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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 600

CARLISLE BROTHERS The Early Post War Years BACM CD 600

Our 600th release features the legendary CARLISLE BROTHERS, Bill (guitar and vocals) and Cliff (steel and vocals), showcasing their best recordings from the 1946/7 period, including a couple of hilarious novelty tunes accompanied by Homer and Jethro. Hi-lights include two tracks accompanied by the superb Curly Fox on fiddle, Skip To My Lou and Old Joe Clark. This collection Complements BACM's earlier releases, the solo pre-war recordings (CLIFF CARLISLE - Far Beyond The Starry Sky and BILL CARLISLE Duvall County Blues, early recordings 1933) – and a compilation of 1950s recordings which Bill cut with a different line up, as THE CARLISLES -Tennessee Memories.


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CD D 601

FREDDIE HART – The Whole World Holding Hands. BACM CD 601

A collection of smooth ‘50s Country’ recordings from Old Smoothie himself, Freddie Hart, with a collection of his songs from the early 50s. A one time Hank Williams roadie, Hart became a prolific hit maker through the '60s and '70s with nine US County top 10s including three Number 1s - and was also a prolific and successful songwriter providing hits for the likes of Patsy Cline, Left Frizzell, George Jones and Porter Wagoner. This CD, which features recordings from his early career before achieving mainstream fame and will be enjoyed by fans of smooth early 50’s country. One of country’s most distinctive, immediately recognized voices, 29 recordings half of them Hart compositions.


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CD D 602

EDDIE KIRK Vol 2- Away Out On The Mountain. BACM 602

A second compilation of recordings by Western singer/ songwriter and B-Western actor Eddie Kirk, mainly culled from his Capitol recordings from the late 1940s and early 50s and representative of the West Coast sound of the era. Nice mix of styles and genres including a few demonstrations of Kirk’s yodelling skills.


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CD D 603

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS – Vol 4 – Rollin Along. BACM 603

Another collection from that superb team of top vocalists and instrumentalists The Prairie Ramblers with a mix of pop, novelty, western and country tunes. This is our Volume 4 or 5 if you count the Rusty Gill CD we did in our early days – or Volume 6 if we include the ‘risque’ recordings they did as the SWEET VIOLET BOYS (BACM CD 353).


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CD D 604

G’Day – Down Under Country Vol 2. BACM CD 604

A second collection of Australian (and a few New Zealand) performers; this time mainly from the 40s and 50s. Plenty of authentic country sounds including good guitar picking and some superb yodeling. Nice to hear the young Mary Schneider, duetting with sister Rita as the Schneider Sisters and a great rendition of Pistol Packing Papa by Tex Morton’s boyhood friend, Gil Harris.


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CD D 605

PHIPPS FAMILY – Sing The Carter Family. BACM 605

The Phipps Family were one of the great interpreters of old timey hillbilly and gospel music, who began performing publicly in the early 1940s and whose performing/ recording career continued through to the late 1980s. Their style was modelled on that of the Carter Family and they recorded several Carter tribute albums. BACM are pleased to present this collection, 23 songs from the Carter Family repertoire culled from recordings the Phipps Family laid down on Starday around 1960. Several of the classics including a superb Wildwood Flower. Impeccable musicianship and great vocals. Fine yodelling on several tracks.


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CD D 606

NOVELTY ACES – Transcriptions & Broadcasts. BACM 606

The Novelty Aces were a quartet (later quintet) who included fine musicians and vocalists performing a wide variety of styles including hillbilly and country and novelty, some sung solo some as a close harmony group. Their first recordings, cut for Victor in 1933 appeared on earlier BACM releases (two Jimmie Rodgers songs sung by Hazel Maus on Cowgirl Shuffle BACM CD 421 and two guitar solos by her brother Harold Maus on Hot Guitars Vol 1, BACM CD 554). This dedicated CD 606 features some of their fine transcriptions and radio broadcasts mainly from the mid 1940s, with the group (fine multi instrumentalists themselves) augmented by several important musicians including the legendary guitarists Merle Travis and Jack Rivers and fiddler (and multi instrumentalist) Slim Duncan. A fine hour of easy on the ear listening across a wide mix of styles.


