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CD D 110

4 STAR ROUNDUP Soppin’ Up The Gravy Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 110

An eclectic mix of performers and a great variety of styles from the 1940s/early 50s 4Star label. Hi-lights include Roy Clark's first recording, Mysteries Of Life from 1953, a great Carter Family-style cut from the Stewart Family and rare tracks from The Wilburn Brothers, Maddox Brothers & Rose and T. Texas Tyler.


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CD D 93

A TASTE OF KING Vol 1. 1945-54. B.A.C.M. 93 Soppin’ Up The Gravy

Excellent 40s/50s mix from the legendary King label including tracks by The Wilburn Brothers, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Carolina Cotton.


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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 539

AL TERRY Better Late Than Never. BACM CD 539

Al Terry scored a rockabilly hit with Good Deal Lucille but this collection focuses on his earlier recordings, mainly ballads, showcasing his smooth baritone voice not dissimilar to Gene Autry, plus a couple of instrumentals and an interesting narration, a duo with Patti Lyles on I’m Still Waiting For You. Haunting steel and distinctive fiddle from Al’s brothers Bobby and Floyd respectively.


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CD D 483

AL VAUGHN – Country Music From the 40s & 50s. BACM CD 483

Obscure country singer/guitarist who cut some 40 sides for the 4Star label between 1947 and 1950 with some top session musicians. We have selected the best, nice mix of songs many with a Western Swing feel.


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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 329

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN Vol. 2 Coast Records. B.A.C.M. 329

A treat for fans of authentic Western harmony song, this group is way up there with The Sons Of The Pioneers. This 26 track CD represents their mid 1940s output on the Coast label. Check out CD 36 for a selection of their later recordings.


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CD D 495

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN. Vol 4. BACM CD 495

Thanks are due to Andy’s son Joe Parker who has lovingly restored these 23 tracks from original 78s in the Parker Family collection and supplied the sleeve notes. Historic recordings, all from 1947 and 1949/51 sessions, scarce and rare - from what many of us rate as the finest of the classic Western groups.


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CD D 36

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN Texas Belle. B.A.C.M. 36

Having begun his radio career in 1929 and achieving early fame as the ‘Singing Cowboy’ on NBC (1937-41) Parker was already a seasoned performer when he formed The Plainsmen, initially as a trio in 1945. They became ‘Andy Parker and The Plainsmen’ when they signed up for a series of Westerns with Eddie Dean in 1947. here we present 27 mainly 1940s transcription recordings from this highly rated group, classic cowboy songs.


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CD D 148

ANOTHER TASTE OF KING Recorded 1946-1954. B.A.C.M. 148

More 40s/50s recordings from this legendary label. The mix includes rare recordings by Moon Mulligan, Wade Mainer and Al Dexter.


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CD D 352

APOLLO LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 352

You'll find some top artists here (incl. Eddie Hill, Ray Whiteley, Johnny & Jack), a selection of classic country recordings from the 1940s/50s culled from this New York based label.


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CD D 522

ARIZONA JOE – Radio Transcriptions. CD 522

This collection has taken years for us to get together, following many requests especially from folks on the North West coast who wrote telling us they grew up listening to Arizona Joe’s radio broadcasts beginning in the 1940s. At last, thanks especially to Tacoma-based record collector, fan and historian Dennis Flannigan we have able to produce this album – all featuring Joe, just his voice and guitar and, on several tracks, mournful comb-kazoo. Mix of cowboy, and popular country songs including a few Jimmie Rodgers classics.


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CD D 243

ART DICKSON Singin’ On The Range. B.A.C.M. 243

26 transcription tracks, featuring three different formations of Dickson's group - great collection of cowboy songs.


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CD D 433

ART DICKSON Vol. 2 Just A Song Of The West B.A.C.M. 433

By request, we've put together a second CD featuring this cowboy balladeer, drawn from radio transcriptions and accompanied by his Melody Mustangs.


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CD D 289

ART GIBSON featuring The Mountain Melody Boys. B.A.C.M. 289

An infectious honky tonk performer who wrote most of the songs featured in this collection; 25 from Mercury, his debut label, and both sides of his Replica single. All recorded between 1946 and 1954.


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CD D 341

ARTHUR ‘GUITAR BOOGIE’ SMITH. B.A.C.M. 341

This 1948 to 1956 collection by ace guitarist Smith includes a 50/50 balance of instrumentals and vocals.


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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 310

BAR X COWBOYS Complete Recordings Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 310

A further selection (carrying on from CD 282), with examples from each of six different line ups of the band – but all of them Western Swinging! Dates range from 1941 to 1953.


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CD D 1

Big Bill Campbell Rocky Mountain Rhythm B.A.C.M. 01

Big Bill Campbell was a Canadian entertainer living in England who helped popularise Western/Cowboy music to British audiences from the 1930s to early’50s through his BBC and Radio Luxemburg radio Cowboy-variety shows and regular tours as well as recordings. This first CD features cuts from around 1950 with his Rocky Mountain Rhythm group – seasoned British musicians from the vaudeville scene including “Chief White Eagle” Jack Curtis, Pat Cross and Fred "Cranky Old Buck" Douglas - as well as Peggy Bailey who later became Bill’s wife. Lovingly restored from original 78s.


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CD D 119

BIG BILL CAMPBELL Rocky Mountain Rhythm Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 119

Second collection from the Canadian born country performer who was very popular in Britain in the 1940s/50s and who helped create a generation of country music enthusiasts. 22 songs here, some including wife Peggy Bailey.


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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 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 325

BILLY GRAMMER A Thousand Miles Ago. B.A.C.M. 325

Late 40s, 50s and early 60s recordings from singer, super guitarist and guitar maker Grammar who had big hits in 1958/59 with "Gotta Travel on" and "Bonaparte's Retreat".


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CD D 429

BILLY WILLIAMS – Livin’ Western Style. B.A.C.M. 429

Williams began his career as a pop/crooner vocalist with various popular bands but this CD covers his 1946/47 RAC sessions focusing on Western material recorded when on the edge of a (brief) movie career. Smooth crooner voice ("cross between Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Rex Allen") here with a super collection of songs - some of them well known Western standards plus some Williams originals including a superb "There's An Echo In The Canyon Tonight".


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CD D 68

BOB ATCHER Hunters Of Kentucky. B.A.C.M. 68

Early cowboy actor/ singer, here with 22 recordings from 1941-48; mix of old and new songs, several as duets with long time partner, Bonnie Blue Eyes.


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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 550

BOB WILLS & The Texas Playboys Live 1948 – 51 BACM CD 550

For Bob Wills fans, a collection of exciting live and radio recordings, not hitherto widely available. Opens with an off air capture of Bob’s second ever Grand Ole Opry appearance – a superb hot version of Wills’ classic Beaumont Rag. Ends with some fine 1951 tracks taken from WFAA station Dallas. Some great band line-ups.


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CD D 33

BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS Ole Buttermilk Sky Tiffany Transcriptions 1945. B.A.C.M. 33

25 tracks - most of them never before available on CD from this legendary Western Swing band. Great takes on the classics "Nobody's darling but mine", "Don't fence me in" and "Silver dew on the bluegrass tonight" .


