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Our very first three releases (in 2002) were assigned numbers 001-003, since when we have produced and issued three CDs every month, from 2020 reduced to bi monthly, and will soon reach number 700 Plus the Chart Memories limited edition series!


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 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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CD D 452

FOUR PICKLED PEPPERS & Associates -B.A.C.M. 452

Brilliant bunch of musicians on this band formed in 1938 by Norman Woodlieff, singer and guitarist who accompanied legendary old timey musician Charlie Poole on his first sessions in 1925.


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CD D 453

HOYLE NIX & His West Texas Cowboys. B.A.C.M. 453

Superb Western Swing in the authentic style of Nix’s idol, Bob Wills; nice mix of songs and tempos, mainly upbeat swingers but with some smooth ballads. Great versions of San Antonio Rose and A Big Balls In Cowtown.


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CD D 454

Wade Mainer & Associates – B.A.C.M. 454

24 tracks from 1936/37, early roots recordings by one of the all time great country-banjo stylists, and featuring a variety of line ups including many of the top musicians of their era. Selection of great traditional songs many of which became country and bluegrass standards. Nice variety of styles and tempos. Thanks are due for the sleeve notes to musicians A.G. & Kate who worked alongside Wade on his 1983 tour of Holland..


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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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CD D 456

Hawking Brothers – Country Sweet. B.A.C.M. 456

Aussie close harmony duo, whose influences are clear from the song list - mainly classic US country songs from the likes of Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family and Hank Williams.


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CD D 457

DON HELMS Plays Hank Williams & Other Favourites. CD 457

The man whose wistful steel guitar helped create the magic on all of Hank’s greatest recordings went on to play on many classic hits for other artists including Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash (Columbia era). Here are 24 instrumental tracks showcasing Don’s talent on a mix of Hank Williams hits and other country standards.


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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 459

DELBERT BARKER Covered The Hits CD 459

Delbert Barker was one of the great talents of the early /mid 1950’s country and hillbilly scene who recorded superb, authentically-country interpretations of the most iconic country hits of the day.


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CD D 460

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 7 (Custom Starday Label). 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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CD D 461

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.2 BACM CD 461

An hours’ country gospel music, mostly with a bluegrassy feel. Companion to our acclaimed Vol. 1 (CD 323) released in 2010.


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CD D 462

IDAHO CALL & BOOTS FAYE – Heartaches. CD 462

1940s style country from fellow Missourians Roscoe “Idaho” Call and Grace Tartsch (“Boots Faye”) – mix of their solo recordings and duets together and some with Idaho as lead vocal with Ted Daffan’s band. Talented and enjoyed big popularity in the late ‘40s to early ‘50’s, now sadly overlooked in most country music histories; well worth rediscovery!


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CD D 463

W. LEE O’DANIEL & THE HILLBILLY BOYS 1935–1938 CD 463

Classic Western Swing, from the Hillbilly Boys, the band which O'Daniel formed to promote his Hillbilly Flour Company after leaving the Light Crust Doughboys. Lead vocals by the great Leon Huff (The Texas Songbird); these are rare tracks, mostly not previously available on CD. Complements our two CDs of Doughboys recordings (BACM CD363 and BACM 94).


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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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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 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 467

CECIL CAMPBELL & The Tennessee Ramblers. CD 467

A treat for fans of steel guitar played Hawaiian-style, from one of the early pioneers of the genre, here with the Tennessee Ramblers a popular Hillbilly/Western Swing group which Campbell joined in the early 1930s, becoming its leader in the mid 1940s. Nice mix of tunes, including country (superb version of Jimmy Work's heart rending Paper Roses) and Hawaiian, some of them Campbell originals.


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CD D 468

MILLER BROTHERS – Vol. 1 Ramblin’ Round. CD 468

First of two planned compilations from the Miller Brothers Band from North Texas, who achieved massive popularity through their late 1940s broadcasts on Station KFDX. Mainly upbeat foot-tappers. Includes a superb rendition of old-timey fiddle classic The Wednesday Night Waltz ...


