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CD D 635

Hillbilly Novelty Bands In New York Vol 1 (1935-39). BACM CD 635


Many will be surprised to learn there was ANY country music happening in New York in the late 1930s but there was – as evidenced by BACM’s earlier Carson Robison and Denver Darling releases. There was also a thriving ‘hillbilly-novelty’ scene, with several groups serving up corny treatments of popular and western songs, often featuring top rate musicians some of whom were regular players on straight hillbilly recordings of the era. This brought forward a new sound that achieved some popularity with city folk back in the thirties who were so used to Jazz & the big orchestral sounds. We at BACM thought that it should not be forgotten and lost within the pages of time - so we’ve dug up these recordings – five novelty groups working out of New York during the period 1935 to 1939

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Track listing:

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DIXIE DEMONS recorded New York 1935 After Youve Gone
- Shine
- Aint She Sweet
- Yes Sir, Thats My Baby
- Rainin Wild
- Casey Jones
- Old Fashioned Love
- From Monday On
- Me And My Shadow
- Sweet Sue - Just You



HAL OHALLORANS HOOLIGANS recorded New York 1936 Shes Way Up Thar
- By The Sea
- Corrina Corrina
- Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again
- Sleepy Time Gal
- The Music Goes Round And Round



ARTY HALL & HIS RADIO RUBES recorded New York 1937 Conversation With A Mule
- Maple On The Hill No. 4
- By The Stump Of The Old Pine Tree
- Sarah Jane



JOHNNY FENTON & HIS SWAMP STOPPERS recorded New York 1939 Sweethearts On Parade
- Dont Let Your Love Go Wrong
- Dream Kisses
- Tonight You Belong To Me



RADIO RUBES recorded 1939 Youre On The Right Side Of The Ocean
- The Big Little Family Of The Hills
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01 After-You're-Gone (Dixie-Demons)

Tonight-You-Belong-To-Me (Johnny-Fenton & His-Swamp-Stompers)


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CD D 668

FRANKIE MARVIN – Sings Jimmie Rodgers & Others. BACM CD668

A third collection from Frankie Marvin, 26 early recordings(1928-34) including another bunch of Jimmie Rodgers covers and other songs in a similar style.


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CD D 669

MARC WILLIAMS – Little Joe The Wrangler. BACM CD669

A collection of cowboy songs from Texas born MARC WILLIAMS whose long broadcasting career began in the mid '20s on Dallas station KRLD and stretched through to the mid '50s, when he enjoyed a long stint as Happy Hank The Singing Cowboy on a popular children’s radio show. In the liner notes, Brian Golbey tells "When I was a boy, we had several of Marc Williams recordings at home ... in my opinion he recorded the definitive versions of several well-known cowboy songs including Roy Bean (the story of the self-appointed judge ... who boasted he was 'All law west of the Pecos', The Dying Ranger and Night Herding Song". Our CD showcases the best of his recordings, easy going vocal style, mainly just Marc and guitar.


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CD D 670

RUDY SOOTER – Out In The Golden West. BACM CD670

A second set of RUDY SOOTER recordings, mainly focussing on Sooter’s early recordings (1938-41). A nice variety of styles - western songs, humour/novelty numbers and swinging instrumentals. Musicians include fiddler Spade Cooley and electric guitar pioneer Curly Hoeg and several members of the Beverley Hillbillies including their lead singer Ezra Paulette and guitar-mandolinist Speed Hansen. Storybook Cowboy contains a playful jab at Sooter’s friend Bob Nolan, a former lifeguard “I’m a Storybook Cowboy from down on the beach. I write about cattle and such”). BACM’s 670th CD release.


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CD D 665

Gene Autry – Sings Jimmie Rodgers. BACM CD 665

Our 9th Gene Autry compilation takes us back to the first stage of Autry’s career when his style was closely modelled on that of his idol, the legendary Jimmie Rodgers. We have pulled together nearly all of his Rodgers covers, recorded between 1929 and 1933 under various names. He could get astonishingly close to the original when he wanted to but could also create a fresh sound – nice version of Carolina Sunshine Girl which strips out the jazz band and just has Autry with his own fine guitar backing. This is the first of a BACM mini series of the songs of Jimmie Rodgers recorded by other performers of the era.