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CD D 351

BOBBY GREGORY & The Cactus Cowboys. B.A.C.M. 351

1940s accordion-based mix of mainly traditional songs a la Vernon Dalhart.


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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 311

BUDDY STARCHER Battle Of New Orleans. B.A.C.M. 311

Prolific singer/songwriter ("Song of the old waterwheel" and "I still write your name in the sand")/ musician with a selection of his 40s/50s recordings.


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CD D 155

BUDDY WILLIAMS Down The Old Bush Track. B.A.C.M. 155

Believed to be the first Aussie to record country in Australia - that was in 1938, three years after the debut of fellow antipodean, New Zealander Tex Morton, Williams had escaped from an unhappy foster home to go on the road, eking a living from laboring and busking. He loved the recordings of Jimmie Rodgers, his early model for his guitar style and yodeling. Here is a selection of 22 of his recordings, a wide range of styles including the Victorian era recitation "The face on the barroom floor" later recorded by Hank Snow.


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CD D 156

BUZ BUTLER Money Ain’t Everything. B.A.C.M. 156

Not much is known about this singer although he did make the original recording of "Mule Train" (included here). He made some interesting recordings as these 24 tracks, recorded in the '40s and 50s show - nice energetic version of Jimmie Rodgers' "Muleskinner Blues".


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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 199

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 1 – B.A.C.M. 199

21 tracks from across the border - well illustrating the wealth of great country talent "Up there".


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CD D 374

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 3 – B.A.C.M. 374

Another showcase of fine Canadian country talent, blend of styles, all authentic 'Country'.


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CD D 504

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol. 4 – Various Artists. BACM CD 504

More classic tracks from that Other Land Of Open Prairies and Cowboys – this time 23 tracks, all from the same label – the Aragon label which was based in Vancouver. As with our other CDs in the series, a mix of obscure and well known artistes; the latter include Stu Davis ('Canada's Cowboy Troubadour', see also BACM CD 237) and yodeller Evan Kemp (BACM CD 347). Our thanks to long time BACM collaborator Lynn Russwurm for sharing rare tracks from his collection making the series possible.


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CD D 201

CAPTAIN STUBBY & THE BUCCANEERS. B.A.C.M. 201

Often hilarious 'Backwoods' band very much in the style of Spike Jones & His City Slickers; 25 songs of 1940s country humour.


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CD D 177

CARSON ROBISON The Later Years. B.A.C.M. 177

Another selection from the phenomenally prolific and influential singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist, this time with 21 of his late 1940s/early 50s - some great songs including his version of "Life gets tee-jus".


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CD D 467

CECIL CAMPBELL & The Tennessee Ramblers. CD 467

A treat for fans of steel guitar played Hawaiian-style, from one of the early pioneers of the genre, here with the Tennessee Ramblers a popular Hillbilly/Western Swing group which Campbell joined in the early 1930s, becoming its leader in the mid 1940s. Nice mix of tunes, including country (superb version of Jimmy Work's heart rending Paper Roses) and Hawaiian, some of them Campbell originals.


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CD D 159

CINDY WALKER Till The End Of Time. B.A.C.M. 159

One of the all time great country (and pop!) song composers, this selection of 24 transcriptions recorded in 1944/45 show she was a gifted singer (reminiscent of Connie Boswell) as well as showcasing her songwriting (16 of the songs are hers).


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CD D 496

CINDY WALKER Vol. 2 – Trail Drivin’. BACM CD 496.

A second volume from the sultry voiced western songstress.


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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 52

CLYDE MOODY Six White Horses. B.A.C.M. 52

Originally with J.E. Mainer and then Bill Monroe, he turned to country crooning - as featured on these 23 recordings from 1947 to 1952.


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CD D 346

CLYDE MOODY Vol. 2 If You Need Me I’ll Be Around. B.A.C.M. 346

Moody was billed as 'The King of the Hillbilly Waltz" and this second volume features several of his classic shuffles and waltzes including his excellent "Spanish Waltz" (1954) as well as selections from different stages in his career from 1940 onwards. Best known as a singer (smooth crooning style) he was also a gifted multi-instrumentalist and featured many fine and influential country instrumentalists on his recordings.


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CD D 404

COLORADO COUNTRY 1948-1953. B.A.C.M. 404

28 recordings from 1948-53 from a variety of small labels all based in and around Denver. A great mix, demonstrating that good Country does not have to come from Nashville.


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CD D 323

COUNTRY GOSPEL Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 323

Some excellent Gospel music from Georgia to Ohio recorded in the 1940s/50s including tracks from Al Runyon, The Sunshine Boys Quartet and Kay Bartmess.


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CD D 137

COWBOY COPAS Any Old Time. B.A.C.M. 137

25 late 40s-mid 50s King recordings from the honky tonk singer, songwriter and fine guitarist.


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CD D 164

COWBOY COPAS Vol. 2 – An Old Farm For Sale. B.A.C.M. 164

More fine 1940s/50s recordings (following on from our earlier CD 164) from this honky tonk style singer, songwriter, guitarist; 24 in all.


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CD D 358

COWBOY COPAS Vol. 3 Blues In The Moonlight. B.A.C.M. 358

A superb guitarist, singer and songwriter, 27 more tracks, from the mid 40s to mid 50s to complement our earlier collections on CDs 137 and 164.


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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 446

COZY LABEL Vol. 2 Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 446

A second compilation showcasing talent recorded by the obscure West Virginia Cozy label, including bluegrass (the superb Lonesome Pine Fiddlers) and a couple of nice country tracks from “Hank The Cowhand” (David Stanford), accomplished musician who worked alongside Eddie Arnold. Another highlight, two tracks from husband and wife act Little John & Cherokee Sue who were immensely popular in the late ’30s and throughout the ’40s.


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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 448

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 6 Various Artists – B.A.C.M. 448

Yet another assortment of solid country tracks from this great series, recordings from the Starday Custom label, mix of lesser known and big stars. As always we have taken care to arrange a nice balanced programme, perfect for sitting back and enjoying an hour of good, real Country!


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CD D 153

DALE EVANS The Rage Of The Sage. B.A.C.M. 153

Roy Rogers' "Other half" with a 24 song collection. Pop oriented country, mainly from the late 1940s.


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CD D 276

DAVE DENNEY It’s Nobody’s Fault But Your Own. B.A.C.M. 276

Talented singer, songwriter and guitarist Denny had an easy going country-crooner style and left an interesting body of recorded work, cross sectioned in this, our first CD devoted to his music. Includes tracks from his first (1945/46) sessions which had famed jazz musician Eddie South on violin (nice version of "Silver dew on the bluegrass tonight") through to four 1954 tracks with Chet Atkins backing. Boogie version of Hank Williams' "My bucket's got a hole in it". A talented performer worthy of more recognition.


