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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 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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CD D 636

CARL BUTLER – Remember The Alamo. BACM CD 636

Carl Butler began singing and playing guitar as a kid back in the 1930s and after wartime service began performing on radio leading to his first studio recordings in 1947 – that was accompanying one of his childhood hero-groups, the Bailes Brothers. He first appeared on the Opry in 1948 and began his solo recording career in 1950, initially on Columbia. Heenjoyed some success both as a songwriter and singer through the 1950s but only hit the big time in 1961 when he and his wife Pearl recorded Don’t Let Me Cross Over – which stayed at No. 1 for 11 weeks. Carl and Pearl went on to score a series of hits and successful albums throughout the 1960s and beyond, always staying ‘Pure country’. This collection covers the period from early 1958 to the early 1960s, 27 fine recordings many of them not previously released on CD and rare.


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CD D 637

JIMMIE RODGERS SNOW – Treasures Untold. BACM CD 637

Son of Canadian legend Hank Snow, Jimmie Rodgers Snow began his recording career in 1950 on the 4-Star label before joining RCA in 1953. At the time, his dad was RCA’s biggest selling artist and this remained the case up until Elvis Presley arriving on the scene in the mid 1950s. Jimmie hung out with Elvis for a while before the latter’s meteoric rise to fame and Elvis’ recording Love Me was styled on Jimmie’s 1954 version of the song, featured in this collection. Here are most of Jimmie’s Country singles on RCA and as a bonus, a number of his earliest recordings, early 1950s on the 4 Star Label, recorded as “Jimmie Snow”. Several of the early recordings feature his dad’s distinctive guitar runs – a treat for Hank Snow fans. For me, the outstanding track is the two Snows duetting on When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye, sublime!


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CD D 632

EDDY ARNOLD – Cattle Call. BACM CD 632

Our first collection of Eddy Arnold recordings including several from the late 1940s to early 50s when he scored a string of hits including Bouquet Of Roses and Anytime and was the best selling country star, even outselling Hank Williams. A fine country crooner as much at home with up tempo foot tappers as with country ballads.


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CD D 633

Wanderer’s Stomp – Pre War Dallas Vol 1-BACM CD 633

Dallas was a hotbed of progressive string band music in the early 1930s, influenced by its neighbour Fort Worth (the reputed Cradle of Western Swing) and taking on board other regional jazz, blues and hillbilly influences. BACM has already dedicated some CDs to early Dallas western swing stalwarts like Bill Boyd and Roy Newman and this collection focusses on lesser known groups. Many of the musicians were legends in their own right including tenor banjoist and mainstay of the Light Crust Doughboys Marvin Montgomery and singer-guitarist Dick Reinhart. Nice mix of styles including stripped down blues from the Paradise Joy Boys with what we believe is the first ever cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s Matchbox Blues. The fiddler is trained violinist and child prodigy, Felix St Clair. Other highlights included four fine recordings from “hot” Hawaiian trio the Hauulea Entertainers, led by local steel guitarist and teacher J. B. Stevenson and nine from the Wanderers, a Western Swing group much influenced by Milton Brown.


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CD D 634

EDDIE HAZELWOOD – I’ll Pay You No Never Mind. BACM CD 634

Eddie Hazelwood was a fine singer and talented songwriter who undeservedly never made the big time outside Southern California. This long overdue collection features most of his recordings, some with top session musicians including Merle Travis on electric guitar and Tex Atchinson on fiddle – also tracks from his last sessions include a young Joe Maphis on lead guitar. One curiosity is Hazlewood’s 1953 cover of Big Mama Thornton’s Hound Dog hit, featuring both Merle Travis and Joe Maphis on guitar - a full three years before Elvis recorded his mis-remembered lyrics version.


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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 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 631

RAY WHITLEY – Volume 2. Ranch House Romp. BACM CD 631

A second collection from the great singing cowboy and rodeo performer Ray Whitley, early star of the WHN Barn Dance show. A fine guitarist and distinctive vocalist and one of those singers of his era whose early recordings were much influenced by the style of Jimmie Rodgers. 36 tracks, from 1935 to the early 1940s, mainly rare and not previously available on CD.


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CD D 025

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1956 – (Vol. 1) CD 025

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1956, 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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