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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 550

BOB WILLS & The Texas Playboys Live 1948 – 51 BACM CD 550

For Bob Wills fans, a collection of exciting live and radio recordings, not hitherto widely available. Opens with an off air capture of Bob’s second ever Grand Ole Opry appearance – a superb hot version of Wills’ classic Beaumont Rag. Ends with some fine 1951 tracks taken from WFAA station Dallas. Some great band line-ups.


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CD D 551

Tex Owens – Red Horse Ranch 1935 BACM CD 551

Several Tex Owen recordings were featured on our Texas Rangers CD 285 including his historic 1934 recording of Cattle Call, a song which helped earn his early induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. An accomplished yodeller, he sadly recorded very little commercially, and we are delighted to be now issuing this new compilation, 40 songs and instrumentals taken from the radio serial Life On Red Horse.


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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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CD D 553

Ray Anderson –With The Tennessee Mountaineers & The Homefolks. BACM 553

Anderson never got the breaks to hit the big time but was a superb singer whose style and sound is close to Hank Williams but still distinctively different. A talented musician, guitar and bass (played bass player with the Osborne Brothers) and an accomplished songwriter. This collection – good mix of country, novelty and bluegrass - includes his moving tribute to Hank Williams, The World Lost A Star.


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CD D 554

HOT GUITARS Vol. 1 Early Country Hillbilly & Jazz CD 554

BACM’s first volume of early jazz-influenced country guitar maestros includes the legendary Les Paul, Karl Farr and Leroy “Slim” Johnson (both of whom added their guitar magic to many of the great Sons Of The Pioneers recordings) – plus some amazing performances from guitar virtuoso Herb Kratoska. Also 8 tracks by Les Paul’s mentor and one time musical partner, multi-instrumentalist Joe Wolverton. The four Les Paul Trio tracks include Chet Atkins’ elder bother Jim Atkins on rhythm guitar/ vocals and future Nashville A-List session man Ernie Newton on bass. Stand out track, an upbeat jazzy I’ll Take You Home Kathleen by Joe Wolverton & His Boys. Superb Karl Farr guitar solos on the two 1938 Gene Autry tracks.


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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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CD D 556

JIMMIE HEAP & The Melody Masters Wild Side Of Life CD 556

Our first collection from this fine band, featuring Jimmie on lead guitar with a superb bunch of musicians - serving up a mix of mainly original compositions by Heap and piano player Arlie Carter – plus a couple of instrumentals; style a blend of Western Swing and ‘early 1950s Country’. A nice complement to the excellent 1992 Bear Family collection covering Heap’s later Capitol recordings.


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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 558

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 559

CURT BARRETT & The Trailsmen Texas Jubilee CD 559

A ‘Cowboy singer’ with a distinctive, easy-going jaunty voice, Barret played bit parts in several cowboy movies in the late ‘40s and with a bit of luck could have made the big time. He had a big following in and around the Los Angeles area in the late 40s. Our CD has a selection of his recordings, mainly from the mid to late 1940s and mostly with his superb Trailsmen group. Plus a couple of tracks from the early 1930s with Tim Dix as ‘”Tom & Jerry” – 30 years before Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel called themselves that for their first recordings. Nice versions of some familiar songs like Ridin’ Down The Canyon and Frankie & Johnny plus several of Barret’s original compositions.


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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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CD D 561

SWINGING ON THE BRAZOS Unissued Demos etc. CD 561

An interesting slice of Western Swing History. Two dozen previously unissued recordings cut in Waco, Central Texas in the early 1950s, a mix of live performances and studio demos. Several tracks feature legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble. Thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and liner notes, both for this one and for the Swinging On The Brazos CD.


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CD D 562

SHELTON BROTHERS Vol. 3 CD 562

This third collection spans the Shelton Brothers entire recording career from their first sessions in 1935 through to their last - two tracks from a 1961 E.P. Over the years they progressed from a Southeastern-flavoured harmony duo with Bob (v. and guitar) and Joe (v. and mandolin) plus fiddler Curly Fox - to hot western swing, featuring some of the top musicians of the era. A really enjoyable hour’s listening, nice mix of styles and tempos.


