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101 Ranch Boys
CD D 342

101 RANCH BOYS. B.A.C.M. 342

Billed by Variety Magazine in the late '40s as the "Fastest rising cowboy band in the land" , this talented group had begun in 1937 with celebrated musicians Andy Reynolds (guitar) and Cliff Brown (fiddle) joined soon after by accordionist William "Smokey" Roberts and much later by Leonard T. Zinn who added steel guitar and comedy. Here, a nice variety of cowboy, country and popular tunes as well as some great guitar instrumentals featuring Zinn.


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CD D 297

ADOLPH HOFNER Swing With The Music. B.A.C.M. 297

Hofner's band created a unique and highly distinctive style of Western Swing, blending Tex/Mex and Czech Polka influences. This selection spans their recording career all the way from the 1930s to the mid 50s.


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CD D 322

AL DEXTER High Price For Love. B.A.C.M. 322

Well known for his song "Pistol Packing Mama" (included here), this honky-tonk vocalist belts out 26 tracks from the 1930s/40s. Includes the sequel to his "Pistol Packing Mama" smash.


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CD D 292

AMBROSE HALEY & His Ozark Ramblers. B.A.C.M. 292

Some jazz-influenced interpretations of old timey and nostalgic classics as well as some newer songs by this talented and exuberant vocalist. Selections across all stages of Haley's career from the '30s through to the early 50s.


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CD D 28

ARKANSAS “ARKIE” WOODCHOPPER Old Time Songs & Square Dances. B.A.C.M. 28

A mix of 'Yodeling & guitar' (10 songs) and Square-dance instrumentals (11) from the early 1930s.


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CD D 24

ARTHUR FIELDS & FRED HALL Eleven More Months & Ten More Days. B.A.C.M. 24

Prolific and gifted songwriters they composed all 21 songs featured here, all recorded in the 1930s. Best are their humorous songs.


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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 282

BAR X COWBOYS Complete Recordings Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 282

Pioneering 6 piece Western Swing band which spawned the careers of, among others, Jerry Irby and legendary songwriter Ted Daffan. The 26 tracks selected for the CD date from 1937-44. Many tracks feature Ted Daffan's fine steel guitar.


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CD D 515

BIG SLIM ALIFF – Footprints In The Snow. BACM CD 515

Hank Snow fans will have come across the name “Big Slim, The Lone Cowboy”, credited in Hank’s autobiography as having been a big influence on his early career and style, and helping him get started in the US. Snow of course went on to international fame, selling millions of records; but “Big Slim”, although remaining a mainstay of the West Virginia Wheeling Jamboree from 1936 to 1966, never made the big time outside his home state. He was an authentic cowboy / rancher, and was in huge demand at rodeos and fairs, appearing with his trained horse. He made some superb recordings, mainly just Slim and guitar, and has songwriting credits on many songs that have become country classics such as Sunny Side Of The Mountain and Patanio The Pride Of The Plains. A big talent, nowadays undeservedly forgotten and BACM are pleased to release this collection – 23 titles from various sources.


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CD D 49

BILL BOYD & HIS COWBOY RAMBLERS Swinging & Singing. B.A.C.M. 49

Fine Western Swinging tracks recorded between the mid 30s and mid 40s; mix of vocals and instrumentals - 21 fine recordings.


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CD D 362

BILL BOYD Vol. 2 When The Sun Goes Down. B.A.C.M. 362

This second collection concentrates mainly on Boyd's early 'Cowboy Ramblers' recordings although we also include a few post war RCA Victor tracks; Boyd was one of the major figures in the development of Western Swing but these recordings show there was always an undercurrent of country in his vocals and guitar work. The musicianship is always excellent, reflecting his contemporary dubbing as the 'King of Instrumentals'!


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Bill Boyd Vol 3-512
CD D 512

BILL BOYD Vol. 3 – When They Play Rural Rhythm. BACM CD 512

A third collection from the great Texas singer, guitarist and Western Swing band leader, whose groups over the years featured many of the top Western Swing musicians of the era; 22 tracks from the 1930s and four from c. 1950. Impossible to listen to and not start foot-tapping (or getting up and dancing!) Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and informative liner notes.


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CD D 34

BILL CARLISLE Duvall County Blues (early recordings 1933). B.A.C.M. 34

20 historic recordings, mainly just Bill singing solo with guitar, bluesy numbers many in the style of Jimmie Rodgers; see also recordings with Brother Cliff (the Carlisles, BACM 167).


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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 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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CD D 270

BLUEBIRD LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 270

Another delve into country music history, to bring you this fine mix of late 1930s-early ‘40s styles from Victor’s budget label.


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CD D 555

BLUEBIRD LABEL Vol. 2 Various Artists CD 555

Our 2009 collection from the legendary Bluebird label (BACM CD 270) became one of the most popular in the catalogue, and featured several of the most influential country musicians of the era. Here is our second compilation, a treat for die-hard country music fans spanning the years 1935-40 plus two tracks from 1929. There are superb cuts from Tennessean Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith as well as both of the Carlisle brothers, Bill and Cliff. Fans of the Jimmie Rodgers style will enjoy the two Norwood Tew songs. Stand out track, a great Johnny ‘Highway Hobo’ Barfield 1939 cover of Rex Griffin’s Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby.


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CD D 365

BOB ATCHER Vol. 2 with Bonnie Blue Eyes & Randy Atcher. B.A.C.M. 365

A good mix of 30s/40s country and traditional songs from this pleasant voiced singer/guitarist with some tracks from his recording companions, Bonnie Blue Eyes and brother Randy (Atcher). There is another selection of his recordings on BACM 068.


