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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 357

4 STAR ROUNDUP Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 357

Another fine mix of tracks (25) from this label; includes work by Stuart Hamblen and Paul Westmoreland; mainly 1950s.


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CD D 392

A ‘FINE’ HILLBILLY SONG Country Music On The Fine Label. B.A.C.M. 392

An interesting compilation of 28 mid 1950s recordings released on the independent Fine label based in Biloxi Mississipi. Includes the first recordings of Ann Ray, later to record on Decca and Ernie Chaffin who later joined Sam Philip's Sun label.


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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 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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Al Vaughn-483
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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Andy Parker-Vol 4-495
CD D 495

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN – Vol. 4 Trail Dust. 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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Ann Jones 450
CD D 450

Ann Jones and her Western Sweethearts – B.A.C.M. 450

Ann Jones and her Western Sweethearts was probably the first all girl band in C & W music. But Ann’s recording sessions featured top musicians including Speedy West on steel and ace guitarist Joe Maphis. As heard on this collection, Ann had one of the best country voices of her (early ‘50s) era.


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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 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 391

AUSTIN WOOD & His Missouri Swingsters. B.A.C.M. 391

Nice straightforward 50s country here with 28 tracks , mainly released on his own "Sure" label from this blind dairy farmer and country musician. Great version of Joe Cannonball Lewis' "Truck Driver's Night Run Blues". Also features some early instrumentals with fiddle wizard Kenny Baker.


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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 546

BENNY LEADERS & The Western Rangers BACM CD 546

Leaders was an accomplished bass player who played with Jerry Irby’s Texas Ranchers and the Bar X Cowboys in the late 1940s before striking out with his own band. This is the first CD collection dedicated solely to Leaders’ recordings, gathering the best of his 1949-53 studio tracks plus a number of superb live recordings including a sizzling take on Lonesome Hearted Blues from 1948 and featuring legendary steel guitar pioneer Bob Dunn.


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CD D 298

BENNY MARTIN Just Me And My Fiddle. B.A.C.M. 298

A man of many hats - singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist whose ability - especially on the fiddle was recognized by all. Hank Williams was a big admirer. These 25 tracks are mainly 1950s recordings.


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CD D 287

BETTY AMOS Yesterday’s Sweetheart. B.A.C.M. 287

27 1950s recordings on the Mercury label from this Virginia born and attractive (see cover) young lady who also composed - and played a mean guitar.


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Big Jim DeNoone-545
CD D 545

BIG JIM DeNOONE The Giant Of Western Swing BACM CD 545

Our first collection from Big Jim DeNoone, the best of his recordings on the 4 Star and Obit labels, 27 tracks, good solid late ‘40s/early 1950’s ‘Country’, including several hit covers. DeNoone was a bandleader and superb fiddle player (won the North West Fiddlers Contest three times, 1958-60 and earlier, was National Champion Fiddler); a regular on the northern California country scene in the mid ‘50s.


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CD D 518

BILL ANDERSON – The Great Songwriter’s Early Recordings. BACM CD 518

Bill has become one of the most long-lasting and influential talents in the history of country music, as a performer, writer of countless classics (City Lights, Once A Day, Saginaw Michigan and Slippin’ Away to mention just four), and TV host and author – as well as being an authoritative promoter of country music who has helped launched many careers over the decades. BACM are pleased to present this selection of early recordings beginning with his first two, recorded December 1956 through to late 1961. Already showing his talents as fine song-stylist and composer with songwriting credits on 19 of the 26 songs.


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CD D 517

BILL BROWNING – Dark Hollow. BACM CD 517

Another talented West Virginia artiste, nowadays best remembered for his 1958 Dark Hollow, a song which has roots in the old folksong ballad East Virginia Blues. Browning combined country, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly influences into his distinctive style, well showcased in this selection, mainly late ‘50s recordings from the Island and Starday labels.


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CD D 312

BILL WIMBERLY At The Old Town Hall. B.A.C.M. 312

Some fine Western Swing songs and instrumentals by this fine artist (one with a somewhat erratic private life), from 1954-56.


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CD D 557

BILLY BARTON a.k.a Johnny Grimes & Hillbilly Barton CD 557

Billy Barton recorded under several stage names and was a true pioneer of both country and rockabilly. He was also a prolific and successful songwriter whose Dear John Letter has become a duet classic, recorded by (among others) Skeeter Davis & Bobby Bare, Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn as well as the original 1953 Jean Shepard & Ferlin Huskey smash hit. Our CD includes a couple of Barton’s 1952 duets with his friend, a young Johnny Horton. 10 of the tracks feature Barton's then wife, feisty voiced Wanda Wayne.


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CD D 489

BILLY BRIGGS – CHEW TOBACCO RAG. BACM CD 489

A unique once-off, quirky vocalist/songwriter/distinctive steel guitarist, Briggs is nowadays best remembered for his early ‘50s hit Chew Tobacco Rag, but his recording career goes back to the 1930s including playing steel with the legendary Hi-Flyers (eg: on BACM 406), early exponents of Western Swing. This CD features his recordings with the Imperial label between 1949 and 1953 – mainly up-tempo novelties, many jazz-tinged, just guitar, steel and bass but producing a solid, driving sound.


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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 264

BILLY STRANGE Catsup And Honey. B.A.C.M. 264

Selection of early to mid 50s recordings here from the ace guitarist, arranger and producer. Known as much for his success with popular hits (producer and session man, including for Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Jan & Dean, The Ventures, Willie Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Wanda Jackson, Randy Newman, Nat King Cole …), here are some fine tracks showcasing his country side.


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CD D 158

BILLY WALKER Thank You For Calling. B.A.C.M. 158

There are 24 songs from "Tall Texan" Walker here from his late 1940s/early 1950s period including his great "Backstreet Affair".


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CD D 524

BLUEGRASS SPECIAL LABEL. BACM CD 524

Exhilarating collection of rootsy Bluegrass and Bluegrass-style music, mainly from the King catalogue. Artistes featured include Reno & Smiley, Wade Mainer, Jimmie Martin & Bob Osborne, Grandpa Jones and the great Jimmie Skinner. Some great performances.


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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 130

BONNIE LOU Danger! Heartbreak Ahead. B.A.C.M. 130

Some nice 1950s Country and Pop-Country from this talented but nowadays largely forgotten performer. Interesting versions of "Just out of reach" and Jimmie Rodgers' "Train Whistle Blues".


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CD D 321

BONNIE SLOAN Nobody But You. B.A.C.M. 321

Interesting songs from this attractive little lady who recorded in the mid 1950s; accompanists include: Johnny Bond, Fiddlin' Kate and Joe Maphis among others.