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CD D 44

DELMORE BROTHERS That Old Train. B.A.C.M. 44

These 21 tracks showcase the fine harmony of this legendary brother duo. 17 from the early '40s and four from the early 50s; two tracks have Wayne Rainey on harmonica.


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CD D 26

DENVER DARLING Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight. B.A.C.M. 26

Not too well known these days but popular during the WW2 years; these Denver Darling recordings date from 1941-47, with a mix of old and new tunes.


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CD D 136

DENVER DARLING Vol. 2 Singing On The Range. B.A.C.M. 136

Another selection from the "New York Radio Cowboy" - 23 commercial and rare transcription recordings from the 1940s.


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CD D 246

DENVER DARLING Vol. 3 Cowboy Jack. B.A.C.M. 246

This our 3rd release from the vaults contains 25 world transcription tracks recorded 1943-45, including several classic country tunes. Top steel guitarist Vaughn Horton and guitarist Tony Mottoca are among the backing musicians.


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CD D 269

DENVER DARLING Vol. 4 Out In The Great Alone. B.A.C.M. 269

Although he recorded for only six years, he still warrants a 4th volume (see also CDS BACM 26, 136 and 246) with these 27 rare tracks, mainly transcriptions from the 1940s showcasing his varied output.


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CD D 279

DEUCE SPRIGGINS Down The Trail To San Antone. B.A.C.M. 279

Some nice, tight Western Swing on these 26 songs recorded in the mid 40s by Spriggins, former Spade Cooley band member .


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CD D 314

DEWEY GROOM & GEORGIA SLIM. B.A.C.M. 314

Some great Western Swing from the late 1940s/50s from Groom, Slim and Howdy Forrester including some fine instrumentals.


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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 240

DICK THOMAS Sioux City Sue. B.A.C.M. 240

Philadelphia born talented singer, songwriter and pianist here with a mix of 22 songs many written by him and all recorded in the 1940s/early 50s. Includes the title song "Sioux City Sue" which spent four weeks at No. 1 in the US Juke Box Folk Records chart in 1945 - and which also became a big hit for Bing Crosby (and became a Gene Autry film title!).


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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 91

DOC HOPKINS & HIS COUNTRY BOYS Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 91

More 1944 transcriptions (33) to complement CD 88.


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CD D 88

DOC HOPKINS & HIS COUNTRY BOYS Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 88

30 transcriptions recorded in 1944; fine singer with a batch of traditional favorites.


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CD D 422

DONN REYNOLDS Portrait Of A Yodeler B.A.C.M. 422

Our first collection from the man often dubbed Canada's "King of the Yodelers". Includes his first American hit single, Texas Yodel.


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CD D 92

DOWN HOMERS Uncle Noah’s Ark. B.A.C.M. 92

Thirty 1940s transcription recordings from this superbly talented quartet - apparently a condition of joining was to be able to play any instrument and sing any of the harmony parts! On some tracks, a young 'King Of The Yodelers' Kenny Roberts.


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CD D 381

DOWN HOMERS Vol. 2 The End Of My Roundup Days. B.A.C.M. 381

The 28 songs from this 4-piece band with a sound similar to The Sons Of The Pioneers are all from rare radio transcriptions made in the 1940s.


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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 172

DOYE O’DELL If Tears Were Gold. B.A.C.M. 172

27 songs recorded in the 1940s and 1950s by this Western-style singer and occasional actor; includes an early version of 'Old Shep'.


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CD D 445

DOYE O’DELL Vol. 2. Shut Up And Drink Your Beer. B.A.C.M. 445

Our second CD from this talented fiddle player, guitarist and melodic tenor, featuring a wide range of material from ballads to jazz tinged western swing as well as hilarious novelty numbers like She left me when my dream boat started leaking.


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CD D 299

DUDE LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 299

Some excellent Country from this Dallas-based and short-lived (1947-50) label - nice variety of styles.


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CD D 558

DUSTY ELLISON & The Saddle Dusters Trail Of Dreams CD 558

Ellison was a formidable talent, now sadly almost completely written out of the Country history books. He was raised in Oklahoma into a musical family and he began recording in the mid 1940s, initially for 4-Star. Four of these recordings are included here and have the legendary Porky Freeman on lead guitar. The remaining tracks are mainly with his group The Saddle Dusters featuring Dusty (vocals and either lead or rhythm guitar) and pals Hil Duffy (bass and vocals) and Buddy Woody (accordion, vibraphone – and vocals on several tracks), both of whom had considerable talent and interesting musical careers, well summarised in Kevin Coffey’s liner notes. When Dusty sang cowboy harmony with his group there were none better.


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CD D 547

Eddie Dean & Andy Parker And The Plainsmen BACM CD 547

An essential ingredient of the 1940s black and white westerns, was the cowboy band, typically playing over the opening and closing credits as well as doing a ‘live’ performance built into the story. This collection takes songs from six popular movies from 1947/1948 featuring singing cowboy Eddie Dean (see also BACM CD 69, Dusty Old Saddle). We also include eight tracks of Eddie accompanied by the superb Andy Parker and The Plainsmen. Thanks are due to Andy’s son, Joe, who edited and digitally restored the tracks – continuing his epic work over the decades, archiving and restoring classic Western recordings, preserving an important part of America’s musical heritage for future generations.


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CD D 69

EDDIE DEAN Dusty Old Saddle. B.A.C.M. 69

Up there as one of the all time great singing cowboys alongside Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Tex Ritter, here are 27 of his 1940s radio transcriptions.


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CD D 29

EDDIE KIRK Blue Bonnet Blues. B.A.C.M. 29

A nowadays almost forgotten singer/guitarist who was very popular back in the 40s and early 50s, here a selection of his Capitol recordings.


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CD D 219

EDDIE MILLER & HIS OKLAHOMANS Release Me. B.A.C.M. 219

Singer/ Western-swing bandleader/ famed songwriter (the much recorded "Release me""included here) - with 27 songs from the mid 1940s/mid 50s. (The first of our two samples is Eddie's original cut of his "I Love You Honey" composition, later a minor hit for Patsy Cline).


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CD D 521

EDDIE SHULER & His All Star Revellers – Grand Mamou. BACM 521.

Eddie Shuler was founder of Goldband Records, a label which first brought us Dolly Parton (at age 14!) and, over the decades, everything from traditional cajun, blues legends, pop hits and R&B to zydeco. But Goldband began as a vanity label to showcase Shuler’s own recordings from the mid ‘40s onwards. Here are 24 of these cuts, most with Shuler on guitar and vocals but backed by some of the top musicians of the era. Mix of (mainly) upbeat Western Swing and Cajun styles and it includes Shuler’s regional hit Ace Of Love, co-written with his long time band member, steel guitarist Pee Wee Lyons.


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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 86

ELTON BRITT Jackass Blues. B.A.C.M. 86

24 1940s recordings from one of the all time great country yodelers accompanied on some by top girl yodeler Rosalie Allen, all from his RCA years. Several classic country songs given the distinctive Britt treatment.


