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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 150

JACK RIVERS There’s A New Star In Heaven. B.A.C.M. 150

25 rare radio transcriptions from 1947 from this distinctive singer/ace guitarist including six instrumentals. He was the brother of Western Swing bandleader and western film star, "Texas Jim" Lewis (See CDs 62 and 261). He also picked some hot solos on several of Jimmy Wakely hits In the '30s the boys had recorded for Vocalion & Decca Records – & in the '40s Jack recorded for Capitol Records; on scores of Hollywood film soundtracks; & picked some hot solos on many Jimmy Wakely hits (including "Milkcow Blues, see CD 380).


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CD D 151

FLEMING & TOWNSEND Little Home Upon The Hill. B.A.C.M. 151

Rare recordings from this distinctive singing and yodeling duo, self accompanying on guitar and mandolin.


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CD D 152

ERNEST MARTIN And His Gospel Melody Makers. B.A.C.M. 152

27 gospel songs done in bluegrass style from this authentic pentecostal preacher - all but three of this selection were his own compositions. Nowadays forgotten other than by a few bluegrass collectors he was a prolific songwriter who learned guitar, banjo and harmonica at an early age, had his own radio show (as "Kid Martin") at 20 and for a time played on radio with Bill & Cliff Carlisle - then turned from hard drinker to preacher.


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CD D 153

DALE EVANS The Rage Of The Sage. B.A.C.M. 153

Roy Rogers' "Other half" with a 24 song collection. Pop oriented country, mainly from the late 1940s.


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CD D 154

WILMA LEE & STONEY COOPER On The Banks Of The River. B.A.C.M. 154

An interesting crossover between Old-timey and Bluegrass but all with a commercial leaning, this husband and wife team produced some great authentic country music as evidenced by this selection of 22 tracks recorded between 1949 and 1955.


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CD D 155

BUDDY WILLIAMS Down The Old Bush Track. B.A.C.M. 155

Believed to be the first Aussie to record country in Australia - that was in 1938, three years after the debut of fellow antipodean, New Zealander Tex Morton, Williams had escaped from an unhappy foster home to go on the road, eking a living from laboring and busking. He loved the recordings of Jimmie Rodgers, his early model for his guitar style and yodeling. Here is a selection of 22 of his recordings, a wide range of styles including the Victorian era recitation "The face on the barroom floor" later recorded by Hank Snow.


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CD D 156

BUZ BUTLER Money Ain’t Everything. B.A.C.M. 156

Not much is known about this singer although he did make the original recording of "Mule Train" (included here). He made some interesting recordings as these 24 tracks, recorded in the '40s and 50s show - nice energetic version of Jimmie Rodgers' "Muleskinner Blues".


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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 158

BILLY WALKER Thank You For Calling. B.A.C.M. 158

There are 24 songs from "Tall Texan" Walker here from his late 1940s/early 1950s period including his great "Backstreet Affair".


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CD D 159

CINDY WALKER Till The End Of Time. B.A.C.M. 159

One of the all time great country (and pop!) song composers, this selection of 24 transcriptions recorded in 1944/45 show she was a gifted singer (reminiscent of Connie Boswell) as well as showcasing her songwriting (16 of the songs are hers).


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CD D 160

YORK BROTHERS Going Back To The Sunny South. B.A.C.M. 160

27 early (mainly 1939-41) recordings from this Kentucky born brother duo who became an inspiration to many others, including the Everly Brothers, who recorded the Yorks' "Long Time Gone" on their Songs Our Daddy Taught Us album. Includes their first recording " My Little Honeysuckle Rose". For fans of the 'close harmony singing plus guitar' genre.


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CD D 161

JAMES ROBERTS & MARTHA CARSON I’m Gonna Let It Shine. B.A.C.M. 161

Superb gospel harmony from this talented song duo with a delightful hillbilly flavor - especially noteworthy for James Roberts' mandolin playing.


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CD D 162

MARVIN RAINWATER Tennessee Houn’ Dog Yodel. B.A.C.M. 162

Fine country singer (who later strayed into Rock!) with a powerful and distinctive voice - here a selection of 27 of his best country recordings, many of them own compositions.


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CD D 163

STUART HAMBLEN Old Glory. B.A.C.M. 163

Legendary songwriter whose songs were recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, Pat Boone and Rosemary Clooney - no means singer himself as these 40s/50s recordings well demonstrate, including originals of his compositions "This Ole House" and "It is no secret". Companion to BACM 226 which features several of his 1930s yodeling recordings.


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CD D 164

COWBOY COPAS Vol. 2 – An Old Farm For Sale. B.A.C.M. 164

More fine 1940s/50s recordings (following on from our earlier CD 164) from this honky tonk style singer, songwriter, guitarist; 24 in all.