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CD D 120

BOB MALLIN Sings With His Guitar. B.A.C.M. 120

England-born singer with a selection of authentic cowboy songs; self accompanied on guitar (13 tracks) and with a band on the remaining 8; very popular in the 1930s/40s.


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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 343

BUCK NATION Western Range Ahead. B.A.C.M. 343

Mix of early Country and Western-Swing on this 30s/40s compilation, some with nice steel guitar accompaniment.


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CD D 14

Buddy Jones “Police Officer & Honky Tonk Singer”. B.A.C.M. 14

A singing policeman, no less! With a honky tonk style who, with contemporaries Cliff Bruner and Tillman Franks made some fine recordings back in the '30s and 40s, well showcased in this selection.


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CD D 169

CAL SHRUM & His Rhythm Rangers/ Colorado Hillbillies. B.A.C.M. 169

Through their long and prolific recording careers, brothers Cal and Walt Shrum managed to draw to their band(s) some of the best western musicians of their era including future stars Spade Cooley (fiddle), Deuce and Ace Spriggins (both, guitar) and the great deep voiced vocalist Tex Williams. Also the tragically short-lived Cene Haas whose guitar style sounds (to this listener) remarkably similar to Hank Snow’s. This CD features rare tracks, none previously available on CD. Nice mix of instrumentals and superb vocals including refreshingly different takes on Old Shep and Walking The Floor Over You. A superb hour’s listening enjoyment.


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CD D 336

CAL SHRUM Vol. 2 Rodeo Rhythm. B.A.C.M. 336

Recorded between 1938 and 1953, this is a companion to CD169; 30 recordings, mixed bag of Old Time, Hillbilly, Western Swing and instrumentals


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CD D 481

CARSON ROBISON & HIS PIONEERS – Radio Shows. BACM CD 481

For our 6th Carson Robison collection, something different, five radio shows recorded in London in the 1930s with 31 songs wrapped around with the usual homespun chat and comedy from Carson and pals.


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CD D 331

CARSON ROBISON A Long Long Ways From Home. B.A.C.M. 331

22 1930s recordings from the prolific singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; tracks cross a wide range of styles from comedy to topical pieces


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CD D 21

CARSON ROBISON Goin Back To Texas. B.A.C.M. 21

Prolific songwriter and recording artist who also featured on many of Vernon Dalhart's recordings; here, 17 tracks including some 'both sides' of the issued 78rpm discs.


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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 368

CASS COUNTY BOYS Vol. 2 More Western Classics. B.A.C.M. 368

32 polished performances from this trio, all radio transcription recordings. The group toured extensively with Gene Autry and appeared in numerous films with him. As a historical footnote, lead singer Jerry Scoggins was the singer of "The Ballad of Jed Clampett', theme song of the Beverley Hillbillies hit TV series on which he was accompanied by messrs Flatt and Scruggs. Companion to CD 106 'Beautiful Texas'.


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CD D 255

CHARLIE HERALD AND HIS ROUNDUP RANGERS. B.A.C.M. 255

From the vaults, some early Canadian Country from 1933/35 - a time even before Wilf Carter and Hank Snow had began recording - an eclectic mix of 23 tracks by this band. Canadian country music history in the making, a nice variety of styles and featured vocalists.


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CD D 239

CHUCK WAGON GANG Secular And Sacred Songs. B.A.C.M. 239

A selection of sentimental and sacred songs recorded 1936-54 from this four-piece harmony group. Led by David “Dad” Carter they were originally The Carter Quartet; the first 15 songs on this collection date from the late ‘30s, a mix of contemporary hillbilly and Cowboy songs, tight harmony singing, somewhat sweeter in sound than the ‘Other’ Carter Family, with mandolin and guitar accompaniment. The final nine tracks, all in the sacred/gospel genre, date from the early 1950s when they had deservedly become country music legends and gospel icons. Superb, easy listening.


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CD D 197

CLAUDE CASEY ‘The South’s Favourite Yodeler’. B.A.C.M. 197

Western singer, Swing bandleader and superb yodeler - the 24 selected tracks here stretch between 1938 and the early '50s and include the rare MGM 1953 sessions featuring Chet Atkins on guitar, Don Helms on steel and Tommy Jackson on fiddle. Enjoyable collection.


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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 32

CLIFF CARLISLE Far Beyond The Starry Sky. B.A.C.M. 32

Twenty 1930s recordings from steel guitar master Carlisle in Jimmie Rodgers style - a singer he accompanied on record back in the 1930s.


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CD D 421

COWGIRL SHUFFLE (Various Artists) B.A.C.M. 421

Great bunch of female vocalist recordings from the early 30s through to the late 50s. Includes a couple of early Mary Ford tracks (before she teamed up with Les Paul) and a duet between legendary songwriter Cindy Walker and Red River Dave.


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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 559

CURT BARRETT & The Trailsmen Texas Jubilee CD 559

A ‘Cowboy singer’ with a distinctive, easy-going jaunty voice, Barret played bit parts in several cowboy movies in the late ‘40s and with a bit of luck could have made the big time. He had a big following in and around the Los Angeles area in the late 40s. Our CD has a selection of his recordings, mainly from the mid to late 1940s and mostly with his superb Trailsmen group. Plus a couple of tracks from the early 1930s with Tim Dix as ‘”Tom & Jerry” – 30 years before Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel called themselves that for their first recordings. Nice versions of some familiar songs like Ridin’ Down The Canyon and Frankie & Johnny plus several of Barret’s original compositions.