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CD D 607

DOLPH HEWITT – Waltzing My Blues Away. CD 607

As we dig through the archives we are sometimes amazed to come across an awesome talent which somehow has been lost to history. One such is Dolph Hewitt who achieved some radio popularity in the 30s on the Wheeling Jamboree before wartime service in the marines. Post war he came to the National Barn Dance giving him nationwide exposure initially as a member of the Sage Riders, a western styled band, later solo. Recording contracts followed and he scored several minor hits first with RCA then with various independent labels. Our CD showcases 27 of his fine recordings, nice mix of songs and styles but mainly smooth crooner country somewhat in the Eddy Arnold style.


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CD D 608

BILLY HUGHES – Rose Of The Alamo. BACM CD 608

Our first compilation from Billy Hughes, the legendary fiddler and multi instrumentalist nowadays perhaps best remembered for his fiddle playing on Jack Guthrie sessions and also for his songwriting credits including writing Red Foley’s 1948 hit, Tennessee Saturday Night. He recorded relatively little under his own name (or names, for some he used "Dude Fargo") but we’ve managed to put together this collection. 27 songs, many of them Hughes’ own compositions, a few of them somewhat risqué!


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CD D 609

OVERSTAKE SISTERS – Vol. 3. Ridin’ Down The Trail Together. BACM 609

Following requests from many customers who enjoyed Volumes 1 and 2, here is another CD of recordings by the Overstake Sisters (the "Little Country Girls") blending their voices beautifully to each song. These songs were not commercially released. They actually derived from a fine series of transcriptions on 16" discs that MM Cole made up for radio stations. Two of the sisters’ solo recordings can be found on other BACM CDs (Judy Martin, nee Eva Overstake on BACM discs 96 and 234 – and Jenny Lou Carson, nee Lucille Overstake on BACM 200).


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CD D 610

Gather Round – Western Swing & Country Music In West Texas & New Mexico 1946-56. BACM 610

Continuing our releases of music from different areas of the USA, we have put together this bunch of recordings, various artists from the West Texas / New Mexico scene. You’ll find some very rare items amongst this selection. Surely the sort of music which Jim Reeves was listening to in his teens, influencing his own early recordings. This CD is a neat companion to our earlier selection of songs from the Texas Panhandle (BACM CD 574), this time going a bit further west!


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CD D 611

GOLDIE HILL Vol. 3 Baby Blue BACM CD 611

BACM's third collection of recordings from 1950s country songstress Goldie Hill, featuring several country music classic songs including When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, Half A Mind and Fallen Angel and Jim Reeves hits like Four Walls, According To My Heart and How’s The World Treating You.


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CD D 612

BOB SKYLES & His Skyrockets Recorded 1937–1938 BACM CD 612

For fans of Western Swing, a selection of early (1937-38) recordings from the Bob Skyles Skyrockets band, nice mix of jazzy, novelty and country-tinged tunes.


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CD D 613

DADDY JOHN LOVE Recorded 1935–36 BACM CD 613

Rare recordings, mostly in the style of the late Jimmie Rodgers. Love's first recordings were as guitarist and sometimes vocalist as a member of J.E. Mainer’s Mountaineers in 1935 (several tracks on BACM CD122 and more here). A distinctive vocalist, guitarist and yodeller.


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CD D 614

MADDOX BROTHERS & ROSE Vol. 2 – Garden In The Sky. BACM CD 614

Our second collection from this superb family group who built a reputation as America’s most colourful hillbilly band and were hugely influential in multiple genres - country, rockabilly, and rock 'n' roll. Astonishing that they have still not been inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame (or even the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because of their influential ‘Roots of Rockabilly’ recordings!) Nice selection of songs on the CD, mainly from their 4Star catalogue, late 1940s.


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CD D 615

TOMMY SOSEBEE At The Ozark Jubilee & On Record. BACM CD 615

Tommy Sosabee was a popular country singer from the mid 40s through to the late ‘50s, achieving regular slots on the Grand Ole Opry and, following his relocation to Missouri in 1954, on the Ozark Jubilee. With a warm country-crooner voice somewhat similar to Eddie Arnold be began his recording career as (uncredited) lead vocalist on a few Pee Wee King’s band recordings in the late 1940s before making his own-name recording debut on the Apollo label in 1947 (see BACM’s Apollo Label collection CD352). We have now compiled this 23 track selection, a mix of studio recordings (Coral label, early 1950s) and Ozark Jubilee radio recordings.


