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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 93

A TASTE OF KING Vol 1. 1945-54. B.A.C.M. 93 Soppin’ Up The Gravy

Excellent 40s/50s mix from the legendary King label including tracks by The Wilburn Brothers, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Carolina Cotton.


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CD D 148

ANOTHER TASTE OF KING Recorded 1946-1954. B.A.C.M. 148

More 40s/50s recordings from this legendary label. The mix includes rare recordings by Moon Mulligan, Wade Mainer and Al Dexter.


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CD D 430

KARL & HARTY – Vol. 2 Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 430

Brilliant old time harmony singing with guitar / mandolin from this fine Kentucky duo whose compositions were widely recorded including by the Everly Brothers whom they influenced.


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CD D 168

KARL & HARTY Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 168

Fine harmony from this non-brother duo with a mixture of traditional mountain ballads and popular songs of the day. These 21 songs range from 1931 to 1945.


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Ken Clark-523
CD D 523

KEN CLARK & His Merry Mountain Boys – BACM 523

Another forgotten talent, the great bluegrass musician Ken Clark who laid down some 40 superb recordings on the Starday label in the late 50s, several featuring the legendary Don “Chubby” Anthony on fiddle. Celebrated in this 29 track selection, all of the songs composed by Ken himself – his compositions were recorded by Bill Monroe, Cowboy Copas and The Willis Brothers among others. Thanks to collector Jerry Steinberg for many of the tracks.


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CD D 247

KENNETH HOUCHINS The Yodeling Drifter. B.A.C.M. 247

Old time singer-yodeler-guitarist, 23 rare recordings from the 1930s. Great version of "When Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye".


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CD D 487

KENNY ARNOTT – THE SINGING WANDERER. BACM CD 487

Australia has a long tradition of authentic guitar-picking country performers, modelled on their American idols such as Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry and Hank Snow and Hank Williams but adding a distinctive ‘Down Under’ touch. One such is Kenny Arnott who cut his first album in 1954 and who went on to enjoy a career performing the music he loved, on record, on radio and at live shows throughout Australia where he built a devoted following of fans, acquiring the moniker of The Singing Wanderer. His recordings, long out of print, have become collector’s items and BACM are pleased to make this selection available on CD.


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Kentucky Round Up-475
CD D 475

Kentucky Round-up. Various Artists. BACM 475.

Nice selection of rare recordings from the Bluegrass State, mostly obscure artistes who left their mark on Kentucky-based music but never made the big time. Four tracks by legendary picker Merle Travis …


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CD D 359

KERAY REGAN & The Peace River Rangers. B.A.C.M. 359

Another fine entry from Canada. Singer/songwriter Keray performing many of his songs and featuring The Petrie Sisters, ace guitarist Bog Regan and one track with then wife the lovely voiced Lucille Starr.


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CD D 181

KITTY WELLS I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight. B.A.C.M. 181

Late '40s / early 50s 24 track collection from the justly titled "Queen of Country Music" including "Hey Joe" and "There's poison in your heart".


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Country Ladies Vol 2-480
CD D 480

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES OF THE 1950’s – Vol. 2. BACM CD 480

Second volume of female honky tonk hillbilly talent, from an era when male domination of the country music scene made it difficult for many excellent girl singers to get the recognition they deserved. Lots of great talent although most, maybe all, of the names will be unfamiliar to you; one of them "Inez Hellman" later achieved fame as Connie Hall.


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CD D 366

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES OF THE 1950’s – Vol. 1. BACM CD 366

Six young ladies with a mix of 1950s country and rockabilly - including four each from Helen Carter and the great Margie Bowers (a.k.a. Margie Bowers Wilburn) including her Top 10 "Poor Ole Heartsick Me"!


