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CD D 493

ASA MARTIN. Old Time Picking & Singing. BACM CD 493.

Fine acoustic hillbilly from the late 1920s to early ‘30s, featuring Asa Martin, Kentucky farmer and one of the early pioneers of recorded country music. 24 great recordings, mostly just Asa and guitar, accompanied by the legendary Doc Roberts on fiddle. Some awesome guitar/fiddle duets including Brickyard Joe (Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts, fiddle with Asa Martin, guitar, recorded 1928).


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CD D 263

BOB MILLER ’Leven Cent Cotton Forty Cent Meat. B.A.C.M. 263

24 songs from the 1920s and 30s from this prolific songwriter/singer and political commentator. Wide variety of styles and genres - from comedy to topical story songs.


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CD D 214

BUELL KAZEE Legendary Kentucky Ballad Singer Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 214

More 1920s songs from the banjo playing singer of traditional ballads, with distinctive interpretations of classic songs. Track 16, Hobo's Last Ride is an early, sung version, of the 'The Last Ride', later recorded as a narration, by Hank Snow and others.


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CD D 27

BUELL KAZEE Legendary Kentucky Ballad Singer. B.A.C.M. 27

22 Brunswick label tracks from 1927/28 by this fine traditional banjo playing singer, Great version of poignant Civil War ballad, "Faded Coat of Blue".


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CD D 104

CARSON ROBISON Transatlantic Traveller. B.A.C.M. 104

Another selection of recordings by the prolific singer/ songwriter, this time, 20 songs recorded 1926/39.


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CD D 53

CARSON ROBISON TRIO Old Kentucky Cabin. B.A.C.M. 53

More early (1920s/30s) recordings from this prolific singer/songwriter, accompanied on some of these 22 tracks by Frank Luther and Phil Crow.


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CD D 244

CHUBBY PARKER & His Old Time Banjo. B.A.C.M. 244

21 real Old Time songs recorded 1927/31, sung by Chubby self-accompanying on banjo, a classic restored from the Archive vaults and well deserving a listen.


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CD D 81

CLAYTON McMICHEN The Legendary Fiddler. B.A.C.M. 81

The old time fiddler is showcased on these 24 recordings from between 1926 and 1939, either as soloist or accompanist. Vocalists include Riley Puckett, Slim Bryant and Bob Miller


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CD D 142

CLAYTON McMICHEN The Legendary Fiddler Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 142

Another selection of brilliant recordings by one of the all time great fiddlers; 20 tracks recorded from 1927/39 in a variety of line ups which feature some of the most brilliant country musicians of the era.


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CD D 23

CROCKETT’S KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS Classic Old Time String Band Music. B.A.C.M. 23

19 tracks from 1930 to 37 by, as the title says, "Classic old time string band music" from this six piece group.


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CD D 274

DOCK BOGGS & EMRY ARTHUR. B.A.C.M. 274

12 songs from Virginian Dock Boggs and 12 from Kentuckian Emry Arthur - hard core old time country from the 1920s and 30s.


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CD D 280

DYKES’ MAGIC CITY TRIO/ ROBINETTE & MOORE. B.A.C.M. 280

The 22 tracks here cover the complete 1920s recordings of these two groups and including some fine virtuoso fiddle playing from both.


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CD D 283

ERNEST HARE as HOBO JACK TURNER. B.A.C.M. 283

20s/30s popular country songs many of them classics of the 'outdoor vagabond' genre, sung in great style in his 'Hobo Jack' persona.


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CD D 31

ERNEST THOMPSON Pioneer Artist From North Carolina. B.A.C.M. 31

One of the first country artists on record, these songs from his first recordings in 1924 contain a mix of instrumentals and traditional songs in his distinctive high pitched delivery.


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CD D 132

FIDDLIN’ JACK PIERCE & THE OKLAHOMA COWBOYS. B.A.C.M. 132

Listen to some fine fiddle playing - with Pierce performing with four different bands on 22 tracks from 1927 to 1936.


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CD D 424

FIDDLIN’ SID HARKREADER Early Opry Star B.A.C.M. 424

A slice of country music history, early recordings from this accomplished fiddler and singer, an early sidekick to Uncle Dave Macon and who continued playing the Grand Ole Opry through to the early '60s. Nice collection of songs, many later becoming huge sellers for other artists.


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CD D 85

FRANK & JAMES McCRAVY Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 85

Interesting old time harmony from these South Carolina born brothers with some of their 1920s/30s recordings.


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CD D 103

FRANK LUTHER An Old Man’s Story. B.A.C.M. 103

Mixed bag from the versatile performer whose long career moved from 'classical' through hillbilly and eventually saw him become the biggest seller of recordings for children. Here we feature early recordings from his 'Hillbilly" era, 1928/34 when he was a close collaborator with Carson Robison.


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CD D 505

Frank WELLING & John McGHEE – I Wants My Lulu.

A fine rootsy old timey duo, Frank Welling on steel and guitar, John McGhee on harmonica and guitar, sentimental harmonies on a mix of religious and sentimental songs with a few humorous numbers for good measure. Recorded 1928-31, nice harmonies, style somewhat akin to but smoother than, Darby and Tarlton. Female voices on some tracks from either Welling’s wife or McGhee’s daughter.


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CD D 509

FRANKIE MARVIN – Vol 2. BACM CD 509

A second collection of Marvin’s recordings, mainly from the late 1920s, including several delightful covers of Jimmie Rodgers songs including Way Up On The Mountain, Treasures Untold and Muleskinner Blues.