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CD D 249

ERNEST TUBB Just Rollin’ On. B.A.C.M. 249

Honky-tonk singing at its best on these 22 rare transcription tracks recorded in 1944 - an era some rate as his best; several composed by Tubb himself.


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CD D 58

ESCO HANKINS Rising Sun. B.A.C.M. 58

22 rare recordings - most long unavailable and some never before re-issued; from a singer who was strongly influenced by Roy Acuff, several of whose songs are featured here.


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CD D 147

EZRA & HIS BEVERLY HILL BILLIES. B.A.C.M. 147

35 transcriptions for radio, recorded 1939/40 by this influential hillbilly band led by Ezra Paulette (vocal, yodel, fiddle) and which featured an ever changing line up of superb musicians including Hank Skillet (fiddle) and Zeke Manners (accordion).


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CD D 146

FAIRLEY HOLDEN I’ve Got Blues To Spare. B.A.C.M. 146

Some 1940s bluesy, comic-country here on these 25 recordings, sung with Holden's distinctive infectious raw delivery.


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CD D 394

FEDERAL LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 394

Interesting mix of tracks issued on the Federal Label from various artists including four by Bill Carlisle (some of his early recordings are on BACM 34) and four by Tennessee's champion hoe-down fiddler Tommy Magness.


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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 387

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JIMMIE RODGERS Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 387

24 classic Rodgers songs interpreted by a variety of singers recorded from the 1940s to the 1960s. Always refreshing to hear alternative versions of these well known songs.


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CD D 56

FOY WILLING & THE RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. B.A.C.M. 56

24 recordings, a mix of radio transcriptions and commercial recordings from this unfairly neglected Western band - here performing some nice country songs.


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Foy Willing Vol 2-533
CD D 533

FOY WILLING Vol. 2 Good Good Morning. BACM CD 533

A second compilation from Foy and the superb Riders Of The Purple Sage, one of the best western vocal groups of the late 40s. 32 more performances, mainly culled from radio transcriptions recorded in the mid ‘40s, a mix of country or western standards and traditional songs. Thank you Don Cusic for the research and sleeve notes.


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CD D 16

Gene Autry “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 112

GENE AUTRY 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 38

GENE AUTRY 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 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 37

GENE AUTRY Rollin’ along. B.A.C.M. 37

20 more Gene Autry tracks, this selection mainly from the late 1940s and early 50s.


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CD D 377

GENE AUTRY Vol. 8 God Bless America. B.A.C.M. 377

A prolific recording artist whose recording career stretched from the 1920s through to the mid '60s. This is the 8th CD collection issued by The Archive. It ties up a few loose ends with some very rare collector's items including two recordings with Jo Stafford and some off air radio takes.


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CD D 326

GOLD STAR LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 326

Interesting mix of Country and Cajun on this selection of recordings on the Houston, Texas label. All recorded in the 40s or 50s.


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CD D 532

G’ DAY – Country Music From Down Under. BACM CD 532

Some fine country music emerged from Australia and New Zealand from the 1930s onwards, much of it influenced by Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry, Wilf Carter and English yodeller Harry Torrani. BACM have already issued around ten CDs by some of the best known ‘Down Under’ Artistes, including Tex Morton (BACM CD 101), Buddy Williams (CD 155) and Slim Dusty (CD 60). This latest CD introduces several lesser known artistes, from across the decades and with a wide range of styles. Fans of ‘Yodelling Country’ in particular will enjoy.


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CD D 302

HANK HARRAL with The Plains Riders & Palomino Cowhands. B.A.C.M. 302

Singing mainly his own songs, Hank turns in a nice mix of Country, Boogie and Swing; these 26 songs were laid down in the 1940s and early '50s, many featuring the great Weldon Myrick on steel.


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441 Hank Rivers
CD D 441

HANK LaRIVIERE (Hank Rivers) B.A.C.M. 441

Our first compilation from this legend of Canadian country, fine singer/songwriter/yodeler. Includes his most popular “Maple Sugar Sweetheart” as well as covers of songs made famous by Jimmie Rodgers, Wilf Carter, Cliff Carlisle and Gene Autry.


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CD D 437

HANK PENNY – A Bad Penny Always Returns. B.A.C.M. 437

Talented and individualistic musician whose recordings spanned an amazingly diverse range: western-swing, comedy and jazz and even ‘bop’ – this CD provides an excellent cross section of his output.


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CD D 196

HAPPY AL featuring Al & Hank – Dakota Ramblers. B.A.C.M. 196

Thirty late 1940s transcriptions from this obscure but accomplished guitarist and yodeler, some with Hank Holland duetting as "The Dakota Ramblers".


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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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CD D 408

HILLBILLY FROM THE WINDY CITY The Dome Label.. B.A.C.M. 408

Rare tracks from this Chicago based label, late 1940s and early 1950s.


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CD D 43

HOMER & JETHRO Volume 1. Ground Hog. B.A.C.M. 43

The 25 songs here all were recorded in 1947 and feature the superb playing of Homer (guitar) and Jethro (mandolin) whilst they parody a wide variety of country and popular songs. The humor is corny and somewhat dated but the recordings are well worth a listen for the brilliant instrumental riffs.


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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 453

HOYLE NIX & His West Texas Cowboys. B.A.C.M. 453

Superb Western Swing in the authentic style of Nix’s idol, Bob Wills; nice mix of songs and tempos, mainly upbeat swingers but with some smooth ballads. Great versions of San Antonio Rose and A Big Balls In Cowtown.


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CD D 245

HOYT ‘SLIM’ BRYANT & HIS WILDCATS Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 245

More great swinging Country from this superb guitarist and his band; 30 RCA transcriptions for radio recorded during the 1940s.


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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 462

IDAHO CALL & BOOTS FAYE – Heartaches. CD 462

1940s style country from fellow Missourians Roscoe “Idaho” Call and Grace Tartsch (“Boots Faye”) – mix of their solo recordings and duets together and some with Idaho as lead vocal with Ted Daffan’s band. Talented and enjoyed big popularity in the late ‘40s to early ‘50’s, now sadly overlooked in most country music histories; well worth rediscovery!


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CD D 443

JACK PENNINGTON’S VARIETY GANG. B.A.C.M. 443

Tight harmony singing and virtuoso musicianship (mainly fiddle, guitar, steel) from this Memphis-based group, here with 32 songs, mix of country, western, folk all from transcription discs cut for Lang-Worth in the 1940s.


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CD D 150

JACK RIVERS There’s A New Star In Heaven. B.A.C.M. 150

25 rare radio transcriptions from 1947 from this distinctive singer/ace guitarist including six instrumentals. He was the brother of Western Swing bandleader and western film star, "Texas Jim" Lewis (See CDs 62 and 261). He also picked some hot solos on several of Jimmy Wakely hits In the '30s the boys had recorded for Vocalion & Decca Records – & in the '40s Jack recorded for Capitol Records; on scores of Hollywood film soundtracks; & picked some hot solos on many Jimmy Wakely hits (including "Milkcow Blues, see CD 380).


