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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 72

CD 72 SKEETS McDONALD Wheel Of Fortune

Fine honky tonk singing on these 24 early '50s recordings from the man with one of Country's all time great voices.


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CD D 591

JOHNNY DENIS Vol. 2 BACM CD 591

A second selection from “Sheriff” Johnny Denis, mainly focusing on his 1940s recordings, mostly in the small-band western swing style. Denis was English and became a semi-professional musician in the mid 1930s, accomplished on guitar and steel as well as being an amazing whistler (some of his recordings here suggest a new genre, Whistling Western Swing!) Adopted a fully ‘cowboy’ image in the 1950s through his popular BBC series Way Out West and he owned several horses which he incorporated into his act. Moved to the US in 1954, achieving some popularity especially in Vegas and Reno and issuing three LPs. Hi-lights of this set – superb versions of Sweet Georgia Brown and Sweet Sue, featuring Danny Levan’s fantastic fiddling and Canadian/British bass legend Jack Fallon. Thanks for the liner notes to Kevin Coffee who managed to track Denis down a few years ago, long resident in the US and well into his 90s.


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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 328

SAM NICHOLS The Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande. B.A.C.M. 328

28 tracks of smooth Western Swing selected from Nichols' recordings from the mid 40s (the time before the harder-edged Hank Williams sound took over), to the early 50s.


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CD D 661

San Francisco Bay Area Western Bands 1944-52. Somewhere Along The Trail. BACM CD661

This is a companion piece to our recent release which covered western bands from California's San Joaquin Valley. We now turn the spotlight on the San Francisco Bay area from 1944 to 1952. The Bay Area's hillbilly and western music scene had been a lively one since the mid-1920s and this continued through the 1930s and even more during the war when things exploded with the region bursting at the seams with military personnel and shipyard and other defence industry workers from all over the US. Ray Wade’s Rhythm Riders was a fine western swing group who were packing the dance halls in the mid 1940s and included future star Dave Stogner on fiddle as well as members of Bob Style’s pre war band. One of Wade's featured vocalists, Dusty Dale had been active on the local scene for at least a decade and recorded six fine sides with his own group The Trail Blazers in 1946. Five of these tracks are included here – great western swing with wonderful fiddle and accordion – and a fine banjo intro on the novelty Cal-i-for-ny-i-a! Don Churchill was one of the best known western band leaders in the Bay Area from the war years Into the 1960s. Here we feature seven late '40s tracks on the Trilon label with Clint ‘Curly’ Burns on lead vocals as well as some Four-Star recordings from 1952 with Don himself on vocal duties. Nice version of Texas Plains. We also have four recordings by "Tiny Mite of Yodelling Dynamite" Arvada Miller. Brought up in Colorado she was performing in Northern California by 1930 becoming vocalist with Dude Martin’s band during the war years. Her replacement on leaving to get married was her admirer, the teenage Caroline Cotton. Post war, Arvada had her own band the Rhythm Rustlers but the four tracks here were recorded with the Gallion Brothers for the LA-based Cormac label in 1950-51. In great voice on covers of Lovesick Blues, Mockingbird Hill and she also waxed My Ever Lovin' Ducky Daddy Blues, which her former protégé Carolina Cotton also cut for MGM. Beyond Miller's vocals, the highlight of the sessions was Rex Gallion's fantastic lead guitar work.


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CD D 657

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SWING – Various Artistes. BACM CD 657

A mixed bag of western swing and country from California spanning the years 1941-54. The Great Depression had brought a mass migration to California from Oklahoma and Texas and elsewhere adding Western and rural influences to the local musical scene, eventually spawning the Bakersfield Sound near LA and, another regional scene 200 miles to the north covering the central and lower San Joaquin Valley. Thanks due to Kevin Coffey for contributing recordings from his collection and for the liner notes.


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CD D 90

SHEB WOOLEY Texas Tango. B.A.C.M. 90

Singer, songwriter, actor. These early 1950s (bar one historical gem from 1945) recordings, showcase his singing and songwriting talents.


