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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 398

BARRIER BROTHERS Bluegrass Classics. B.A.C.M. 398

Superb bluegrass from this talented quartet - 28 bluegrass '60s recordings from a band up there with the very best!


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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 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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Bill Clifton - CD 418
CD D 418

BILL CLIFTON & Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. B.A.C.M. 418

In our opinion one of the all time great Bluegrass/Old-timey performers. Fans may already have Clifton’s excellent Bear Family 8-CD box set (recommended!), but here we have a special treat – 28 tracks he recorded in New Zealand in 1970 with a superb NZ bluegrass band. In great voice, with a nice variety of songs, mix of old-timey, bluegrass and country, several featuring his trademark autoharp breaks!


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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 501

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BOYS BACM CD 501

This features A-team musicians led by Kelso Herston, legendary producer (of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens etc) and guitarist (session man for over 200 artists). Other players include Jerry Kennedy on dobro, Rual Yarborough and Herschel Sizemore, both switching between banjo and mandolin; and the great Tommy Jackson on violin. Plus superb lead- and harmony-vocals; nice set of classic bluegrass tunes.


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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 291

BOBBY HELMS Borrowed Dreams. B.A.C.M. 291

Although he never got above the 2nd rung of fame, Helms made some of the finest country music of the 50s including his smash hit "Fraulein" and the ever popular "Jingle Bell Rock", both of which are featured here.


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CD D 383

BUDDY DURHAM Fiddle Tunes. B.A.C.M. 383

Fiddler extraordinaire Durham shows off his stunning prowess on these 1950s recordings . All the great 'country fiddle' tunes are here including Under The Double Eagle, Over the waves, Missouri Waltz, The Waltz You Saved For Me, Arkansas Traveler, After The Ball, Mexicali Rose, Home On The Range - no less than 43 tunes on 20 tracks!


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CD D 335

CARL BELEW Cool Gator Shoes. B.A.C.M. 335

"Lonely street" and "Am I that easy to forget" are just two of the many great songs composed by this mellow voiced singer/ songwriter and included in this 1959/60 collection.


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CD D 389

CECIL SURRATT & SMITTY SMITH Last Mile Of The Way. B.A.C.M. 389

27 early 1960s recordings from these talented singers / musicians; many traditional songs, some in Bluegrass style.


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Charles River Boys-503
CD D 503

CHARLES RIVER VALLEY BOYS Goin’ To Georgia. BACM CD 503.

Talented bluegrass group, whose core members were not from the Appalachian outback but rather a bunch of Harvard students/ graduates who rode the crest of the 1960s 'Folk Revival' which was bringing bluegrass to new, urban audiences; here with some of their earliest recordings from the early 1960s, refreshing takes on a mix of old timey classics and songs from the core bluegrass repertoire. Some brilliant musicianship (guitar, mandolin and banjo) and fine vocals. Includes bluegrassy interpretations of two classic Jimmie Rodgers songs, Waiting For A Train and Way Out On The Mountain.


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407 Claude Gray
CD D 407

CLAUDE GRAY The Tall Texan. B.A.C.M. 407

28 early '60s tracks from this Gold Record balladeer, Mercury’s answer to Jim Reeves.


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CD D 403

CONNIE HALL Heartache Avenue. B.A.C.M. 403

A super but sadly underrated country girl - here are 28 songs from 1958/62 selected from her Mercury and Decca years.


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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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Cool 451 (1)
CD D 451

COOL HILLBILLY Various Artists – B.A.C.M. 451

Obscure New Jersey label which released a mix of rockabilly, rock ‘n roll, white gospel and country between 1958 and the early ‘60s. This collection features the best of the label’s country recordings.


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Country Gospel Vol 2-461
CD D 461

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.2 BACM CD 461

An hours’ country gospel music, mostly with a bluegrassy feel. Companion to our acclaimed Vol. 1 (CD 323) released in 2010.


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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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CD D 041

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 1) CD 041

Tracks 1 -25 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 042

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 2) CD 042

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 043

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 3) CD 043

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 044

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1960 – (Vol. 4) CD 044

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1960, by the original artists. The Chart Memories Collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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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 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 045

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 1) CD 045

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 046

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 2) CD 046

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 047

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 3) CD 047

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 048

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1961 – (Vol. 4) CD 048

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1961 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 049

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 1) CD 049

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 050

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 2) CD 050

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 051

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 3) CD 051

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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CD D 052

Country Music ~ Chart Memories – 1962 – (Vol. 4) CD 052

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1962 by the original artists. The Chart Memories CD collection is a limited edition, mini-series created to appeal to all country music collectors.