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CD D 616

LOUISIANA STOMP Various Artists BACM. CD 616

This collection showcases some of the lesser known acts performing in and around Shreveport in the 1930s and 1940s before 1948 when the town became the home of the famed Louisiana Hayride. Several Shreveport acts from this pre Hayride era have already been featured on various BACM CDs (for example our Shelton Brothers, Buddy Jones and ‘Governor’ Jimmie Davis collections). Many of the groups on the CD have connections with Davis, for example steel guitarist Charlie Mitchell and his Paradise Entertainers group which evolved into Davis’ backing group in 1936. Several tracks from Mitchell’s later band feature young Moon Mullican on piano and vocals. Some fine music across several genres with a lot of western swing influence. Thanks to Kevin Coffee and his contributors for the research and excellent liner notes.


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CD D 617

KENNY ROBERTS – King Of The Yodelers. BACM CD 617

28 recordings by legendary yodeler Kenny Roberts, joined on a couple of tracks by his mentor Elton Britt. He joined the Down Homers in the early 1940s and when called up for National Service was a replaced by a young Bill Haley, helping him develop his (Haley's) own not-inconsiderable yodelling skills (kept well hidden when he went on to Rock & Roll fame a decade later!). This compilation showcases the many facet's of Kenny's music - country ballads, honky-tonk weepers, novelty songs and a couple of gospel numbers; many feature either his falsetto or full blown yodel. As pointed out in Paul Hazell's liner notes, Kenny Roberts deserved far more recognition than he actually received, especially in the later stages of his career. We are glad to now make amends - astonishingly this is his first ever UK album release! Several of Kenny's recordings were featured on BACM's two Down Homers albums, CDs 92 and 381.


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CD D 618

WARNER MACK – Sings Favourite Country Songs. BACM CD 618

Our first CD of recordings by fine country and rockabilly singer-songwriter Warner Mack whose recording career began in 1957 and who carried on performing through to the early 90s. Our CD features two complete albums (The Golden Country Hits Vol 1 and Vol 2 from 1961 and 1962 respectively) plus four other recordings from the same era. Good solid 'Nashville Sound' country, reinterpreting many of the best country songs of the era recorded by the likes of Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Ray Price and Hank Locklin.


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CD D 619

PRE-WAR WESTERN SWING Vol. 2 – Rare Radio Broadcasts. BACM CD 619

Following the 2016 release of Vol. 1, BACM delves again into radio broadcasts made by western swing, cowboy and country jazz line-ups of the pre-WWII era. The recordings range roughly from winter 1933-34 through 1942. Many of the performers featured are far from household names, some downright obscure. The best known is surely Pee Wee King, captured in telling early performances from the Grand Ole Opry, and there are performances from other notables like Rex Griffin, Wiley & Gene and The Ranch Boys.


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CD D 620

BILL DUDLEY – Ghost Of Our Love Affair. BACM CD 620

This collection gathers the best of Bill Dudley, from his earliest singles for Capitol to later recordings for the Todd, Top Rank and Nashville labels. A good solid no-frills honky tonk singer, who took up the guitar whilst serving in WWII before joining Gene Hayes’ band and then forming his own group as “The Dixie Boy & the Happy Valley Gang” in the late ‘40s. His recording career began with his Capitol signing in 1953 when he was one of many Hank Williams soundalikes, later developing his own distinctive sound. He was a regular on the big star tours through the 1950s appearing alongside the likes of Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff. He never made the big time but deserves a listen; a good hour of good authentic stripped-down country, tracks never previously available on CD.


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CD D 621

ARLIE DUFF – You All Come. BACM CD 621

Arlie Duff was a celebrated songwriter providing hits for the likes of George Jones, Sonny James and Ernest Tubb; his Y’all Come (You All Come) went on to become one of country music’s most recorded titles, recorded by a litany of stars including Bill Monroe, George Jones and Glen Campbell – and even Bing Crosby whose hit version sold 400,000 copies. Duff was also a fine performer, becoming a regular on the Houston Hometown Jamboree TV show and Red Foley’s Ozark Jubilee as well as guesting on the Grand Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hayride. BACM’s collection showcases the best of his recordings, a mix of ballads, up-tempo country and novelty songs – and also includes his minor rockabilly hit Alligator Come Across.


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CD D 622

BUD & BUD (The Hooper Twins) – Twin Hearts, Twin Guitars. BACM CD 622

East Texas twins J.E. (James) and G.A. (George) Hooper began playing the Houston country dance clubs in the mid 30s, cutting their first records in Houston in 1950 as Bud & Bud with J.E. on guitar, G.A. on mandolin. Our CD includes the best of their studio recordings, featuring top Houston session players of the era; plus a few of rare radio programs. Good foot tapping country with a nice mix of current hits, standards and western swing, their style, treading the live between honky-tonk and western swing.