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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 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 273

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 2 – B.A.C.M. 273

From Hank Snow's homeland, another selection showcasing the wide range of fine Canadian Country talent - this collection from the 1950s including several classic country songs.


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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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Canadian Country Vol 4-504
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 55

CARL SMITH Satisfaction Guaranteed. B.A.C.M. 55

24 tracks of fine early 50s country music - from before the time when 'The Nashville Sound" was swamped with strings. Great, smooth voice and a fine choice of songs.


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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 176

CARTER SISTERS & MOTHER MAYBELLE The Complete Original Recordings 1949-1952. B.A.C.M. 176

Complete 1949-52 recordings from Maybelle Carter with daughters Anita, June and Helen, swapping vocal parts and instruments. As well as Maybelle's famed 'Clawhammer' guitar we hear Helen on accordion, Anita on bass and June on autoharp. Several tracks also feature young guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins. Most of the recordings reflect on religious, tragic or sentimental themes including re-recordings of 8 of the most popular songs from the Carter Family repertoire such as Wildwood Flower, I Never Will Marry and You Are My Flower.


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CD D 106

CASS COUNTY BOYS Beautiful Texas. B.A.C.M. 106

26 songs in a mix of transcriptions and commercial recordings made in the late 40s/early 50s from this great harmony group.


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Skeets McDonald 72
CD D 72

CD 72 SKEETS McDONALD Wheel Of Fortune

Fine honky tonk singing on these 24 early '50s recordings from the man with one of Country's all time great voices.


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CD D 185

CHARLIE GORE Absolutely Free. B.A.C.M. 185

Nowadays little remembered outside a circle of Rockabilly enthusiasts, Gore began recording during the '50s across various genres - country, blues and later rockabilly; but his roots were in country and he was adept on a variety of instruments including dobro and the fiddle. Here is a selection of 24 of his 1950s recordings including some of his rockabilly work.


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Chester Smith-529
CD D 529

CHESTER SMITH Sweet Memories BACM CD 529

A local legend among California country fans but never much promoted elsewhere, Chester Smith was a superb country singer who performed and recorded with an impressive band of top musicians, cutting some great recording well deserving to be brought to new audiences. Our CD features 23 tracks recorded between 1953 and 1959.


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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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Conway Twitty-514
CD D 514

CONWAY TWITTY -You’ll Never Walk Alone. BACM CD 514

Our first Conway Twitty selection – 28 of his MGM recordings including his monster worldwide hit It’s Only Make Believe. The period when his vocal sound was close to Presley's; nice mix of song styles, many with a country feel although his second career as a full-fledged country musician was still five years ahead.


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CD D 323

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.1 BACM CD 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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Country Gospel Vol 3-482
CD D 482

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.3 – Various Artists. BACM CD 482

A third volume of country gospel– all recordings taken from the Loyal label, featuring several regional acts. Solid country sound and instrumentation.


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Country Gospel 4-531
CD D 531

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.4 Various Artists. BACM CD 531

Our country gospel CDs are among our most popular, always resulting in requests for ‘More please’. So we’ve put together this selection, all tracks issued on Rusty York’s Jewel label and recorded 1960/61. Total of 36 tracks, many with a bluegrass flavour, a superb hour of fine country gospel music, much deserving of being preserved and heard by a wide audience.


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CD D 548

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.5 Rare Recordings From The Peach State BACM CD 548

A fifth volume of Country Gospel recordings. 29 tracks, all from obscure acts issued by the Trepor, Redcrest and Gospel Jubileer labels in the Peach Pickin' state of Georgia. Classic Deep South Country Gospel, much of it bluegrass style.


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Country Ladies Vol 2-480
CD D 480

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES OF THE 1950’s – Vol. 2. BACM CD 480

Second volume of female honky tonk hillbilly talent, from an era when male domination of the country music scene made it difficult for many excellent girl singers to get the recognition they deserved. Lots of great talent although most, maybe all, of the names will be unfamiliar to you; one of them "Inez Hellman" later achieved fame as Connie Hall.


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CD D 366

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES OF THE 1950’s – Vol. 1. BACM CD 366

Six young ladies with a mix of 1950s country and rockabilly - including four each from Helen Carter and the great Margie Bowers (a.k.a. Margie Bowers Wilburn) including her Top 10 "Poor Ole Heartsick Me"!


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CD D 157

COUNTRY MUSIC ON CAPITOL Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 157

You'll find Jimmy Work, Jean Shepard, Jimmie Skinner and Jack Guthrie - as well as "He'll have to go" co-writer Joe Allison - included on this great and varied collection.


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CD D 231

COUNTRY MUSIC ON MGM Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 231

27 tracks from MGM’s strong line up of country talent back in the 1950s. Some rare items of historical interest including early cuts by Don Gibson and Floyd Cramer.


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CD D 525

COUNTRY MUSIC ON THE DE LUXE LABEL – BACM 525

Some rootsy hillbilly from the De Luxe label which merged with King Records in the late 1940s. Includes tracks from Jimmy Widener (banjo and guitar, busy LA session man who played and sang with several of the top Western Swing Bands including Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and Spade Cooley) and Leon Rusk, best known as a songwriter with credits on such classics as A Petal From A Faded Rose (recorded by Hank Snow, George Morgan and Little Jimmie Dickens) and Devil To Pay (recorded by Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash).


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CD D 371

COUSIN HERB HENSON & His Trading Post Gang. B.A.C.M. 371

This selection of 25 1950s recordings are from a pivotal figure in the development of what became known as 'The Bakersfield Sound', influencing singers like Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart and Merle Haggard.


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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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439 Cozy
CD D 439

COZY LABEL Vol. 1 Classic Country Music B.A.C.M. 439

Obscure West Virginian label run by miner John Bava from 1947. Sadly neglected by mainstream histories, the label featured several talented artistes who deserved but never hit the big time. A superb collection of West Virginia hillbilly.


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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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Cozy Vol 3-455
CD D 455

Cozy Label Vol. 3. BACM 455

Another unearthing of long lost gems recorded for the West Virginia Cozy label in the early '50s. Obscure artistes who never made the Big Time but some big talents - click on the CD title to hear a couple of sample tracks including Stanley O'Dell's great version of Hank Snow's classic "Faded Petal ...".


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CD D 402

CUSTOM GOSPEL Vol 1. Various Artists. BACM CD 402

30 excellent Gospel tracks, 1954-60, mainly in Bluegrass style plus some Hillbilly and Country, all issued on the Starday Custom label.


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Country Gospel 2-492
CD D 492

CUSTOM GOSPEL Vol 2. VARIOUS ARTISTS. BACM CD 492

Another volume of hillbilly gospel recordings on the Starday “Custom” label, this time from 1959 to 1962. Many of them from obscure acts with self-penned songs; will be enjoyed by fans of Bluegrass.