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CD D 10

Shelton Brothers “Rompin’ and Stompin’ Around”. B.A.C.M. 10

Exceptional duo Bob and Joe from pre-war days. Mandolin and guitar accompaniment they appeared with the Sunshine Boys on many recordings. Recorded for Decca records in the USA. They helped Jimmie Davis with musical backing in his campaign for governor of Louisiana.


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CD D 370

SHELTON BROTHERS Vol. 2 Beautiful Louisiana. B.A.C.M. 370

This companion volume to CD 10 finds the brothers in their heyday from 1935-47 with Old Timey and Swing styles in abundance.


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CD D 562

SHELTON BROTHERS Vol. 3 CD 562

This third collection spans the Shelton Brothers entire recording career from their first sessions in 1935 through to their last - two tracks from a 1961 E.P. Over the years they progressed from a Southeastern-flavoured harmony duo with Bob (v. and guitar) and Joe (v. and mandolin) plus fiddler Curly Fox - to hot western swing, featuring some of the top musicians of the era. A really enjoyable hour’s listening, nice mix of styles and tempos.


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CD D 105

SHERIFF JOHNNY DENIS & THE RANCHERS Copper Canyon. B.A.C.M. 105

British singer of country-styled songs that were recorded in England between 1943 and 1953; 27 songs with various accompaniments.


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CD D 516

SHORTY & SMOKEY WARREN & The Western Rangers. BACM CD 516

Our first CD from the Warren Brothers, Shorty and Smokey, stalwarts of the Northeastern country music scene for several decades, starting from the mid ‘40s. Tracks feature several of their regular or guest vocalists – nice selection of songs and styles. Described as: "... mainstream country music of the era, with pop and western overtones ... with some western swing influence'. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and sleeve notes and to Al Turner for his help sourcing the recordings.


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CD D 520

SHORTY LONG & HIS SANTA FE RANGERS – Blue Ranger. BACM CD 520

Shorty Long was a classically trained violinist who sacrificed a serious musical career in favour of hillbilly music, playing accordion, violin and piano as well as doing vocals, founding his Santa Fe Rangers in 1946. He later did session work including playing piano on several early Elvis Presley recordings but his own recording career was long and varied, continuing through to the 1980s. Our collection cross-sections his early recordings from the late ‘40s to the early ‘50s, Mix of Western, and early'50s Country including some duets with wife Dolly Long (as 'Dolly Dimples'.)


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CD D 35

SHUG FISHER & HIS RANCHMEN Cowboy Jubilee. B.A.C.M. 35

Shug was a one time member of the Sons Of The Pioneers; a comedy bass player and Western film sidekick. These transcription recordings were made in the late 1940s and 1950s including some nice swinging harmony and traditional songs. Backing guitar possibly Merle Travis on some tracks.


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CD D 337

SKEETER DAVIS Lost To A Geisha Girl. B.A.C.M. 337

Fine collection from 'End of the world' hit girl Skeeter including superb version of Wynn Stewart's "Wishful thinking".


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CD D 218

SKEETER HUBBERT Give Me A Horse And A Saddle. B.A.C.M. 218

Fine trio (Skeeter and his cowboys, Ezra Paulette and Charlie Quick) with 25 transcription recordings from 1941/42 of mainly Western-themed songs.


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CD D 228

SKEETS McDONALD Vol. 2 You Gotta Be My Baby. B.A.C.M. 228

More songs from the great honky-tonker, 1950s recordings including fine compositions by Tommy Collins, Harlan Howard, Wynn Stewart, Floyd Tillman - and Skeets himself.


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CD D 396

SKEETS YANEY Hello Trouble. B.A.C.M. 396

25 songs, mainly 1950s recordings by this top DJ and singer - whose voice and phrasing have similarities with Eddie Arnold and Cowboy Copas; his distinctive yodeling is featured on several tracks..