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CD D 469

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN – Vol. 3 – Down The Trail. B.A.C.M. 469

A third volume of recordings by this superbly talented Western group which many fans rate more highly than the Sons of The Pioneers. This selection features radio transcriptions lovingly restored by Andy’s son, Joe Parker. As well as their excellent and distinctive harmony vocalists the band had some of the best musicians of the day including accordionist Leroy Kruble and classically trained violinist Harry Sims on fiddle. Nice mix of traditional and more modern western songs.


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CD D 470

LES “Carrot Top” ANDERSON – My Baby Buckaroo. B.A.C.M. 470

Les is nowadays remembered for his steel guitar work, both with Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys and other bands including with Spade Cooley and T. Texas Tyler. But Les was also an excellent singer, performing and recording under his own name and leading a superb band, and became something of a West Coast star in the early 1950s. Pleasant relaxed vocal style, a bit reminiscent of Dean Martin. We have compiled this first volume of his recordings – mix of straightforward country and western swing recorded between 1945 and 1952 plus some rare live recordings.


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CD D 471

NEAL BURRIS – The Ozark Trail Rider. B.A.C.M. 471

A sweet voiced tenor and guitarist who joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1951 but whose singing career was cut short by a serious throat infection in the mid 1950s’ He then made use of his guitarist skills, evolving into a bass player with various jazz ensembles. His excellent country credentials are showcased in this 23 track selection, nice mix of songs and tempos, all solid country with plenty of fiddle, piano and Hawaiian tinged steel. Amazing how someone of this calibre has dropped into oblivion.


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CD D 472

COUNTRY JOHNNY MATHIS – Come On In. B.A.C.M. 472

Our first collection from this gifted singer-songwriter (NOT the pop crooner of the same name); credited with over 500 songwriting credits, several of which became country standard’s including Please Talk To MY Heart, a country Top 10 hit for Ray Price. One of the all time great country voices ...


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CD D 473

EXCELLENT LABEL Vol. 2 Various Artists B.A.C.M. 473

Second compilation culled from records issued on the Excellent label in the 1950s. Includes several tracks from the superb mandolinist Ray Lunsford, best known from his session work with Jimmie Skinner (showcased on our JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle CD no. 277). Plenty of bluegrass style ...


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CD D 474

MARION WORTH – Tennessee Teardrops. B.A.C.M. 474

A multi talented singer/instrumentalist who made a successful 1950s transition from cornball-country to Nashville Sound, the latter bringing her several hit singles in the early ‘60s when she was already an established Grand Ole Opry performer and was among the first country stars to perform at Carnegie Hall. Nice selection of songs and styles …


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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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CD D 476

TOMPALL & THE GLASER BROS. Same Old Memories. BACM 476

Early recordings from Tompall and The Glasers, distinctive and instantly recognisable - gutsy country …


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CD D 477

Hal Lone Pine. Winter Time In Maine. BACM 477

Our first CD from Hal (who for many years performed as part of the Hal Lone Pine & Betty Cody duo), nice selection of country songs including some own compositions and classic covers (including songs composed by Don Gibson, Marty Robbins, Cowboy Copas, Bill Carlisle and Hank Snow). A bridge between Canadian and US 'Country' although stylistically, very much in the 'Canadian Country' mold.


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CD D 478

LEON’S LONE STAR COWBOYS 1932–1937. BACM CD478

Some superb hot Western Swing from his Lone Star Cowboys plus a couple of his early solo recordings, from singer/ songwriter/ guitarist / bandleader Leon Chappelear.


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CD D 479

LEW PRESTON & His Men Of The Range. Doin’ It Right. BACM CD 479

Nice mix of instrumentals and vocals from this talented western vocal group, recordings from the 1940s.


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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 481

CARSON ROBISON & HIS PIONEERS – Radio Shows. BACM CD 481

For our 6th Carson Robison collection, something different, five radio shows recorded in London in the 1930s with 31 songs wrapped around with the usual homespun chat and comedy from Carson and pals.


