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Al Terry-539
CD D 539

AL TERRY Better Late Than Never. BACM CD 539

Al Terry scored a rockabilly hit with Good Deal Lucille but this collection focuses on his earlier recordings, mainly ballads, showcasing his smooth baritone voice not dissimilar to Gene Autry, plus a couple of instrumentals and an interesting narration, a duo with Patti Lyles on I’m Still Waiting For You. Haunting steel and distinctive fiddle from Al’s brothers Bobby and Floyd respectively.


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Big Jim DeNoone-545
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BIG JIM DeNOONE The Giant Of Western Swing BACM CD 545

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


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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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CLAUDE CASEY ‘The South’s Favourite Yodeler’. B.A.C.M. 197

Western singer, Swing bandleader and superb yodeler - the 24 selected tracks here stretch between 1938 and the early '50s and include the rare MGM 1953 sessions featuring Chet Atkins on guitar, Don Helms on steel and Tommy Jackson on fiddle. Enjoyable collection.


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CLYDE MOODY Six White Horses. B.A.C.M. 52

Originally with J.E. Mainer and then Bill Monroe, he turned to country crooning - as featured on these 23 recordings from 1947 to 1952.


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CLYDE MOODY Vol. 2 If You Need Me I’ll Be Around. B.A.C.M. 346

Moody was billed as 'The King of the Hillbilly Waltz" and this second volume features several of his classic shuffles and waltzes including his excellent "Spanish Waltz" (1954) as well as selections from different stages in his career from 1940 onwards. Best known as a singer (smooth crooning style) he was also a gifted multi-instrumentalist and featured many fine and influential country instrumentalists on his recordings.


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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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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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DICKIE McBRIDE I Still Care For You. B.A.C.M. 144

Great Western Swing vocalist with 23 songs from the late 30s to early 40s including several rare unissued demos.


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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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DUSTY ELLISON & The Saddle Dusters Trail Of Dreams CD 558

Ellison was a formidable talent, now sadly almost completely written out of the Country history books. He was raised in Oklahoma into a musical family and he began recording in the mid 1940s, initially for 4-Star. Four of these recordings are included here and have the legendary Porky Freeman on lead guitar. The remaining tracks are mainly with his group The Saddle Dusters featuring Dusty (vocals and either lead or rhythm guitar) and pals Hil Duffy (bass and vocals) and Buddy Woody (accordion, vibraphone – and vocals on several tracks), both of whom had considerable talent and interesting musical careers, well summarised in Kevin Coffey’s liner notes. When Dusty sang cowboy harmony with his group there were none better.


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Foy Willing Vol 2-533
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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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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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JO STAFFORD Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere. B.A.C.M. 123

Jo Stafford ("The female Bing Crosby") was one of the great Jazz/popular song stylists of the 20th century and like Crosby she could do justice to a good country song. Here are 23 country/country-tinged- pop songs selected from her 1947/53 Capitol Columbia recordings.


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Johnny Marvin-549
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JOHNNY MARVIN Vol. 2 The Final Recordings BACM CD 549

A follow up to our BACM CD 75 (Johnny Marvin – I’m The Man Who’s Been forgotten). A precocious talent, a singer, multi instrumentalist (played on many of Gene Autry’s sessions) and songwriter with countless writing credits – Marvin was one of the major suppliers to Gene Autry of songs for movies and recordings. This collection covers Marvin’s later period – 24 of his CP McGregor transcriptions (1939) plus the four songs from his last session, Decca recordings made in 1940, backed with brother Frankie Marvin plus the best of Autry’s session musicians including Jimmy Wakely on guitar and Dick Reinhart on bass.


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LEON HUFF The Early Years Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 126

Late 1930s transcriptions from is great voiced Texan, nice mix of songs, great backings. Superb interpretation of Jimmie Rodgers' hauntingly beautiful Prairie Lullaby.


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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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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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RED FOLEY Tater Pie. B.A.C.M. 64

A man of many styles, from string-band vocals and mainstream country all the way to rockabilly, you will get a taste of his versatility from this 21 track selection which runs from 1933 to 1952.


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Red Foley-Vol 4-500
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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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RED FOLEY Yodeling Radio Joe. B.A.C.M. 95

28 rare radio transcriptions.


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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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Riley Shepard-540
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RILEY SHEPARD – I Hang My Head And Cry. BACM CD 540.

Thanks are due to Riley’s daughter Stacya Silverman for her painstaking efforts to track down information on this talented, enigmatic musician who recorded under more than a dozen names. Here we present a selection of his 1940s recordings made as ‘Riley Shepard’, plus two as ‘Rex Cross’. Mix of styles, some country ballads, novelty tunes and even a swinging New Jole Blon featuring the legendary jazz violinist Eddie South.


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TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD Radio & Capitol Recordings. BACM CD 530

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


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Wesley Tuttle-528
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WESLEY TUTTLE & His Texas All Stars BACM CD D 528

26 transcription recordings from the late 1940s by the influential country singer and guitarist; nice mix of Western and Country numbers and some excellent instrumentals; at various times during the sessions his band included some of the top session men of the era including Merle Travis (guitar), Tex Atchinson (fiddle) and Cliffie Stone on bass. Many of the recordings have not been previously released since the 1940s and include several gems.


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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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