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Cozy Vol 4 - CD 466
CD D 466

COZY LABEL Vol. 4 – Various Artists. CD 466

A fourth volume of 1950s and 1960s recordings on the West Virginia Cozy label, lovingly restored from the original 78s discs. Nice mix of bluegrass and country.


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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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CD D 390

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 2 (Custom Starday Label). . B.A.C.M. 390

The second volume of recordings from the Starday Custom label; carries on to 1957 with a variety of styles from 21 lesser known artists; some provide a stark reminder that having great talent is no guarantee of fame and success!


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CD D 395

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 3 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 395

31 more Starday Custom pressings, this time from 1957/58, mix of Hillbilly and Rockabilly.


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CD D 410

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 4 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 410

Another volume of obscure Starday custom pressings, this time from mid 1956 to mid 1958. Includes the rare Willie Nelson No place for me, recorded in 1957, long before he became a country legend.


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CD D 426

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 5 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 426

Our fifth Starday Custom collection, this time recordings from around 1958 mainly with a Rockabilly flavour.


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CD D 448

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 6 (Custom Starday Label). – B.A.C.M. 448

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


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Custom Vol 7-CD 460
CD D 460

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 7 (Custom Starday Label). CD 460

Another volume of obscure tracks from the Starday Custom label, this time mainly early ‘60’s. Nice mix of hillbilly, country and rockabilly. Includes the first two recordings (1959) of legendary Canadian country star Dick Damron - two upbeat tracks , Gonna Have A Party Tonight and Rockin' Baby. Now a young 80 year old, Dick is still going strong!


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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 565

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol.10 (Custom Starday Label). BACM CD 565

Our 10th collection of obscure recordings culled from the Starday Custom series, this one covering the period from summer 1960 to the end of that year. A couple of tracks are rockabilly, most are easy going ‘core country’, mix of ‘Nashville” & “Bakersfield” styles.


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Danny Dill-488
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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Don Helms 457
CD D 457

DON HELMS Plays Hank Williams & Other Favourites. CD 457

The man whose wistful steel guitar helped create the magic on all of Hank’s greatest recordings went on to play on many classic hits for other artists including Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash (Columbia era). Here are 24 instrumental tracks showcasing Don’s talent on a mix of Hank Williams hits and other country standards.


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CD D 422

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

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


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CD D 360

DOT LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 360

Fine 1950s/early 60s country from this interesting label including rare cuts by Jimmy C. Newman, Bonnie Guitar and Lonzo & Oscar among others.


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CD D 277

EDDIE NOACK Have Blues Will Travel. B.A.C.M. 277

Excellent singer/songwriter who deserves to be better known. These 1940s/50s recordings will show you why.


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CD D 347

EVAN KEMP Beautiful Nicola Valley. B.A.C.M. 347

Another fine Canadian country singer who deserves wider fame; nice easy style, 31 songs and instrumentals recorded between 1958 and 1960.


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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 458

GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST – Vol 3. South Of The Border. CD 458

Recorded nearly 30 years after the duo’s heyday when they were one of the most popular country acts on radio and on record, here are 27 hauntingly beautiful recordings Dolly and Millie Good made in the early 1960’s. Sweet harmony singing, backed with Dolly’s acoustic guitar on a nice selection of nostalgic, easy on the ear, songs, many of them country classics – like South Of The Border, Sleepy Rio Grande and Bury Me Beneath The Willow.


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CD D 107

GOLDIE HILL. Vol 1 – I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes. B.A.C.M. 107

24 songs from 1952/54 by this good looking girl with a great country voice and some fine songs including the answer to Slim Willet's "Don't let the stars get in your eyes" (two versions of which are on our Slim Willet collection, CD 317).


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CD D 301

GOLDIE HILL. Vol 2 – It’s Only A Matter Of Time. B.A.C.M. 301

Excellent steel guitar and fiddle based 50s/60s music from this strong voiced girl singer; 26 fine tracks, a follow up to our well-received Volume 1 (BACM 107).


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Hal Lone Pine 477
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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Hawking Brothers 456
CD D 456

Hawking Brothers – Country Sweet. B.A.C.M. 456

Aussie close harmony duo, whose influences are clear from the song list - mainly classic US country songs from the likes of Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family and Hank Williams.


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CD D 432

HOBO JACK ADKINS – Early Bluegrass. B.A.C.M. 432

This CD celebrates the recordings made by this individualist singer/guitarist/songwriter across a 10 year period from 1953. Raw, gutsy vocals with hints variously of Jimmie Skinner, Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, all these songs are own compositions. Nowadays his songs are better known by other artists including Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs.