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Lawton Slim Williams-CD 420
CD D 420

LAWTON “SLIM” WILLIAMS. B.A.C.M. 420

Williams’ recording/ performing career stretched across six decades but it was his songwriting that ‘paid the bills’ – including country classics like “Fraulein”and “Geisha Girl”. Here is an interesting collection of 27 other self-penned songs, mostly less well known but including “Farewell Party”, a big hit for Gene Watson and “Paper face” recorded by Hank Locklin. Williams’ voice fits the songs well and some excellent session musicians also feature.


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CD D 266

LeGARDE TWINS One Little Letter. B.A.C.M. 266

29 tracks from the yodeling twins, Tom and Ted LeGarde from Queensland, Australia, recorded 1951-56. Accomplished cowboys and rodeo riders they worked with legendary Aussie entertainers Buddy Williams and Tex Morton eventually landing a recording contract, billed as "Australia's Yodeling Stockmen". Most of the cuts on this selection are of well known country classics including Jimmie Rodgers' "Whisper your mother's name" and "In the jailhouse now" and fine versions of Hank Snow's "I don't hurt anymore" and Web Pierce's "There stands the glass".


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CD D 126

LEON HUFF The Early Years Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 126

Late 1930s transcriptions from is great voiced Texan, nice mix of songs, great backings. Superb interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers' hauntingly beautiful Prairie Lullaby.


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CD D 127

LEON HUFF The Early Years Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 127

A master star of Western Swing and a superb vocalist - here is another great selection - 27 tracks, a mix of commercial and transcription recordings.


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CD D 438

LEON McAULIFFE & His Cimarron Boys. B.A.C.M. 438

One of the great pioneers of the steel guitar and mainstay for several years of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, McAuliffe had a long and distinguished career, well showcased on this selection


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CD D 225

LEON PAYNE Lost Highway. B.A.C.M. 225

Blind country crooner and prolific songwriter who gave the world many great songs which became country standards. This collection includes his original recording of "Lost highway", recorded by (and often incorrectly attributed to) the great Hank Williams. Bob Dylan did an improvised version on his 1965 "Don't look back" movie.


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CD D 295

LEON PAYNE Vol. 2 Lang–Worth Recordings. B.A.C.M. 295

Recorded between 1948 and '53, these transcription recordings showcase blind singer-songwriter Payne's gentle style along with some tongue-in-cheek impersonations. From the composer of 'I love you because' and 'Lost highway'.


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CD D 355

LEON PAYNE Vol. 3 More Lang–Worth Recordings. B.A.C.M. 355

Companion volume to BACM 295 with more of this gentle voiced blind singer/ songwriter (wrote "Blue Side Of Lonesome") with another fine selection from his late 40s/early 50s recordings.


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Leon's Lone Star Cowboys-478
CD D 478

LEON’S LONE STAR COWBOYS 1932–1937. BACM CD478

Some superb hot Western Swing from his Lone Star Cowboys plus a couple of his early solo recordings, from singer/ songwriter/ guitarist / bandleader Leon Chappelear.


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444 Les Smithhart
CD D 444

Les Smithhart & Super X Cowboys – Live & Swinging. B.A.C.M. 444

These songs are all from radio programmes and is a mixture between good Country music and Country Jazz. Little was commercially recorded by Les Smithhart although you’ll find a few 78s scattered around but they are quite rare and hard to find. There are one or two good fiddle instrumentals that keep the CD sounding more Country than Jazz.


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Les Carrot Top-470
CD D 470

LES “Carrot Top” ANDERSON – My Baby Buckaroo. B.A.C.M. 470

Les is nowadays remembered for his steel guitar work, both with Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys and other bands including with Spade Cooley and T. Texas Tyler. But Les was also an excellent singer, performing and recording under his own name and leading a superb band, and became something of a West Coast star in the early 1950s. Pleasant relaxed vocal style, a bit reminiscent of Dean Martin. We have compiled this first volume of his recordings – mix of straightforward country and western swing recorded between 1945 and 1952 plus some rare live recordings.