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CD D 666

Del Reeves – I Watched You Walk Away. BACM CD 666

Our first compilation from the late 50s/early 60s crossover artist Del Reeves who scored a No. 1 hit in 1965 with Girl On The Billboard. The CD features rarely heard, early tracks that laid the foundation for his successful career.


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CD D 667

Leo Soileau & His Four Aces – BACM CD 667

BACM have not done a lot of cajun collections so let’s make up for it with a compilation of fine 1930’s cajun by one of the pioneers, Leo Soileau and his Four Aces. Here you’ll recognise a lot of the songs as old timey favourites, sung of course in Cajun style with great fiddle playing by Leo. Most of Soileau’s French language recordings have already been re-issued on other labels but little of his English language material, something we are glad to remedy here.


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CD D 662

HOOT RAINS & CURLEY HERNDON. Additional tracks by JACK FORD. BACM CD 662

Hoot Rains and Curley Herndon were already seasoned musicians when they joined Slim Whitman’s band in 1950, getting wide exposure on the Louisiana Hayride as Whitman’s popularity soared with early hits like Love Song Of The Waterfall, Indian Love Song and China Doll, on all of which they played. Hoot’s “Soaring steel’ and Curley’s lead guitar produced a sound like no other, perfectly complementing Slim’s yodelling and the public loved it! Hoot and Curley meanwhile struck up a double act themselves, performing and recording as a fine harmony duo. Our CD showcases 16 of their recordings on the Imperial, Starday and Starrite labels. We round off the collection with some tracks from another regular Hayride performer from the same era, Nathaniel “Jack” Ford – four of his Chess recordings and plus five off-radio recordings of Jack singing accompanied by Hoots and Curley.


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CD D 663

ERNIE LEE – Easy To Please. BACM CD 663

Here is another of those talented country artistes who despite having enjoyed regional popularity never got the break (or hit record!) to become nationwide stars. Ernie Lee became an early regular on the Renfro Valley Barn Dance in the early ‘40s, later joining the Midwestern Hayride as MC and featured singer before moving to Florida in 1954 becoming a mainstay on several local radio shows as well as the area’s first TV station WSUN. He remained the major country music figure in Florida for the next 30 years with his laid back style and easy-going country crooner voice which many have rated as better than his friend and co-performer Red Foley. BACM are pleased to offer this collection of Lee’s recordings made in the late 1940s and early 50s. It includes the rarely heard Cold War era song No Jo, a swipe at communism and Joseph Stalin and first recorded by Hank Williams.


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CD D 664

BILL & NORMAN NETTLES. The Early Years 1937-1941 – BACM CD 664

Bill Nettles’ name remains better known than his brother Norman but early in their careers they performed as a team, billed first as the Dixie Blue Boys and later as the Nettles Brothers. In common with other vocal based brother acts of the era they featured mandolin (Bill) and guitar (Norman) but seem to have rarely sung as a duet. They developed a distinctive style usually incorporating bluesy fiddle. To quote from Kevin Coffey’s liner notes “Their style, while always unashamedly country and never abandoning basic early influences straddled the fence between rural tradition and more modern urban Influence. Their music, especially Bill's, was steeped in blues and, like most of those who catered to the jukebox demands of the era, also gave more than a nod to the emerging western swing bands”. Bill Nettles was an excellent songwriter and it is widely believed that Davis’ massive hit Nobody’s Darling But Mine was written by Nettles who sold the rights to Davies to meet an urgent need for cash. Our compilation presents 26 of their recordings, equally split between 1937 and 1941.


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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, variety of styles - cowboy, hillbilly and comedy as well as popular and sentimental songs of the era.


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