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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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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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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CD D 571

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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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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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 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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Hillbilly On A Budget 2-511
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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 89

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

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


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CD D 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Texas Bill Strength CD 415
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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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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