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CD D 470

LES “Carrot Top” ANDERSON – My Baby Buckaroo. B.A.C.M. 470


Les is nowadays remembered for his steel guitar work, both with Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys and other bands including with Spade Cooley and T. Texas Tyler. But Les was also an excellent singer, performing and recording under his own name and leading a superb band, and became something of a West Coast star in the early 1950s. Pleasant relaxed vocal style, a bit reminiscent of Dean Martin. We have compiled this first volume of his recordings – mix of straightforward country and western swing recorded between 1945 and 1952 plus some rare live recordings.

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Track listing:

- Song Of The Lonesome Prairie
- Sun Sets Gold
- Sad But True
- And I Shook
- This Is Southland
- Queen Of The Saddle
- Storeroom In My Mind
- My Baby Buckaroo (1)
- Hes Just A Hobo
- New Panhandle Rag
- Trouble Then Satisfaction
- Blue Light Boogie
- Just Like Two Drops Of Water
- I Was Sorta Wonderin
- T-U-Tucky-Ty
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Dimples Or Dumplings
- My Baby Buckaroo (2)
- Tennessee Moon
- Shes Dynamite In Blue Jeans
- Ive Got No Worries
- The  Prisoner Of Love
- Texas Playboy Rag
- Stardust
- What A Collision, What A Wreck
- Rosetta
- Whats The Matter With The Mill

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01-Song-of-the-lonesome-prairie-Hollywood (1945)

20-She's-dynamite-in-blue-jeans (1951)


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CD D 650

BILLY WALLACE – Got Ramblin On My Mind. BACM CD 650

Billy Wallace was an Oklahoma-born singer, songwriter and guitarist, whose early influences were the country stars of the 1930s/40s including Roy Acuff, the Delmore Brothers and Rex Griffin. He moved to Nashville around 1950, cutting his first recordings on the Tennessee label in 1950. He had a distinctive sound, one of those deep nasal voices somewhat in the Hank Snow mould coupled with a blues-influenced guitar style. Undeservedly, he is nowadays largely forgotten although many of his compositions have become country standards, recorded by the likes of Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Kitty Wells and Little Jimmy Dickens. Hank Williams was regularly including Wallace’s co-write Back Street Affair on his radio shows although he never got around to recording it in the studio. It became a big hit for Webb Pierce in 1952 and later as a duet between Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Our CD showcases the best of Wallace’s recordings from 1950 to 1962.


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CD D 651

REX GRIFFIN-The Lovesick Blues. BACM CD 651

Rex Griffin was one of the most talented singer/songwriter/guitarists of his era and a fine yodeller whose career was tragically cut short by ill health. Several of his compositions became country standards including Just Call Me Lonesome (Jim Reeves, Ernest Tubb,Elvis Presley), Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins, The Beatles both of who bizarrely gave Perkins the songwriting credit) and the extensively covered The Last Letter, recorded by everyone from Jimmie Davis to Willie Nelson. A few years back Bear Family put out a superb box set with all his studio recordings plus bonus tracks from son Buddy, also a fine musician. For our compilation we are focussing on his Decca recordings from the 1930s as we have them all here in the BACM archive on 78 rpm. They include a couple of tracks from his very first session (1935) as well as his original cut of The Last Letter and a fine version of Rodgers’ Sweet Mama Hurry Home. Ernest Tubb’s liner notes on his album of Griffin songs included these words: “Not only did Rex write many great songs but in my opinion his singing was second only to Jimmie Rodgers” – we agree!


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CD D 652

HERB REMINGTON – Jean Street Swing 1951-62. BACM CD 652

Some fine instrumentals from the innovative pedal steel guitar legend whose performing career stretched across seven decades. He moved easily between jazz tinged Western Swing (as a 20 year old he joined Bob Wills’s Texas Playboys for a four year stint in 1946), Country (he played with Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson and later on countless Starday sessions including many classic George Jones sides) – as well as his main love, Hawaiian. Our compilation has an excellent cross section of his solo recordings from 1951 to 1962. Big thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and liner notes.