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CD D 259

DICK HARTMAN’S Washboard Wonders/Tennessee Ramblers. B.A.C.M. 259

This great mix of mainly upbeat 1930s recordings include all the Washboard Wonders' recordings plus six tracks from the Tennessee Ramblers.


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CD D 124

DICK REINHART A Broken Heart For A Souvenir. B.A.C.M. 124

Here is the entirety of Reinhart's solo recordings, recorded 1929-47, nice mix of moods and styles. Also sang as a group ("The Rough Riders") with Johnny Bond and Jimmy Wakely (See BACM CDs 102 and 384).


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CD D 144

DICKIE McBRIDE I Still Care For You. B.A.C.M. 144

Great Western Swing vocalist with 23 songs from the late 30s to early 40s including several rare unissued demos.


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CD D 242

DIXIELAND SWINGSTERS Sing A Little Swing Song. B.A.C.M. 242

This jazzy swinging-country collection features all 24 of the band's 1937/39 Bluebird recordings including ten instrumentals. Awesome musicianship but this is not for hard core country fans. They were mainstays for several years on the Mid Day Merry Go Round radio show, the Swingsters providing upbeat, jazzy, novelty contrast to the station's core output which was country. Another country association, a very young Chet Atkins was part of the band for a while in the mid '40s.


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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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425 Transcription Trail
CD D 425

DOWN THE TRANSCRIPTION TRAIL Various Artists B.A.C.M. 425

These tracks were extracted from rare transcription discs cut for radio play, a mix of well known and obscure artistes. Highlights include Wesley Tuttle's great novelty version of the fiddle classic “Fox Chase” (amazing vocal effects!) - and a nice interpretation of “Guns & Guitars” by the Down Homers.


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CD D 194

DUDE MARTIN’S NEVADA NIGHT HERDERS Cowboy’s Nightmare. B.A.C.M. 194

27 transcription recordings made in 1935/36 by this accomplished band - a mix of cowboy standards, old fiddle tunes, Western and novelty songs.


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CD D 300

EARLY CALIFORNIA COWBOYS & HILLBILLIES Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 300

Some great uncluttered late 20s/early 30s recordings from five different bands from California, preceding the Bakersfield Sound by a couple of decades.


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California Cowboys & Hillbillies Vol2-544
CD D 544

Early California Cowboys & Hillbillies Vol. 2 BACM CD 544 

There was a thriving country music scene in California in the 1930s and we have at last got around to this second compilation of historic recordings (a follow up to the first volume issued in 2010). Includes five rare 1934-37 recordings from the great Stuart Hamblen when his style was still largely modelled on Jimmie Rodgers. Another highlight, six more transcription recordings from Dude Martin & his Nevada Nite Herders (following up those on BACM’s CD 194, DUDE MARTIN’S NEVADA NIGHT HERDERS Cowboy’s Nightmare). Curiously, yet another group called ‘The Rolling Stones’ – this one even earlier, featuring Jimmy Adams (guitar) and Bud Jamison (harmonica and tenor), recorded in 1930. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and comprehensive liner notes.


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CD D 145

ELDON BAKER and his Brown County Revelers. B.A.C.M. 145

One of the less well known hot string bands with 26 excellent foot tapping tracks from 1938-52.


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CD D 350

ELTON BRITT & FRIENDS Vol. 3 Recorded 1933–1941. B.A.C.M. 350

Something special for Elton’s fans and collectors – recordings with various groups cut during his early career.


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CD D 109

ELTON BRITT Early Recordings 1933-1937. B.A.C.M. 109

Going back further into the vaults than CD86, this CD contains 20 rare recordings from 1933-37 by this top yodeler, in various guises.


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CD D 215

FIDDLIN’ ARTHUR SMITH Give Me Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 215

Brilliant often-imitated fiddler and a good singer; here with 17 commercial and 8 transcriptions from the the 1930s/40s. Great selection of songs, various accompanist line ups including The Delmore Bothers, Billy Byrd, Clyde Moody and Jimmy Wakely.


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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 202

FISHER HENDLEY & His Aristocratic Pigs. B.A.C.M. 202

Interesting slice of early country history from this banjo player of high quality with a great voice and showmanship; 22 recordings mainly from the 1930s (one from 1925) in a variety of styles, four of them featuring Henry Whitter (see our collection on CD 348).


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CD D 151

FLEMING & TOWNSEND Little Home Upon The Hill. B.A.C.M. 151

Rare recordings from this distinctive singing and yodeling duo, self accompanying on guitar and mandolin.


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Four Pickled Peppers Cool 451 (2)
CD D 452

FOUR PICKLED PEPPERS & Associates -B.A.C.M. 452

Brilliant bunch of musicians on this band formed in 1938 by Norman Woodlieff, singer and guitarist who accompanied legendary old timey musician Charlie Poole on his first sessions in 1925.


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CD D 7

Frank Luther “Will the Angels Play Their Harps for Me”. B.A.C.M. 07

Had a long association with Carson Robison on a whole host of record labels. A star in his own right he recorded hundreds of cowboy and novelty songs. Later did a series of children’s recordings. Married to Zora Layman


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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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Frank Welling John McGhee-505
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 3

Frankie Marvin “Early recordings by Gene Autry’s No. 1 Sideman”. B.A.C.M. 03

Song writer and steel guitarist, he appeared with Gene Autry for many years as comedian and stunt man. Born in Oklahoma 1904 - Died in 1985 at age 81. Performed on many occasions with older brother Johnny (another talented singer/musician recording artiste - some of Johnny's recordings are showcased on our BACM CD 75).


