oakie Jones (12 tracks, 1950-52) and Neal Jones (14 tracks, 1954-60) from a time when the USA Columbia label was getting into country and attracting talent. Obscure artists but first class.


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