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CD D 165

TOMMY COLLINS Think It Over Boys. B.A.C.M. 165

One of the pioneers of "The Bakersfield Sound"; these 25 recordings from the mid 1950s show a fine uncluttered sound.


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CD D 166

PORTER WAGONER Dig That Crazy Moon. B.A.C.M. 166

25 of Porter's early recordings from 1952-56 in his 'Pre commercial' days - includes great versions of the country classics "Born to lose" and "I guess I'm crazy".


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CD D 167

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

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


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CD D 168

KARL & HARTY – Vol. 2 Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 168

Fine harmony from this non-brother duo with a mixture of traditional mountain ballads and popular songs of the day. These 21 songs range from 1931 to 1945.


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CD D 169

CAL SHRUM & His Rhythm Rangers/ Colorado Hillbillies. B.A.C.M. 169

Through their long and prolific recording careers, brothers Cal and Walt Shrum managed to draw to their band(s) some of the best western musicians of their era including future stars Spade Cooley (fiddle), Deuce and Ace Spriggins (both, guitar) and the great deep voiced vocalist Tex Williams. Also the tragically short-lived Cene Haas whose guitar style sounds (to this listener) remarkably similar to Hank Snow’s. This CD features rare tracks, none previously available on CD. Nice mix of instrumentals and superb vocals including refreshingly different takes on Old Shep and Walking The Floor Over You. A superb hour’s listening enjoyment.


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CD D 170

JEAN SHEPARD This Has Been Your Life. B.A.C.M. 170

Diminutive singer who managed to not forsake her authentic country style for commerciality with these 25 fine country tracks including her first recording (Crying Steel Guitar Waltz).


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CD D 171

TEX RITTER Pledge Of Allegiance. B.A.C.M. 171

Top cowboy with an instantly recognizable voice - here with 27 songs from the mid 1940s to mid 50s.


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CD D 172

DOYE O’DELL If Tears Were Gold. B.A.C.M. 172

27 songs recorded in the 1940s and 1950s by this Western-style singer and occasional actor; includes an early version of 'Old Shep'.


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CD D 173

LOUISE MASSEY & THE WESTERNERS Ridin’ High 1933-1941. B.A.C.M. 173

Some great upbeat foot-tappers from this superb Western, swinging band - some nice traditional songs. This selection from their early (1931 to 1941) period.


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CD D 174

PATSY MONTANA I’m Going West To Texas. B.A.C.M. 174

Superb yodeling and cowgirl-singing abound on this 26 track collection of songs from 1933-1948 by this "Cowboy's Sweetheart".


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CD D 175

TEXAS JIM ROBERTSON Purple Night On The Prairie. B.A.C.M. 175

24 of Victor 1930s/40s records by this nowadays largely forgotten Texan with various accompaniments.


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CD D 176

CARTER SISTERS & MOTHER MAYBELLE The Complete Original Recordings 1949-1952. B.A.C.M. 176

Complete 1949-52 recordings from Maybelle Carter with daughters Anita, June and Helen, swapping vocal parts and instruments. As well as Maybelle's famed 'Clawhammer' guitar we hear Helen on accordion, Anita on bass and June on autoharp. Several tracks also feature young guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins. Most of the recordings reflect on religious, tragic or sentimental themes including re-recordings of 8 of the most popular songs from the Carter Family repertoire such as Wildwood Flower, I Never Will Marry and You Are My Flower.


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CD D 177

CARSON ROBISON The Later Years. B.A.C.M. 177

Another selection from the phenomenally prolific and influential singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist, this time with 21 of his late 1940s/early 50s - some great songs including his version of "Life gets tee-jus".


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CD D 178

HOYT ‘SLIM’ BRYANT & HIS WILDCATS. B.A.C.M. 178

A man who played a big part in Country music history and whose career spanned several decades - he played guitar on Jimmie Rodgers' recordings and performed with the Skillet Lickers yet was still giving guitar lessons in 2002! There's some great guitar playing on these 31 rare transcription recordings.


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CD D 179

FRED KIRBY That Good Old Utah Trail. B.A.C.M. 179

Another from the vaults, bringing back to to a new audience this nowadays largely forgotten powerful voiced singer with 31 recordings from the 1930s, several featuring Cliff Carlisle.


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CD D 180

JIMMIE DAVIS Where The Old Red River Flows. B.A.C.M. 180

Well known as the Governor of Louisiana and composer of one of the most popular country songs of all time ("You are my sunshine"), he in fact made many fine recordings with a variety of accompanists - showcased in this selection of 24 songs recorded between 1929 and 1945, some featuring his Jimmie-Rodgers inspired yodeling.


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CD D 181

KITTY WELLS I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight. B.A.C.M. 181

Late '40s / early 50s 24 track collection from the justly titled "Queen of Country Music" including "Hey Joe" and "There's poison in your heart".


