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Big Jim DeNoone-545
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 That's My Cotton Pickin' Heart
- If My Pillow Could Talk (-2)
- I Couldn't Keep From Crying
- Dream Waltz
- Wednesday Night Swing
- Earthquake Heart
- That's 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 Woman's Way
- E Ramble
- Peeping Tom
- You Don't 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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Listen to sample tracks:

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

26 Just Another Brocken Heart.mp3


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Leon Selph-572-150
CD D 572

LEON SELPH & His Blue Ridge Playboys BACM CD 572.

A treat for Western Swing enthusiasts, this new CD features great swing fiddler Leon “Pappy” Self, one of the legends of Western Swing. Line ups include some of the top Western Swing musicians of the era including Moon Mullican, Floyd Tillman, Cliff Bruner, Bob Dunn and Tex Daffan. Includes the recording debuts of Mullican (piano) and Tillman (guitar), November 1936, years before they achieved national prominence in their own right.


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Wayne Johnson-573-150
CD D 573

WAYNE JOHNSTON & The Blue Bonnet Playboys BACM CD 573

A fine band, although little known outside West Texas and Southern New Mexico, where they were established performers on the dance band circuit and through their radio and TV live performances. Johnson was a big fan of Western Swing from childhood on, becoming an accomplished steel player. After war service and a stint as a DJ he joined the established Bluebonnet Playboys band in 1952. These live recordings show the band in good form, with various vocalists including long time member Lindsey Smith and guest vocalists Floyd Tillman and Red Brown. Nice mix of songs, Western Swing standards, popular country songs of the day - and from 1956 - a curious jazzy version of See You Later Alligator!


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Panhandle Shuffle-574-150
CD D 574

PANHANDLE SHUFFLE Various Artists BACM CD 574

This CD covers late 1940s/early 1950s recordings from record labels in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle, an area of Texas which although sparsely populated has always had a vibrant and lively music scene. Artists featured include Billy Briggs (of Chew Tobacco Rag fame, see BACM489; steel guitar and vocals) and legendary guitarist Bill Carson – the man whom Leo Fender designed the Stratocaster guitar for. A couple of neat novelty songs from gifted blind singer/songwriter Leroy Jenkins.


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CD D 569

PARKER FAMILY – Country & Bluegrass Gospel. BACM CD 569

One of the most popular ‘traditional country’ family groups in West Virginia post WWII were Rex and Eleonore Parker who, later when performing with their two daughters, became known as the Parker Family. They never strove to hit the big time nationally, preferring to maintain their success at the regional level. From 1959 onwards they began to focus on gospel music, regularly appearing on the weekly Songs For Salvation show and cutting several albums with the same title and BACM have compiled this selection from those albums. Appalachian style gospel at it’s best, their sound often echoing the Carter Family.


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CD D 570

LUCKY LABEL – Various Artists – BACM CD 570

Of the many independent labels based in Cincinnati Ohio during the late 1950s and 1960s, the short-lived Lucky Label has been sought out by collectors for a long time. BACM have selected these 26 tracks, nice mix of styles, country, bluegrass and a few crossover-rockabilly, all obscure artistes although some also recorded on major labels like Joe “Cannonball” Lewis who recorded several tracks for MGM in the early 1950s.


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Gordon Terry-CD571-small
CD D 571

GORDON TERRY – Orange Blossom Special – BACM 571

Rated by some as ‘The best bluegrass fiddler ever’,  highlights of Gordon Terry’s career included a first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 9 (in 1941), several years as a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, session work with the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Roger Miller,  recording a square dance album with Flatt & Scruggs - and getting inducted into the Fiddlers Hall Of Fame in 1981, the same year as Bob Wills.  BACM’s new collection showcases Terry’s brilliant fiddle playing, with great versions of many classic tunes.


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Bill Willhite-566-150
CD D 566

BILL WILLHITE with Al Clauser’s Oklahoma Outlaws – BACM CD 566

Bill Willhite was the rich voiced lead singer and guitarist on the one of the very first BACM issues (BACM 02, released in 2002 as Jack Savage & His Cowboys) and we have at last managed to track down enough good quality recordings for a second collection. 20 transcriptions recorded in California, mostly backed with Al Clauser’s crack band The Oklahoma Cowboys during the period when Hillhite and the band were filming with Gene Autry. Plus a few later tracks from the mid ‘40s. Nice mix of Western, popular and old timey songs – from this talented and once popular performer who is undeservedly overlooked by the country history books.


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Riley Crabtree-567-150
CD D 567

RILEY CRABTREE 1955-1963 Recordings – BACM CD 567

Stricken with polio at age 2, Crabtree lived a life on crutches but carved out a reasonably successful career as a country music songwriter and performer whose voice and phrasing have more than a passing similarity with those of Hank Williams.  BACM included five of his recordings on our Jimmie Rodgers covers CD (FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JIMMIE RODGERS Various Artists, BACM CD 387) and are pleased to now issue this collection, 25 tracks showing his versatility, with a mix of country ballads and more up tempo numbers edging towards what would later be labelled rockabilly. One track, Meet Me At Joe’s features a very young Eddie Cochran on lead guitar.


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Bill Cox-568-150
CD D 568

BILL COX – The Dixie Songbird – BACM CD 568

26 tracks, many of them not previously issued on CD from Cox, one of the best of the white country blues singers from the late ‘20s/early ‘30s era. An accomplished yodeller in the Jimmie Rodgers style he was also a solid guitarist and could play fine bluesy harmonica. Several tracks feature him duetting with singer/ guitarist Cliff Hobbs.


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CD D 563

THE MELOTONE LABEL – Various Artists. BACM CD 563

Another treat for collectors of classic hillbilly music, 25 tracks released between 1932 and 1937. Artists ranging from the obscure to the legendary, the latter including Bill Carlisle, a young Elton Britt and rare early tracks from Patsy Montana and Tex Ritter. Several songs in the Jimmie Rodgers country blues style.


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