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CD D 110

4 STAR ROUNDUP Soppin’ Up The Gravy Vol. 1. B.A.C.M. 110

An eclectic mix of performers and a great variety of styles from the 1940s/early 50s 4Star label. Hi-lights include Roy Clark's first recording, Mysteries Of Life from 1953, a great Carter Family-style cut from the Stewart Family and rare tracks from The Wilburn Brothers, Maddox Brothers & Rose and T. Texas Tyler.


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CD D 357

4 STAR ROUNDUP Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 357

Another fine mix of tracks (25) from this label; includes work by Stuart Hamblen and Paul Westmoreland; mainly 1950s.


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CD D 392

A ‘FINE’ HILLBILLY SONG Country Music On The Fine Label. B.A.C.M. 392

An interesting compilation of 28 mid 1950s recordings released on the independent Fine label based in Biloxi Mississipi. Includes the first recordings of Ann Ray, later to record on Decca and Ernie Chaffin who later joined Sam Philip's Sun label.


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CD D 93

A TASTE OF KING Vol 1. 1945-54. B.A.C.M. 93 Soppin’ Up The Gravy

Excellent 40s/50s mix from the legendary King label including tracks by The Wilburn Brothers, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Carolina Cotton.


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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 352

APOLLO LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 352

You'll find some top artists here (incl. Eddie Hill, Ray Whiteley, Johnny & Jack), a selection of classic country recordings from the 1940s/50s culled from this New York based label.


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CD D 270

BLUEBIRD LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 270

Another delve into country music history, to bring you this fine mix of late 1930s-early ‘40s styles from Victor’s budget label.


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CD D 555

BLUEBIRD LABEL Vol. 2 Various Artists CD 555

Our 2009 collection from the legendary Bluebird label (BACM CD 270) became one of the most popular in the catalogue, and featured several of the most influential country musicians of the era. Here is our second compilation, a treat for die-hard country music fans spanning the years 1935-40 plus two tracks from 1929. There are superb cuts from Tennessean Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith as well as both of the Carlisle brothers, Bill and Cliff. Fans of the Jimmie Rodgers style will enjoy the two Norwood Tew songs. Stand out track, a great Johnny ‘Highway Hobo’ Barfield 1939 cover of Rex Griffin’s Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby.


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Bluegrass Special-524
CD D 524

BLUEGRASS SPECIAL LABEL. BACM CD 524

Exhilarating collection of rootsy Bluegrass and Bluegrass-style music, mainly from the King catalogue. Artistes featured include Reno & Smiley, Wade Mainer, Jimmie Martin & Bob Osborne, Grandpa Jones and the great Jimmie Skinner. Some great performances.


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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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Cool 451 (1)
CD D 451

COOL HILLBILLY Various Artists – B.A.C.M. 451

Obscure New Jersey label which released a mix of rockabilly, rock ‘n roll, white gospel and country between 1958 and the early ‘60s. This collection features the best of the label’s country recordings.


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Country Gospel 4-531
CD D 531

COUNTRY GOSPEL Vol 4. Various Artists. BACM CD 531

Our country gospel CDs are among our most popular, always resulting in requests for ‘More please’. So we’ve put together this selection, all tracks issued on Rusty York’s Jewel label and recorded 1960/61. Total of 36 tracks, many with a bluegrass flavour, a superb hour of fine country gospel music, much deserving of being preserved and heard by a wide audience.


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CD D 157

COUNTRY MUSIC ON CAPITOL Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 157

You'll find Jimmy Work, Jean Shepard, Jimmie Skinner and Jack Guthrie - as well as "He'll have to go" co-writer Joe Allison - included on this great and varied collection.


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CD D 231

COUNTRY MUSIC ON MGM Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 231

27 tracks from MGM’s strong line up of country talent back in the 1950s. Some rare items of historical interest including early cuts by Don Gibson and Floyd Cramer.


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De Luxe-525
CD D 525

COUNTRY MUSIC ON THE DE LUXE LABEL – BACM 525

Some rootsy hillbilly from the De Luxe label which merged with King Records in the late 1940s. Includes tracks from Jimmy Widener (banjo and guitar, busy LA session man who played and sang with several of the top Western Swing Bands including Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and Spade Cooley) and Leon Rusk, best known as a songwriter with credits on such classics as A Petal From A Faded Rose (recorded by Hank Snow, George Morgan and Little Jimmie Dickens) and Devil To Pay (recorded by Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash).


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439 Cozy
CD D 439

COZY LABEL Vol. 1 Classic Country Music B.A.C.M. 439

Obscure West Virginian label run by miner John Bava from 1947. Sadly neglected by mainstream histories, the label featured several talented artistes who deserved but never hit the big time. A superb collection of West Virginia hillbilly.


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446 Cozy 2
CD D 446

COZY LABEL Vol. 2 Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 446

A second compilation showcasing talent recorded by the obscure West Virginia Cozy label, including bluegrass (the superb Lonesome Pine Fiddlers) and a couple of nice country tracks from “Hank The Cowhand” (David Stanford), accomplished musician who worked alongside Eddie Arnold. Another highlight, two tracks from husband and wife act Little John & Cherokee Sue who were immensely popular in the late ’30s and throughout the ’40s.