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CD D 2

Jack Savage & his Cowboys/ Peaceful Valley Folk. B.A.C.M. 02

Not a lot was known of this performer for many years but he appeared on Radio Luxemburg advertising Crazy Water and Carter’s Little Liver Pills. He continued to lead bands in Kansas City and Chattanooga in the early 40s. Appeared in many bands around this time.


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CD D 161

JAMES ROBERTS & MARTHA CARSON I’m Gonna Let It Shine. B.A.C.M. 161

Superb gospel harmony from this talented song duo with a delightful hillbilly flavor - especially noteworthy for James Roberts' mandolin playing.


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CD D 200

JENNY LOU CARSON ‘The Chin-Up Girl’. B.A.C.M. 200

23 of the 24 songs here are her own compositions including the classic "Jealous Heart" which she wrote for Tex Ritter. A prolific songwriter, Jim Reeves, Hank Snow and Tex Williams are just a few among many who recorded her songs.


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CD D 307

JERRY IRBY & LINK DAVIS Texas Swing. B.A.C.M. 307

Irby with his Texas Rangers and Davis with his Bluebonnet Playboys play some excellent Western Swing on these 29 tracks from the 1940s.


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CD D 369

JIM BOYD Texas Moon Waltz. B.A.C.M. 369

Some fine recordings – mix of country waltzes, Western Swing and Boogie tunes from the mellow voiced, talented but (undeservedly) lesser known brother of Bill Boyd. Superb multi-instrumentalist (guitarist, bass, mandolin etc!). This 29 track selection features a wide range of styles and has his entire RCA Victor recordings from 1949 to 51.Includes some rare (not previously on record) radio tracks including hot jazzy versions of Bill Bailey and El Ranche Grande.


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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 556

JIMMIE HEAP & The Melody Masters Wild Side Of Life CD 556

Our first collection from this fine band, featuring Jimmie on lead guitar with a superb bunch of musicians - serving up a mix of mainly original compositions by Heap and piano player Arlie Carter – plus a couple of instrumentals; style a blend of Western Swing and ‘early 1950s Country’. A nice complement to the excellent 1992 Bear Family collection covering Heap’s later Capitol recordings.


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CD D 54

JIMMIE OSBORNE Hills of Roan County. B.A.C.M. 54

A selection of his mainly rather sombre and sentimental 40s/50s ballads recorded on King.


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CD D 128

JIMMIE OSBORNE Vol. 2 -BACM 128

25 songs here from 1947/58, mainly in a melancholic vein reflecting the sadness in Osborne's own life.


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CD D 236

JIMMY NEWILL Favourite Cowboy Songs. B.A.C.M. 236

A singing cowboy who started out singing classical ( L.A. Light Opera Company) - here performing 26 cowboy songs - mostly well known standards. Rare recordings.


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CD D 66

JIMMY WAKELY Cowboy’s Heaven. B.A.C.M. 66

More selections from the Wakely canon, including several country classics, "Silver haired daddy of mine", "When it's roundup time in Texas" and "Sioux City Sue".


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CD D 65

JIMMY WAKELY Red River Rose. B.A.C.M. 65

A selection of 1940s transcriptions from this fine voiced cowboy film and singing star. 26 tracks in all.


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CD D 25

JIMMY WAKELY Rocky Mountain Lullaby. B.A.C.M. 25

Cross section of twenty 1940s/50s recordings from this fine voiced singing-cowboy film star.


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CD D 380

JIMMY WAKELY Vol. 4 That Last Long Trail. B.A.C.M. 380

Excellent 1940s transcription recordings from this Western film star, singer and top guitarist. Includes several country standards, done with the Wakely trademark cowboy singer style. Issued in response to requests for more from Wakely fans following our earlier CDs BACM 25, 65 and 66. Wakely can also be heard on BACM 384 in a trio with Johnny Bond and Dick Reinhart ("The Rough Riders").


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CD D 123

JO STAFFORD Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere. B.A.C.M. 123

Jo Stafford ("The female Bing Crosby") was one of the great Jazz/popular song stylists of the 20th century and like Crosby she could do justice to a good country song. Here are 23 country/country-tinged- pop songs selected from her 1947/53 Capitol Columbia recordings.


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CD D 248

JOHNNY BOND The Clouds Will Soon Roll By. B.A.C.M. 248

We've selected a mixture of transcription, commercial and demo songs waxed during the late 1940s by the great songwriter, singer and guitarist ; 26 tracks including several country classics.


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CD D 549

JOHNNY MARVIN Vol. 2 The Final Recordings BACM CD 549

A follow up to our BACM CD 75 (Johnny Marvin – I’m The Man Who’s Been forgotten). A precocious talent, a singer, multi instrumentalist (played on many of Gene Autry’s sessions) and songwriter with countless writing credits – Marvin was one of the major suppliers to Gene Autry of songs for movies and recordings. This collection covers Marvin’s later period – 24 of his CP McGregor transcriptions (1939) plus the four songs from his last session, Decca recordings made in 1940, backed with brother Frankie Marvin plus the best of Autry’s session musicians including Jimmy Wakely on guitar and Dick Reinhart on bass.


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CD D 96

JUDY MARTIN Straight Shootin’ Cowgirl. B.A.C.M. 96

One of the three Overstake sisters, somewhat overlooked but these 25 transcription recordings show she did have talent.


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CD D 234

JUDY MARTIN Vol. 2 with Red Foley. B.A.C.M. 234

A selection of 27 transcription recordings - a mix of old and some new songs, combining Red's smooth voice and then wife Judith's straightforward vocal style.


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CD D 430

KARL & HARTY – Vol. 2 Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 430

Brilliant old time harmony singing with guitar / mandolin from this fine Kentucky duo whose compositions were widely recorded including by the Everly Brothers whom they influenced.


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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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Kentucky Round Up-475
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 438

LEON McAULIFFE & His Cimarron Boys. B.A.C.M. 438

One of the great pioneers of the steel guitar and mainstay for several years of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, McAuliffe had a long and distinguished career, well showcased on this selection


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CD D 355

LEON PAYNE Vol. 3 More Lang–Worth Recordings. B.A.C.M. 355

Companion volume to BACM 295 with more of this gentle voiced blind singer/ songwriter (wrote "Blue Side Of Lonesome") with another fine selection from his late 40s/early 50s recordings.


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444 Les Smithhart
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 479

LEW PRESTON & His Men Of The Range. Doin’ It Right. BACM CD 479

Nice mix of instrumentals and vocals from this talented western vocal group, recordings from the 1940s.


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CD D 94

LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS Guitar Jump. B.A.C.M. 94

25 Western Swing delights from 1947/48 from one of the very best and most influential purveyors of the genre; the band attracted many of the top musicians of the era. Jazz tinged country, with a swing.


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CD D 198

LONZO & OSCAR There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea. B.A.C.M. 198

Renowned for their country comedy, these two performers were musicians of the highest order, as evidenced by some great riffs sprinkled through their recordings. This CD has 25 songs, a mix of Country and Country-humour, 1952/57, including their hilarious hit "I'm my own grandpa" which has been widely recorded including a recent version by Willie Nelson.