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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 179

FRED KIRBY That Good Old Utah Trail. B.A.C.M. 179

Another from the vaults, bringing back to to a new audience this nowadays largely forgotten powerful voiced singer with 31 recordings from the 1930s, several featuring Cliff Carlisle.


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CD D 15

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 1 “Hold On Little Dogies, Hold On”. B.A.C.M. 15

One of the biggest Western film and singing star, these 20 songs, many with his co-writer Jimmy Long, span the years 1931-37.


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CD D 16

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 2 . “We’ve Come a Long Way Together”. B.A.C.M. 16

Another Gene Autry selection, recorded 1937-50 with many of his own compositions.


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CD D 38

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 4. Goodbye Pinto. B.A.C.M. 38

There are 21 songs here from what many consider his best recording period (mid ‘30s to mid ‘40s); complementing our other selections on CDs 15, 16, 37, 39, 111, 112 and 377 (as you gather, we at the Archive are big Autry fans, doing our best to share his great legacy of recorded work).


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CD D 39

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 5. Little Farm Home. B.A.C.M. 39

The 20 songs on this, our 5th CD in the Autry canon, features many of his early recordings when his style was modeled on that of the Legendary Jimmie Rodgers.


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CD D 111

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 6. Texas Blues – Early Rare Recordings. B.A.C.M. 111

More early recordings (1929-37) some from his 'Jimmie Rodgers stylist' phase before he became famous as a cowboy singing movie star.


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CD D 112

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 7. A Cowboy’s Serenade. B.A.C.M. 112

24 1930s/40s/50s songs selected from his vast treasury of recordings, including two rare bonus tracks.


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CD D 9

GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST – Vol 1. “Home Sweet Home in Texas”. B.A.C.M. 09

Millie and Dolly Good the yodelling girls. Very popular in their day with western & cowboy harmonies. Always had the feel of the 30s with their music


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CD D 74

GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST – Vol 2. Roll Along Prairie Moon. B.A.C.M. 74

21 songs here from the 1930s by this harmonious sister duo including cowboy songs and yodeling.


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Hank Keene
CD D 203

HANK KEENE & His Gang CD 203

Multi instrumentalist Keene along with his multi-talented group - which includes yodeler Georgia Mae - with a nice big assortment of songs - 43 in total, up-liftingly upbeat. Good diversity of backing styles make this a really great listen.


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CD D 265

HAPPY FATS & His Rayne-Bo Ramblers. B.A.C.M. 265

Excellent late 30's/40s Cajun from this outfit including fine steel guitar from the legendary Papa Cairo on several tracks.


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Harry McClintock 2 - 502
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 406

HI-FLYERS 1937–1941. B.A.C.M. 406

Pioneering early jazz-tinged western-swing, emerged from Texas at the dawn of the Great Depression.


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CD D 11

Hoosier Hot Shots “Rural Jazz”. B.A.C.M. 11

Twenty tracks of jazz-tinged hillbilly from a group whose somewhat crazy humor undoubtedly influenced Spike Jones. Underlying the madcap, frantic humour was their skilled and versatile musicianship - every group member was a gifted multi instrumentalist.


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CD D 554

HOT GUITARS Vol. 1 Early Country Hillbilly & Jazz CD 554

BACM’s first volume of early jazz-influenced country guitar maestros includes the legendary Les Paul, Karl Farr and Leroy “Slim” Johnson (both of whom added their guitar magic to many of the great Sons Of The Pioneers recordings) – plus some amazing performances from guitar virtuoso Herb Kratoska. Also 8 tracks by Les Paul’s mentor and one time musical partner, multi-instrumentalist Joe Wolverton. The four Les Paul Trio tracks include Chet Atkins’ elder bother Jim Atkins on rhythm guitar/ vocals and future Nashville A-List session man Ernie Newton on bass. Stand out track, an upbeat jazzy I’ll Take You Home Kathleen by Joe Wolverton & His Boys. Superb Karl Farr guitar solos on the two 1938 Gene Autry tracks.


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CD D 268

HOYT “SLIM” BRYANT & HIS WILDCATS Vol. 3. B.A.C.M. 268

These 33 Thesaurus transcriptions from the 1940s complement our two previous CDs (BACM 178 and 245), broad ranging. Singer/guitarist/songwriter Bryant died in 2012 aged 102 and was the last surviving musician to have recorded with the legendary country singer Jimmie Rodgers, who died in 1933.


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CD D 304

HUGH & SHUG’S RADIO PALS. B.A.C.M. 304

Hugh Cross (Skillet Lickers)and Shug Fisher (Sons of The Pioneers) with three incarnations of their various groups. The three groups featured here are from the 1930s.


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CD D 122

J. E. MAINER’S MOUNTAINEERS 1935-1939. B.A.C.M. 122

This fine group bridged the gap between Old Time and Bluegrass, as these 23 recordings from 1935-39 show.


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CD D 284

JESSE RODGERS Songs Of The Hills And Plains. B.A.C.M. 284

Strong echoes of his cousin the legendary Jimmie Rodgers with this collection mainly from the ‘30s (most of which are very much in the same style as Jimmie) and a few much later, from the early ‘50s when he was trying for a more pop/crooner sound.


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CD D 180

JIMMIE DAVIS Where The Old Red River Flows. B.A.C.M. 180

Well known as the Governor of Louisiana and composer of one of the most popular country songs of all time ("You are my sunshine"), he in fact made many fine recordings with a variety of accompanists - showcased in this selection of 24 songs recorded between 1929 and 1945, some featuring his Jimmie-Rodgers inspired yodeling.


