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101 Ranch Boys
CD D 342

101 RANCH BOYS. B.A.C.M. 342

Billed by Variety Magazine in the late '40s as the "Fastest rising cowboy band in the land" , this talented group had begun in 1937 with celebrated musicians Andy Reynolds (guitar) and Cliff Brown (fiddle) joined soon after by accordionist William "Smokey" Roberts and much later by Leonard T. Zinn who added steel guitar and comedy. Here, a nice variety of cowboy, country and popular tunes as well as some great guitar instrumentals featuring Zinn.


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CD D 329

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

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


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Andy Parker-Vol 4-495
CD D 495

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

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


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CD D 36

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

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


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Arizona Joe-522
CD D 522

ARIZONA JOE – Radio Transcriptions. CD 522

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


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CD D 243

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

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


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433 - Art Dickson 2
CD D 433

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

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


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CD D 1

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

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


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CD D 119

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

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


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CD D 515

BIG SLIM ALIFF – Footprints In The Snow. BACM CD 515

Hank Snow fans will have come across the name “Big Slim, The Lone Cowboy”, credited in Hank’s autobiography as having been a big influence on his early career and style, and helping him get started in the US. Snow of course went on to international fame, selling millions of records; but “Big Slim”, although remaining a mainstay of the West Virginia Wheeling Jamboree from 1936 to 1966, never made the big time outside his home state. He was an authentic cowboy / rancher, and was in huge demand at rodeos and fairs, appearing with his trained horse. He made some superb recordings, mainly just Slim and guitar, and has songwriting credits on many songs that have become country classics such as Sunny Side Of The Mountain and Patanio The Pride Of The Plains. A big talent, nowadays undeservedly forgotten and BACM are pleased to release this collection – 23 titles from various sources.


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429-Billy Williams
CD D 429

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

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


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CD D 68

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

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


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CD D 365

BOB ATCHER Vol. 2 with Bonnie Blue Eyes & Randy Atcher. B.A.C.M. 365

A good mix of 30s/40s country and traditional songs from this pleasant voiced singer/guitarist with some tracks from his recording companions, Bonnie Blue Eyes and brother Randy (Atcher). There is another selection of his recordings on BACM 068.


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CD D 120

BOB MALLIN Sings With His Guitar. B.A.C.M. 120

England-born singer with a selection of authentic cowboy songs; self accompanied on guitar (13 tracks) and with a band on the remaining 8; very popular in the 1930s/40s.


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CD D 351

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

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


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CD D 156

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

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


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CD D 331

CARSON ROBISON A Long Long Ways From Home. B.A.C.M. 331

22 1930s recordings from the prolific singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; tracks cross a wide range of styles from comedy to topical pieces


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CD D 21

CARSON ROBISON Goin Back To Texas. B.A.C.M. 21

Prolific songwriter and recording artist who also featured on many of Vernon Dalhart's recordings; here, 17 tracks including some 'both sides' of the issued 78rpm discs.


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CD D 104

CARSON ROBISON Transatlantic Traveller. B.A.C.M. 104

Another selection of recordings by the prolific singer/ songwriter, this time, 20 songs recorded 1926/39.


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CD D 53

CARSON ROBISON TRIO Old Kentucky Cabin. B.A.C.M. 53

More early (1920s/30s) recordings from this prolific singer/songwriter, accompanied on some of these 22 tracks by Frank Luther and Phil Crow.


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CD D 106

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

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


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CD D 368

CASS COUNTY BOYS Vol. 2 More Western Classics. B.A.C.M. 368

32 polished performances from this trio, all radio transcription recordings. The group toured extensively with Gene Autry and appeared in numerous films with him. As a historical footnote, lead singer Jerry Scoggins was the singer of "The Ballad of Jed Clampett', theme song of the Beverley Hillbillies hit TV series on which he was accompanied by messrs Flatt and Scruggs. Companion to CD 106 'Beautiful Texas'.


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CD D 255

CHARLIE HERALD AND HIS ROUNDUP RANGERS. B.A.C.M. 255

From the vaults, some early Canadian Country from 1933/35 - a time even before Wilf Carter and Hank Snow had began recording - an eclectic mix of 23 tracks by this band. Canadian country music history in the making, a nice variety of styles and featured vocalists.


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CD D 404

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

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


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CD D 559

CURT BARRETT & The Trailsmen Texas Jubilee CD 559

A ‘Cowboy singer’ with a distinctive, easy-going jaunty voice, Barret played bit parts in several cowboy movies in the late ‘40s and with a bit of luck could have made the big time. He had a big following in and around the Los Angeles area in the late 40s. Our CD has a selection of his recordings, mainly from the mid to late 1940s and mostly with his superb Trailsmen group. Plus a couple of tracks from the early 1930s with Tim Dix as ‘”Tom & Jerry” – 30 years before Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel called themselves that for their first recordings. Nice versions of some familiar songs like Ridin’ Down The Canyon and Frankie & Johnny plus several of Barret’s original compositions.