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CD D 510

LEW CHILDRE. THE BOY FROM ALABAM. BACM CD 510

Long overdue, a collection to celebrate this legendary country entertainer – singer, reciter, buck dancer, comedian, storyteller whose career stretched from vaudeville and playing in jazz groups in the 1920s to becoming an Opry regular in the 40s and 50s . One of those happy-go-lucky, easy on the ear vocal styles. Our CD, mix of old timey and humorous, many featuring his distinctive steel guitar and fine dobro from the great Josh Graves. Five early recordings from the 1930s, 16 Starday LP cuts from the late 1950s plus a couple of radio broadcasts.


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CD D 479

LEW PRESTON & His Men Of The Range. Doin’ It Right. BACM CD 479

Nice mix of instrumentals and vocals from this talented western vocal group, recordings from the 1940s.


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CD D 94

LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS Guitar Jump. B.A.C.M. 94

25 Western Swing delights from 1947/48 from one of the very best and most influential purveyors of the genre; the band attracted many of the top musicians of the era. Jazz tinged country, with a swing.


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CD D 363

LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS Vol. 2 Roll Up The Carpet. B.A.C.M. 363

Another selection (see also CD94) from the boys with a good cross section of their music from 1933, to 1941, early 'String-band' evolving into 'Western Swing'!


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CD D 63

LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS Hot Diggity Dog. B.A.C.M. 63

Three things sum up this artist: Small, Loud and Fine-country-singer. Here is a great selection of his late 1940s, early 50s Columbia recordings, many of them of the novelty genre.


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Lone Star Hillbilly Vol 1-486
CD D 486

LONE STAR HILLBILLY – Vol. 1 “Abilene”. BACM CD 486

First of a new series of CDs of rare hillbilly from Texas; this one features mid ‘50s and early 60s recordings made in Abilene City which had a thriving Country Music heritage dating back to pre war Western Swing.


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CD D 198

LONZO & OSCAR There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea. B.A.C.M. 198

Renowned for their country comedy, these two performers were musicians of the highest order, as evidenced by some great riffs sprinkled through their recordings. This CD has 25 songs, a mix of Country and Country-humour, 1952/57, including their hilarious hit "I'm my own grandpa" which has been widely recorded including a recent version by Willie Nelson.


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CD D 513

LORETTA LYNN – I’m A Honky Tonk Girl. BACM CD 513

Some early recordings from the lady who went onto become America’s Sweetheart (and the 1970s “Woman Of The Decade”!) Including the best of her first recordings (1960) which were released on Canada's Zero label and already demonstrating her ability to write a good song. Distinctive, immediately recognizable voice and a great selection of songs, a nice 60 minutes of fine country music.


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CD D 173

LOUISE MASSEY & THE WESTERNERS Ridin’ High 1933-1941. B.A.C.M. 173

Some great upbeat foot-tappers from this superb Western, swinging band - some nice traditional songs. This selection from their early (1931 to 1941) period.


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CD D 393

LUKE GORDON Dark Hollow. B.A.C.M. 393

Excellent 50s/60s country with superb accompaniments. Most of the 27 tracks were composed by Gordon an exception being an interpretation of the Hank Williams classic "On The Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain".


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CD D 230

LUKE SIMMONS I Like My Music Country Style. B.A.C.M. 230

Canadian born singer who settled in New Zealand and sadly has been much overlooked despite a great voice and authentic country sound. Showcased here with 25 tracks of mainly 1950s songs. Superb versions of Wilf Carter's "I miss my miss" and the Hank Snow hit "Lady's man".


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Lulu Belle & Scotty 2-535
CD D 535

LULU BELLE & SCOTTY Vol. 2 BACM CD 535

Lots of enthusiasm for our first collection released in early 2011, so we’ve at last compiled a Volume 2, rarities, mainly from the late’40s (6 tracks released on ‘picture’ 78rpms) and early ‘50s. Nice Lulu Belle solo interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers’ Any Old Time. Big thanks to Al Turner for the tracks and Don Cusic for the insert notes.


