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Girl Singers


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 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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Big Jim DeNoone-545
CD D 545

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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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 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 176

CARTER SISTERS & MOTHER MAYBELLE The Complete Original Recordings 1949-1952. B.A.C.M. 176

Complete 1949-52 recordings from Maybelle Carter with daughters Anita, June and Helen, swapping vocal parts and instruments. As well as Maybelle's famed 'Clawhammer' guitar we hear Helen on accordion, Anita on bass and June on autoharp. Several tracks also feature young guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins. Most of the recordings reflect on religious, tragic or sentimental themes including re-recordings of 8 of the most popular songs from the Carter Family repertoire such as Wildwood Flower, I Never Will Marry and You Are My Flower.


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CD D 159

CINDY WALKER Till The End Of Time. B.A.C.M. 159

One of the all time great country (and pop!) song composers, this selection of 24 transcriptions recorded in 1944/45 show she was a gifted singer (reminiscent of Connie Boswell) as well as showcasing her songwriting (16 of the songs are hers).


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Cindy Walker Vol 2-496 (1)
CD D 496

CINDY WALKER Vol. 2 – Trail Drivin’. BACM CD 496.

A second volume from the sultry voiced western songstress.


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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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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 421

COWGIRL SHUFFLE (Various Artists) B.A.C.M. 421

Great bunch of female vocalist recordings from the early 30s through to the late 50s. Includes a couple of early Mary Ford tracks (before she teamed up with Les Paul) and a duet between legendary songwriter Cindy Walker and Red River Dave.


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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 9

GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST – Vol 1. “Home Sweet Home in Texas”. B.A.C.M. 09

Millie and Dolly Good the yodelling girls. Very popular in their day with western & cowboy harmonies. Always had the feel of the 30s with their music


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CD D 74

GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST – Vol 2. Roll Along Prairie Moon. B.A.C.M. 74

21 songs here from the 1930s by this harmonious sister duo including cowboy songs and yodeling.


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Girls Of The Golden West -458
CD D 458

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

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


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CD D 107

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

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


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CD D 301

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

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


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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 200

JENNY LOU CARSON ‘The Chin-Up Girl’. B.A.C.M. 200

23 of the 24 songs here are her own compositions including the classic "Jealous Heart" which she wrote for Tex Ritter. A prolific songwriter, Jim Reeves, Hank Snow and Tex Williams are just a few among many who recorded her songs.


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CD D 123

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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CD D 96

JUDY MARTIN Straight Shootin’ Cowgirl. B.A.C.M. 96

One of the three Overstake sisters, somewhat overlooked but these 25 transcription recordings show she did have talent.


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CD D 234

JUDY MARTIN Vol. 2 with Red Foley. B.A.C.M. 234

A selection of 27 transcription recordings - a mix of old and some new songs, combining Red's smooth voice and then wife Judith's straightforward vocal style.


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CD D 262

JUNE CARTER Hillbilly Favourites. B.A.C.M. 262

Country and comedy, some with Homer and Jethro from this member of the legendary Carter Family (daughter of Mother Maybelle). 27 recordings from early in June’s career (1950-53)


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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 513

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

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


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CD D 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 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 174

PATSY MONTANA I’m Going West To Texas. B.A.C.M. 174

Superb yodeling and cowgirl-singing abound on this 26 track collection of songs from 1933-1948 by this "Cowboy's Sweetheart".


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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 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 135

ROSALIE ALLEN Jealous Heart. B.A.C.M. 135

Queen of the yodelers' with songs in the Singing Cowgirl tradition - a mixed 1940s/50s selection of songs showing off her range.


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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 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 238

SUE THOMPSON Angels Cry. B.A.C.M. 238

Well known for her pop-novelty songs, here is a selection of 24 Decca and Mercury output from the 1950s, proving she had a great voice for a country song.


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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 552

The Randall Sisters (The Aaron Sisters)-On Air 1934. BACM 552

The Randall Sisters (The Aaron Sisters)-On Air 1934. BACM 552 Tight harmony nasal singing from the three Aaron sisters (a.k.a. The Randall Sisters), taken from their 1933-34 appearances on Wade Lane’s syndicated transcription series Pinto Pete & His Ranch Boys. Nice mix of hillbilly, novelty and sentimental tunes – all give the impression that singers and musicians alike are having fun.


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