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CD D 428

SLEEPY HOLLOW RANCH – Cowboys & Cowgirls. B.A.C.M. 428

Another great act from the days when radio was king in the US, Elmer and Pete Newman and their mandolin/guitar playing wives, here with a great collection of classic country songs. Easy to see why their Sleepy Hollow Shows were such a phenomenal success drawing quite an array of top star performers over the years including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Bill Haley.


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CD D 60

SLIM DUSTY The Dusty Trail Rider. B.A.C.M. 60

With more than a hint of Jimmie Rodgers and Wilf Carter, here are 22 of the 1940s and 1950s recordings from this stalwart of many years of Australian Country music.


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CD D 630

SLIM RHODES & His Mountaineers – Memphis Bounce. BACM CD 630

Slim was a vocalist and guitarist and a popular radio and TV personality from the 1930s through to the early ‘70s. This CD focuses on the years 1948-1950 when Slim and his family band, the Mountaineers, were at the peak of their popularity. Some excellent instrumental picking and fiddle playing on classics like San Antonio Rose, Kentucky Waltz and Spanish Two Step. We’ve also dug up a couple of Radio programmes that give you an idea of what American households were listening to during this period a few years after WW2. Engaging vocal numbers by, variously, Rhodes brothers Slim and Dusty and Brad Suggs.


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CD D 317

SLIM WILLET A Cold Can Of Beer. B.A.C.M. 317

Best known for "Don't let the stars get in your eyes", Slim composed all 30 lively tracks on this CD; some good songs and great country-sound backing.


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CD D 80

SMILEY BURNETTE Country Songs & Comic Cuts. B.A.C.M. 80

Gene Autry's movie sidekick, here with a mix of radio transcription and commercial recordings, mostly good fun and humor.


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CD D 581

SMILIN’ EDDIE HILL BACM CD D 581

Friendly-voiced Eddie Hill was a pioneering country music DJ, nowadays best remembered for his compering at WSM-Nashville and the WLAC-TV Country Junction show. But he was also a prolific recording artist, recording for Decca, Mercury, RCA and Columbia. Bear Family and Cattle Records have issued selections of his recordings and we’ve put ‘The best of the rest’on this BACM compilation. Hill always had top session men on his recordings (hear Chet Atkins and Grady Martin trading licks on Educated Fool; and Johnny & Jack doing the vocals alongside Eddie’s recitations on the 1947 tracks). Some hilarious comedy numbers including a spoof country version of Jack & The Beanstalk, name-checking Hank Snow and Chet Atkins among others!) An enjoyable hours’ feel-good-country-listening.


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CD D 229

SMOKY DAWSON Great Australian Singer/Songwriter. B.A.C.M. 229

"Australia's No. 1 Cowboy" - with 23 songs all but four written by him and recorded between 1941 and 1953; a real singing cowboy and fine yodeler.


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CD D 78

SONS OF THE PIONEERS Western Harmony And Hot Swing Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 78

Superb harmony and swing from one of the top 1930s/40s groups; 32 rare transcription recordings , great music.


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CD D 79

SONS OF THE PIONEERS Western Harmony And Hot Swing Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 79

More selections from this superb and much emulated group. Includes several foot stomping instrumentals.


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CD D 221

SOUTH OF THE BORDER (various artists). B.A.C.M. 221

25 Mexican associated songs from various performers. Nice mix of vocal and instrumental styles. Includes songs from Jim Reeves, Hank Snow and Bob Wills.


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CD D 261

SOUTHEASTERN SWING BANDS Complete Recordings. B.A.C.M. 261

The complete 1938 recordings of three fine swing bands, The Swing Billies, the Hi Neighbour Boys and Herald Goodman & his Tennessee Valley Boys - nice mix of 'Swing-Western and Swing-blues and even a touch of yodeling blues!


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CD D 411

SPADE COOLEY & His Western Dance Band Vol 1 – Live 1944-46. B.A.C.M. 411

These amazing air checks feature Cooley's classic Columbia Records-era band, with vocals by Tex Williams, Smokey Rogers, Colleen Summers (AKA, Mary Ford, later of the legendary Les Paul & Mary Ford recordings) and others. A particular highlight is the presence of steel guitar wizard Joaquin Murphey heard at his very best. The live setting gives Murphey, fiddling leader Spade and other instrumental stalwarts like electric guitarist Johnny Weis and accordionist George Bamby plenty of room to shine.