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CD D 153

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

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


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CD D 276

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

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


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CD D 26

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

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


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CD D 136

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

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


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CD D 246

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

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


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CD D 269

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

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


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CD D 124

DICK REINHART A Broken Heart For A Souvenir. B.A.C.M. 124

Here is the entirety of Reinhart's solo recordings, recorded 1929-47, nice mix of moods and styles. Also sang as a group ("The Rough Riders") with Johnny Bond and Jimmy Wakely (See BACM CDs 102 and 384).


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CD D 240

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

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


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CD D 91

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

More 1944 transcriptions (33) to complement CD 88.


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CD D 88

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

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


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CD D 92

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

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


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CD D 381

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

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


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CD D 172

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

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


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445 Doye O Dell 2
CD D 445

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

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


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CD D 194

DUDE MARTIN’S NEVADA NIGHT HERDERS Cowboy’s Nightmare. B.A.C.M. 194

27 transcription recordings made in 1935/36 by this accomplished band - a mix of cowboy standards, old fiddle tunes, Western and novelty songs.


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CD D 300

EARLY CALIFORNIA COWBOYS & HILLBILLIES Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 300

Some great uncluttered late 20s/early 30s recordings from five different bands from California, preceding the Bakersfield Sound by a couple of decades.


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California Cowboys & Hillbillies Vol2-544
CD D 544

Early California Cowboys & Hillbillies Vol. 2 BACM CD 544 

There was a thriving country music scene in California in the 1930s and we have at last got around to this second compilation of historic recordings (a follow up to the first volume issued in 2010). Includes five rare 1934-37 recordings from the great Stuart Hamblen when his style was still largely modelled on Jimmie Rodgers. Another highlight, six more transcription recordings from Dude Martin & his Nevada Nite Herders (following up those on BACM’s CD 194, DUDE MARTIN’S NEVADA NIGHT HERDERS Cowboy’s Nightmare). Curiously, yet another group called ‘The Rolling Stones’ – this one even earlier, featuring Jimmy Adams (guitar) and Bud Jamison (harmonica and tenor), recorded in 1930. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and comprehensive liner notes.


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CD D 547

Eddie Dean & Andy Parker And The Plainsmen BACM CD 547

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


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CD D 69

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

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


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CD D 58

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

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


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CD D 147

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

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


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CD D 215

FIDDLIN’ ARTHUR SMITH Give Me Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 215

Brilliant often-imitated fiddler and a good singer; here with 17 commercial and 8 transcriptions from the the 1930s/40s. Great selection of songs, various accompanist line ups including The Delmore Bothers, Billy Byrd, Clyde Moody and Jimmy Wakely.


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CD D 132

FIDDLIN’ JACK PIERCE & THE OKLAHOMA COWBOYS. B.A.C.M. 132

Listen to some fine fiddle playing - with Pierce performing with four different bands on 22 tracks from 1927 to 1936.


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CD D 56

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

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


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Foy Willing Vol 2-533
CD D 533

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

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


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CD D 179

FRED KIRBY That Good Old Utah Trail. B.A.C.M. 179

Another from the vaults, bringing back to to a new audience this nowadays largely forgotten powerful voiced singer with 31 recordings from the 1930s, several featuring Cliff Carlisle.


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CD D 15

Gene Autry “Hold On Little Dogies, Hold On”. B.A.C.M. 15

One of the biggest Western film and singing star, these 20 songs, many with his co-writer Jimmy Long, span the years 1931-37.


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CD D 16

Gene Autry “We’ve Come a Long Way Together”. B.A.C.M. 16

Another Gene Autry selection, recorded 1937-50 with many of his own compositions.


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CD D 112

GENE AUTRY A Cowboy’s Serenade. B.A.C.M. 112

24 1930s/40s/50s songs selected from his vast treasury of recordings, including two rare bonus tracks.


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CD D 38

GENE AUTRY Goodbye Pinto. B.A.C.M. 38

There are 21 songs here from what many consider his best recording period (mid ‘30s to mid ‘40s); complementing our other selections on CDs 15, 16, 37, 39, 111, 112 and 377 (as you gather, we at the Archive are big Autry fans, doing our best to share his great legacy of recorded work).