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CD D 385

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 1 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 385

This CD looks at material issued on the Starday Custom series and features a variety of lesser known performers, recorded between 1954 and 1956.


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Custom Hillbilly-Vol 8-494
CD D 494

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 8 (Custom Starday Label). BACM CD 494

Another set of Starday Custom releases, obscure artistes, bringing us into the early ‘60s with a mix of country and rockabilly.


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Custom Vol 9-534
CD D 534

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 9 (Custom Starday Label). BACM CD 534

Another compilation of obscure tracks, mainly from the Dixie label (a sub-label of Starday Records) which specialised in EP’s featuring sound-alike covers of established country and rockabilly artistes. Adds up to a superb hour of good listening across a variety of genres - bluegrass, ballads, rockabilly, country weepers and even some first class yodelling. Many thanks legendary collector Phil J. Tricker for providing us with quality tracks from his collection.


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CD D 488

DANNY DILL – LONG BLACK VEIL. BACM CD 488

Danny Dill’s legacy is assured by his song writing credits on Long Black Veil (widely recorded including by Lefty Frizzell, Joan Baez and Johnny Cash), Detroit City (eg: Bobby Bare, Tom Jones, Dean Martin) and Partners, recorded by Jim Reeves for his 1959 He’ll Have To Go album. But Dill was also a fine vocalist who deserves to be remembered for his own recordings – showcased on this selection – which includes several nostalgic country standards as well as his own compositions.


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CD D 356

DAVE STOGNER Western Swing Time. B.A.C.M. 356

28 choice recordings from the 1950s - mainly Western Swing with a few Country and Rockabilly numbers thrown in.


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CD D 459

DELBERT BARKER Covered The Hits CD 459

Delbert Barker was one of the great talents of the early /mid 1950’s country and hillbilly scene who recorded superb, authentically-country interpretations of the most iconic country hits of the day.


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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 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 134

DON GIBSON I Love No One But You. B.A.C.M. 134

24 songs from his early 50s recordings - cut before he hit the big time as one of the all time best known country singers and songwriters.


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CD D 205

DON RENO & RED SMILEY Tree Of Life. B.A.C.M. 205

Bluegrass at its very best from this musically talented duo with a 1952-57 selection of traditional and gospel songs and some virtuoso instrumentals.


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422-Donn Reynolds
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 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 212

EARL HEYWOOD Canada’s No 1 Singing Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 212

"Canada's No. 1 Singing Cowboy" was also a fine songwriter and deserves to be better known. We are pleased to present this selection of 26 of his late 40s/early 50s songs accompanied by his Serenade Ranch Gang. Inducted into the Canadian Country Hall of Fame in 1989.


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CD D 397

ED CAMP & Associates. B.A.C.M. 397

28 rare tracks here, many in the Hank Williams mold, some from Ed Camp, others from Artists who shared the same label as Camp. Talented but nowadays sadly much forgotten Camp was an accomplished fiddler and guitarist who played on the same bill as Hank Williams in the weeks and days before Hank's untimely death. (In 1955, Camp was on the same bill as a young and already on the rise to fame, Elvis Presley).


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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 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 400

EDDIE ZACK & His Dude Ranchers. B.A.C.M. 400

An interesting mix of styles from Eddie and various members of his band, including his daughters - mainly country, some rockabilly. 30 recordings from the 1950s.


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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 152

ERNEST MARTIN And His Gospel Melody Makers. B.A.C.M. 152

27 gospel songs done in bluegrass style from this authentic pentecostal preacher - all but three of this selection were his own compositions. Nowadays forgotten other than by a few bluegrass collectors he was a prolific songwriter who learned guitar, banjo and harmonica at an early age, had his own radio show (as "Kid Martin") at 20 and for a time played on radio with Bill & Cliff Carlisle - then turned from hard drinker to preacher.


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CD D 465

EXCELLENT LABEL Vol. 1 Various Artists. CD 465

28 tracks, selected from early 1950s records released by this Ohio-based record label. Some ace musicians, including Dave Woolum (who had been part of Jim & Jesse McReynolds' Virginia Trio), Sonny Osborne and banjo wizard Noah Crase, one time member of Bill Monroe's band, here heard backing Woolum on several tracks. Also a couple of instrumental gems from ace mandolinist Ray Lunsford, who was featured on the Archive's earlier Jimmie Skinner CD (JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle, BACM CD184).


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CD D 45

FERLIN HUSKY as Terry Preston Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost. B.A.C.M. 45

Versatile country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional country,comedy songs, spoken recitations, and rockabilly. Early in his career, producer Smiley Burnette advised re-branding himself as "Terry Preston" as real name "Ferlin Husky" was too 'rural''. He reverted to the real name for later recordings and also used "Simon Crum" for later comedy recordings.


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CD D 121

FERLIN HUSKY Early Capitol Recordings 1953-1955. B.A.C.M. 121

23 early recordings from this big country star's Capitol days; great voice, great songs ("Hank's Song" begins: "I just don't like this kind of livin' when nobody's lonesome for me; I'm headin' down the long lost highway, may you never be alone like me").


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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 195

FOUR RAMBLERS Legendary Irish Quartet. B.A.C.M. 195

24 mainly Irish songs sung with devastatingly good harmony by this fine group which UK country fans of a certain age will remember were featured in the 1950s BBC "Riders Of The Range" serial. Recommended for folks looking for superb authentic versions of all the great Irish songs, "Mountains of Mourne", "Cockles & Mussels", "I'll take you home Kathleen" etc. The quartet included the same Pat Campbell who went on on to become a popular DJ/personality on UK radio and TV and who compered some of the early Wembley Festivals. At the height of their popularity they toured the USA and even performed at Carnegie Hall.


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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 37

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 3. 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 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 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 313

GEORGE MORGAN One Woman Man. B.A.C.M. 313

The composer of "Candy Kisses" serves up more of the same, fine songs sung with his distinctive baritone voice; all recorded in the 1940s or 50s.


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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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GORDON TERRY – Orange Blossom Special – BACM 571

Rated by some as ‘The best bluegrass fiddler ever’,  highlights of Gordon Terry’s career included a first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 9 (in 1941), several years as a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, session work with the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Roger Miller,  recording a square dance album with Flatt & Scruggs - and getting inducted into the Fiddlers Hall Of Fame in 1981, the same year as Bob Wills.  BACM’s new collection showcases Terry’s brilliant fiddle playing, with great versions of many classic tunes.


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CD D 222

GRADY MARTIN & HIS SLEWFOOT FIVE Cornstalk Hop. B.A.C.M. 222

When it came to fancy guitar licks, they didn't come much better than Grady Martin, a musical genius whose list of credits includes Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bing Crosby, Buddy Holly, Marty Robbins , Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley ... the list goes on. A country boy at heart who early in his career was in the Bailes Brothers' backing band, he could play any style of music and his talents are well showcased in this collection of 28 tracks recorded between 1952 and 57.