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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 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 565

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol.10 (Custom Starday Label). 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 566

BILL WILLHITE with Al Clauser’s Oklahoma Outlaws – BACM CD 566

Bill Willhite was the rich voiced lead singer and guitarist on the one of the very first BACM issues (BACM 02, released in 2002 as Jack Savage & His Cowboys) and we have at last managed to track down enough good quality recordings for a second collection. 20 transcriptions recorded in California, mostly backed with Al Clauser’s crack band The Oklahoma Cowboys during the period when Hillhite and the band were filming with Gene Autry. Plus a few later tracks from the mid ‘40s. Nice mix of Western, popular and old timey songs – from this talented and once popular performer who is undeservedly overlooked by the country history books.


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CD D 567

RILEY CRABTREE 1955-1963 Recordings – BACM CD 567

Stricken with polio at age 2, Crabtree lived a life on crutches but carved out a reasonably successful career as a country music songwriter and performer whose voice and phrasing have more than a passing similarity with those of Hank Williams.  BACM included five of his recordings on our Jimmie Rodgers covers CD (FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JIMMIE RODGERS Various Artists, BACM CD 387) and are pleased to now issue this collection, 25 tracks showing his versatility, with a mix of country ballads and more up tempo numbers edging towards what would later be labelled rockabilly. One track, Meet Me At Joe’s features a very young Eddie Cochran on lead guitar.


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CD D 568

BILL COX – The Dixie Songbird – BACM CD 568

26 tracks, many of them not previously issued on CD from Cox, one of the best of the white country blues singers from the late ‘20s/early ‘30s era. An accomplished yodeller in the Jimmie Rodgers style he was also a solid guitarist and could play fine bluesy harmonica. Several tracks feature him duetting with singer/ guitarist Cliff Hobbs.


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CD D 569

PARKER FAMILY – Country & Bluegrass Gospel. BACM CD 569

One of the most popular ‘traditional country’ family groups in West Virginia post WWII were Rex and Eleonore Parker who, later when performing with their two daughters, became known as the Parker Family. They never strove to hit the big time nationally, preferring to maintain their success at the regional level. From 1959 onwards they began to focus on gospel music, regularly appearing on the weekly Songs For Salvation show and cutting several albums with the same title and BACM have compiled this selection from those albums. Appalachian style gospel at it’s best, their sound often echoing the Carter Family.


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CD D 570

LUCKY LABEL – Various Artists – BACM CD 570

Of the many independent labels based in Cincinnati Ohio during the late 1950s and 1960s, the short-lived Lucky Label has been sought out by collectors for a long time. BACM have selected these 26 tracks, nice mix of styles, country, bluegrass and a few crossover-rockabilly, all obscure artistes although some also recorded on major labels like Joe “Cannonball” Lewis who recorded several tracks for MGM in the early 1950s.


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CD D 571

GORDON TERRY – Orange Blossom Special – BACM 571

Rated by some as ‘The best bluegrass fiddler ever’,  highlights of Gordon Terry’s career included a first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 9 (in 1941), several years as a member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, session work with the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Roger Miller,  recording a square dance album with Flatt & Scruggs - and getting inducted into the Fiddlers Hall Of Fame in 1981, the same year as Bob Wills.  BACM’s new collection showcases Terry’s brilliant fiddle playing, with great versions of many classic tunes.


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CD D 572

LEON SELPH & His Blue Ridge Playboys BACM CD 572.

A treat for Western Swing enthusiasts, this new CD features great swing fiddler Leon “Pappy” Self, one of the legends of Western Swing. Line ups include some of the top Western Swing musicians of the era including Moon Mullican, Floyd Tillman, Cliff Bruner, Bob Dunn and Tex Daffan. Includes the recording debuts of Mullican (piano) and Tillman (guitar), November 1936, years before they achieved national prominence in their own right.