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Cozy Vol 3-455
CD D 455

Cozy Label Vol. 3. BACM 455

Another unearthing of long lost gems recorded for the West Virginia Cozy label in the early '50s. Obscure artistes who never made the Big Time but some big talents - click on the CD title to hear a couple of sample tracks including Stanley O'Dell's great version of Hank Snow's classic "Faded Petal ...".


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Cozy Vol 4 - CD 466
CD D 466

COZY LABEL Vol. 4 – Various Artists. CD 466

A fourth volume of 1950s and 1960s recordings on the West Virginia Cozy label, lovingly restored from the original 78s discs. Nice mix of bluegrass and country.


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CD D 385

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 385

This CD looks at material issued on the Starday Custom series and features a variety of lesser known performers, recorded between 1954 and 1956.


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Custom 10-Small-CD565
CD D 565

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 10 – Various Artists. BACM CD 565

Our 10th collection of obscure recordings culled from the Starday Custom series, this one covering the period from summer 1960 to the end of that year. A couple of tracks are rockabilly, most are easy going ‘core country’, mix of ‘Nashville” & “Bakersfield” styles.


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CD D 390

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 2 Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 390

The second volume of recordings from the Starday Custom label; carries on to 1957 with a variety of styles from 21 lesser known artists; some provide a stark reminder that having great talent is no guarantee of fame and success!


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Custom 4-410-sm
CD D 410

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 4 Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 410

Another volume of obscure Starday custom pressings, this time from mid 1956 to mid 1958. Includes the rare Willie Nelson No place for me, recorded in 1957, long before he became a country legend.


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426 Custom Hillbilly Vol 5
CD D 426

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 5 Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 426

Our fifth Starday Custom collection, this time recordings from around 1958 mainly with a Rockabilly flavour.


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Custom 6 -448
CD D 448

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 6 Various Artists – B.A.C.M. 448

Yet another assortment of solid country tracks from this great series, recordings from the Starday Custom label, mix of lesser known and big stars. As always we have taken care to arrange a nice balanced programme, perfect for sitting back and enjoying an hour of good, real Country!


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Custom Vol 7-CD 460
CD D 460

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 7. Various Artists. CD 460

Another volume of obscure tracks from the Starday Custom label, this time mainly early ‘60’s. Nice mix of hillbilly, country and rockabilly. Includes the first two recordings (1959) of legendary Canadian country star Dick Damron - two upbeat tracks , Gonna Have A Party Tonight and Rockin' Baby. Now a young 80 year old, Dick is still going strong!


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Custom Vol 9-534
CD D 534

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 9 Various Artists BACM CD 534

Another compilation of obscure tracks, mainly from the Dixie label (a sub-label of Starday Records) which specialised in EP’s featuring sound-alike covers of established country and rockabilly artistes. Adds up to a superb hour of good listening across a variety of genres - bluegrass, ballads, rockabilly, country weepers and even some first class yodelling. Many thanks legendary collector Phil J. Tricker for providing us with quality tracks from his collection.


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CD D 360

DOT LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 360

Fine 1950s/early 60s country from this interesting label including rare cuts by Jimmy C. Newman, Bonnie Guitar and Lonzo & Oscar among others.


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425 Transcription Trail
CD D 425

DOWN THE TRANSCRIPTION TRAIL Various Artists B.A.C.M. 425

These tracks were extracted from rare transcription discs cut for radio play, a mix of well known and obscure artistes. Highlights include Wesley Tuttle's great novelty version of the fiddle classic “Fox Chase” (amazing vocal effects!) - and a nice interpretation of “Guns & Guitars” by the Down Homers.


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CD D 299

DUDE LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 299

Some excellent Country from this Dallas-based and short-lived (1947-50) label - nice variety of styles.


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Wisconsin-464
CD D 465

EXCELLENT LABEL Vol. 1 Various Artists. CD 465

28 tracks, selected from early 1950s records released by this Ohio-based record label. Some ace musicians, including Dave Woolum (who had been part of Jim & Jesse McReynolds' Virginia Trio), Sonny Osborne and banjo wizard Noah Crase, one time member of Bill Monroe's band, here heard backing Woolum on several tracks. Also a couple of instrumental gems from ace mandolinist Ray Lunsford, who was featured on the Archive's earlier Jimmie Skinner CD (JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle, BACM CD184).


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CD D 394

FEDERAL LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 394

Interesting mix of tracks issued on the Federal Label from various artists including four by Bill Carlisle (some of his early recordings are on BACM 34) and four by Tennessee's champion hoe-down fiddler Tommy Magness.


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CD D 326

GOLD STAR LABEL Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 326

Interesting mix of Country and Cajun on this selection of recordings on the Houston, Texas label. All recorded in the 40s or 50s.


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408-Dome
CD D 408

HILLBILLY FROM THE WINDY CITY The Dome Label.. B.A.C.M. 408

Rare tracks from this Chicago based label, late 1940s and early 1950s.