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CD D 482

COUNTRY GOSPEL – Vol.3 – Various Artists. BACM CD 482

A third volume of country gospel– all recordings taken from the Loyal label, featuring several regional acts. Solid country sound and instrumentation.


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CD D 483

AL VAUGHN – Country Music From the 40s & 50s. BACM CD 483

Obscure country singer/guitarist who cut some 40 sides for the 4Star label between 1947 and 1950 with some top session musicians. We have selected the best, nice mix of songs many with a Western Swing feel.


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CD D 484

JIMMY DEAN Vol. 2 – Stay A Little Longer. BACM CD 484

A follow up to our CD 252, here are 30 more recordings from the Big Bad John man, a fine selection of his recordings from the 1950s and 60s.


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CD D 485

TEXAS JIM ROBERTSON Vol. 3 – Down On The Texas Range. BACM CD 485

By request, a third CD compilation from this deep voiced Texan. Includes superb stylings of several classic cowboy songs made popular by fellow Texan Tex Ritter including Green Grow The Lilacs, Billy The Kid and Jack O’Diamonds. Mostly just Jim accompanying himself on guitar, a few tracks with added fiddle.


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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 487

KENNY ARNOTT – THE SINGING WANDERER. BACM CD 487

Australia has a long tradition of authentic guitar-picking country performers, modelled on their American idols such as Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry and Hank Snow and Hank Williams but adding a distinctive ‘Down Under’ touch. One such is Kenny Arnott who cut his first album in 1954 and who went on to enjoy a career performing the music he loved, on record, on radio and at live shows throughout Australia where he built a devoted following of fans, acquiring the moniker of The Singing Wanderer. His recordings, long out of print, have become collector’s items and BACM are pleased to make this selection available on CD.


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CD D 488

DANNY DILL – LONG BLACK VEIL. BACM CD 488

Danny Dill’s legacy is assured by his song writing credits on Long Black Veil (widely recorded including by Lefty Frizzell, Joan Baez and Johnny Cash), Detroit City (eg: Bobby Bare, Tom Jones, Dean Martin) and Partners, recorded by Jim Reeves for his 1959 He’ll Have To Go album. But Dill was also a fine vocalist who deserves to be remembered for his own recordings – showcased on this selection – which includes several nostalgic country standards as well as his own compositions.


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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 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 491

RAMBLIN’ JIMMIE DOLAN. ONE TRUE HEART – BACM CD 491

A nice collection including several rare tracks. Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan was a LA based country performer whose sessions over the years featured many of the top musicians of the era. Sometimes classified as ‘Western Swing’ but Dolan’s vocal style was solid country!


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CD D 492

CUSTOM GOSPEL Vol 2. VARIOUS ARTISTS. BACM CD 492

Another volume of hillbilly gospel recordings on the Starday “Custom” label, this time from 1959 to 1962. Many of them from obscure acts with self-penned songs; will be enjoyed by fans of Bluegrass.


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CD D 493

ASA MARTIN. Old Time Picking & Singing. BACM CD 493.

Fine acoustic hillbilly from the late 1920s to early ‘30s, featuring Asa Martin, Kentucky farmer and one of the early pioneers of recorded country music. 24 great recordings, mostly just Asa and guitar, accompanied by the legendary Doc Roberts on fiddle. Some awesome guitar/fiddle duets including Brickyard Joe (Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts, fiddle with Asa Martin, guitar, recorded 1928).


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CD D 494

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 8 (Custom Starday Label). BACM CD 494

Another set of Starday Custom releases, obscure artistes, bringing us into the early ‘60s with a mix of country and rockabilly.


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CD D 495

ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN – Vol. 4 Trail Dust. BACM CD 495

Thanks are due to Andy’s son Joe Parker who has lovingly restored these 23 tracks from original 78s in the Parker Family collection and supplied the sleeve notes. Historic recordings, all from 1947 and 1949/51 sessions, scarce and rare - from what many of us rate as the finest of the classic Western groups.


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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 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 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 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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