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CD D 573

WAYNE JOHNSTON & The Blue Bonnet Playboys BACM CD 573

A fine band, although little known outside West Texas and Southern New Mexico, where they were established performers on the dance band circuit and through their radio and TV live performances. Johnson was a big fan of Western Swing from childhood on, becoming an accomplished steel player. After war service and a stint as a DJ he joined the established Bluebonnet Playboys band in 1952. These live recordings show the band in good form, with various vocalists including long time member Lindsey Smith and guest vocalists Floyd Tillman and Red Brown. Nice mix of songs, Western Swing standards, popular country songs of the day - and from 1956 - a curious jazzy version of See You Later Alligator!


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CD D 574

PANHANDLE SHUFFLE Various Artists BACM CD 574

This CD covers late 1940s/early 1950s recordings from record labels in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle, an area of Texas which although sparsely populated has always had a vibrant and lively music scene. Artists featured include Billy Briggs (of Chew Tobacco Rag fame, see BACM489; steel guitar and vocals) and legendary guitarist Bill Carson – the man whom Leo Fender designed the Stratocaster guitar for. A couple of neat novelty songs from gifted blind singer/songwriter Leroy Jenkins.


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CD D 575

HYLO BROWN Ace Bluegrass Singer BACM CD 575

Nowadays best remembered for his work with Flatt & Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys, Hylo was a superb bluegrass musician (vocals, Guitar, Bass guitar) and songwriter whose career stretched from 1939 to 1980 including a burst of popularity in the early 1960s following his Newport Festival appearances with Earl Scruggs, bringing bluegrass music to new audiences. For our CD we have selected 26 of his best recordings, mainly early 1960s and some from the 1950s. Nice bluegrassy interpretation of T For Texas.


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CD D 576

AUTRY INMAN Brown Eyed Baby BACM CD  576

BACM have at last got around to showcasing the work of Autry Inman, prolific songwriter and a versatile country performer with a distinctive voice. A big talent and undeservedly nowadays largely forgotten; his compositions were recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones and Hank Williams.


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CD D 577

THE TEXAS RANGERS Vol. 2 1941–1947 BACM CD 577

An unusual ‘Western Harmony’ group in that few of the musicians came from a traditional or hillbilly background so they developed a distinctive style, shaping their repertoire to their own strengths, described elsewhere as “Impeccable musicality, some fine song writing and an infectious sense of fun”. The ‘Impeccable musicianship’ includes some extraordinary instrumental work with great solos by Clarence Hartman (who could play 18 instruments but here playing bass – often taking the solo part which most western bands would have given to the fiddler), Joe Strand (accordion) and guitar virtuoso Herb Kratoska (who was also featured on our recent HOT GUITARS Vol. 1 Early Country Hillbilly & Jazz collection). Nice mix of standards like Old Chisholm Trail, When The Bloom Is On The Sage and Careless Love – and some fine originals. Many thanks to Kevin Coffee for the research and liner notes.


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CD D 578

CALLAHAN BROTHERS Take The News To Mother BACM CD 578

BACM’s first Callahan Brothers collection focuses mainly on their 1930s recordings, featuring their close harmony ‘White country yodelling-blues’ style. Songs a mix of old time country and Jimmie Rodgers numbers (several of the latter are adapted and retitled, for example Rodgers’ Mississippi Moon becomes North Carolina Moon and Blue Yodel No. 7 becomes I’ve Rode The Southern & The L&N ). Both brothers were accomplished musicians, Walter playing guitar and Homer variously guitar, fiddle and mandolin and on several tracks they are joined by the great Kentucky mandolinist Roy “Shorty” Hobbs.


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CD D 579

MIDWESTERN HAYRIDE Various Artists BACM CD 579

Through the late 1940s and through the ‘50s, the popular Mid Western Hayride, based in Cincinnati, Ohio featured not only an impressive roster of nationally known performers such as Red Foley, Little Jimmie Dickens and Tex Ritter but also the cream of the Cincinnati Country scene. We have decided to showcase  some of these lesser-remembered talents;  27 tracks, all good solid 1950s country, a treat for fans of the era who will enjoy this selection, an hour of authentic 1950s-style country.. 