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CD D 330

LULU BELLE & SCOTTY The Sweethearts Of Country Music. B.A.C.M. 330

These recordings highlight the fine harmony singing of this married couple - mostly written by Scotty including his giant hit "Have I told you lately that I love you" - and his whistling!


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CD D 67

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 67

1920s/30s influential duo (big influence on Monroe Bros, Blue Sky Boys), blind from birth, singing old time songs with mandolin and guitar accompaniment.


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CD D 116

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 116

They were big influences on the Blue Sky Boys and the Monroes with their very early combination of guitar, mandolin and harmony singing; 22 songs recorded 1927-1944. Companion to CD 67.


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CD D 231

COUNTRY MUSIC ON MGM Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 231

27 tracks from MGM’s strong line up of country talent back in the 1950s. Some rare items of historical interest including early cuts by Don Gibson and Floyd Cramer.


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CD D 67

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 67

1920s/30s influential duo (big influence on Monroe Bros, Blue Sky Boys), blind from birth, singing old time songs with mandolin and guitar accompaniment.


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CD D 116

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 116

They were big influences on the Blue Sky Boys and the Monroes with their very early combination of guitar, mandolin and harmony singing; 22 songs recorded 1927-1944. Companion to CD 67.


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CD D 309

MAC O’DELL The Old Country Boy. B.A.C.M. 309

Almost forgotten gospel singer with open style here with his complete 40s/50s King and Mercury recordings, mostly written by him.


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434- Main Street Jamboree
CD D 434

MAIN STREET JAMBOREE Canadian Radio. B.A.C.M. 434

Country music was always big in Canada, and radio a prime medium in its popularity from the 1920s onwards. For this CD we have dug up tracks aired on the Main Street Jamboree show, initially broadcast from Hamilton Ontario, then launched as a travelling show. The Jamboree became a showcase for the best in Canadian country talent - sit back and enjoy these 28 tracks, nice mix of styles and tempos.


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CD D 375

MARGIE SINGLETON She Will Break Your Heart. B.A.C.M. 375

Singer, songwriter and wife of producer Shelby - with a mixed bag of 50s/60s country/pop.


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Marion Worth 474
CD D 474

MARION WORTH – Tennessee Teardrops. B.A.C.M. 474

A multi talented singer/instrumentalist who made a successful 1950s transition from cornball-country to Nashville Sound, the latter bringing her several hit singles in the early ‘60s when she was already an established Grand Ole Opry performer and was among the first country stars to perform at Carnegie Hall. Nice selection of songs and styles …


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CD D 204

MARTHA CARSON I’ll Shout And Shine. B.A.C.M. 204

The "First lady of Gospel" with 25 driving songs recorded late 40s-mid 50s, some accompanied on mandolin by then husband James Roberts. Nice companion to our CD161 JAMES ROBERTS & MARTHA CARSON I’m Gonna Let It Shine.


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CD D 162

MARVIN RAINWATER Tennessee Houn’ Dog Yodel. B.A.C.M. 162

Fine country singer (who later strayed into Rock!) with a powerful and distinctive voice - here a selection of 27 of his best country recordings, many of them own compositions.


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CD D 338

MEL PRICE The Game Of Broken Hearts. B.A.C.M. 338

Fine 1940s/50s Country on the 28 songs here; a less hard edged style than his contemporary Hank Williams but still authentic country with great accompaniments.


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CD D 379

MEL TILLIS Honky Tonk Song. B.A.C.M. 379

Man with a stutter which did not come across in his singing - he started as a songwriter for others ("I ain't never" and smash hit "Detroit City"). He had several hits himself, some included on this 30 track 50s/60s collection.


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CD D 41

MEMORIES OF RENFRO VALLEY. B.A.C.M. 41

Many performers from the popular 1930's/40s Renfro Valley Barn Dance radio programme can be heard here.