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CD D 206

GRANDPA JONES – Vol 1. You’re Never Too Old For Love. B.A.C.M. 206

This banjo playing high tenor and purveyor of old time country music had his own distinctive niche as this 1950s collections shows.


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CD D 440

GRANDPA JONES – Vol 2. Going Down The Country. B.A.C.M. 440

Our second Grandpa Jones CD , all culled from his King label recordings - nice mix, old timey and folk, novelty and comic. Several featuring ace guitarist Merle Travis. Most of these tracks , never before issued on CD.


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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 477

Hal Lone Pine. Winter Time In Maine. BACM 477

Our first CD from Hal (who for many years performed as part of the Hal Lone Pine & Betty Cody duo), nice selection of country songs including some own compositions and classic covers (including songs composed by Don Gibson, Marty Robbins, Cowboy Copas, Bill Carlisle and Hank Snow). A bridge between Canadian and US 'Country' although stylistically, very much in the 'Canadian Country' mold.


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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 305

HARDROCK GUNTER ‘That Bouncin’ Man From Alabam’. B.A.C.M. 305

There's Boogie, Country, Country-crossover and something close to Rock & Roll here; 26 1950s tracks tracks, selected from his Decca, MGM and King days.


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CD D 118

HAWKSHAW HAWKINS Heavenly Road. B.A.C.M. 118

23 songs from his early years (1949/53) made during his King and RCA time.


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CD D 349

HAWKSHAW HAWKINS Vol. 2 More Country Classics. B.A.C.M. 349

Mix of Boogie, Honky-tonk, Hillbilly and Country from this tall (6ft 5") singer, recorded in the 40s and 50s; sadly killed in the same plane crash that ended Patsy Cline's life.


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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 511

HILLBILLY ON A BUDGET Vol 2. BACM CD 511

Of interest to collectors, 30 recordings issued on E.P. by Carl Burhardt’s Big Hits budget label between 1952 and 1958. Mainly covers – by mainly obscure artistes - of songs being made popular at the time by top country stars; so, some refreshing new takes on songs by the likes of Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Webb Pierce and Hank Snow. In our selection, no less than 9 Hank Snow songs, mostly by the great Al Runyon, who was featured on our earlier Jimmie Rodgers song compilation (CD 387).


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CD D 378

HILLBILLY ON A BUDGET. B.A.C.M. 378

As with the old Woolworth's 'Embassy' label (low price covers of top hits, often with top session musicians) the TOPS label was doing the same thing for country music - many of the covers heard here are super quality, standing up well.


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CD D 61

HOMER & JETHRO Volume 2. Unhappy Day. B.A.C.M. 61

More country music mayhem from these talented musicians.


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CD D 227

HOMER & JETHRO Volume 3. B.A.C.M. 227

More comedy and virtuoso musicianship from this talented comedy duo Henry D. Haynes ("Homer") on guitar and Kenneth C. Burns ("Jethro") on mandolin. Here some parodies of country and popular songs - also enjoyable for the instrumental riffs - both were accomplished jazz musicians with a great admiration for gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.


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CD D 497

HOMER & JETHRO Volume. 4 BACM CD 497

By request, more country comedy from the virtuoso guitar/mandolin duo!


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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 178

HOYT ‘SLIM’ BRYANT & HIS WILDCATS. B.A.C.M. 178

A man who played a big part in Country music history and whose career spanned several decades - he played guitar on Jimmie Rodgers' recordings and performed with the Skillet Lickers yet was still giving guitar lessons in 2002! There's some great guitar playing on these 31 rare transcription recordings.


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CD D 296

JACK KINGSTON The Canadian Playboy. B.A.C.M. 296

Superb 1950s country singing/accompaniment from the Ontario born singer; excellent interpretation of "Bye bye love". 28 fine tracks.


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CD D 361

JACK RIVERS Vol. 2 Navy Hot Rod. B.A.C.M. 361

Brother of Texas Jim Lewis, Jack Rivers was a talented vocalist and songwriter and one of the most exciting country guitarists of his era. This CD focuses mainly on his 1946 1950 and 1952 recordings, across several different groups.


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CD D 170

JEAN SHEPARD This Has Been Your Life. B.A.C.M. 170

Diminutive singer who managed to not forsake her authentic country style for commerciality with these 25 fine country tracks including her first recording (Crying Steel Guitar Waltz).


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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 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 184

JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle. B.A.C.M. 184

Cincinnati record shop owner with a raw baritone voice and good songwriting skills left a legacy of some fine 40s/50s country with nice mandolin from Ray Lunsford helping. Includes his big hit "Too hot to handle" (written by Eddie Noack - BACM 277).


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CD D 414

JIMMIE WILLIAMS Paddle Your Own Canoe. B.A.C.M. 414

Not the bluegrass "Jimmie Williams" who teamed up with Red Ellis on an earlier Archive release; this Jimmie Williams was solid country, style somewhat influenced by namesake Hank, many of whose covers are featured here.


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CD D 252

JIMMY DEAN Find ‘em Fool ‘em Leave ‘em Alone. B.A.C.M. 252

These 26 recordings are from early in Dean's career before his more commercial successes (Big Bad John, PT 109); includes his first hit, "Bummin' around".


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CD D 484

JIMMY DEAN Vol. 2 – Stay A Little Longer. BACM CD 484

A follow up to our CD 252, here are 30 more recordings from the Big Bad John man, a fine selection of his recordings from the 1950s and 60s.


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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 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 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 183

JOHNNIE & JACK & The Tennessee Mountain Boys. B.A.C.M. 183

Rivaling the great brother duos (The Louvins and Blue Sky Boys etc), these brothers-in-law started out bluegrassy and then took on a variety of other styles, well showcased in this 28 track CD of 1940s/50s recordings.


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CD D 59

JOHNNY HICKS Gotta Gitta Gittar. B.A.C.M. 59

You'll find a mix of gospel, country weepers, Western-swing and boogies on this melange of early 1950s songs. Hicks began as a disc jockey and singer on several Texas radio stations and reportedly it was working with Ernest Tubb which converted him to country music. Through his career he also worked with the Callahan Brothers , Jim Boyd, Jimmy Heap and Adolph Hofner. Wrote many of his songs including the weepie tale about a blind man, "Man On The Corner", featured here.


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CD D 87

JOHNNY HORTON I Won’t Forget. B.A.C.M. 87

25 early 1950s recordings from this distinctively voiced singer/ songwriter (he wrote most of the songs here).