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Hillbilly On A Budget 2-511
CD D 511

HILLBILLY ON A BUDGET Vol 2. BACM CD 511

Of interest to collectors, 30 recordings issued on E.P. by Carl Burhardt’s Big Hits budget label between 1952 and 1958. Mainly covers – by mainly obscure artistes - of songs being made popular at the time by top country stars; so, some refreshing new takes on songs by the likes of Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Webb Pierce and Hank Snow. In our selection, no less than 9 Hank Snow songs, mostly by the great Al Runyon, who was featured on our earlier Jimmie Rodgers song compilation (CD 387).


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CD D 378

HILLBILLY ON A BUDGET. B.A.C.M. 378

As with the old Woolworth's 'Embassy' label (low price covers of top hits, often with top session musicians) the TOPS label was doing the same thing for country music - many of the covers heard here are super quality, standing up well.


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Kentucky Round Up-475
CD D 475

Kentucky Round-up. Various Artists. BACM 475.

Nice selection of rare recordings from the Bluegrass State, mostly obscure artistes who left their mark on Kentucky-based music but never made the big time. Four tracks by legendary picker Merle Travis …


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Lone Star Hillbilly Vol 1-486
CD D 486

LONE STAR HILLBILLY – Vol. 1 “Abilene”. BACM CD 486

First of a new series of CDs of rare hillbilly from Texas; this one features mid ‘50s and early 60s recordings made in Abilene City which had a thriving Country Music heritage dating back to pre war Western Swing.


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CD D 57

THE COLUMBIA LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 57

An excellent mix of old time songs from the 20s to early 30s including tracks by Gid Tanner/Riley Puckett , Dan Hornsby and Dock Walsh.


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CD D 77

THE DECCA 5000 series Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 77

A fine mix of 30s/40s recordings, including from Riley Puckett and The Carlisle Brothers, from the great Decca 5000 "Hillbilly" series.


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CD D 563

THE MELOTONE LABEL – Various Artists. BACM CD 563

Another treat for collectors of classic hillbilly music, 25 tracks released between 1932 and 1937. Artists ranging from the obscure to the legendary, the latter including Bill Carlisle, a young Elton Britt and rare early tracks from Patsy Montana and Tex Ritter. Several songs in the Jimmie Rodgers country blues style.


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CD D 187

THE MERCURY LABEL Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 187

Mercury had a strong 'Country' line up, showcased here by the 1940s/50s recordings from Patti Page, Lew Childre, Tommy Jackson and Sue Thompson among others.


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The Nashville Label-537
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 50

THE OKEH LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 50

The cream of early (1920s/1930s) performers are here on this legendary label - including a young Roy Rogers.


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CD D 30

THE PANACHORD LABEL Early Country Music. B.A.C.M. 30

Fine selection of 1930s tracks from this label’s excellent roster of artistes; country music history, unearthed from the vaults.


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560-150
CD D 560

THE PANACHORD LABEL Vol. 2 Various Artists CD 560

BACM issued its first collection from Panachord back in 2002 (BACM CD30) and 15 years later are delighted to issue this second collection. Another treasure trove of early 1930s hillbilly, some of the artistes well known like The Carlisle Brothers, W. Lee O’Daniel & His Light Crust Doughboys and harmony group the Beverly Hillbillies – others obscure.


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Razorback-564-Small
CD D 564

THE RAZORBACK LABEL – Various Artists. BACM CD 564

(July new release, No. 2) - THE RAZORBACK LABEL – Various Artists. BACM 564. An obscure label based in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Razorback was founded in 1958 and this collection will please lovers of ‘50’s style country. A few of the featured artists went on to hit the big time, notably Al Dexter (see also BACM 322) and Bobby Barnett who scored six chart hits in the ‘60s– but most never made it beyond the local venues and radio or TV shows but an enjoyable hours listening for fans of the genre.


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CD D 129

THE VICTOR LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 129

A dig deep into the Archive for a selection of historical country recordings, some from as early as 1925.


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Victor Label Vol 2-BACM 496
CD D 498

THE VICTOR LABEL Vol. 2 – Classic Old Time Music. BACM CD 498

True ‘roots of country’ – really rare and historic recordings from the 1920s and 30s, Lovingly restored from original 78s.


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CD D 140

THE VOCALION LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 140

Delightful eclectic mix of historic 1920s/30s 'country roots' music from a great variety of talented bands, 23 performances in all.


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TNT-542
CD D 542

TNT Hillbilly Label Vol.1 Various Artists.  BACM CD 542

26 recordings from the San Antonio-based TNT label, 1950s and early ‘60s, mainly obscure artistes but includes two rarities from the great Eddie Noack (see also BACM 277) and a couple of Red River Dave McEnery/Davis Sisters duets. A chance to hear two songs from ‘The Rolling Stones’, backing the obscure Lucky Hill - years before the other band with the same name emerged from across the Atlantic!


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Wisconsin-Final-464
CD D 464

WISCONSIN ROUND-UP. Various Artists-CD 464

There was a thriving country music scene in Wisconsin in the 1950s and 60s and we have dug up these tracks, showcasing some of the best, a nice hour of solid country listening, artistes you will probably not have heard before but well worth a listen …


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