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CD D 623

ED McCURDY Cowboy & Western Songs BACM CD 623

Ed McCurdy is nowadays best known as a folk singer who worked with the likes of Pete Seeger and Josh White in the late 1940s and going on to become one of the leading lights in the late 1950s folk revival, performing at the legendary Newport Folk Festivals and hosting the Greenwich Village hootenanny sessions which helped launch the careers of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. But his career also includes successful episodes as a radio performer singing romantic songs and doing comedy routines in the 1930s /early 40s and as a children’s entertainer on radio and TV in the early 1950s. Also little known is his familiarity with and love for cowboy and western material and we are pleased to release this compilation – 24 tracks, culled from his 1957 Songs Of The Old West and other albums. They feature the guitar and banjo work of Erik Darling, a founder member of The Tarriers folk group and another big fan of the Cowboy music genre. Thanks to Country Music historian Tony Byworth for the liner notes.


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CD D 624

BUD HOBBS MGM Recordings 1947–54 BACM CD 624

California-born Bud Hobbs was one of the first exponents of what became known as The Bakersfield Sound, but sadly died aged just 38 having left only around 30 studio recordings. These were of a high standard and featured the cream of the LA session musicians of the era including, on his 1953 sessions, Buck Owens on guitar, Ferlin Husky on bass and Tommy Collins on rhythm. Fine country-crooner voice, pitch perfect and distinctive. Thanks due to Ken Coffee and Russ Wapensky for the excellent liner notes and session details – and to Al Turner for the tracks!


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CD D 625

JACK HUNT & His Rhythm Ranch Hands BACM CD 625

A fine country honker tonker with a deep drawl vocal style somewhat in the Ernest Tubb mould. BACM’s CD features most of Jack's recording output (Capitol, late 1940s and MGM, mid 50s) and includes covers of some of the popular country songs of the era including Send Me The Pillow I Dream on and Candy Kisses. Fine musicians including his brother, multi instrumentalist Little Joe Hunt, later acclaimed as ‘America’s fastest banjo player’ and who played on some of Jim Reeves’ Abbot sessions. Thanks to Ken Coffee, Dave Sichak (of http://www.hillbilly-music.com/ ) and Al Turner for the research work and liner notes.


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CD D 626

CHARLIE WALKER – Early Recordings, No Sorrow Tonight. BACM CD 626

Our first collection from the great Texas honkytonk singer features his early recordings, from his first on the Imperial label in 1952 through to 1958 when he was scoring his first big hits and already developing his shuffle sound. Hi-lights include the 1954 sessions featuring legendary session men Grady Martin (lead guitar), Tommy Jackson (fiddle) and Owen Bradley (piano) which gave us the hit recording of Tell Her Lies And Feed Her Candy. And the great shuffle classic, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down recorded in 1958 with Jimmy Dale on steel.


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CD D 627

JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD. Battle Of New Orleans. BACM CD 627

Classic recordings from the school teacher and folklorist whose songs became massive worldwide hits – including Battle Of New Orleans (Johnny Horton and, in the UK, Lonnie Donegan), Tennessee Stud (Eddy Arnold). Driftwood’s song writing catalogue eventually ran to over 6,000 songs, many with distant roots into early American folk tradition. The CD showcases Driftwood’s performing talents, both as a distinctive vocalist and as a talented multi-instrumentalist on a wide range of instruments including banjo and longbow (a curved wooden bow with a string attached to its ends) as well as guitar. Tasteful accompaniment from a group of top musicians on various sessions including Chet Atkins and John D. Loudermilk on guitar and the legendary Bob Moore on bass.


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CD D 628

ELTON BRITT – Vol. 4. 1944-55, St. Louis Blues Yodel. BACM CD 628

This collection kicks off with a few more tracks from the 1940s, recorded in New York with lush orchestral accompaniment including a beautiful rendition of Roses Of Yesterday and the first ever issued recording of Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain. The final 20 tracks were recorded in Nashville, 1950 -55 and revert to a more stripped down, more country sound and the various session line ups include ace guitarists Chet Atkins, Eddie Hill, Grady Martin and George Barnes. A nice mix of songs and styles – with Britt on fine yodelling form on Rotation Blues and St. Louis Blues Yodel.