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CD D 647

BROTHERS IN COUNTRY MUSIC. Various Artists. BACM CD 647

Another collection of Old Time Songs & Tunes, following on from our CD 340 and CD 364 compilations, this time focussing on brother acts. Thanks to BACM co-founder Brian Golbey for the sleeve notes and for digging deep into his private collection. Many of the tracks are from the very first generation of country recording artists - some of whom have featured on earlier BACM collections (like the Carlisle Brothers, the Callahan Brothers, the Delmore Brothers and the Morris Brothers). A treat for fans of early hillbilly roots music.


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CD D 648

AL DEXTER Vol. 2 My Love Goes With You. BACM CD 648

Our second collection from Dexter, a mix, more of his 1930s era recordings (backed by The Nite Owls – see also BACM CD 538) and later recordings from the early 40s (several Light Crust Doughboys musicians on the sessions) and the early 50s, plus a few unissued acetates. Good solid honky tonk and mostly previously unreleased on CD.


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CD D 649

BILLY STARR – Steppin’ Out Again. BACM CD649

Billy Starr (a.k.a. Bill Stallard) is another of those post WWII stars who somehow gets overlooked in the country music reference books. A native of Kentucky he left home aged 15 and by the early 1940s was an established radio star, moving across several stations in different regions singing and emceeing and even square dance calling. He joined the Downhomers in 1944 – an Indiana-based group best known for two of its members, champion yodeller Kenny Roberts and Bill Haley, later of Rock & Roll fame. Starr’s first solo recordings were on the Clarion label in 1949 before signing with Columbia then Imperial. BACM’s collection includes his hit Steppin’ Out and a bluesy Hound Dog recorded three years before Elvis. Mostly though an hour of early-50s-country, from an artist with a fine country crooner voice.


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CD D 644

RICKY RIDDLE – I’m A Whip Crackin’ Daddy-BACM CD 644

Many will not have had the chance of hearing Ricky Riddle before, a fine baritone voice some would see as a trailblazer for the early Eddie Arnold and Jim Reeves style of country crooning, so we have gathered up a couple of dozen of his recordings, all from the early 1950s. Good straight out country, a fresh listen to recordings you almost certainly will not be familiar with. Includes Price Of Love, a fine duet with Anita Kerr later of the Anita Kerr Singers. The band is led by guitarist Harold ‘Hal’ Bradley who became an A-team session man through the 60s’, both on rhythm and lead (Bradley played the opening banjo notes on Johnny Horton’s 1959 hit “The Battle of New Orleans and his electric bass guitar can be heard on many legendary hits including Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”.)


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CD D 645

Swinging In San Diego – Various Artistes 1946-51. BACM 645

Rare recordings from the San Diego area , many not previously commercially recorded. Our thanks are due to Kevin Coffey for all the hard work which went into this production. Fans of Western Swing will enjoy this, bringing us the sounds which were entertaining in the Bars, Honky Tonks and Dance Halls throughout the great South West and surrounding States during the post war years. Most of the tracks are rare and possibly not commercially recorded. So, 70 years on, lend your ears to the thrill of this country-tinged swing music bouncing along the air waves and helping lift the spirits of a population who had only recently lived through the troubles of WW2.


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CD D 646

TED DAFFAN Vol. 2 – Lonesome Highway. BACM CD646

A second volume from fine songwriter, steel player and singer Ted Daffan recorded in the years 1939 to 1948 and including the first recording of his classic I’m a Fool To Care, later a hit for Jim Reeves and Les Paul. Big thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and liner notes.


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CD D 641

LONZO & OSCAR Vol. 2 – Country Music Time. BACM CD 641

Lonzo & Oscar were a very popular act on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1960s, and we had very positive feedback for our earlier compilation released in 2017 (BACM CD 198) and requests for more. So we’ve finally got around to it, putting together this selection, the best of the rest, showcasing not just their humorous parodies but also their superb musicianship.


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