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CD D 449

SPADE COOLEY LIVE Vol 2 – B.A.C.M. 449

We had a big response to our recent issue of live recordings of Spade and band so have put together this second compilation. Great, mainly upbeat, foot stomping tunes …


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CD D 138

STEWART FAMILY Come On In And Make Yourself At Home. B.A.C.M. 138

25 1950s recordings from this nowadays little remembered but talented country band; the collection includes their original of the much recorded "Just out of reach" - written by Stewart Family patriarch Pappy Stewart and which was later recorded by, among others: Faron Young, Perry Como, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline and Solomon Burke.


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CD D 629

STONEWALL JACKSON – Life Of A Poorboy. BACM CD 629

Our first STONEWALL JACKSON compilation, a hard core country singer and fine songwriter who got his break on the Grand Ole Opry just days after arriving in Nashville and pitching some songs to Wesley Rose. Ernest Tubb took him under his wing hiring him as an opener to his shows. Jackson’s early recordings were much influenced by his idol Hank Williams but he soon developed his own style and the hits followed including his massive crossover hit Waterloo in 1959. (Not on this CD but available on one of BACM’s Country Music Memories CDs. Most Popular Country Recordings of 1959, Volume 1 CD). Several of Jackson’s lesser known hits are featured, making this a fine hour’s listening for fans who enjoy the strong vibrant style of late 1950s country.


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CD D 237

STU DAVIS Canada’s Cowboy Troubadour. B.A.C.M. 237

A selection of 25 1940s/50s recordings from Saskatchewan born Davis, known as Canada's Cowboy Troubadour including his own composition "What a fool I was" - a big hit for Eddy Arnold (in 1948).


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CD D 163

STUART HAMBLEN Old Glory. B.A.C.M. 163

Legendary songwriter whose songs were recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, Pat Boone and Rosemary Clooney - no means singer himself as these 40s/50s recordings well demonstrate, including originals of his compositions "This Ole House" and "It is no secret". Companion to BACM 226 which features several of his 1930s yodeling recordings.


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CD D 226

STUART HAMBLEN Vol. 2 Prettiest Girl In Town. B.A.C.M. 226

From his early 'Jimmie Rodgers imitater" era, 25 songs from this singer/songwriter who was to become world famous in the 1950s with his smash hit "This Ole House" recorded by Rosemary Clooney and others.


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CD D 238

SUE THOMPSON Angels Cry. B.A.C.M. 238

Well known for her pop-novelty songs, here is a selection of 24 Decca and Mercury output from the 1950s, proving she had a great voice for a country song.


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CD D 224

SUNSET VALLEY BARNDANCE. B.A.C.M. 224

We are glad to have restored this great selection of music from several artists of Scandinavian descent recorded in the 1940s as radio transcriptions for KTSP Minnesota; nice mix, yodeling, polkas, cowboy ballads - 29 songs including several classics, first class country.


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CD D 353

SWEET VIOLET BOYS Jim’s Windy Mule. B.A.C.M. 353

These recordings were in fact by The Prairie Ramblers, recording incognito under the Sweet Violet Boys pseudonym, allowing them to stray into more risqué and jazzy territory (the wholesome Prairie Ramblers would not have got away with "Let's all get good and drunk" on their weekly National Barn Dance shows!). 23 rare tracks from 1935/41, plenty of fun and humor - and fine musicianship!


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CD D 499

THE SPECIALTY LABEL Various Artists BACM CD 499

Specialty is best known for its R&B, blues and early rock and roll roster (the likes of Little Richard, Lloyd Price, John Lee Hooker) but also recorded some country. This collection features Speciality country tracks from 1952/53 including early cuts by Claude King (later to hit the country/pop charts with Wolverton Mountain) and steelie Harold “Shot” Jackson who appears on many Louisiana Hayride shows from that era.


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