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CD D 580

PACIFIC NORTHWEST Various Artists BACM CD 580

A big thanks to Dick Heil, musician, collector and historian who years ago put together a compilation of mid ‘40s to mid ‘50s western band recordings from the Pacific North West. Correspondence over the years with British musicologist Kevin Coffey has eventually borne fruit with this BACM collection. featuring some of the biggest stars on the 40s/50s North Western scene as well as some obscure ones. Twenty of the tracks are from Heil’s original compilation and as usual we have worked hard on the remastering to remove imperfections and noise whilst preserving musical integrity. A fine celebration of the vibrant NW music scene of the era, complementing earlier BACM releases including the various Texas Jim Lewis and Jack Rivers CDs. As a footnote - the first track, Three Day Pass by Arkie Shibley has, on piano, Dean Manuel later one of Jim Reeves’ Blue Boys who died in Reeves’ 1964 plane crash. Another footnote - Track 4, Paul Tutmarc & The Wranglers features a young Bonnie Guitar as vocalist, six before her smash Dark Moon hit.


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CD D 581

SMILIN’ EDDIE HILL BACM CD D 581

Friendly-voiced Eddie Hill was a pioneering country music DJ, nowadays best remembered for his compering at WSM-Nashville and the WLAC-TV Country Junction show. But he was also a prolific recording artist, recording for Decca, Mercury, RCA and Columbia. Bear Family and Cattle Records have issued selections of his recordings and we’ve put ‘The best of the rest’on this BACM compilation. Hill always had top session men on his recordings (hear Chet Atkins and Grady Martin trading licks on Educated Fool; and Johnny & Jack doing the vocals alongside Eddie’s recitations on the 1947 tracks). Some hilarious comedy numbers including a spoof country version of Jack & The Beanstalk, name-checking Hank Snow and Chet Atkins among others!) An enjoyable hours’ feel-good-country-listening.


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CD D 582

JIMMY THOMASON The Early Years. BACM CD 582

Jimmy Thomason was a fine singer and excellent fiddle player from Waco Texas who played an important role in the development of what became known as The Bakersfield Sound from the early 1950s onwards. Back in the early 1930’s he was leading his own bands whilst barely beyond his mid teens and in 1936 the 18 year old Tomason was star vocalist and fiddle player on some superb Doug Bines & His Dixie Ramblers recordings. Other early cuts on our CD include Tomason alongside Moon Mullican (as The Sunshine Boys, 1937) and several early 1940s recordings with the Shelton Brothers. Thomason’s fiddle playing can also be heard on our Shelton Brothers CDs, BACM 10, 370 and 562 respectively and several later-era tracks recorded under his own name are on our Swinging On The Brazos CD 561.


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CD D 583

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol.11. BACM CD 583

Some real gems here despite the obscure names; the only act which achieved some broader fame was the Cackle Sisters (named for their amazing impersonations of animal sounds as well as their yodelling), also known as the De Zurick Sisters). But the voices, arrangements and songs are all good, authentic ‘50s-style country’ - This CD will be enjoyed by folks who like the authentic sounds of 1950s/early ‘60s country and who like hearing songs and artists they’ve not heard before.


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CD D 584

ERNEST V. STONEMAN – Old Time Singing & Playing. BACM CD 584

Our first Ernest Stoneman compilation, 23 tracks recorded between 1926 and 1934 by this prolific early country music artist – who in later years achieved a new lease of performing success with family members as ‘Pop’ Stoneman. Classic old timey tunes and songs.


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CD D 585

THE FRONTIERSMEN – I Dreamed Of A Hill-billy Heaven. BACM CD 585

Mid 50s recordings by this superb western group, led by accordionist “Highpockets” Busse and featuring gifted singer/guitarist Hal Clark and bassist/vocalist Wayne West. The group provided session backing for several western stars of the era including Eddie Dean and our collection includes six Dean tracks


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CD D 586

RUSTY WELLINGTON – Every Precious Memory. BACM CD 586

26 tracks from this Canadian country singer/songwriter with a distinctive voice; songs a mix of Hank Snow influenced ballads and more up-tempo numbers. Early in his career he toured with the likes of Hank Williams and Hank Snow and later, mid 50s onwards with the likes of Kenny Roberts and Bill Haley – he was a member of Haley’s band in the 1960s.