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CD D 100

JIMMIE REVARD & HIS OKLAHOMA PLAYBOYS Naughty Naughty. B.A.C.M. 100

24 recordings of pre-war Western Swing from one of the premier, most popular bands in the genre. Here with recordings from 1936-40.


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CD D 256

JIMMY LONG Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine. B.A.C.M. 256

A contemporary and co-writer of songs with Gene Autry (the CD title song was one of their co-writes). This CD contains 22 excellent self-accompanied tracks from 1930/33 on guitar or steel guitar including two from daughter Beverly.


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CD D 543

JOE WERNER Early Cajun Artist.  BACM CD 543

Joe Werner is nowadays largely forgotten but was a talented musician who made some superb music in the 1930s - Joe singing, playing guitar and harmonica - and adding his haunting whistling on several tracks, whilst backed with some of the top Cajun musicians of the era. Our compilation covers the period 1937-38; the music is more ‘Hillbilly with Cajun musicians’ rather than strictly ‘Cajun’– familiar songs and tunes, some sung in English, some French and includes a fine version of Wondering, a song which later became a big hit for Webb Pierce. Refreshing to hear familiar hillbilly classics like Twenty One Years and They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree sung in French!


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CD D 75

JOHNNY MARVIN I’m The Man Who’s Been Forgotten. B.A.C.M. 75

Just like the title song says, this once popular artist is sadly now largely forgotten; this despite his many talents. He recorded in a variety of genres and styles through his career but these early songs (1920s/30s) are mainly Country.


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CD D 168

KARL & HARTY Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 168

Fine harmony from this non-brother duo with a mixture of traditional mountain ballads and popular songs of the day. These 21 songs range from 1931 to 1945.


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CD D 247

KENNETH HOUCHINS The Yodeling Drifter. B.A.C.M. 247

Old time singer-yodeler-guitarist, 23 rare recordings from the 1930s. Great version of "When Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye".


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CD D 475

Kentucky Round-up. Various Artists. BACM 475.

Nice selection of rare recordings from the Bluegrass State, mostly obscure artistes who left their mark on Kentucky-based music but never made the big time. Four tracks by legendary picker Merle Travis …


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CD D 126

LEON HUFF The Early Years Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 126

Late 1930s transcriptions from is great voiced Texan, nice mix of songs, great backings. Superb interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers' hauntingly beautiful Prairie Lullaby.


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CD D 127

LEON HUFF The Early Years Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 127

A master star of Western Swing and a superb vocalist - here is another great selection - 27 tracks, a mix of commercial and transcription recordings.


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CD D 478

LEON’S LONE STAR COWBOYS 1932–1937. BACM CD478

Some superb hot Western Swing from his Lone Star Cowboys plus a couple of his early solo recordings, from singer/ songwriter/ guitarist / bandleader Leon Chappelear.


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CD D 444

Les Smithhart & Super X Cowboys – Live & Swinging. B.A.C.M. 444

These songs are all from radio programmes and is a mixture between good Country music and Country Jazz. Little was commercially recorded by Les Smithhart although you’ll find a few 78s scattered around but they are quite rare and hard to find. There are one or two good fiddle instrumentals that keep the CD sounding more Country than Jazz.


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CD D 510

LEW CHILDRE. THE BOY FROM ALABAM. BACM CD 510

Long overdue, a collection to celebrate this legendary country entertainer – singer, reciter, buck dancer, comedian, storyteller whose career stretched from vaudeville and playing in jazz groups in the 1920s to becoming an Opry regular in the 40s and 50s . One of those happy-go-lucky, easy on the ear vocal styles. Our CD, mix of old timey and humorous, many featuring his distinctive steel guitar and fine dobro from the great Josh Graves. Five early recordings from the 1930s, 16 Starday LP cuts from the late 1950s plus a couple of radio broadcasts.


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CD D 363

LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS Vol. 2 Roll Up The Carpet. B.A.C.M. 363

Another selection (see also CD94) from the boys with a good cross section of their music from 1933, to 1941, early 'String-band' evolving into 'Western Swing'!


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CD D 173

LOUISE MASSEY & THE WESTERNERS Ridin’ High 1933-1941. B.A.C.M. 173

Some great upbeat foot-tappers from this superb Western, swinging band - some nice traditional songs. This selection from their early (1931 to 1941) period.


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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 41

MEMORIES OF RENFRO VALLEY. B.A.C.M. 41

Many performers from the popular 1930's/40s Renfro Valley Barn Dance radio programme can be heard here.


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CD D 272

MILO TWINS Swamp Woman Blues. B.A.C.M. 272

Identical twins Edwin and Edward with 32 close harmony songs from the 1930s/40s, much in the style of the Delmore Brothers.


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CD D 220

MORRIS BROTHERS Salty Dog Blues. B.A.C.M. 220

North Carolina born brothers - Zeke on mandolin, Wiley on guitar - with 24 songs recorded 1938-1945 include Zeke's classic "Salty Dog Blues".


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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 508

OPERATIC COWBOYS From The Early 30s. BACM CD 508

No one could accuse us of not trying to ‘Cover all bases’ in our trawls through the historic roots of Country Music! Here are some long lost recordings – from the era when silent movies were on the way out and the movie makers were experimenting with soundtracks to find the right sound to go with their cowboy movies. This was before the explosion of popular Singing Cowboys with the likes of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers and some of the early singers featured here had switched from the worlds of opera and musicals. The Fred Scott recordings are especially rare - recovered from an old tape, possibly the only one in the world?