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Lulu Belle & Scotty 2-535
CD D 535

LULU BELLE & SCOTTY Vol. 2 BACM CD 535

Lots of enthusiasm for our first collection released in early 2011, so we’ve at last compiled a Volume 2, rarities, mainly from the late’40s (6 tracks released on ‘picture’ 78rpms) and early ‘50s. Nice Lulu Belle solo interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers’ Any Old Time. Big thanks to Al Turner for the tracks and Don Cusic for the insert notes.


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CD D 309

MAC O’DELL The Old Country Boy. B.A.C.M. 309

Almost forgotten gospel singer with open style here with his complete 40s/50s King and Mercury recordings, mostly written by him.


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CD D 338

MEL PRICE The Game Of Broken Hearts. B.A.C.M. 338

Fine 1940s/50s Country on the 28 songs here; a less hard edged style than his contemporary Hank Williams but still authentic country with great accompaniments.


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CD D 541

MERL LINDSAY & His Oklahoma Night Riders Vol. 1. BACM CD 541

For Western Swing collectors - 27 recordings, non previously released commercially, by one of the best of the great western swing bands, led by fiddler, guitarist and singer Merl Lindsay. They began performing and recording in the early 1940s but our collection focuses mainly on the 1950s, a mix of radio transcriptions, unreleased demos and some excerpts from a live radio show in 1958. Track 12 features future superstar Wanda Jackson, singing Jimmy C. Newman’s Cry, Cry Darling.


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CD D 286

MERLE TRAVIS & TEX ANN Wild Goose.. B.A.C.M. 286

Merle and then wife Tex Ann with 28 Capitol transcription recordings from 1946 - includes a mix of folk songs and Travis original compositions.


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CD D 253

MERLE TRAVIS Dapper Dan. B.A.C.M. 253

Singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist extraordinaire who influenced and inspired a whole generation of guitar players including Chet Atkins; Travis has become a legend and rightly so as this material - 24 cuts from the 1940s/50s will show.


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Miller Bros Vol 1. BACM 468
CD D 468

MILLER BROTHERS – Vol. 1 Ramblin’ Round. CD 468

First of two planned compilations from the Miller Brothers Band from North Texas, who achieved massive popularity through their late 1940s broadcasts on Station KFDX. Mainly upbeat foot-tappers. Includes a superb rendition of old-timey fiddle classic The Wednesday Night Waltz ...


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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 70

MONTE HALE The Full Monte. B.A.C.M. 70

Another great singing cowboy whose entire recorded output is presented here including an "All Star Western Theatre" play with Foy Willing and The Riders Of The Purple Sage.


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CD D 281

OKLAHOMA ED MOODY Down The Trail To Home. B.A.C.M. 281

Another Oklahoma born singer/ songwriter with a fine voice who made few recordings but all of them excellent; 20 songs recorded 1945/47 with an interesting variety of accompaniments. Nice version of Woody & Jack Guthrie's "Oklahoma Hills".


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CD D 190

OKLAHOMA WRANGLERS Hillbilly Rhythm. B.A.C.M. 190

A.K.A. the Willis Brothers, these 24 Okie Wranglers' tracks (including three instrumentals) were cut in the 1940s/50s, well before their big 1960s hits "Give 'em 40 acres" (1964) and "Bob" (1967).


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CD D 98

OVERSTAKE SISTERS Vol. 1 I’m Riding On A Rainbow. B.A.C.M. 98

Evelyn, Lucille and Eva cut these 28 transcription recordings in the 1940s - an interesting and very listenable to mix of songs. Lucille changed her name to Jenny Lou Carson and under that name wrote many fine songs.


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CD D 99

OVERSTAKE SISTERS Vol. 2 End Of The Trail. B.A.C.M. 99

More transcriptions (28 songs); follow up to CD 098.


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CD D 210

OZIE WATERS It’s Indian Summer. B.A.C.M. 210

Singing cowboy and guitarist with a fine 'Pop singer' voice, here with a selection of transcription and commercial recordings from 1944-47; various accompaniments and some with Water's fine solo guitar.


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CD D 320

OZIE WATERS The Colorado Ranger Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 320

More Cowboy / Western music from this singer and actor; a companion to our well received earlier CD, "Ozie Waters - It's Indian Summer" CD (BACM210).


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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 386

PATSY MONTANA Vol. 2 Singing With Her Guitar. B.A.C.M. 386

Some rare recordings from the "I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart" girl. The first 18 tracks are 1941 radio transcriptions, just Patsy accompanying herself on guitar with a total of 36 songs, a mix of 'Old Timey' and Western; plus four bonus tracks featuring Patsy accompanied by The Prairie Ramblers - various dates from 1933 to 1939.


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CD D 436

PAUL HOWARD – Western Swing At The Opry. B.A.C.M. 436

Pioneer of Western Swing, whose band harbored several waves of seriously important musicians championing swinging beats and jazzy solos in the very heartland of the hillbilly, folksy world of Tennessee.


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CD D 143

PEE WEE KING Kentucky Waltz. B.A.C.M. 143

24 RCA 1946/55 songs from the renowned songwriter ("Tennessee Waltz, "You belong to me", "Slowpoke") , great country band, superb collection of songs.


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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 447

PORT ARTHUR JUBILEERS & Associates. B.A.C.M. 447

This collection traces the development of the Jubileers, through their several name changes, from “a ragged band flirting with the emerging western swing sound to one of the most sophisticated and swinging bands of the day” and featuring some of the legends of western swing including electric mandolinist Tiny Moore who later went on to fame with Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys.


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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 95

RED FOLEY Yodeling Radio Joe. B.A.C.M. 95

28 rare radio transcriptions.


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CD D 306

REDD HARPER Remember The Alimony. B.A.C.M. 306

Also known as "Mr. Texas", Redd performs 27 songs here, a mixture of transcription and commercial releases; includes some of his religious recordings made after he 'Saw the Light".


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CD D 217

REX ALLEN Sky Boss. B.A.C.M. 217

24 more songs from this great-voiced and versatile performer; this time, 24 late '40s to mid 50s recordings with orchestral accompaniment.


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CD D 83

REX ALLEN The Voice Of The West. B.A.C.M. 83

Listen to the fine voice of this singing cowboy on these 26 rare transcription sides which include several traditional favorites.


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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 540

RILEY SHEPARD – I Hang My Head And Cry. BACM CD 540.

Thanks are due to Riley’s daughter Stacya Silverman for her painstaking efforts to track down information on this talented, enigmatic musician who recorded under more than a dozen names. Here we present a selection of his 1940s recordings made as ‘Riley Shepard’, plus two as ‘Rex Cross’. Mix of styles, some country ballads, novelty tunes and even a swinging New Jole Blon featuring the legendary jazz violinist Eddie South.


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CD D 89

ROY ACUFF In The Shadow Of The Smokies. B.A.C.M. 89

A collection of 1940s/50s recordings from "The King of the Grand Ole Opry".