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CD D 39

GENE AUTRY Little Farm Home. B.A.C.M. 39

The 20 songs on this, our 5th CD in the Autry canon, features many of his early recordings when his style was modeled on that of the Legendary Jimmie Rodgers.


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CD D 37

GENE AUTRY Rollin’ along. B.A.C.M. 37

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


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CD D 377

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

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


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CD D 302

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

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


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CD D 304

HUGH & SHUG’S RADIO PALS. B.A.C.M. 304

Hugh Cross (Skillet Lickers)and Shug Fisher (Sons of The Pioneers) with three incarnations of their various groups. The three groups featured here are from the 1930s.


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CD D 150

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

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


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CD D 2

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

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


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CD D 54

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

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


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CD D 256

JIMMY LONG Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine. B.A.C.M. 256

A contemporary and co-writer of songs with Gene Autry (the CD title song was one of their co-writes). This CD contains 22 excellent self-accompanied tracks from 1930/33 on guitar or steel guitar including two from daughter Beverly.


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CD D 236

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

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


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CD D 66

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

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


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CD D 65

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

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


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CD D 25

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

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


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CD D 380

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

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


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CD D 248

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

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


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CD D 75

JOHNNY MARVIN I’m The Man Who’s Been Forgotten. B.A.C.M. 75

Just like the title song says, this once popular artist is sadly now largely forgotten; this despite his many talents. He recorded in a variety of genres and styles through his career but these early songs (1920s/30s) are mainly Country.


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CD D 250

JULES ALLEN The Singing Cowboy. B.A.C.M. 250

This 1928/29 complete body of work from Jules Allen rates as one of the finest cowboy song collections ever - and from a true cowboy!


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CD D 479

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

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


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CD D 41

MEMORIES OF RENFRO VALLEY. B.A.C.M. 41

Many performers from the popular 1930's/40s Renfro Valley Barn Dance radio programme can be heard here.


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CD D 70

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

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


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Operatic Cowboys-508
CD D 508

OPERATIC COWBOYS From The Early 30s. BACM CD 508

No one could accuse us of not trying to ‘Cover all bases’ in our trawls through the historic roots of Country Music! Here are some long lost recordings – from the era when silent movies were on the way out and the movie makers were experimenting with soundtracks to find the right sound to go with their cowboy movies. This was before the explosion of popular Singing Cowboys with the likes of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers and some of the early singers featured here had switched from the worlds of opera and musicals. The Fred Scott recordings are especially rare - recovered from an old tape, possibly the only one in the world?


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CD D 139

OTTO GRAY’S OKLAHOMA COWBOYS Early Cowboy Band. B.A.C.M. 139

Late 1920s, early 30s recordings from this influential and important Western band.


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CD D 98

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

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


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CD D 99

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

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


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CD D 210

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

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


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CD D 320

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

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


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CD D 339

PALS OF THE GOLDEN WEST. B.A.C.M. 339

Late 1930s, early 40s harmony songs from this quartet - joined on some tracks by Nora Lou Martin; easy listening Cowboy and Western music, over 30 tracks.


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CD D 386

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

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


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CD D 149

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS Back To My Mountain Home. B.A.C.M. 149

Our third CD collection from this prolific group featuring 22 of their early recordings (1935-41).


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CD D 48

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS The Oregon Trail. B.A.C.M. 48

21 songs from this versatile and prolific 4-piece group with a selection of their 1930's and 40s swinging recordings.


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CD D 319

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS Vol. 3 Huckleberry Picnic. B.A.C.M. 319

Following on from CDs 48 and 149, another treat for Western Harmony fans, 31 rare transcription recordings from the 1930s/40s.


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CD D 12

Ranch Boys “Songs of the Plains”. B.A.C.M. 12

Selection of 1930s/40s recordings from this tight harmony trio with guitar accompaniment; running through the songbook of fine traditional cowboy songs.


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CD D 6

Ray Whitley with the Six Bar Cowboys “Back in the Saddle Again”. B.A.C.M. 06

But for bad luck, Ray could have been in Gene Autry’s shoes, but still had a long career in the Western song world and Hollywood. Sang with Frank Luther on a few songs. Wonderful western tang to his voice. Wrote “Back In The Saddle”


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CD D 95

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

28 rare radio transcriptions.


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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 83

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

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


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CD D 251

ROY ROGERS A Lonely Ranger Am I. B.A.C.M. 251

24 more recordings done in the classic Roy Rogers' style with some interesting accompaniments. Includes one duet with Dale Evans; the selection stretches from 1938 to 1952. A follow up to CDs 18 and 47.


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CD D 18

ROY ROGERS A Man & His Song. B.A.C.M. 18

From member of the legendary Sons Of The Pioneers to popular solo singer to world movie fame as the “King Of The Cowboys”, here is an interesting selection of his recordings, showcasing his singing talent with a mix of cowboy and popular-country songs.