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CD D 587

BUDDY JONES Policeman & Honky Tonk Singer Vol. 2 BACM CD 587

A second compilation, classic country tracks from 1935 to 1940 from trail-blazing honky-tonk singer Buddy Jones who developed his own style, influenced by his idol Jimmie Rodgers but edging towards hard-driving western swing. Session men include electric mandolin pioneer Leo Raley and rising piano star Moon Mullican. A couple of early duets with Jimmie Davis.


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CD D 588

TEXAS JIM LEWIS & His Lone Star Cowboys Vol. 3 BACM CD 588

This third volume spans the 1940s, recordings for the Decca and Exclusive labels following Texas Jim's move from Texas to California. Collaborators on these recordings include a young Cindy Walker who went on to become a songwriter legend and Spade Cooley providing session fiddle prior to starting his own band in 1942. Nice mix of songs and styles including Western Swing and novelty tunes, the latter featuring Lewis playing the Hootinannie – a contraption that incorporated bells, percussion and horns!


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CD D 589

JIMMIE JOHN FULLEN & Friends BACM CD 589

A talented and distinctive country singer and fine songwriter, Fullen somehow missed out on making the big time beyond his local area. After army service with the 187th Airborne as a parachutist he secured recording deals with a variety of labels including DeLuxe, King and Dot scoring several minor hits with his distinctive, high-pitched country, vocal style while his compositions got recorded by the likes of Ernest Tubb, Slim Whitman, George Jones and Brenda Lee. After semi-retirement from country-performing he earned a PhD in Education and English and became active in community service.


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CD D 590

RILEY PUCKETT Vol. 3 The Cat Came Back BACM CD 590

By popular demand, a third BACM compilation from this great blind musician, early country recording artiste with a hauntingly beautiful full baritone voice and delightful and influential guitar style featuring finger picks and heavy bass runs. A nice selection of classic old timey and popular songs given the Puckett treatment.


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CD D 591

JOHNNY DENIS Vol. 2 BACM CD 591

A second selection from “Sheriff” Johnny Denis, mainly focusing on his 1940s recordings, mostly in the small-band western swing style. Denis was English and became a semi-professional musician in the mid 1930s, accomplished on guitar and steel as well as being an amazing whistler (some of his recordings here suggest a new genre, Whistling Western Swing!) Adopted a fully ‘cowboy’ image in the 1950s through his popular BBC series Way Out West and he owned several horses which he incorporated into his act. Moved to the US in 1954, achieving some popularity especially in Vegas and Reno and issuing three LPs. Hi-lights of this set – superb versions of Sweet Georgia Brown and Sweet Sue, featuring Danny Levan’s fantastic fiddling and Canadian/British bass legend Jack Fallon. Thanks for the liner notes to Kevin Coffee who managed to track Denis down a few years ago, long resident in the US and well into his 90s.


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CD D 592

PETE PYLE + CHUCK HARDING BACM CD 592

A long overdue collection of recordings by the great Pete Pyle, one time member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and lead vocalist with Pee Wee King’s band (Pyle replaced the legendary Eddy Arnold in the mid 1940s). Not just a fine guitarist, he had a strong and distinctive country voice and could do a fine yodel (Home Sweet Home On The Rockies!); but he was also a prolific songwriter and over the years his songs were recorded by the likes of Bill Monroe, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson and Little Jimmie Dickens. On several tracks he is joined by fellow musician and songwriter Chuck Harding. This CD celebrates the legacy of one of country music’s great talents, nowadays undeservedly forgotten.


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CD D 593

BONNIE LOU Vol. 2 Barnyard Hop BACM CD 593

A second selection from Bonnie Lou , one of the first female artistes to gain crossover success from country to rock and roll and recognized as one of the first female rock and roll singers. Her roots were in country; influenced by Patsy Montana she began her performing career as Mary Jo, the Yodelling Sweetheart before changing her performing name to Bonnie Lou in the mid 1940s. Scored several US county and novelty hits in the early 1950s; then came rockabilly and more hits. Our CD has a nice cross section of Bonnie Lou’s different styles; a beautiful lady with a fine voice..