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CD D 442

Roy Hall & His Cohutta Mountain Boys – Complete Detroit & Nashville Recordings 1949-53. B.A.C.M. 442

Rare tracks featuring Hall variously as pianist, singer, band leader between 1949 and the mid ‘50s in Detroit and Nashville before signing with Decca as a rock ‘n roller in 1955 (left his mark on Rock history as [claimed] co-writer of Jerry Lee Lewis's smash Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!) Upbeat country with honky tonk piano. Of historical interest, track 23 (Jealous Love) features "The Davis Sisters" on vocals, one of whom went onto fame as Skeeter Davis.


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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 47

ROY ROGERS Hazy Mountains. B.A.C.M. 47

This our second CD compilation from "The King Of The Cowboys" features many of his best 1940s/50s recordings.


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CD D 290

RUDY SOOTER Won’t You Be My Buckaroo. B.A.C.M. 290

Selection of swinging instrumentals and vocals from a singer-songwriter who surrounded himself with top musicians of his day; for this CD we selected tracks from 1936 through to 1950.


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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 328

SAM NICHOLS The Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande. B.A.C.M. 328

28 tracks of smooth Western Swing selected from Nichols' recordings from the mid 40s (the time before the harder-edged Hank Williams sound took over), to the early 50s.


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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 105

SHERIFF JOHNNY DENIS & THE RANCHERS Copper Canyon. B.A.C.M. 105

British singer of country-styled songs that were recorded in England between 1943 and 1953; 27 songs with various accompaniments.


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CD D 516

SHORTY & SMOKEY WARREN & The Western Rangers. BACM CD 516

Our first CD from the Warren Brothers, Shorty and Smokey, stalwarts of the Northeastern country music scene for several decades, starting from the mid ‘40s. Tracks feature several of their regular or guest vocalists – nice selection of songs and styles. Described as: "... mainstream country music of the era, with pop and western overtones ... with some western swing influence'. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and sleeve notes and to Al Turner for his help sourcing the recordings.


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CD D 520

SHORTY LONG & HIS SANTA FE RANGERS – Blue Ranger. BACM CD 520

Shorty Long was a classically trained violinist who sacrificed a serious musical career in favour of hillbilly music, playing accordion, violin and piano as well as doing vocals, founding his Santa Fe Rangers in 1946. He later did session work including playing piano on several early Elvis Presley recordings but his own recording career was long and varied, continuing through to the 1980s. Our collection cross-sections his early recordings from the late ‘40s to the early ‘50s, Mix of Western, and early'50s Country including some duets with wife Dolly Long (as 'Dolly Dimples'.)


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CD D 218

SKEETER HUBBERT Give Me A Horse And A Saddle. B.A.C.M. 218

Fine trio (Skeeter and his cowboys, Ezra Paulette and Charlie Quick) with 25 transcription recordings from 1941/42 of mainly Western-themed songs.


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CD D 428

SLEEPY HOLLOW RANCH – Cowboys & Cowgirls. B.A.C.M. 428

Another great act from the days when radio was king in the US, Elmer and Pete Newman and their mandolin/guitar playing wives, here with a great collection of classic country songs. Easy to see why their Sleepy Hollow Shows were such a phenomenal success drawing quite an array of top star performers over the years including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Bill Haley.


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CD D 60

SLIM DUSTY The Dusty Trail Rider. B.A.C.M. 60

With more than a hint of Jimmie Rodgers and Wilf Carter, here are 22 of the 1940s and 1950s recordings from this stalwart of many years of Australian Country music.


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CD D 80

SMILEY BURNETTE Country Songs & Comic Cuts. B.A.C.M. 80

Gene Autry's movie sidekick, here with a mix of radio transcription and commercial recordings, mostly good fun and humor.


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CD D 229

SMOKY DAWSON Great Australian Singer/Songwriter. B.A.C.M. 229

"Australia's No. 1 Cowboy" - with 23 songs all but four written by him and recorded between 1941 and 1953; a real singing cowboy and fine yodeler.


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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 221

SOUTH OF THE BORDER (various artists). B.A.C.M. 221

25 Mexican associated songs from various performers. Nice mix of vocal and instrumental styles. Includes songs from Jim Reeves, Hank Snow and Bob Wills.


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CD D 411

SPADE COOLEY & His Western Dance Band Vol 1 – Live 1944-46. B.A.C.M. 411

These amazing air checks feature Cooley's classic Columbia Records-era band, with vocals by Tex Williams, Smokey Rogers, Colleen Summers (AKA, Mary Ford, later of the legendary Les Paul & Mary Ford recordings) and others. A particular highlight is the presence of steel guitar wizard Joaquin Murphey heard at his very best. The live setting gives Murphey, fiddling leader Spade and other instrumental stalwarts like electric guitarist Johnny Weis and accordionist George Bamby plenty of room to shine.


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CD D 449

SPADE COOLEY LIVE Vol 2 – B.A.C.M. 449

We had a big response to our recent issue of live recordings of Spade and band so have put together this second compilation. Great, mainly upbeat, foot stomping tunes …


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CD D 237

STU DAVIS Canada’s Cowboy Troubadour. B.A.C.M. 237

A selection of 25 1940s/50s recordings from Saskatchewan born Davis, known as Canada's Cowboy Troubadour including his own composition "What a fool I was" - a big hit for Eddy Arnold (in 1948).


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CD D 163

STUART HAMBLEN Old Glory. B.A.C.M. 163

Legendary songwriter whose songs were recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, Pat Boone and Rosemary Clooney - no means singer himself as these 40s/50s recordings well demonstrate, including originals of his compositions "This Ole House" and "It is no secret". Companion to BACM 226 which features several of his 1930s yodeling recordings.


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CD D 226

STUART HAMBLEN Vol. 2 Prettiest Girl In Town. B.A.C.M. 226

From his early 'Jimmie Rodgers imitater" era, 25 songs from this singer/songwriter who was to become world famous in the 1950s with his smash hit "This Ole House" recorded by Rosemary Clooney and others.


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CD D 224

SUNSET VALLEY BARNDANCE. B.A.C.M. 224

We are glad to have restored this great selection of music from several artists of Scandinavian descent recorded in the 1940s as radio transcriptions for KTSP Minnesota; nice mix, yodeling, polkas, cowboy ballads - 29 songs including several classics, first class country.


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CD D 182

T. TEXAS TYLER Country Boy. B.A.C.M. 182

Gruff-voiced singer part of whose lasting legacy is as composer of "Deck of Cards"; here a selection of his work from 1946-55, including a superb version of "Just out of reach".


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CD D 419

T. TEXAS TYLER Vol. 2 Live 1948–1950. B.A.C.M. 419

Our second selection from this versatile artist features four live performances recorded 1948-50 in California, one from a Wade Ray show with Tyler guesting. Nice selection of songs (including, then recent, hits “I love you because”, “Tennessee Waltz” and “I’ll hold you in my heart”) plus some hot Western-swing styled instrumentals including two versions of Leon McAuliffe’s “Panhandle Rag”.