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CD D 629

STONEWALL JACKSON – Life Of A Poorboy. BACM CD 629

Our first STONEWALL JACKSON compilation, a hard core country singer and fine songwriter who got his break on the Grand Ole Opry just days after arriving in Nashville and pitching some songs to Wesley Rose. Ernest Tubb took him under his wing hiring him as an opener to his shows. Jackson’s early recordings were much influenced by his idol Hank Williams but he soon developed his own style and the hits followed including his massive crossover hit Waterloo in 1959. (Not on this CD but available on one of BACM’s Country Music Memories CDs. Most Popular Country Recordings of 1959, Volume 1 CD). Several of Jackson’s lesser known hits are featured, making this a fine hour’s listening for fans who enjoy the strong vibrant style of late 1950s country.


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CD D 630

SLIM RHODES & His Mountaineers – Memphis Bounce. BACM CD 630

Slim was a vocalist and guitarist and a popular radio and TV personality from the 1930s through to the early ‘70s. This CD focuses on the years 1948-1950 when Slim and his family band, the Mountaineers, were at the peak of their popularity. Some excellent instrumental picking and fiddle playing on classics like San Antonio Rose, Kentucky Waltz and Spanish Two Step. We’ve also dug up a couple of Radio programmes that give you an idea of what American households were listening to during this period a few years after WW2. Engaging vocal numbers by, variously, Rhodes brothers Slim and Dusty and Brad Suggs.


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CD D 631

RAY WHITLEY – Volume 2. Ranch House Romp. BACM CD 631

A second collection from the great singing cowboy and rodeo performer Ray Whitley, early star of the WHN Barn Dance show. A fine guitarist and distinctive vocalist and one of those singers of his era whose early recordings were much influenced by the style of Jimmie Rodgers. 36 tracks, from 1935 to the early 1940s, mainly rare and not previously available on CD.


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CD D 632

EDDY ARNOLD – Cattle Call. BACM CD 632

Our first collection of Eddy Arnold recordings including several from the late 1940s to early 50s when he scored a string of hits including Bouquet Of Roses and Anytime and was the best selling country star, even outselling Hank Williams. A fine country crooner as much at home with up tempo foot tappers as with country ballads.


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CD D 633

Wanderer’s Stomp – Pre War Dallas Vol 1-BACM CD 633

Dallas was a hotbed of progressive string band music in the early 1930s, influenced by its neighbour Fort Worth (the reputed Cradle of Western Swing) and taking on board other regional jazz, blues and hillbilly influences. BACM has already dedicated some CDs to early Dallas western swing stalwarts like Bill Boyd and Roy Newman and this collection focusses on lesser known groups. Many of the musicians were legends in their own right including tenor banjoist and mainstay of the Light Crust Doughboys Marvin Montgomery and singer-guitarist Dick Reinhart. Nice mix of styles including stripped down blues from the Paradise Joy Boys with what we believe is the first ever cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s Matchbox Blues. The fiddler is trained violinist and child prodigy, Felix St Clair. Other highlights included four fine recordings from “hot” Hawaiian trio the Hauulea Entertainers, led by local steel guitarist and teacher J. B. Stevenson and nine from the Wanderers, a Western Swing group much influenced by Milton Brown.


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CD D 634

EDDIE HAZELWOOD – I’ll Pay You No Never Mind. BACM CD 634

Eddie Hazelwood was a fine singer and talented songwriter who undeservedly never made the big time outside Southern California. This long overdue collection features most of his recordings, some with top session musicians including Merle Travis on electric guitar and Tex Atchinson on fiddle – also tracks from his last sessions include a young Joe Maphis on lead guitar. One curiosity is Hazlewood’s 1953 cover of Big Mama Thornton’s Hound Dog hit, featuring both Merle Travis and Joe Maphis on guitar - a full three years before Elvis recorded his mis-remembered lyrics version.