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CD D 262

JUNE CARTER Hillbilly Favourites. B.A.C.M. 262

Country and comedy, some with Homer and Jethro from this member of the legendary Carter Family (daughter of Mother Maybelle). 27 recordings from early in June’s career (1950-53)


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CD D 523

KEN CLARK & His Merry Mountain Boys – BACM 523

Another forgotten talent, the great bluegrass musician Ken Clark who laid down some 40 superb recordings on the Starday label in the late 50s, several featuring the legendary Don “Chubby” Anthony on fiddle. Celebrated in this 29 track selection, all of the songs composed by Ken himself – his compositions were recorded by Bill Monroe, Cowboy Copas and The Willis Brothers among others. Thanks to collector Jerry Steinberg for many of the tracks.


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CD D 487

KENNY ARNOTT – THE SINGING WANDERER. BACM CD 487

Australia has a long tradition of authentic guitar-picking country performers, modelled on their American idols such as Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry and Hank Snow and Hank Williams but adding a distinctive ‘Down Under’ touch. One such is Kenny Arnott who cut his first album in 1954 and who went on to enjoy a career performing the music he loved, on record, on radio and at live shows throughout Australia where he built a devoted following of fans, acquiring the moniker of The Singing Wanderer. His recordings, long out of print, have become collector’s items and BACM are pleased to make this selection available on CD.


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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 359

KERAY REGAN & The Peace River Rangers. B.A.C.M. 359

Another fine entry from Canada. Singer/songwriter Keray performing many of his songs and featuring The Petrie Sisters, ace guitarist Bog Regan and one track with then wife the lovely voiced Lucille Starr.


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CD D 181

KITTY WELLS I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight. B.A.C.M. 181

Late '40s / early 50s 24 track collection from the justly titled "Queen of Country Music" including "Hey Joe" and "There's poison in your heart".


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CD D 420

LAWTON “SLIM” WILLIAMS. B.A.C.M. 420

Williams’ recording/ performing career stretched across six decades but it was his songwriting that ‘paid the bills’ – including country classics like “Fraulein”and “Geisha Girl”. Here is an interesting collection of 27 other self-penned songs, mostly less well known but including “Farewell Party”, a big hit for Gene Watson and “Paper face” recorded by Hank Locklin. Williams’ voice fits the songs well and some excellent session musicians also feature.


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CD D 266

LeGARDE TWINS One Little Letter. B.A.C.M. 266

29 tracks from the yodeling twins, Tom and Ted LeGarde from Queensland, Australia, recorded 1951-56. Accomplished cowboys and rodeo riders they worked with legendary Aussie entertainers Buddy Williams and Tex Morton eventually landing a recording contract, billed as "Australia's Yodeling Stockmen". Most of the cuts on this selection are of well known country classics including Jimmie Rodgers' "Whisper your mother's name" and "In the jailhouse now" and fine versions of Hank Snow's "I don't hurt anymore" and Web Pierce's "There stands the glass".


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CD D 225

LEON PAYNE Lost Highway. B.A.C.M. 225

Blind country crooner and prolific songwriter who gave the world many great songs which became country standards. This collection includes his original recording of "Lost highway", recorded by (and often incorrectly attributed to) the great Hank Williams. Bob Dylan did an improvised version on his 1965 "Don't look back" movie.


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CD D 295

LEON PAYNE Vol. 2 Lang–Worth Recordings. B.A.C.M. 295

Recorded between 1948 and '53, these transcription recordings showcase blind singer-songwriter Payne's gentle style along with some tongue-in-cheek impersonations. From the composer of 'I love you because' and 'Lost highway'.


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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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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 63

LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS Hot Diggity Dog. B.A.C.M. 63

Three things sum up this artist: Small, Loud and Fine-country-singer. Here is a great selection of his late 1940s, early 50s Columbia recordings, many of them of the novelty genre.


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CD D 486

LONE STAR HILLBILLY – Vol. 1 “Abilene”. BACM CD 486

First of a new series of CDs of rare hillbilly from Texas; this one features mid ‘50s and early 60s recordings made in Abilene City which had a thriving Country Music heritage dating back to pre war Western 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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CD D 570

LUCKY LABEL – Various Artists – BACM CD 570

Of the many independent labels based in Cincinnati Ohio during the late 1950s and 1960s, the short-lived Lucky Label has been sought out by collectors for a long time. BACM have selected these 26 tracks, nice mix of styles, country, bluegrass and a few crossover-rockabilly, all obscure artistes although some also recorded on major labels like Joe “Cannonball” Lewis who recorded several tracks for MGM in the early 1950s.


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CD D 230

LUKE SIMMONS I Like My Music Country Style. B.A.C.M. 230

Canadian born singer who settled in New Zealand and sadly has been much overlooked despite a great voice and authentic country sound. Showcased here with 25 tracks of mainly 1950s songs. Superb versions of Wilf Carter's "I miss my miss" and the Hank Snow hit "Lady's man".


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CD D 330

LULU BELLE & SCOTTY The Sweethearts Of Country Music. B.A.C.M. 330

These recordings highlight the fine harmony singing of this married couple - mostly written by Scotty including his giant hit "Have I told you lately that I love you" - and his whistling!


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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 434

MAIN STREET JAMBOREE Canadian Radio. B.A.C.M. 434

Country music was always big in Canada, and radio a prime medium in its popularity from the 1920s onwards. For this CD we have dug up tracks aired on the Main Street Jamboree show, initially broadcast from Hamilton Ontario, then launched as a travelling show. The Jamboree became a showcase for the best in Canadian country talent - sit back and enjoy these 28 tracks, nice mix of styles and tempos.


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CD D 204

MARTHA CARSON I’ll Shout And Shine. B.A.C.M. 204

The "First lady of Gospel" with 25 driving songs recorded late 40s-mid 50s, some accompanied on mandolin by then husband James Roberts. Nice companion to our CD161 JAMES ROBERTS & MARTHA CARSON I’m Gonna Let It Shine.


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CD D 162

MARVIN RAINWATER Tennessee Houn’ Dog Yodel. B.A.C.M. 162

Fine country singer (who later strayed into Rock!) with a powerful and distinctive voice - here a selection of 27 of his best country recordings, many of them own compositions.


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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 490

MERLE KILGORE – Johnny Reb. BACM CD 490

Our first collection, fine recordings, from the great singer/songwriter composer of such hits as Wolverton Mountain, Ring Of Fire and Johnny Reb. Fine song stylist with a deep baritone, has been described as a cross between Johnny Cash and Eddie Arnold! Superb vocalist with an astonishing gift for mimicking other stars - take a listen to his Seasons Of My Heart, perfect 'Johnny Cash'!


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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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CD D 125

MERVIN SHINER Steppin’ Out. B.A.C.M. 125

Like so many talented country performers, Shiner never got the breaks to make the big time; these 27 tracks - four of them featuring The Jordanaires - were recorded in the 1940s/50s, great songs, great voice.