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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 339

PALS OF THE GOLDEN WEST. B.A.C.M. 339

Late 1930s, early 40s harmony songs from this quartet - joined on some tracks by Nora Lou Martin; easy listening Cowboy and Western music, over 30 tracks.


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CD D 174

PATSY MONTANA I’m Going West To Texas. B.A.C.M. 174

Superb yodeling and cowgirl-singing abound on this 26 track collection of songs from 1933-1948 by this "Cowboy's Sweetheart".


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CD D 216

PINE RIDGE BOYS Mississippi River Blues. B.A.C.M. 216

Selection of 23 tracks recorded on RCA Victor, 1939 to 1941 by this close harmony duo; mix of sentimental and popular songs of the era including the first ever recording of Jimmie Davies' "You are my sunshine".


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CD D 149

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS Back To My Mountain Home. B.A.C.M. 149

Our third CD collection from this prolific group featuring 22 of their early recordings (1935-41).


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CD D 48

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS The Oregon Trail. B.A.C.M. 48

21 songs from this versatile and prolific 4-piece group with a selection of their 1930's and 40s swinging recordings.


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CD D 319

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS Vol. 3 Huckleberry Picnic. B.A.C.M. 319

Following on from CDs 48 and 149, another treat for Western Harmony fans, 31 rare transcription recordings from the 1930s/40s.


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CD D 527

PRE WAR WESTERN SWING Vol. 1 1937–1943 BACM CD 527

A treat for Western Swing fans, the first in our planned series of rare live (radio broadcast) Western Swing performances from the 1930s onwards. Mix of obscure and well known bands, including a great I Get The Blues When It Rains from W.Lee O’Daniels Hillbilly Boys. An hour of excellent hot swing, of special interest to collectors and historians of the genre.


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CD D 12

Ranch Boys “Songs of the Plains”. B.A.C.M. 12

Selection of 1930s/40s recordings from this tight harmony trio with guitar accompaniment; running through the songbook of fine traditional cowboy songs.


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CD D 6

Ray Whitley with the Six Bar Cowboys “Back in the Saddle Again”. B.A.C.M. 06

But for bad luck, Ray could have been in Gene Autry’s shoes, but still had a long career in the Western song world and Hollywood. Sang with Frank Luther on a few songs. Wonderful western tang to his voice. Wrote “Back In The Saddle”


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CD D 64

RED FOLEY Tater Pie. B.A.C.M. 64

A man of many styles, from string-band vocals and mainstream country all the way to rockabilly, you will get a taste of his versatility from this 21 track selection which runs from 1933 to 1952.


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CD D 117

RICE BROTHERS GANG King Cotton Stomp. B.A.C.M. 117

Combination of Western-swing and popular music from the 1930s/40s; 25 tracks including three fine instrumentals. features Hoke and Paul Rice; the latter composed the evergreen hit You Are My Sunshine, selling the rights to Jimmie Davis for just $35.


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CD D 519

RICE BROTHERS Vol. 2 – Hurry Johnny Hurry. BACM CD 519

A second collection from the prolific Rice Brothers Gang, led by Hoke (mainly tenor banjo, also guitar) and Paul (bass and guitar), various line ups, many jazz tinged but although they could do fine upbeat swing their sound was distinctive, falling somewhere between the developing ‘Western Swing’ and Eastern/South Eastern jazz. This collection includes their recording of the evergreen classic You Are My Sunshine (which Paul Rice composed but sold the rights to, apparently during a low-cash crisis!)


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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 367

ROY NEWMAN Round The World On A Dime. B.A.C.M. 367

This collection gathers a number of gems from Roy Newman's 1934-39 stint with ARC-Columbia, closing with a handful of radio performances of the band from the early 1940s. Newman was a bandleader and pianist, who surrounded himself with some of the best musicians around to create some of the finest Western Swing music of the era. Many classic songs in this collection including a great version of "When you and I were young, Maggie" with vocalist Ish Irwin.


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CD D 251

ROY ROGERS A Lonely Ranger Am I. B.A.C.M. 251

24 more recordings done in the classic Roy Rogers' style with some interesting accompaniments. Includes one duet with Dale Evans; the selection stretches from 1938 to 1952. A follow up to CDs 18 and 47.


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CD D 18

ROY ROGERS A Man & His Song. B.A.C.M. 18

From member of the legendary Sons Of The Pioneers to popular solo singer to world movie fame as the “King Of The Cowboys”, here is an interesting selection of his recordings, showcasing his singing talent with a mix of cowboy and popular-country songs.


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CD D 344

RUSTY DRAPER & OZARK RED LOVALL The Early Years. B.A.C.M. 344

Interesting tracks collected from various sources, 1930s/ 40s/50s, highlighting Rusty's amazing guitar virtuosity.


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CD D 5

Rusty Gill with The Westernaires a.k.a. The Prairie Ramblers “Cowboy Songs Mountain Ballads”. B.A.C.M. 05

Vocalist that appeared for a few years with the Prairie Ramblers on WLS Radio. Married to Carolyn De Zurik one of the very famous DeZurik Sisters. Played with Cy Perkins and WCFL Hillbillies as singing guitarist.


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CD D 401

SHELLY LEE ALLEY And His Alley Cats. B.A.C.M. 401

Prolific songwriter (the legendary Jimmie Rodgers recorded several of his compositions) who started out as a jazz/pop bandleader but who later turned to Western Swing. Here are 27 songs reflecting the wide variety of his output from 1937 through to the mid 50s.