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CD D 208

TED DAFFAN Gonna Get Tight Tonight. B.A.C.M. 208

Band leader, steel guitarist and classic songwriter ("Born to lose", "No letter today", "Truck Driver's Blues") here are are 24 previously unissued gems Daffan recorded between 1941 and 1945; good songs, good steel guitar riffs from this influential country music maker.


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CD D 288

TENNESSEE RAMBLERS Vol. 2 The Jack Gillette Years. B.A.C.M. 288

Some fine, gentle Western-Swing here on this mix of label recordings and air checks - including some great steel guitar instrumentals featuring the great Cecil Campbell. (Complementary to CD 259, DICK HARTMAN’S Washboard Wonders/Tennessee Ramblers, and CD 467, CECIL CAMPBELL & The Tennessee Ramblers).


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CD D 333

TERRY FELL / LEODIE JACKSON Ramblin’ Oakie. B.A.C.M. 333

28 tracks from Alabama born Fell and Oklahoman steel guitarist Jackson; all recorded in the mid ‘40s. Lovers of steel guitar will enjoy the Jackson tracks in particular.


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CD D 327

TEX ATCHISON Natural Born Gamblin’ Man. B.A.C.M. 327

Former Prairie Ramblers member with 27 tracks, nice mix of styles,recorded 1945/46. Some brilliant instrumental backings including Atchison's great fiddle playing.


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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 19

TEX RITTER America’s Most Beloved Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 19

Fine selection of country songs by the deep voiced Texan; songwriting credits include Roy Acuff, Johnny Bond and Spade Cooley.


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CD D 62

TEXAS JIM LEWIS Rose Of The Border. B.A.C.M. 62

This man had many talents - as a vocalist, guitarist, comedian as well as appearing in dozens of movies - oh and he invented the original 'Hootinanny" (one man band musical contraption)! Here some of his great Western Swing recordings, mainly from his 1940-46 period.


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CD D 175

TEXAS JIM ROBERTSON Purple Night On The Prairie. B.A.C.M. 175

24 of Victor 1930s/40s records by this nowadays largely forgotten Texan with various accompaniments.


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CD D 485

TEXAS JIM ROBERTSON Vol. 3 – Down On The Texas Range. BACM CD 485

By request, a third CD compilation from this deep voiced Texan. Includes superb stylings of several classic cowboy songs made popular by fellow Texan Tex Ritter including Green Grow The Lilacs, Billy The Kid and Jack O’Diamonds. Mostly just Jim accompanying himself on guitar, a few tracks with added fiddle.


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CD D 303

TEXAS RUBY & CURLY FOX We May Meet again Someday. B.A.C.M. 303

Some fine fiddle playing from Curly and singing from his wife Ruby on these 1940s recordings and including some excellent instrumentals. Nice mix, wistful ballads, folk and tragedy songs,and instrumentals; vocals mainly Ruby, a few by Curly and a few close harmony duets. Superb instrumentation - Curly's fiddle plus some top guitarists (the legendary Mose Rager on some) and steel.


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CD D 345

THE CALGARY KID The Tenderfoot’s Warning. B.A.C.M. 345

Saskatchewan born bronco rider who took up singing with encouragement from Gene Autry. Sings in a similar vein to his compatriot Wilf Carter (See BACM 316).


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CD D 42

THE COONHUNTERS featuring Merle Travis. B.A.C.M. 42

25 Capitol transcriptions from the mid 1940s. The Coonhunters group is usually associated with Merle Travis and Wesley Tuttle, but on this set of recordings it is primarily Merle on lead vocals; exciting mix of old and new songs, several of the new ones penned by Merle and featuring a fine group of session musicians including 'Herman The Hermit' on banjo and Charlie Lindville on fiddle. From the banter, it is clear the boys are having fun, whilst creating some great music.


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CD D 4

The Hill Billies “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”. B.A.C.M. 04

An English group consisting of Ted Ford – Bill Ezra Sirett – Ben Evans – Con Lefty Calnan. Very prolific recording artists from the Regal Zonophone label in the UK. Most popular western group in the UK 30/40s.


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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 187

THE MERCURY LABEL Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 187

Mercury had a strong 'Country' line up, showcased here by the 1940s/50s recordings from Patti Page, Lew Childre, Tommy Jackson and Sue Thompson among others.


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CD D 384

THE ROUGH RIDERS Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 384

This second volume (a follow up to BACM 102) contains 29 1942 transcription recordings of this fine harmony trio (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Johnny Bond, Singer/Actor/Guitarist Jimmy Wakely and singer Dick Reinhart) - with pleasant simple guitar accompaniment from Bond and Wakely.


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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 373

UNCLE HENRY’S ORIGINAL KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS Vol. 2 B.A.C.M. 373

27 songs and instrumentals from the 1940s, a mix of Old Time songs and popular songs from the era plus some instrumentals. Companion to CD 20.


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CD D 431

WALLY FOWLER & The Georgia Clodhoppers Vol .2. B.A.C.M. 431

Singer/songwriter Wally Fowler founded the Georgia Clodhoppers in 1943 with a then unknown Chet Atkins as lead guitarist. This collection features mainly transcription recordings with the Clodhoppers plus a few later recordings with the Oak Ridge Quartet.


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CD D 133

WALLY FOWLER That’s The Last Straw. B.A.C.M. 133

Singer/songwriter Fowler is here on 22 recordings cut between 1945-48 during his Mercury/Capitol years - some great songs and a nice variety of styles make this collection an enjoyable listen.


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CD D 528

WESLEY TUTTLE & His Texas All Stars BACM CD D 528

26 transcription recordings from the late 1940s by the influential country singer and guitarist; nice mix of Western and Country numbers and some excellent instrumentals; at various times during the sessions his band included some of the top session men of the era including Merle Travis (guitar), Tex Atchinson (fiddle) and Cliffie Stone on bass. Many of the recordings have not been previously released since the 1940s and include several gems.


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CD D 427

WILEY WALKER & GENE SULLIVAN – Live And Let Live. B.A.C.M. 427

Their "When my blue moon turns to gold" composition has become a country standard but their recordings have been overlooked in recent decades. However, they were top favourites on Texas radio stations back in the 1930s and 40s and this selection from the vaults, 20 of their Okeh and Columbia recordings, shows why. As a bonus, we’ve included tracks from two of their radio shows.


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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 154

WILMA LEE & STONEY COOPER On The Banks Of The River. B.A.C.M. 154

An interesting crossover between Old-timey and Bluegrass but all with a commercial leaning, this husband and wife team produced some great authentic country music as evidenced by this selection of 22 tracks recorded between 1949 and 1955.


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CD D 160

YORK BROTHERS Going Back To The Sunny South. B.A.C.M. 160

27 early (mainly 1939-41) recordings from this Kentucky born brother duo who became an inspiration to many others, including the Everly Brothers, who recorded the Yorks' "Long Time Gone" on their Songs Our Daddy Taught Us album. Includes their first recording " My Little Honeysuckle Rose". For fans of the 'close harmony singing plus guitar' genre.


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Zeke Clements-507
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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