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CD D 545

BIG JIM DeNOONE The Giant Of Western Swing BACM CD 545


Our first collection from Big Jim DeNoone, the best of his recordings on the 4 Star and Obit labels, 27 tracks, good solid late ‘40s/early 1950’s ‘Country’, including several hit covers. DeNoone was a bandleader and superb fiddle player (won the North West Fiddlers Contest three times, 1958-60 and earlier, was National Champion Fiddler); a regular on the northern California country scene in the mid ‘50s.

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Track listing:

- Stop Thats My Cotton Pickin Heart
- If My Pillow Could Talk (-2)
- I Couldnt Keep From Crying
- Dream Waltz
- Wednesday Night Swing
- Earthquake Heart
- Thats Me Without You
- Long Lost Girl
- Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship
- Big Jim Boogie
- Old Blue
- A Story Book Affair
- The Death Of Hank Williams
- I Believed In You
- Mexican Joe
- Whippoorwill
- A Womans Way
- E Ramble
- Peeping Tom
- You Dont Know What Your Heart Wants To Do
- Crazy Fiddle
- Last Night I Kissed An Angel
- Fluid Drive
- Just Look Back
- Ukulele Waltz
- Just Another Broken Heart
- Straight Shift. '

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01 Stop That's My Cotton Pickin' Heart.mp3

26 Just Another Brocken Heart.mp3


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CD D 659

CARSON ROBISON-Radio Shows Vol 2-BACM 659

A second set of 1930s radio shows by Carson Robison & His Buckaroos, mixing easy going chat with song, showcasing the group's instrumental and vocal skills. A total of 34 tunes across a different styles - cowboy, hillbilly and comedy as well as popular and sentimental songs of the era.


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CD D 660

REDD STEWART – Gotta Get Back To Dixie. BACM CD660

Best known for his songwriting skills (Tennessee Waltz, Bonaparte's Retreat and You Belong To Me) and his partnership with bandleader Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart was a talented musician (fiddle, banjo and piano) and versatile vocalist, pitch perfect and equally at home on country weepies and more upbeat numbers. Our collection focuses mainly on his 1949-51 recordings on the King label plus a few later RCA and Do-Re-Me label recordings. On most tracks the backing is credited as Kentucky Colonels, apparently comprised of members of his long term backing group The Golden West Cowboys but not named for contractual reasons. An enjoyable hour of fine note-perfect early-50s country listening.


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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 024

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1955 – (Vol. 4) CD 024

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1955, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 023

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1955 – (Vol. 3) CD 023

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1955, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 022

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1955 – (Vol. 2) CD 022

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1955, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 021

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1955 – (Vol. 1) CD 021

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1955, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 656

JIMMY WAKELY Vol. 5 – Twilight On The Trail. BACM CD 656

Our fifth collection from Jimmie Wakely, some wonderful Western songs from a clutch of old transcription LPs we unearthed from deep in the archive. If you love the classic cowboys songs like Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie, I’m An Old Cowhand (On The Rio Grande) and In The Hills Of Old Wyoming, there’s no better way to relax in these troubled times than to sit back and enjoy this easy going country crooning from the “Bing Crosby of C&W”.


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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 658

BLUE RIBBON LABEL. Tribute to Phil Tricker. BACM CD 658

34 recordings on Blue Ribbon, a budget label which specialised in cover versions of popular country and rockabilly songs, using talented singers who were either unknown or had become out of work because of changing tastes, backed by top session musicians. Early to mid 50s. One track by the later to be famous, Roy Clark. Hearing these songs with a slightly different take to the originals is like fresh air to the ears. The CD was a work in progress by our long time collaborator and friend, the collector and authority on all things country and rockabilly, the late Phil Tricker. We dedicate this CD to his memory.


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