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CD D 635

Hillbilly Novelty Bands In New York Vol 1 (1935-39). BACM CD 635

Many will be surprised to learn there was ANY country music happening in New York in the late 1930s but there was – as evidenced by BACM’s earlier Carson Robison and Denver Darling releases. There was also a thriving ‘hillbilly-novelty’ scene, with several groups serving up corny treatments of popular and western songs, often featuring top rate musicians some of whom were regular players on straight hillbilly recordings of the era. This brought forward a new sound that achieved some popularity with city folk back in the thirties who were so used to Jazz & the big orchestral sounds. We at BACM thought that it should not be forgotten and lost within the pages of time - so we’ve dug up these recordings – five novelty groups working out of New York during the period 1935 to 1939


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CD D 636

CARL BUTLER – Remember The Alamo. BACM CD 636

Carl Butler began singing and playing guitar as a kid back in the 1930s and after wartime service began performing on radio leading to his first studio recordings in 1947 – that was accompanying one of his childhood hero-groups, the Bailes Brothers. He first appeared on the Opry in 1948 and began his solo recording career in 1950, initially on Columbia. He enjoyed some success both as a songwriter and singer through the 1950s but only hit the big time in 1961 when he and his wife Pearl recorded Don’t Let Me Cross Over – which stayed at No. 1 for 11 weeks. Carl and Pearl went on to score a series of hits and successful albums throughout the 1960s and beyond, always staying ‘Pure country’. This collection covers the period from early 1958 to the early 1960s, 27 fine recordings many of them not previously released on CD and rare.


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CD D 637

JIMMIE RODGERS SNOW – Treasures Untold. BACM CD 637

Son of Canadian legend Hank Snow, Jimmie Rodgers Snow began his recording career in 1950 on the 4-Star label before joining RCA in 1953. At the time, his dad was RCA’s biggest selling artist and this remained the case up until Elvis Presley arriving on the scene in the mid 1950s. Jimmie hung out with Elvis for a while before the latter’s meteoric rise to fame and Elvis’ recording Love Me was styled on Jimmie’s 1954 version of the song, featured in this collection. Here are most of Jimmie’s Country singles on RCA and as a bonus, a number of his earliest recordings, early 1950s on the 4 Star Label, recorded as “Jimmie Snow”. Several of the early recordings feature his dad’s distinctive guitar runs – a treat for Hank Snow fans. For me, the outstanding track is the two Snows duetting on When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye, sublime!


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CD D 638

RAMBLIN’ LOU SCHRIVER and the Twin Pine Mountaineers. BACM CD 638

RAMBLIN’ LOU SCHRIVER was very popular in the Niagara Falls region of New York State back in the late 40s / early 50s. and owned a record store in that region. His Twin Pine Mountaineers band included his multi-instrumentalist wife Joanie Marshall, who played guitar, fiddle and banjo. Passionate about country music he became renowned not only as a performer but also as a broadcaster (station WWOL in Buffalo on the shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York). He had talent and built a loyal radio audience and his show was able to attract the big names from Nashville and the West Coast to guest on. Nice mix of original compositions, traditional songs and classic country songs like Gene Autry’s Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine, Roy Acuff’s Radio Station SAVED and Hank Snow’s Brand On My Heart.


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CD D 639

THE HARDIN COUNTY BOYS (Denver Duke & Jeffery Null). BACM CD 639

THE HARDIN COUNTY BOYS alias Denver Duke and Jeffery Null, were a fine bluegrass group with a distinctive vocal style, nice harmonies led by Denver Duke’s sweet vocals. They issued several LPs in the mid to late 50s and early 60s but as far as we are aware none of their material has made it to CD apart from a re-release of one of their Canadian Rosedale albums, now deleted. Today they are fast becoming cult figures in country music with their very collectable sentimental songs. Nice selection of their recordings across various labels, from the mid to the late 1950s, a mix of country and bluegrass, mainly original compositions.


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CD D 640

WESTERN SERENADE. Live Western Swing In The 1950s. BACM CD 640

Another treat for hard core Western Swing fans. A collection of live recordings culled from various sections of radio and TV programmes broadcast during the early 1950s as well as some direct dance hall tapings. Thanks are due to musicologist Kevin Coffey for putting this together including the research and liner notes. Highlights include Hoyle Nix’s live version of Big Balls In Cowtown (his studio version was on BACM CD 453) and three TV recordings from Texas Jim Lewis. The sound quality is not up to that of commercial recordings but we do think it captures well the atmosphere of the dance halls & beer joints of the day.


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CD D 641

LONZO & OSCAR Vol. 2 – Country Music Time. BACM CD 641

Lonzo & Oscar were a very popular act on the Grand Ole Opry during the 1960s, and we had very positive feedback for our earlier compilation released in 2017 (BACM CD 198) and requests for more. So we’ve finally got around to it, putting together this selection, the best of the rest, showcasing not just their humorous parodies but also their superb musicianship.