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CD D 594

AL CLAUSER & His Oklahoma Outlaws BACM CD 594

(May new release, No. 2). AL CLAUSER & His Oklahoma Outlaws BACM CD 594. Guitarist, songwriter and bandleader Al Clauser is reputed to be originator of the term “Western Swing”, using it as early as 1928, several years before it became mainstream popular with the likes of Bob Wills and Milton Brown. Clauser and his band had popular radio shows in the 1930s (WHO in Des Moines, Iowa) and then in Tulsa, Oklahoma on KTUL Radio from 1942. Our CD features mainly transcription recordings including several outstanding instrumentals. Al and his Oklahoma Cowboys were also featured as session players on our Bill Willhite CD 566.


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CD D 595

CARL BELEW Vol. 2 Old Number Nine. BACM CD 595

Our first volume (Cool Gator Shoes, CD 335) became one of the most popular in our catalogue and we have at last got around to this second, a cross section of Belew’s recordings from various labels. Mix of country hits - such as Wishful Thinking, The One You Slip Around With, You're The Only Good Thing - and original numbers delivered with Belew’s smooth voice, distinctive but somewhat in the same vein as Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold. Includes several tracks previously unissued.


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CD D 596

MISSOURI ROUNDUP – Various Artists. BACM CD 596

Following on from earlier selections of rare recordings from other US states including Colorado (BACM CD 404), Georgia (BACM CD 548), Kentucky (BACM CD 475), Ohio (CD 465 and 570), Texas (BACM CDs 486 and 574 ) and Wisconsin (BACM CD 464) we now turn to Missouri, home to a dazzling array of country music talent. We have unearthed 26 fine recordings, mainly the 1940s and ‘50s, mostly by artistes who never made the big time but deserved to. A couple who did achieve wider fame – Wade Ray, who went onto achieve a good deal of success as an RCA artiste and Rod Morris, best known nowadays as writer of Jim Reeves’ smash hit Bimbo. Morris had been active on the Missouri country scene from 1937.


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CD D 597

GLENN DOUGLAS TUBB – Let Me Cry Alone. BACM CD 597

A collection of hard-country recordings from Ernest Tubb’s nephew, Glen Douglas Tubb covering his superb early recordings from 1955-58. A distinctive and versatile singer whose voice has echoes of Hank Williams and Faron Young. Nowadays best remembered for his song writing, having penned or co-penned many hits for the likes of George Jones, Johnny Cash and Kitty Wells. 26 songs on our collection, nice mix of styles and tempos mainly country (pre ‘Nashville Sound’ – no heavenly strings here!) and a few rockabilly ballads somewhat in the style of Buddy Holly. I've not been able to identify the backing musicians - some awesome bass and lead guitar. Douglas Glenn Tubb is now in his 80s and continues to keep the Tubb family name through his involvement in the Midnight Jamboree Association.


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CD D 598

RED SOVINE Vol. 2 – Heart Of A Man. BACM CD 598

A lot of requests for more following our earlier compilation (CD 207), here is a further selection of Sovine’s country recordings made before he became big in the ‘Truck driving’ and ‘Narration’ genres.


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CD D 599

CLAYTON McMICHEN – The Legendary Fiddler Vol. 3. BACM CD 599

Our 599th disc, a third volume of great songs and tunes from legendary fiddler CLAYTON McMICHEN , classic recordings, some from 90 years ago – some solo, some with his various band line ups from the era including legendary guitar men Slim Bryant and Riley Puckett and banjoist Jerry Wallace. Hi-lights include McMichen’s awesome solo rendition of St Louis Blues and a great version of Wreck Of The Old 97 with Slim Bryant on vocals and guitar, recorded in Summer 1932, a period when McMichen and Bryant were also doing recording sessions with Jimmie Rodgers.


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