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Honky Tonk


CD D 322

AL DEXTER High Price For Love. B.A.C.M. 322

Well known for his song "Pistol Packing Mama" (included here), this honky-tonk vocalist belts out 26 tracks from the 1930s/40s. Includes the sequel to his "Pistol Packing Mama" smash.


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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 289

ART GIBSON featuring The Mountain Melody Boys. B.A.C.M. 289

An infectious honky tonk performer who wrote most of the songs featured in this collection; 25 from Mercury, his debut label, and both sides of his Replica single. All recorded between 1946 and 1954.


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CD D 14

Buddy Jones “Police Officer & Honky Tonk Singer”. B.A.C.M. 14

A singing policeman, no less! With a honky tonk style who, with contemporaries Cliff Bruner and Tillman Franks made some fine recordings back in the '30s and 40s, well showcased in this selection.


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Skeets McDonald 72
CD D 72

CD 72 SKEETS McDONALD Wheel Of Fortune

Fine honky tonk singing on these 24 early '50s recordings from the man with one of Country's all time great voices.


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CD D 137

COWBOY COPAS Any Old Time. B.A.C.M. 137

25 late 40s-mid 50s King recordings from the honky tonk singer, songwriter and fine guitarist.


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CD D 358

COWBOY COPAS Vol. 3 Blues In The Moonlight. B.A.C.M. 358

A superb guitarist, singer and songwriter, 27 more tracks, from the mid 40s to mid 50s to complement our earlier collections on CDs 137 and 164.


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CD D 397

ED CAMP & Associates. B.A.C.M. 397

28 rare tracks here, many in the Hank Williams mold, some from Ed Camp, others from Artists who shared the same label as Camp. Talented but nowadays sadly much forgotten Camp was an accomplished fiddler and guitarist who played on the same bill as Hank Williams in the weeks and days before Hank's untimely death. (In 1955, Camp was on the same bill as a young and already on the rise to fame, Elvis Presley).


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CD D 249

ERNEST TUBB Just Rollin’ On. B.A.C.M. 249

Honky-tonk singing at its best on these 22 rare transcription tracks recorded in 1944 - an era some rate as his best; several composed by Tubb himself.


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CD D 63

LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS Hot Diggity Dog. B.A.C.M. 63

Three things sum up this artist: Small, Loud and Fine-country-singer. Here is a great selection of his late 1940s, early 50s Columbia recordings, many of them of the novelty genre.


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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 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 281

OKLAHOMA ED MOODY Down The Trail To Home. B.A.C.M. 281

Another Oklahoma born singer/ songwriter with a fine voice who made few recordings but all of them excellent; 20 songs recorded 1945/47 with an interesting variety of accompaniments. Nice version of Woody & Jack Guthrie's "Oklahoma Hills".


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CD D 442

Roy Hall & His Cohutta Mountain Boys – Complete Detroit & Nashville Recordings 1949-53. B.A.C.M. 442

Rare tracks featuring Hall variously as pianist, singer, band leader between 1949 and the mid ‘50s in Detroit and Nashville before signing with Decca as a rock ‘n roller in 1955 (left his mark on Rock history as [claimed] co-writer of Jerry Lee Lewis's smash Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!) Upbeat country with honky tonk piano. Of historical interest, track 23 (Jealous Love) features "The Davis Sisters" on vocals, one of whom went onto fame as Skeeter Davis.


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CD D 516

SHORTY & SMOKEY WARREN & The Western Rangers. BACM CD 516

Our first CD from the Warren Brothers, Shorty and Smokey, stalwarts of the Northeastern country music scene for several decades, starting from the mid ‘40s. Tracks feature several of their regular or guest vocalists – nice selection of songs and styles. Described as: "... mainstream country music of the era, with pop and western overtones ... with some western swing influence'. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and sleeve notes and to Al Turner for his help sourcing the recordings.


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CD D 208

TED DAFFAN Gonna Get Tight Tonight. B.A.C.M. 208

Band leader, steel guitarist and classic songwriter ("Born to lose", "No letter today", "Truck Driver's Blues") here are are 24 previously unissued gems Daffan recorded between 1941 and 1945; good songs, good steel guitar riffs from this influential country music maker.


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CD D 333

TERRY FELL / LEODIE JACKSON Ramblin’ Oakie. B.A.C.M. 333

28 tracks from Alabama born Fell and Oklahoman steel guitarist Jackson; all recorded in the mid ‘40s. Lovers of steel guitar will enjoy the Jackson tracks in particular.


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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 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 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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