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CD D 182

T. TEXAS TYLER Country Boy. B.A.C.M. 182

Gruff-voiced singer part of whose lasting legacy is as composer of "Deck of Cards"; here a selection of his work from 1946-55, including a superb version of "Just out of reach".


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CD D 183

JOHNNIE & JACK & The Tennessee Mountain Boys. B.A.C.M. 183

Rivaling the great brother duos (The Louvins and Blue Sky Boys etc), these brothers-in-law started out bluegrassy and then took on a variety of other styles, well showcased in this 28 track CD of 1940s/50s recordings.


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CD D 184

JIMMIE SKINNER Too Hot To Handle. B.A.C.M. 184

Cincinnati record shop owner with a raw baritone voice and good songwriting skills left a legacy of some fine 40s/50s country with nice mandolin from Ray Lunsford helping. Includes his big hit "Too hot to handle" (written by Eddie Noack - BACM 277).


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CD D 185

CHARLIE GORE Absolutely Free. B.A.C.M. 185

Nowadays little remembered outside a circle of Rockabilly enthusiasts, Gore began recording during the '50s across various genres - country, blues and later rockabilly; but his roots were in country and he was adept on a variety of instruments including dobro and the fiddle. Here is a selection of 24 of his 1950s recordings including some of his rockabilly work.


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CD D 186

Texas Bill Strength – When Love Comes Knockin’ – CD186

A man with a great country voice here with an interesting selection of 1950s Country songs - from the era before Nashville went 'Pop'. 25 solid country titles including a superb rendition of Carl Perkins' Turn Around.


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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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CD D 188

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

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


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CD D 189

ROSE MADDOX When The Sun Goes Down. B.A.C.M. 189

With a voice that could shatter glass, Rose and her brothers show off their prowess on this selection of 1940s/50s recordings.


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CD D 190

OKLAHOMA WRANGLERS Hillbilly Rhythm. B.A.C.M. 190

A.K.A. the Willis Brothers, these 24 Okie Wranglers' tracks (including three instrumentals) were cut in the 1940s/50s, well before their big 1960s hits "Give 'em 40 acres" (1964) and "Bob" (1967).


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CD D 191

TERRY FELL & THE FELLERS Get Aboard My Wagon. B.A.C.M. 191

Singer/Songwriter (most known for the latter) Terry Fell, here with 25 1940s/50s songs including his solitary hit "Don't drop it" and its 'B' side, Fell's original of the much recorded "Truck driving man" - which has Buck Owens in the backing group. Another well known Fell song (not in this collection) "You're the reason" covered by Bobby Edwards and Hank Snow among others.


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CD D 192

RED FOLEY Sings Gospel. B.A.C.M. 192

A man of many country music hats and a well deserved Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee sings 23 gospel songs plus a nice cut of "Satisfied Mind". Companion to our earlier Foley collections, CD64 and CD95.


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CD D 193

ROCKY BILL FORD His Complete Recordings. B.A.C.M. 193

We are pleased to present here the complete recorded output from the 1950s of this 'Singing Barber' from Texas; 27 songs in his distinctive stripped down sound including his "Beer Drinking Blues" hit.


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CD D 194

DUDE MARTIN’S NEVADA NIGHT HERDERS Cowboy’s Nightmare. B.A.C.M. 194

27 transcription recordings made in 1935/36 by this accomplished band - a mix of cowboy standards, old fiddle tunes, Western and novelty songs.


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CD D 195

FOUR RAMBLERS Legendary Irish Quartet. B.A.C.M. 195

24 mainly Irish songs sung with devastatingly good harmony by this fine group which UK country fans of a certain age will remember were featured in the 1950s BBC "Riders Of The Range" serial. Recommended for folks looking for superb authentic versions of all the great Irish songs, "Mountains of Mourne", "Cockles & Mussels", "I'll take you home Kathleen" etc. The quartet included the same Pat Campbell who went on on to become a popular DJ/personality on UK radio and TV and who compered some of the early Wembley Festivals. At the height of their popularity they toured the USA and even performed at Carnegie Hall.


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CD D 196

HAPPY AL featuring Al & Hank – Dakota Ramblers. B.A.C.M. 196

Thirty late 1940s transcriptions from this obscure but accomplished guitarist and yodeler, some with Hank Holland duetting as "The Dakota Ramblers".


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CD D 197

CLAUDE CASEY ‘The South’s Favourite Yodeler’. B.A.C.M. 197

Western singer, Swing bandleader and superb yodeler - the 24 selected tracks here stretch between 1938 and the early '50s and include the rare MGM 1953 sessions featuring Chet Atkins on guitar, Don Helms on steel and Tommy Jackson on fiddle. Enjoyable collection.


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CD D 198

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

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


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CD D 199

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 1 – B.A.C.M. 199

21 tracks from across the border - well illustrating the wealth of great country talent "Up there".


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