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CD D 10

Shelton Brothers “Rompin’ and Stompin’ Around”. B.A.C.M. 10

Exceptional duo Bob and Joe from pre-war days. Mandolin and guitar accompaniment they appeared with the Sunshine Boys on many recordings. Recorded for Decca records in the USA. They helped Jimmie Davis with musical backing in his campaign for governor of Louisiana.


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CD D 370

SHELTON BROTHERS Vol. 2 Beautiful Louisiana. B.A.C.M. 370

This companion volume to CD 10 finds the brothers in their heyday from 1935-47 with Old Timey and Swing styles in abundance.


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CD D 562

SHELTON BROTHERS Vol. 3 CD 562

This third collection spans the Shelton Brothers entire recording career from their first sessions in 1935 through to their last - two tracks from a 1961 E.P. Over the years they progressed from a Southeastern-flavoured harmony duo with Bob (v. and guitar) and Joe (v. and mandolin) plus fiddler Curly Fox - to hot western swing, featuring some of the top musicians of the era. A really enjoyable hour’s listening, nice mix of styles and tempos.


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CD D 78

SONS OF THE PIONEERS Western Harmony And Hot Swing Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 78

Superb harmony and swing from one of the top 1930s/40s groups; 32 rare transcription recordings , great music.


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CD D 79

SONS OF THE PIONEERS Western Harmony And Hot Swing Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 79

More selections from this superb and much emulated group. Includes several foot stomping instrumentals.


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CD D 261

SOUTHEASTERN SWING BANDS Complete Recordings. B.A.C.M. 261

The complete 1938 recordings of three fine swing bands, The Swing Billies, the Hi Neighbour Boys and Herald Goodman & his Tennessee Valley Boys - nice mix of 'Swing-Western and Swing-blues and even a touch of yodeling blues!


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CD D 353

SWEET VIOLET BOYS Jim’s Windy Mule. B.A.C.M. 353

These recordings were in fact by The Prairie Ramblers, recording incognito under the Sweet Violet Boys pseudonym, allowing them to stray into more risqué and jazzy territory (the wholesome Prairie Ramblers would not have got away with "Let's all get good and drunk" on their weekly National Barn Dance shows!). 23 rare tracks from 1935/41, plenty of fun and humor - and fine musicianship!


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CD D 241

TEX FLETCHER The Lonely Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 241

This has singer-guitarist Fletcher's complete Decca recordings from 1936/38 several featuring his distinctive "lonesome yodel".


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CD D 101

TEX MORTON Across The Great Divide. B.A.C.M. 101

New Zealand yodeler/ guitarist, influenced by Jimmie Rodgers, Harry Torrani and Goebel Reeves he had his own distinctive style - well showcased on this 27 song collection from the late 30s/ early '40s.


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CD D 551

Tex Owens – Red Horse Ranch 1935 BACM CD 551

Several Tex Owen recordings were featured on our Texas Rangers CD 285 including his historic 1934 recording of Cattle Call, a song which helped earn his early induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. An accomplished yodeller, he sadly recorded very little commercially, and we are delighted to be now issuing this new compilation, 40 songs and instrumentals taken from the radio serial Life On Red Horse.


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CD D 324

TEXAS & OKLAHOMA Duos & Trios 1935’1940. B.A.C.M. 324

Some brilliant but very rare tracks. Complete released recordings by The three Williamsons, The Rambling Rangers, Ike Cargill and The Stalsby Family - from 1937, 1938, 1935 and 1940 respectively - authentic1935-1940 Country.


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CD D 271

TEXAS JIM LEWIS Vol.2 In New York & Hollywood 1937–39. B.A.C.M. 271

A pioneer of early Western Swing, this 26 track second volume features his 1937/39 recordings.


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CD D 285

TEXAS RANGERS Vol.1 The Early Years. B.A.C.M. 285

A collection of transcription and label recordings of many old standards including some instrumentals from this 8 piece band, 1930s and 40s.Hilights include the original Cattle Call cut from 1934 and Herb Kratoska's guitar virtuosity, notably on Track 26, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight Of The Bumblebee. Kratoska also does the frog voice on Popeye The Sailorman (Track 7)!


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CD D 77

THE DECCA 5000 series Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 77

A fine mix of 30s/40s recordings, including from Riley Puckett and The Carlisle Brothers, from the great Decca 5000 "Hillbilly" series.


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CD D 113

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 2 It’s Heaven To Me. B.A.C.M. 113

Home grown (British) country group with a mix of 24 country orientated songs, enjoyable mix - sentimental, humorous, old timey, cowboy - and even "Waltzing Matilda' (done country!).


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CD D 114

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 3 Ole Faithful. B.A.C.M. 114

More great songs, a testimony to the love these guys had for 'authentic country'.


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CD D 223

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 4 Hilly Billy Band. B.A.C.M. 223

Our earlier releases (CDs 4, 113 and 114) triggered many requests for ‘more please” – so we’ve hunted around the Archive and put together another selection, more classic 'Cowboy & Western" songs from this talented group who were deservedly very popular in their era.


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CD D 235

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 5 The Last Of The Hill Billies. B.A.C.M. 235

Our 5th collection from the Hillbillies - more of their class performances.


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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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CD D 538

THE NITE OWLS. Featuring Al Dexter & Clay Long. BACM CD 538

They have largely dropped out of the history books and their recording era lasted just a couple of years in the late 1930s, but the Night Owls were an accomplished trio of superb musicians who went onto become leading players in the fast developing Western swing scene; lead instrumentalist, Bob Symons played (variously) steel, standard guitar and electric guitar – one of the first to record on the instrument, playing one of the early Rickenbackers. This compilation, 28 tracks, mix of styles – proto Western Swing, honky tonk and novelty; 18 as The Night owls, featuring several vocalists including two (unissued) tracks featuring a young Al Dexter a few years before he hit the big time with Pistol Packing Mama.