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Merl Lindsay-541
CD D 541

MERL LINDSAY & His Oklahoma Night Riders Vol. 1. BACM CD 541

For Western Swing collectors - 27 recordings, non previously released commercially, by one of the best of the great western swing bands, led by fiddler, guitarist and singer Merl Lindsay. They began performing and recording in the early 1940s but our collection focuses mainly on the 1950s, a mix of radio transcriptions, unreleased demos and some excerpts from a live radio show in 1958. Track 12 features future superstar Wanda Jackson, singing Jimmy C. Newman’s Cry, Cry Darling.


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CD D 490

MERLE KILGORE – Johnny Reb. BACM CD 490

Our first collection, fine recordings, from the great singer/songwriter composer of such hits as Wolverton Mountain, Ring Of Fire and Johnny Reb. Fine song stylist with a deep baritone, has been described as a cross between Johnny Cash and Eddie Arnold! Superb vocalist with an astonishing gift for mimicking other stars - take a listen to his Seasons Of My Heart, perfect 'Johnny Cash'!


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CD D 286

MERLE TRAVIS & TEX ANN Wild Goose.. B.A.C.M. 286

Merle and then wife Tex Ann with 28 Capitol transcription recordings from 1946 - includes a mix of folk songs and Travis original compositions.


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CD D 253

MERLE TRAVIS Dapper Dan. B.A.C.M. 253

Singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist extraordinaire who influenced and inspired a whole generation of guitar players including Chet Atkins; Travis has become a legend and rightly so as this material - 24 cuts from the 1940s/50s will show.


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CD D 125

MERVIN SHINER Steppin’ Out. B.A.C.M. 125

Like so many talented country performers, Shiner never got the breaks to make the big time; these 27 tracks - four of them featuring The Jordanaires - were recorded in the 1940s/50s, great songs, great voice.


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Miller Bros Vol 1. BACM 468
CD D 468

MILLER BROTHERS – Vol. 1 Ramblin’ Round. CD 468

First of two planned compilations from the Miller Brothers Band from North Texas, who achieved massive popularity through their late 1940s broadcasts on Station KFDX. Mainly upbeat foot-tappers. Includes a superb rendition of old-timey fiddle classic The Wednesday Night Waltz ...


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CD D 272

MILO TWINS Swamp Woman Blues. B.A.C.M. 272

Identical twins Edwin and Edward with 32 close harmony songs from the 1930s/40s, much in the style of the Delmore Brothers.


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CD D 141

MIRTH, MUSIC & MOONSHINE Old Time Comedy. B.A.C.M. 141

A selection of 21 humorous songs and skits from various late '20s/early 30s performers - rare recordings from the vaults.


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CD D 188

MITCHELL TOROK Drink Up And Go Home. B.A.C.M. 188

Texas born singer/songwriter who provided hits for Jim Reeves ("Mexican Joe") and Vernon Oxford ("Redneck") while his cleverly worded hit "Caribbean" was a huge hit for himself. This 1950s collection showcases his many styles.


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CD D 70

MONTE HALE The Full Monte. B.A.C.M. 70

Another great singing cowboy whose entire recorded output is presented here including an "All Star Western Theatre" play with Foy Willing and The Riders Of The Purple Sage.


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CD D 382

MOON MULLICAN The End Of The Rainbow. B.A.C.M. 382

A very influential pianist (Jerry Lee Lewis!) who, on this selection mixes Country/ Western Swing/Cajun; 26 tracks from the late 40s to early 50s.


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CD D 220

MORRIS BROTHERS Salty Dog Blues. B.A.C.M. 220

North Carolina born brothers - Zeke on mandolin, Wiley on guitar - with 24 songs recorded 1938-1945 include Zeke's classic "Salty Dog Blues".


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CD D 187

THE MERCURY LABEL Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 187

Mercury had a strong 'Country' line up, showcased here by the 1940s/50s recordings from Patti Page, Lew Childre, Tommy Jackson and Sue Thompson among others.


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