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CD D 642

RUSTY DRAPER Vol 2. A Little Bit Of Western Style. BACM CD 642

Our second Rusty Draper CD focuses mainly on his early 1950s recordings featuring big orchestras of the time but also includes several later recordings with a more ‘1950s country’ sound including fine renditions of Please Help Me I’m Falling, Jealous Heart and Signed, Sealed And Delivered. Also an interesting Fenderman-styled rendition of Mule Skinner Blues recorded in 1960. By this time, Rusty had chalked up had some big hits and was an up and coming popular star with country roots.


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CD D 643

RED EGNER & OTHERS. BACM CD 643.

Our third CD is Western Swing at it's best, with Red Egner the leader of the pack which features Spade Cooley, Mel Griggs, Doug Venable & Jimmie Lefevre combos swinging their hearts out with a bagful of western favourites.


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CD D 644

RICKY RIDDLE – I’m A Whip Crackin’ Daddy-BACM CD 644

Many will not have had the chance of hearing Ricky Riddle before, a fine baritone voice some would see as a trailblazer for the early Eddie Arnold and Jim Reeves style of country crooning, so we have gathered up a couple of dozen of his recordings, all from the early 1950s. Good straight out country, a fresh listen to recordings you almost certainly will not be familiar with. Includes Price Of Love, a fine duet with Anita Kerr later of the Anita Kerr Singers. The band is led by guitarist Harold ‘Hal’ Bradley who became an A-team session man through the 60s’, both on rhythm and lead (Bradley played the opening banjo notes on Johnny Horton’s 1959 hit “The Battle of New Orleans and his electric bass guitar can be heard on many legendary hits including Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”.)


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CD D 645

Swinging In San Diego – Various Artistes 1946-51. BACM 645

Rare recordings from the San Diego area , many not previously commercially recorded. Our thanks are due to Kevin Coffey for all the hard work which went into this production. Fans of Western Swing will enjoy this, bringing us the sounds which were entertaining in the Bars, Honky Tonks and Dance Halls throughout the great South West and surrounding States during the post war years. Most of the tracks are rare and possibly not commercially recorded. So, 70 years on, lend your ears to the thrill of this country-tinged swing music bouncing along the air waves and helping lift the spirits of a population who had only recently lived through the troubles of WW2.


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CD D 646

TED DAFFAN Vol. 2 – Lonesome Highway. BACM CD646

A second volume from fine songwriter, steel player and singer Ted Daffan recorded in the years 1939 to 1948 and including the first recording of his classic I’m a Fool To Care, later a hit for Jim Reeves and Les Paul. Big thanks to Kevin Coffey for the research and liner notes.


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CD D 647

BROTHERS IN COUNTRY MUSIC. Various Artists. BACM CD 647

Another collection of Old Time Songs & Tunes, following on from our CD 340 and CD 364 compilations, this time focussing on brother acts. Thanks to BACM co-founder Brian Golbey for the sleeve notes and for digging deep into his private collection. Many of the tracks are from the very first generation of country recording artists - some of whom have featured on earlier BACM collections (like the Carlisle Brothers, the Callahan Brothers, the Delmore Brothers and the Morris Brothers). A treat for fans of early hillbilly roots music.


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CD D 648

AL DEXTER Vol. 2 My Love Goes With You. BACM CD 648

Our second collection from Dexter, a mix, more of his 1930s era recordings (backed by The Nite Owls – see also BACM CD 538) and later recordings from the early 40s (several Light Crust Doughboys musicians on the sessions) and the early 50s, plus a few unissued acetates. Good solid honky tonk and mostly previously unreleased on CD.


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CD D 649

BILLY STARR – Steppin’ Out Again. BACM CD649

Billy Starr (a.k.a. Bill Stallard) is another of those post WWII stars who somehow gets overlooked in the country music reference books. A native of Kentucky he left home aged 15 and by the early 1940s was an established radio star, moving across several stations in different regions singing and emceeing and even square dance calling. He joined the Downhomers in 1944 – an Indiana-based group best known for two of its members, champion yodeller Kenny Roberts and Bill Haley, later of Rock & Roll fame. Starr’s first solo recordings were on the Clarion label in 1949 before signing with Columbia then Imperial. BACM’s collection includes his hit Steppin’ Out and a bluesy Hound Dog recorded three years before Elvis. Mostly though an hour of early-50s-country, from an artist with a fine country crooner voice.


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