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CD D 22

THE ORIGINAL BEVERLY HILL BILLIES. B.A.C.M. 22

This group was launched in 1930 on station KNPC in Beverly Hills, LA as a novelty act, playing 'Musical hillbillies, come into town from out thar in the hills", and rapidly built a massive fan base. Superb musicians and entertainers with an enormous repertoire of songs they had a big influence on the early Sons Of The Pioneers among others. Here we have selected 24 songs from 1930-1937 showing this historically important band in their various formations of members.


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CD D 30

THE PANACHORD LABEL Early Country Music. B.A.C.M. 30

Fine selection of 1930s tracks from this label’s excellent roster of artistes; country music history, unearthed from the vaults.


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CD D 560

THE PANACHORD LABEL Vol. 2 Various Artists CD 560

BACM issued its first collection from Panachord back in 2002 (BACM CD30) and 15 years later are delighted to issue this second collection. Another treasure trove of early 1930s hillbilly, some of the artistes well known like The Carlisle Brothers, W. Lee O’Daniel & His Light Crust Doughboys and harmony group the Beverly Hillbillies – others obscure.


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CD D 552

The Randall Sisters (The Aaron Sisters)-On Air 1934. BACM 552

The Randall Sisters (The Aaron Sisters)-On Air 1934. BACM 552 Tight harmony nasal singing from the three Aaron sisters (a.k.a. The Randall Sisters), taken from their 1933-34 appearances on Wade Lane’s syndicated transcription series Pinto Pete & His Ranch Boys. Nice mix of hillbilly, novelty and sentimental tunes – all give the impression that singers and musicians alike are having fun.


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CD D 102

THE ROUGH RIDERS Vol. 1- Moon Over The Trail. B.A.C.M. 102

This trio consisted of three stars in their own right - Jimmy Wakely, Johnny Bond and Dick Reinhart - and they created some fine cowboy harmony on these rare transcriptions recorded in 1939.


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CD D 131

THE TOBACCO TAGS Get Your Head In Here. B.A.C.M. 131

Excellent musicianship (two mandolins and guitar) and gentle harmony - old songs from the 30s including some comedy tracks.


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CD D 71

THE VAGABONDS Old Cabin Songs. B.A.C.M. 71

Twenty 1933 recordings from this trio singing old timey sentimental songs.


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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 372

TUNE WRANGLERS Drivin’ The Dogies Along. B.A.C.M. 372

These boys could sure wrangle a tune; 23 fine slices of Western Swing, from the mid to late '30s.


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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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CD D 463

W. LEE O’DANIEL & THE HILLBILLY BOYS 1935–1938 CD 463

Classic Western Swing, from the Hillbilly Boys, the band which O'Daniel formed to promote his Hillbilly Flour Company after leaving the Light Crust Doughboys. Lead vocals by the great Leon Huff (The Texas Songbird); these are rare tracks, mostly not previously available on CD. Complements our two CDs of Doughboys recordings (BACM CD363 and BACM 94).


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CD D 454

Wade Mainer & Associates – B.A.C.M. 454

24 tracks from 1936/37, early roots recordings by one of the all time great country-banjo stylists, and featuring a variety of line ups including many of the top musicians of their era. Selection of great traditional songs many of which became country and bluegrass standards. Nice variety of styles and tempos. Thanks are due for the sleeve notes to musicians A.G. & Kate who worked alongside Wade on his 1983 tour of Holland..


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CD D 232

WALTER HURDT & The Singing Cowboys. B.A.C.M. 232

With an instantly recognizable distinctive sound, a high energy string band with sophisticated harmony, popular in their era but nowadays sadly largely forgotten. From deep in the Archive shelves and restored, here are 29 of their recordings mainly from the 1930s.


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CD D 412

WHITEY McPHERSON & The Rhythm Wreckers. B.A.C.M. 412

Rare tracks, including 17 from 1937-38 when McPherson was 13-14 years old, mainly Jimmie Rodgers' songs in a distinctive country-jazz style. We also include nine non-studio tracks recorded 50 years later. In between, Whitey’s colourful life included being a musical sideman to Woody Guthrie and several spells in gaol!


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CD D 316

WILF CARTER (Montana Slim) Vol. 1 Hillbilly Valley. B.A.C.M. 316

24 tracks from this authentic yodeling cowboy, Canada's answer to Jimmie Rodgers here with a collection of 30s/40s songs all written by him.


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CD D 507

ZEKE CLEMENTS – The Dixie Yodeler. BACM CD 507

An all round entertainer of English and Cherokee parentage, Zeke was a singer, guitarist, banjoist, songwriter and comedian – whose voice will live on as the voice of Bashful in the 1938 Walt Disney Classic, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs! An early member of the Otto Gray & The Oklahomans Cowboy band he went on to playing banjo with a Dixieland Jazz band in the 1950s. Here is a selection, mainly of his 1950s Country recordings plus a few from the 1940s and a superb yodeling duet with Texas Ruby from 1937.


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CD D 8

Zeke Winters a.k.a. Big Bill Campbell with Rocky Mountaineers. B.A.C.M. 08

Our second CD by this big Canadian and his show of Western Ways. Hardly ever sang but compered the show with his troupe of mainly British Ex Vaudeville personnel, Good western entertainment on radio at the time. 50s.


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