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CD D 188

MITCHELL TOROK Drink Up And Go Home. B.A.C.M. 188

Texas born singer/songwriter who provided hits for Jim Reeves ("Mexican Joe") and Vernon Oxford ("Redneck") while his cleverly worded hit "Caribbean" was a huge hit for himself. This 1950s collection showcases his many styles.


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CD D 382

MOON MULLICAN The End Of The Rainbow. B.A.C.M. 382

A very influential pianist (Jerry Lee Lewis!) who, on this selection mixes Country/ Western Swing/Cajun; 26 tracks from the late 40s to early 50s.


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CD D 574

PANHANDLE SHUFFLE Various Artists BACM CD 574

This CD covers late 1940s/early 1950s recordings from record labels in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle, an area of Texas which although sparsely populated has always had a vibrant and lively music scene. Artists featured include Billy Briggs (of Chew Tobacco Rag fame, see BACM489; steel guitar and vocals) and legendary guitarist Bill Carson – the man whom Leo Fender designed the Stratocaster guitar for. A couple of neat novelty songs from gifted blind singer/songwriter Leroy Jenkins.


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CD D 569

PARKER FAMILY – Country & Bluegrass Gospel. BACM CD 569

One of the most popular ‘traditional country’ family groups in West Virginia post WWII were Rex and Eleonore Parker who, later when performing with their two daughters, became known as the Parker Family. They never strove to hit the big time nationally, preferring to maintain their success at the regional level. From 1959 onwards they began to focus on gospel music, regularly appearing on the weekly Songs For Salvation show and cutting several albums with the same title and BACM have compiled this selection from those albums. Appalachian style gospel at it’s best, their sound often echoing the Carter Family.


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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 435

PELL BROTHERS Brooklyn Hillbillies BACM CD 435

Private recordings, most never heard before from this bluegrassy close harmony duo who were setting the New York country music clubs abuzz in the early 1960s. Everlys-style close harmonies, bluegrassy instrumention, nice selection of easy-on-the-ear country songs.


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CD D 166

PORTER WAGONER Dig That Crazy Moon. B.A.C.M. 166

25 of Porter's early recordings from 1952-56 in his 'Pre commercial' days - includes great versions of the country classics "Born to lose" and "I guess I'm crazy".


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CD D 491

RAMBLIN’ JIMMIE DOLAN. ONE TRUE HEART – BACM CD 491

A nice collection including several rare tracks from Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan, LA based country performer whose sessions over the years featured many of the top musicians of the era. Sometimes classified as ‘Western Swing’ but Dolan’s vocal style was solid country.


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CD D 553

Ray Anderson –With The Tennessee Mountaineers & The Homefolks. BACM 553

Anderson never got the breaks to hit the big time but was a superb singer whose style and sound is close to Hank Williams but still distinctively different. A talented musician, guitar and bass (played bass player with the Osborne Brothers) and an accomplished songwriter. This collection – good mix of country, novelty and bluegrass - includes his moving tribute to Hank Williams, The World Lost A Star.


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CD D 192

RED FOLEY Sings Gospel. B.A.C.M. 192

A man of many country music hats and a well deserved Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee sings 23 gospel songs plus a nice cut of "Satisfied Mind". Companion to our earlier Foley collections, CD64 and CD95.


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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 500

RED FOLEY Vol. 4 My Keepsake Album BACM CD 500

Our fourth volume, a set culled from Foley’s Decca recordings and showcasing his versatility, country ballads, gospel, crossover pop in the Perry Como mould, several great recitations and a few duets with daughter Betty Foley. An enjoyable hour’s easy-listening country style!.


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CD D 233

RED KIRK ‘The Voice Of The Country’. B.A.C.M. 233

A nowadays little remembered singer/guitarist who had a couple of hits ("Lovesick Blues" in 1949, included here and "Lose your Blues", 1950) but then faded, here with twenty 1949-50 tracks - including a rare Lazy Ranch Boys radio show.


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CD D 207

RED SOVINE How Do You Think I Feel. B.A.C.M. 207

Well known for sentimental tear jerkers like "Teddy Bear" and "Little Rosa" he could also do hardcore '50s honky-tonk as showcased in this 24 song collection, nice selection of songs.


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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 258

REG LINDSAY When The Wagon Was New. B.A.C.M. 258

24 tracks from early in the recording career of one of the great Aussie country stars songwriter, multi instrumentalist, distinctive-voiced singer and yodeler. Our selection includes several Jimmie Rodgers' classics and closes with a powerful take on "There's a love knot in my lariat".


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CD D 526

RENFRO VALLEY REVISITED. BACM CD 526

Another crop of fine recordings from the legendary Renfro Valley Barn Dance, a companion to our MEMORIES OF RENFRO VALLEY, CD41 released back in 2003 and still available. To quote from Bryan Chalker’s sleeve notes: “These delightfully nostalgic performances are rekindling a lost age of innocence, country living and good old fashioned pickin’ and grinning”!


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CD D 13

Rex Allen “The Arizona Cowboy”. B.A.C.M. 13

Some say his was the best country voice ever with an amazing range from deepest bass to ear piercing yodel; coupled with his cowboy film star status he cut a fine figure and these USA Mercury recordings show off his voice across a nice mixed bag of songs. Great version of Merle Travis' "Petal From A Faded Rose".


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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 51

REX ALLEN Song of the Hills. B.A.C.M. 51

22 more songs (two accompanied by Patti Page) from this fine singer (rated by country historian Bill Malone as " ... the best singer of them all; Allen's rich voice ranged from a deep bass to a sweeping tenor - a sound that almost no other country singer could equal"). An enjoyable hour's listening here, wide variety of styles and tempos, several songs accompanied by legendary steel guitarist Jerry Byrd.


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CD D 567

RILEY CRABTREE 1955-1963 Recordings – BACM CD 567

Stricken with polio at age 2, Crabtree lived a life on crutches but carved out a reasonably successful career as a country music songwriter and performer whose voice and phrasing have more than a passing similarity with those of Hank Williams.  BACM included five of his recordings on our Jimmie Rodgers covers CD (FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JIMMIE RODGERS Various Artists, BACM CD 387) and are pleased to now issue this collection, 25 tracks showing his versatility, with a mix of country ballads and more up tempo numbers edging towards what would later be labelled rockabilly. One track, Meet Me At Joe’s features a very young Eddie Cochran on lead guitar.


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CD D 399

RITA ROBBINS Don’t Take All The Love. B.A.C.M. 399

Easy on the ear pop/country from a girl who had a distinctive and infectious delivery; there are 26 RCA 1950s recordings here including one duetting with Hawkshaw Hawkins.