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CD D 73

GEORGIA YELLOW HAMMERS Johnson’s Old Grey Mule. B.A.C.M. 73

Classic 20s recordings from this influential 4-piece band.


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CD D 76

HARRY C. BROWNE Early Minstrel Songs. B.A.C.M. 76

This can be looked at as 'Country Music Archeology', digging up from the Archive vaults some historic very early (1916-23) recordings. Many of the songs and tunes have been assimilated into Country.


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CD D 82

HARRY McCLINTOCK The Great American Bum. B.A.C.M. 82

Legendary performer who lived his songs and wrote them. Fine versions, cowboy, comedy and sentimental songs performed in a stripped down style. 22 tracks, late 20s/early 30s.


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CD D 502

HARRY McCLINTOCK Vol. 2 . Plus Other Artists. BACM 502

A treat for Old Timey fans – 24 historic tracks. First, 12 great more Harry McClintock recordings, several of which became classics (The Texas Rangers, Jesse James, Goodbye Old Paint etc). The remainder, an assortment of songs from the same era and similar genre by various artists including Bill Cox and Dwight Butcher.


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CD D 348

HENRY WHITTER Early Country Artist. B.A.C.M. 348

Wonderfully archaic selection of old time songs from 1923/28 by this pioneer of the harmonica/guitar combination including his influential "Wreck of the Southern Old '97".


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CD D 211

HUGH CROSS Old Time Music From The Smoky Mountains. B.A.C.M. 211

Late 1920s/early 30s music from this singer-guitarist joined on some tracks by Riley Puckett and Clayton McMichen. Nice collection of classic old time country songs in authentic style.


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CD D 250

JULES ALLEN The Singing Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 250

This 1928/29 complete body of work from Jules Allen rates as one of the finest cowboy song collections ever - and from a true cowboy!


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CD D 67

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 67

1920s/30s influential duo (big influence on Monroe Bros, Blue Sky Boys), blind from birth, singing old time songs with mandolin and guitar accompaniment.


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CD D 116

MAC & BOB Songs For Country Home Folks Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 116

They were big influences on the Blue Sky Boys and the Monroes with their very early combination of guitar, mandolin and harmony singing; 22 songs recorded 1927-1944. Companion to CD 67.


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CD D 141

MIRTH, MUSIC & MOONSHINE Old Time Comedy. B.A.C.M. 141

A selection of 21 humorous songs and skits from various late '20s/early 30s performers - rare recordings from the vaults.


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CD D 340

OLD TIME TUNES & SONGS 1926 – 1937. B.A.C.M. 340

26 recordings from the great era of old time music are here, some on CD for the first time.


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CD D 364

OLD TIME TUNES & SONGS Vol. 2 1924-1954. B.A.C.M. 364

Following lots of positive feedback to the earlier BACM 340 collection, another selection of rare and historical tunes and songs of all styles, lovingly put together - in total, 22 songs from the 20s and 30s.


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CD D 139

OTTO GRAY’S OKLAHOMA COWBOYS Early Cowboy Band. B.A.C.M. 139

Late 1920s, early 30s recordings from this influential and important Western band.


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CD D 84

PICKARD FAMILY Walking In The Parlour. B.A.C.M. 84

21 great early recordings of old traditional songs from 1927-30 from this group who made their Grand Ole Opry debut in 1927.


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CD D 108

RED FOX CHASERS Classic Old Time Music From North Carolina. B.A.C.M. 108

21 tracks of real old time music from 1928-31 by this classic and gifted band.


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CD D 115

RILEY PUCKETT Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight. B.A.C.M. 115

22 more songs (see BACM 040) from this legendary singer/guitarist. On several of these 1934-39 recordings he is accompanied by various old time bands/groups.


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CD D 40

RILEY PUCKETT There’s A Hard Time Coming. B.A.C.M. 40

A legendary blind singer/ guitarist who began recording in the mid 1920s. This CD holds a 21 track selection of his output from the 1920s to 1940s - featuring his famous bass runs. Definitive rendition of "I get The Blues when it rains".


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CD D 57

THE COLUMBIA LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 57

An excellent mix of old time songs from the 20s to early 30s including tracks by Gid Tanner/Riley Puckett , Dan Hornsby and Dock Walsh.


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CD D 308

THE EDISON LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 308

Historic early old time collection from the 1920s; interesting mix selected from the huge Edison output with influential and gifted performers including Posey Rorer, Vernon Dalhart and Fiddling Powers Family


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CD D 50

THE OKEH LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 50

The cream of early (1920s/1930s) performers are here on this legendary label - including a young Roy Rogers.


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CD D 129

THE VICTOR LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 129

A dig deep into the Archive for a selection of historical country recordings, some from as early as 1925.


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CD D 498

THE VICTOR LABEL Vol. 2 – Classic Old Time Music. BACM CD 498

True ‘roots of country’ – really rare and historic recordings from the 1920s and 30s, Lovingly restored from original 78s.


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CD D 140

THE VOCALION LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 140

Delightful eclectic mix of historic 1920s/30s 'country roots' music from a great variety of talented bands, 23 performances in all.


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CD D 20

UNCLE HENRY’S ORIGINAL KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS Vol. 1 B.A.C.M. 20

27 1940s transcriptions, nice mix of old timey and contemporary hillbilly instrumentals.


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CD D 17

VERNON DALHART Lindberg, The Eagle Of The USA. B.A.C.M. 17

Country legend Dalhart started out in opera before moving to country and made literally thousands of recordings through his career. This selection of 1920s and 1930s tracks includes several rarities.


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