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CD D 24

ARTHUR FIELDS & FRED HALL Eleven More Months & Ten More Days. B.A.C.M. 24

Prolific and gifted songwriters they composed all 21 songs featured here, all recorded in the 1930s. Best are their humorous songs.


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CD D 489

BILLY BRIGGS – CHEW TOBACCO RAG. BACM CD 489

A unique once-off, quirky vocalist/songwriter/distinctive steel guitarist, Briggs is nowadays best remembered for his early ‘50s hit Chew Tobacco Rag, but his recording career goes back to the 1930s including playing steel with the legendary Hi-Flyers (eg: on BACM 406), early exponents of Western Swing. This CD features his recordings with the Imperial label between 1949 and 1953 – mainly up-tempo novelties, many jazz-tinged, just guitar, steel and bass but producing a solid, driving sound.


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CD D 263

BOB MILLER ’Leven Cent Cotton Forty Cent Meat. B.A.C.M. 263

24 songs from the 1920s and 30s from this prolific songwriter/singer and political commentator. Wide variety of styles and genres - from comedy to topical story songs.


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CD D 201

CAPTAIN STUBBY & THE BUCCANEERS. B.A.C.M. 201

Often hilarious 'Backwoods' band very much in the style of Spike Jones & His City Slickers; 25 songs of 1940s country humour.


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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 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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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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CD D 283

ERNEST HARE as HOBO JACK TURNER. B.A.C.M. 283

20s/30s popular country songs many of them classics of the 'outdoor vagabond' genre, sung in great style in his 'Hobo Jack' persona.


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CD D 146

FAIRLEY HOLDEN I’ve Got Blues To Spare. B.A.C.M. 146

Some 1940s bluesy, comic-country here on these 25 recordings, sung with Holden's distinctive infectious raw delivery.


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Hank Keene
CD D 203

HANK KEENE & His Gang CD 203

Multi instrumentalist Keene along with his multi-talented group - which includes yodeler Georgia Mae - with a nice big assortment of songs - 43 in total, up-liftingly upbeat. Good diversity of backing styles make this a really great listen.


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CD D 76

HARRY C. BROWNE Early Minstrel Songs. B.A.C.M. 76

This can be looked at as 'Country Music Archeology', digging up from the Archive vaults some historic very early (1916-23) recordings. Many of the songs and tunes have been assimilated into Country.


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CD D 43

HOMER & JETHRO Volume 1. Ground Hog. B.A.C.M. 43

The 25 songs here all were recorded in 1947 and feature the superb playing of Homer (guitar) and Jethro (mandolin) whilst they parody a wide variety of country and popular songs. The humor is corny and somewhat dated but the recordings are well worth a listen for the brilliant instrumental riffs.


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CD D 61

HOMER & JETHRO Volume 2. Unhappy Day. B.A.C.M. 61

More country music mayhem from these talented musicians.


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CD D 227

HOMER & JETHRO Volume 3. B.A.C.M. 227

More comedy and virtuoso musicianship from this talented comedy duo Henry D. Haynes ("Homer") on guitar and Kenneth C. Burns ("Jethro") on mandolin. Here some parodies of country and popular songs - also enjoyable for the instrumental riffs - both were accomplished jazz musicians with a great admiration for gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.


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Homer & Jethro Vol 4-BACM 497
CD D 497

HOMER & JETHRO Volume. 4 BACM CD 497

By request, more country comedy from the virtuoso guitar/mandolin duo!


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CD D 11

Hoosier Hot Shots “Rural Jazz”. B.A.C.M. 11

Twenty tracks of jazz-tinged hillbilly from a group whose somewhat crazy humor undoubtedly influenced Spike Jones. Underlying the madcap, frantic humour was their skilled and versatile musicianship - every group member was a gifted multi instrumentalist.


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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 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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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 198

LONZO & OSCAR There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea. B.A.C.M. 198

Renowned for their country comedy, these two performers were musicians of the highest order, as evidenced by some great riffs sprinkled through their recordings. This CD has 25 songs, a mix of Country and Country-humour, 1952/57, including their hilarious hit "I'm my own grandpa" which has been widely recorded including a recent version by Willie Nelson.


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CD D 141

MIRTH, MUSIC & MOONSHINE Old Time Comedy. B.A.C.M. 141

A selection of 21 humorous songs and skits from various late '20s/early 30s performers - rare recordings from the vaults.


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CD D 188

MITCHELL TOROK Drink Up And Go Home. B.A.C.M. 188

Texas born singer/songwriter who provided hits for Jim Reeves ("Mexican Joe") and Vernon Oxford ("Redneck") while his cleverly worded hit "Caribbean" was a huge hit for himself. This 1950s collection showcases his many styles.


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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 540

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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CD D 80

SMILEY BURNETTE Country Songs & Comic Cuts. B.A.C.M. 80

Gene Autry's movie sidekick, here with a mix of radio transcription and commercial recordings, mostly good fun and humor.


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CD D 353

SWEET VIOLET BOYS Jim’s Windy Mule. B.A.C.M. 353

These recordings were in fact by The Prairie Ramblers, recording incognito under the Sweet Violet Boys pseudonym, allowing them to stray into more risqué and jazzy territory (the wholesome Prairie Ramblers would not have got away with "Let's all get good and drunk" on their weekly National Barn Dance shows!). 23 rare tracks from 1935/41, plenty of fun and humor - and fine musicianship!


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CD D 257

TEX RITTER Froggy Went A-Courtin’. B.A.C.M. 257

Children of all ages will enjoy these songs recorded in the 1950s and some featuring special sound effects. Ritter's rich baritone perfectly fits.


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CD D 167

THE CARLISLES Tennessee Memories. B.A.C.M. 167

Brothers Bill and Cliff had sung together as 'The 'Carlisles' back in the 1920s, but Bill formed a new group with the same name in the mid 1950s, following Cliff's retirement. Here are 26 recordings from this mid '50s period, many of them humorous and some bawdy,


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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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