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Homer & Jethro Vol 4-BACM 497
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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Hoyle Nix 451 (3)
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 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 318

JAMES O’GWYNN Muleskinner Blues. B.A.C.M. 318

A contemporary of George Jones, Eddie Noack and Claude Gray in the famed 'D' label in the late '50s, This selection of recordings from the late '50s/early '60s showcases his easy going style (smacks of Texas and Oklahoma bar-rooms although born in Mississippi). A talented singer/songwriter who made many donations of publicity and other materials to the Archive over the years for which we are deeply grateful. Yet another example of a great talent written out of the history books whose music deserves to be heard and brought to the attention of new audiences.


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CD D 409

JAN HOWARD – Belle Of The Ball. B.A.C.M. 409

26 tracks from her early career (1959-62), mainly songs written by her then husband Harlan Howard including the classic hits 'Pick me up on your way down' and 'The one you slip around with'.


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CD D 354

JEANNE BLACK He’ll Have To Stay. B.A.C.M. 354

This one is for fans of "1960s Nashville Sound girl singers"; Jeannie Black had a Top 10 charter with her first Capitol recording (1960), the female answer song to Jim Reeves' "He'll have to go". Other titles included here, covers of Buck Owens' "Under your spell again", the Eddy Arnold hit "You don't know me" and Hank Williams' "You win again".


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Jimmie Logsdon CD 416
CD D 416

JIMMIE LOGSDON – Midnight Blues. B.A.C.M. 416

Country voices don’t come more ‘Country’ than that of Jimmie Logsdon, friend and devotee of Hank Williams. We bring you here a selection of his country and gospel recordings, 23 of them recorded in the 50s, and four in 1963. Includes both sides of his poignant tribute single “The death of Hank Williams” b/w “Hank Williams will sing The Blues no more”.


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CD D 388

JIMMIE WILLIAMS & RED ELLIS Bluegrass Gospel. B.A.C.M. 388

29 recordings of excellent mandolin and guitar based bluegrass gospel from this great duo, recorded between 1958 and the early 1960s.


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CD D 376

JIMMY C. NEWMAN Crazy Old Heart. B.A.C.M. 376

Distinctive-voiced Cajun from Louisiana with 28 songs from his late 50s/ early 60s period; a few cajun songs along with some mainstream country with fuller backings than usual.


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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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Lone Star Hillbilly Vol 1-486
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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Loretta Lynn-513
CD D 513

LORETTA LYNN – I’m A Honky Tonk Girl. BACM CD 513

Some early recordings from the lady who went onto become America’s Sweetheart (and the 1970s “Woman Of The Decade”!) Including the best of her first recordings (1960) which were released on Canada's Zero label and already demonstrating her ability to write a good song. Distinctive, immediately recognizable voice and a great selection of songs, a nice 60 minutes of fine country music.


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CD D 393

LUKE GORDON Dark Hollow. B.A.C.M. 393

Excellent 50s/60s country with superb accompaniments. Most of the 27 tracks were composed by Gordon an exception being an interpretation of the Hank Williams classic "On The Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain".


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CD D 375

MARGIE SINGLETON She Will Break Your Heart. B.A.C.M. 375

Singer, songwriter and wife of producer Shelby - with a mixed bag of 50s/60s country/pop.


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CD D 379

MEL TILLIS Honky Tonk Song. B.A.C.M. 379

Man with a stutter which did not come across in his singing - he started as a songwriter for others ("I ain't never" and smash hit "Detroit City"). He had several hits himself, some included on this 30 track 50s/60s collection.


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Merl Lindsay-541
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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Renfro V Revisited-526
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 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 332

ROY DRUSKY Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love. B.A.C.M. 332

Crooner-voiced purveyor of 'The Nashville Sound' who during the 60s/70s had 42 chart hits, many with his own compositions. This CD has 30 tracks from 1955 to 1960.


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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 337

SKEETER DAVIS Lost To A Geisha Girl. B.A.C.M. 337

Fine collection from 'End of the world' hit girl Skeeter including superb version of Wynn Stewart's "Wishful thinking".


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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 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 334

TEX WILLIAMS Vol. 3 Badman’s Country. B.A.C.M. 334

Companion volume to CDs 46 and 97, the 26 tracks here showcase Tex in his later 1950s/60s era.


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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 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 537

THE NASHVILLE LABEL Vol. 1. BACM 537

Our first compilation of lost gems from the Nashville label – a subsidiary of Starday, established by Don Pierce in 1961. 28 tracks, mostly produced by the legendary Tommy Hill; a feast of authentic 'Nashville country' tracks, featuring top session musicians.


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CD D 254

THE WILBURN BROTHERS The Knoxville Girl. B.A.C.M. 254

Another of the legendary brother duos from the country music annals - here with a selection of 26 tracks from their USA Decca recordings, mid 1950s. Fine version of "One Has My Name The Other Has My Heart".


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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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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 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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