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CD D 193

ROCKY BILL FORD His Complete Recordings. B.A.C.M. 193

We are pleased to present here the complete recorded output from the 1950s of this 'Singing Barber' from Texas; 27 songs in his distinctive stripped down sound including his "Beer Drinking Blues" hit.


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CD D 413

ROME JOHNSON My Dream Boat Is Drifting. B.A.C.M. 413

100% country, from this talented performer, who somehow never made the big time. Here, 23 tracks, late 40's and early 50s, several written and produced by Fred Rose during Johnson’s spell with MGM.


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CD D 135

ROSALIE ALLEN Jealous Heart. B.A.C.M. 135

Queen of the yodelers' with songs in the Singing Cowgirl tradition - a mixed 1940s/50s selection of songs showing off her range.


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CD D 189

ROSE MADDOX When The Sun Goes Down. B.A.C.M. 189

With a voice that could shatter glass, Rose and her brothers show off their prowess on this selection of 1940s/50s recordings.


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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 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 423

RUSTY McDONALD Postage Due BACM B.A.C.M. 423

22 tracks recorded 1950-60 from this talented country crooner who for a while was vocalist with Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys.


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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 90

SHEB WOOLEY Texas Tango. B.A.C.M. 90

Singer, songwriter, actor. These early 1950s (bar one historical gem from 1945) recordings, showcase his singing and songwriting talents.


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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 35

SHUG FISHER & HIS RANCHMEN Cowboy Jubilee. B.A.C.M. 35

Shug was a one time member of the Sons Of The Pioneers; a comedy bass player and Western film sidekick. These transcription recordings were made in the late 1940s and 1950s including some nice swinging harmony and traditional songs. Backing guitar possibly Merle Travis on some tracks.


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CD D 228

SKEETS McDONALD Vol. 2 You Gotta Be My Baby. B.A.C.M. 228

More songs from the great honky-tonker, 1950s recordings including fine compositions by Tommy Collins, Harlan Howard, Wynn Stewart, Floyd Tillman - and Skeets himself.


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CD D 396

SKEETS YANEY Hello Trouble. B.A.C.M. 396

25 songs, mainly 1950s recordings by this top DJ and singer - whose voice and phrasing have similarities with Eddie Arnold and Cowboy Copas; his distinctive yodeling is featured on several tracks..


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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 317

SLIM WILLET A Cold Can Of Beer. B.A.C.M. 317

Best known for "Don't let the stars get in your eyes", Slim composed all 30 lively tracks on this CD; some good songs and great country-sound backing.


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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 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 138

STEWART FAMILY Come On In And Make Yourself At Home. B.A.C.M. 138

25 1950s recordings from this nowadays little remembered but talented country band; the collection includes their original of the much recorded "Just out of reach" - written by Stewart Family patriarch Pappy Stewart and which was later recorded by, among others: Faron Young, Perry Como, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline and Solomon Burke.


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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 238

SUE THOMPSON Angels Cry. B.A.C.M. 238

Well known for her pop-novelty songs, here is a selection of 24 Decca and Mercury output from the 1950s, proving she had a great voice for a country song.


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CD D 561

SWINGING ON THE BRAZOS Unissued Demos etc. CD 561

An interesting slice of Western Swing History. Two dozen previously unissued recordings cut in Waco, Central Texas in the early 1950s, a mix of live performances and studio demos. Several tracks feature legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and liner notes, both for this one and for the Swinging On The Brazos CD.


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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 260

TABBY WEST Chat Chat Chatanooga. B.A.C.M. 260

This girl was a strong competitor for Patsy Cline, Jean Shepard and Kitty Wells. Good solid, tuneful 1950s C&W; track 2 features Texas Bill Strength.


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CD D 530

TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD Radio & Capitol Recordings. BACM CD 530

Our first CD from this deep voiced song stylist, one of the most distinctive voices in country music who scored a couple of crossover hits in the mid 50s including his biggest success, Sixteen Tons. Enthusiasts will enjoy these rare items – 32 tracks, a mix of radio transcriptions and 1959 recordings on the Capitol label.


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CD D 191

TERRY FELL & THE FELLERS Get Aboard My Wagon. B.A.C.M. 191

Singer/Songwriter (most known for the latter) Terry Fell, here with 25 1940s/50s songs including his solitary hit "Don't drop it" and its 'B' side, Fell's original of the much recorded "Truck driving man" - which has Buck Owens in the backing group. Another well known Fell song (not in this collection) "You're the reason" covered by Bobby Edwards and Hank Snow among others.


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CD D 257

TEX RITTER Froggy Went A-Courtin’. B.A.C.M. 257

Children of all ages will enjoy these songs recorded in the 1950s and some featuring special sound effects. Ritter's rich baritone perfectly fits.


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CD D 171

TEX RITTER Pledge Of Allegiance. B.A.C.M. 171

Top cowboy with an instantly recognizable voice - here with 27 songs from the mid 1940s to mid 50s.


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CD D 46

TEX WILLIAMS Hey Mr. Cotton Picker. B.A.C.M. 46

Although best known for his "Smoke, smoke smoke that cigarette", Williams was a prolific and versatile recording artist. These 22 tracks show off his Talking Blues/ Western Swing style.


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CD D 97

TEX WILLIAMS River Of No Return. B.A.C.M. 97

A mix of transcriptions and commercial recordings from the "Smoke, Smoke,Smoke" man; follow up to the CD 46 collection. Also see CD 334 for some of Tex' later ('50s-60s) recordings.


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CD D 415

TEXAS BILL STRENGTH Vol. 2. CD 415

This second compilation came about thanks to Bill’s son Dale who discovered among his father’s belongings several long lost recordings and air-checks included here, some never before issued. 30 tracks including two recorded with Elvis Presley’s band in 1960, and a superb off-radio duet with Carl Perkins. Fine authentic honkytonk voice.


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CD D 186

Texas Bill Strength – When Love Comes Knockin’ – CD186

A man with a great country voice here with an interesting selection of 1950s Country songs - from the era before Nashville went 'Pop'. 25 solid country titles including a superb rendition of Carl Perkins' Turn Around.


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CD D 213

TEXAS JIM ROBERTSON Vol. 2 Put Your Arms Around Me. B.A.C.M. 213

More from Robertson, here with 17 commercial recordings and 8 transcriptions for radio; the latter just Robertson accompanying himself on guitar. Mix of well known country songs such as "Hobo Bill's last ride" and "Life gets tee-jus" and lesser known numbers but all well fitting Robertson's deep voice.


