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Late 1950s to early 60s


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 576

AUTRY INMAN Brown Eyed Baby BACM CD  576

BACM have at last got around to showcasing the work of Autry Inman, prolific songwriter and a versatile country performer with a distinctive voice. A big talent and undeservedly nowadays largely forgotten; his compositions were recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones and Hank Williams.


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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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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 593

BONNIE LOU Vol. 2 Barnyard Hop BACM CD 593

A second selection from Bonnie Lou , one of the first female artistes to gain crossover success from country to rock and roll and recognized as one of the first female rock and roll singers. Her roots were in country; influenced by Patsy Montana she began her performing career as Mary Jo, the Yodelling Sweetheart before changing her performing name to Bonnie Lou in the mid 1940s. Scored several US county and novelty hits in the early 1950s; then came rockabilly and more hits. Our CD has a nice cross section of Bonnie Lou’s different styles; a beautiful lady with a fine voice..


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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 595

CARL BELEW Vol. 2 Old Number Nine. BACM CD 595

Our first volume (Cool Gator Shoes, CD 335) became one of the most popular in our catalogue and we have at last got around to this second, a cross section of Belew’s recordings from various labels. Mix of country hits - such as Wishful Thinking, The One You Slip Around With, You're The Only Good Thing - and original numbers delivered with Belew’s smooth voice, distinctive but somewhat in the same vein as Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold. Includes several tracks previously unissued.


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CD D 636

CARL BUTLER – Remember The Alamo. BACM CD 636

Carl Butler began singing and playing guitar as a kid back in the 1930s and after wartime service began performing on radio leading to his first studio recordings in 1947 – that was accompanying one of his childhood hero-groups, the Bailes Brothers. He first appeared on the Opry in 1948 and began his solo recording career in 1950, initially on Columbia. Heenjoyed some success both as a songwriter and singer through the 1950s but only hit the big time in 1961 when he and his wife Pearl recorded Don’t Let Me Cross Over – which stayed at No. 1 for 11 weeks. Carl and Pearl went on to score a series of hits and successful albums throughout the 1960s and beyond, always staying ‘Pure country’. This collection covers the period from early 1958 to the early 1960s, 27 fine recordings many of them not previously released on CD and rare.


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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 033

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1958 – (Vol. 1) CD 033

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1958, 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 034

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1958 – (Vol. 2) CD 034

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1958, 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 035

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1958 – (Vol. 3) CD 035

Tracks 51 - 75 of the most popular original recordings of 1958, 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 036

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1958 – (Vol. 4) CD 036

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1958, 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 037

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1959 – (Vol. 1) CD 037

Tracks 1 - 25 of the most popular original recordings of 1959, 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 038

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1959 – (Vol. 2) CD 038

Tracks 26 - 50 of the most popular original recordings of 1959, 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 040

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1959 – (Vol. 4) CD 040

Tracks 76 - 100 of the most popular original recordings of 1959, 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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CD D 583

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol.11. BACM CD 583

Some real gems here despite the obscure names; the only act which achieved some broader fame was the Cackle Sisters (named for their amazing impersonations of animal sounds as well as their yodelling), also known as the De Zurick Sisters). But the voices, arrangements and songs are all good, authentic ‘50s-style country’ - This CD will be enjoyed by folks who like the authentic sounds of 1950s/early ‘60s country and who like hearing songs and artists they’ve not heard before.


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