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CD D 47

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

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


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CD D 290

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

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


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CD D 5

Rusty Gill with The Westernaires a.k.a. The Prairie Ramblers “Cowboy Songs Mountain Ballads”. B.A.C.M. 05

Vocalist that appeared for a few years with the Prairie Ramblers on WLS Radio. Married to Carolyn De Zurik one of the very famous DeZurik Sisters. Played with Cy Perkins and WCFL Hillbillies as singing guitarist.


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CD D 105

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

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


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Shorty Long-520
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 218

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

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


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CD D 78

SONS OF THE PIONEERS Western Harmony And Hot Swing Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 78

Superb harmony and swing from one of the top 1930s/40s groups; 32 rare transcription recordings , great music.


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CD D 79

SONS OF THE PIONEERS Western Harmony And Hot Swing Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 79

More selections from this superb and much emulated group. Includes several foot stomping instrumentals.


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CD D 551

Tex Owens – Red Horse Ranch 1935 BACM CD 551

Several Tex Owen recordings were featured on our Texas Rangers CD 285 including his historic 1934 recording of Cattle Call, a song which helped earn his early induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. An accomplished yodeller, he sadly recorded very little commercially, and we are delighted to be now issuing this new compilation, 40 songs and instrumentals taken from the radio serial Life On Red Horse.


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CD D 19

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

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


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CD D 171

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

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


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CD D 175

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

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


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CD D 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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Texas Jim Robertson Vol 3-485
CD D 485

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

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


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CD D 285

TEXAS RANGERS Vol.1 The Early Years. B.A.C.M. 285

A collection of transcription and label recordings of many old standards including some instrumentals from this 8 piece band, 1930s and 40s.Hilights include the original Cattle Call cut from 1934 and Herb Kratoska's guitar virtuosity, notably on Track 26, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight Of The Bumblebee. Kratoska also does the frog voice on Popeye The Sailorman (Track 7)!


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CD D 345

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

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


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CD D 4

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

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


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CD D 113

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 2 It’s Heaven To Me. B.A.C.M. 113

Home grown (British) country group with a mix of 24 country orientated songs, enjoyable mix - sentimental, humorous, old timey, cowboy - and even "Waltzing Matilda' (done country!).


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CD D 114

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 3 Ole Faithful. B.A.C.M. 114

More great songs, a testimony to the love these guys had for 'authentic country'.


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CD D 223

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 4 Hilly Billy Band. B.A.C.M. 223

Our earlier releases (CDs 4, 113 and 114) triggered many requests for ‘more please” – so we’ve hunted around the Archive and put together another selection, more classic 'Cowboy & Western" songs from this talented group who were deservedly very popular in their era.


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CD D 235

THE HILL BILLIES Vol. 5 The Last Of The Hill Billies. B.A.C.M. 235

Our 5th collection from the Hillbillies - more of their class performances.


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CD D 22

THE ORIGINAL BEVERLY HILL BILLIES. B.A.C.M. 22

This group was launched in 1930 on station KNPC in Beverly Hills, LA as a novelty act, playing 'Musical hillbillies, come into town from out thar in the hills", and rapidly built a massive fan base. Superb musicians and entertainers with an enormous repertoire of songs they had a big influence on the early Sons Of The Pioneers among others. Here we have selected 24 songs from 1930-1937 showing this historically important band in their various formations of members.


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The Ranch Boys Vol 2-536
CD D 536

THE RANCH BOYS Vol 2 – More Songs Of The Plains. BACM 536

One of the most accomplished, talented cowboy groups of their era – here another 28 tracks, recordings from the mid 1930s – a mix of studio recordings and radio transcriptions including 10 rare tracks from the ‘Pinto Pete & His Ranch Boys shows. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and liner notes (this and the Night Owls). A follow up to our popular Ranch Boys “Songs of the Plains” CD (BACM 12).


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CD D 384

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

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


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CD D 232

WALTER HURDT & The Singing Cowboys. B.A.C.M. 232

With an instantly recognizable distinctive sound, a high energy string band with sophisticated harmony, popular in their era but nowadays sadly largely forgotten. From deep in the Archive shelves and restored, here are 29 of their recordings mainly from the 1930s.


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CD D 8

Zeke Winters a.k.a. Big Bill Campbell with Rocky Mountaineers. B.A.C.M. 08

Our second CD by this big Canadian and his show of Western Ways. Hardly ever sang but compered the show with his troupe of mainly British Ex Vaudeville personnel, Good western entertainment on radio at the time. 50s.


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