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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 275

THE BROWNS: Bonnie, Jim Ed & Maxine. B.A.C.M. 275

Early (1954/57) recordings from this great brother and two sisters trio of 'The Three Bells' fame, some of the most beautiful harmony recordings in country music history. Our CD gives you taster - for a real feast, there's their 8 box set on Bear Family (http://www.bear-family.com/en/country-western/classic-country-artists/browns-the-three-bells-8-cd-box.html); we also recommend Maxine Brown's "Looking Back To See", one of the best, most authentic country music autobiographies ever (http://www.amazon.com/Looking-Back-See-Country-Memoir/dp/1557289344).


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CD D 167

THE CARLISLES Tennessee Memories. B.A.C.M. 167

Brothers Bill and Cliff had sung together as 'The 'Carlisles' back in the 1920s, but Bill formed a new group with the same name in the mid 1950s, following Cliff's retirement. Here are 26 recordings from this mid '50s period, many of them humorous and some bawdy,


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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 405

THE JONES BOYS Neal Jones & Oakie Jones. B.A.C.M. 405

Not brothers as the CD title suggests but two fine out and out country singers, Oakie Jones (12 tracks, 1950-52) and Neal Jones (14 tracks, 1954-60) from a time when the USA Columbia label was getting into country and attracting talent. Obscure artists but first class.


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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 564

THE RAZORBACK LABEL – Various Artists. BACM CD 564

(July new release, No. 2) - THE RAZORBACK LABEL – Various Artists. BACM 564. An obscure label based in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Razorback was founded in 1958 and this collection will please lovers of ‘50’s style country. A few of the featured artists went on to hit the big time, notably Al Dexter (see also BACM 322) and Bobby Barnett who scored six chart hits in the ‘60s– but most never made it beyond the local venues and radio or TV shows but an enjoyable hours listening for fans of the genre.


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Speciality Label-499
CD D 499

THE SPECIALTY LABEL Various Artists BACM CD 499

Specialty is best known for its R&B, blues and early rock and roll roster (the likes of Little Richard, Lloyd Price, John Lee Hooker) but also recorded some country. This collection features Speciality country tracks from 1952/53 including early cuts by Claude King (later to hit the country/pop charts with Wolverton Mountain) and steelie Harold “Shot” Jackson who appears on many Louisiana Hayride shows from that era.


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The Tennessee River Boys CD 417
CD D 417

The Tennessee River Boys (Two different groups!). B.A.C.M. 417

There has long been much confusion amongst collectors arising from these two groups, both doing fine Bluegrass and using the same name. Paul (Boswell) and Roy (Pryor) were both registered blind and played guitar and mandolin respectively, recording on Mercury and Pace. The other pair, Curtis McPeake (5 string banjo/guitar) and Benny Williams (fiddle, guitar, banjo, autoharp, and mandolin) were both sometime members of Bill Monroe’s legendary Blue Grass Boys.


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CD D 278

TIM McNAMARA McNamara’s Rodeo. B.A.C.M. 278

26 songs here from this accomplished and pleasant-voiced Aussie country singer backed with his own band. Several great interpretations of country standards. Check out PragueFrank's website for session details http://countrydiscography.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/tim-mcnamara_20.html


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TNT-542
CD D 542

TNT Hillbilly Label Vol.1 Various Artists.  BACM CD 542

26 recordings from the San Antonio-based TNT label, 1950s and early ‘60s, mainly obscure artistes but includes two rarities from the great Eddie Noack (see also BACM 277) and a couple of Red River Dave McEnery/Davis Sisters duets. A chance to hear two songs from ‘The Rolling Stones’, backing the obscure Lucky Hill - years before the other band with the same name emerged from across the Atlantic!


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CD D 165

TOMMY COLLINS Think It Over Boys. B.A.C.M. 165

One of the pioneers of "The Bakersfield Sound"; these 25 recordings from the mid 1950s show a fine uncluttered sound.


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CD D 293

TOMMY HILL The Life That I’m Living. B.A.C.M. 293

Brilliant fiddle player who graced innumerable country sessions for top artists is found here with a selection of his own recordings (Tommy on vocals, various session line ups), mainly 1950s style honky tonk.


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CD D 294

TOMMY JACKSON The Legendary Session Fiddler. B.A.C.M. 294

Brilliant fiddle player who graced innumerable country sessions for top artistes is found here with his 50s square dance recordings for Dot.


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Tompall & Glaser Bros 476
CD D 476

TOMPALL & THE GLASER BROS. Same Old Memories. BACM 476

Early recordings from Tompall and The Glasers, distinctive and instantly recognisable - gutsy country …


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CD D 209

WADE RAY Things I Might Have Been.. B.A.C.M. 209

Child prodigy fiddle player who also developed a fine and distinctive vocal style; here are 26 of his 1950s jazz-tinged RCA Victor recordings .


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CD D 573

WAYNE JOHNSTON & The Blue Bonnet Playboys BACM CD 573

A fine band, although little known outside West Texas and Southern New Mexico, where they were established performers on the dance band circuit and through their radio and TV live performances. Johnson was a big fan of Western Swing from childhood on, becoming an accomplished steel player. After war service and a stint as a DJ he joined the established Bluebonnet Playboys band in 1952. These live recordings show the band in good form, with various vocalists including long time member Lindsey Smith and guest vocalists Floyd Tillman and Red Brown. Nice mix of songs, Western Swing standards, popular country songs of the day - and from 1956 - a curious jazzy version of See You Later Alligator!


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CD D 315

WAYNE RANEY featuring The Delmore Brothers. B.A.C.M. 315

A double bonus here - Raney's virtuoso harmonica playing coupled with the renowned Delmore's harmony singing - 25 tracks from the 1950s.


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CD D 267

WEBB PIERCE Tupelo County Jail. B.A.C.M. 267

Up there with Hank Williams as one of the all time great country singers with an instantly recognizable sound, here is a selection of 26 recordings from the 1950s showing why the man is so highly rated.


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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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Wisconsin-Final-464
CD D 464

WISCONSIN ROUND-UP. Various Artists-CD 464

There was a thriving country music scene in Wisconsin in the 1950s and 60s and we have dug up these tracks, showcasing some of the best, a nice hour of solid country listening, artistes you will probably not have heard before but well worth a listen …


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Zeb Turner-506
CD D 506

ZEB TURNER – Things Just Happen That Way. BACM CD 506

Brothers Zeke and Zeb Turner were both superb guitarists and both contributed session work on some classic Hank Willams recordings (eg: Zeb on Wedding Bells!). Both took early to the electric guitar, and our collection of Zeb’s recordings kicks off with Zeb’s superb landmark recording of Mountain Boogie. He is nowadays best remembered through his song writing credits (including the classic It’s A Sin, which charted for Eddy Arnold and Marty Robbins and was also recorded by George Jones and Don Gibson as well as Elvis). But he was also a superb and distinctive vocalist, here heard mainly on his own compositions.


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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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