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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 350

ELTON BRITT & FRIENDS Vol. 3 Recorded 1933–1941. B.A.C.M. 350

Something special for Elton’s fans and collectors – recordings with various groups cut during his early career.


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CD D 351

BOBBY GREGORY & The Cactus Cowboys. B.A.C.M. 351

1940s accordion-based mix of mainly traditional songs a la Vernon Dalhart.


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CD D 352

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

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


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CD D 353

SWEET VIOLET BOYS Jim’s Windy Mule. B.A.C.M. 353

These recordings were in fact by The Prairie Ramblers, recording incognito under the Sweet Violet Boys pseudonym, allowing them to stray into more risqué and jazzy territory (the wholesome Prairie Ramblers would not have got away with "Let's all get good and drunk" on their weekly National Barn Dance shows!). 23 rare tracks from 1935/41, plenty of fun and humor - and fine musicianship!


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CD D 354

JEANNE BLACK He’ll Have To Stay. B.A.C.M. 354

This one is for fans of "1960s Nashville Sound girl singers"; Jeannie Black had a Top 10 charter with her first Capitol recording (1960), the female answer song to Jim Reeves' "He'll have to go". Other titles included here, covers of Buck Owens' "Under your spell again", the Eddy Arnold hit "You don't know me" and Hank Williams' "You win again".


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CD D 355

LEON PAYNE Vol. 3 More Lang–Worth Recordings. B.A.C.M. 355

Companion volume to BACM 295 with more of this gentle voiced blind singer/ songwriter (wrote "Blue Side Of Lonesome") with another fine selection from his late 40s/early 50s recordings.


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CD D 356

DAVE STOGNER Western Swing Time. B.A.C.M. 356

28 choice recordings from the 1950s - mainly Western Swing with a few Country and Rockabilly numbers thrown in.


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CD D 357

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

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


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CD D 358

COWBOY COPAS Vol. 3 Blues In The Moonlight. B.A.C.M. 358

A superb guitarist, singer and songwriter, 27 more tracks, from the mid 40s to mid 50s to complement our earlier collections on CDs 137 and 164.


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CD D 359

KERAY REGAN & The Peace River Rangers. B.A.C.M. 359

Another fine entry from Canada. Singer/songwriter Keray performing many of his songs and featuring The Petrie Sisters, ace guitarist Bog Regan and one track with then wife the lovely voiced Lucille Starr.


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CD D 360

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

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


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CD D 361

JACK RIVERS Vol. 2 Navy Hot Rod. B.A.C.M. 361

Brother of Texas Jim Lewis, Jack Rivers was a talented vocalist and songwriter and one of the most exciting country guitarists of his era. This CD focuses mainly on his 1946 1950 and 1952 recordings, across several different groups.


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CD D 362

BILL BOYD Vol. 2 When The Sun Goes Down. B.A.C.M. 362

This second collection concentrates mainly on Boyd's early 'Cowboy Ramblers' recordings although we also include a few post war RCA Victor tracks; Boyd was one of the major figures in the development of Western Swing but these recordings show there was always an undercurrent of country in his vocals and guitar work. The musicianship is always excellent, reflecting his contemporary dubbing as the 'King of Instrumentals'!


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CD D 363

LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS Vol. 2 Roll Up The Carpet. B.A.C.M. 363

Another selection (see also CD94) from the boys with a good cross section of their music from 1933, to 1941, early 'String-band' evolving into 'Western Swing'!


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CD D 364

OLD TIME TUNES & SONGS Vol. 2 1924-1954. B.A.C.M. 364

Following lots of positive feedback to the earlier BACM 340 collection, another selection of rare and historical tunes and songs of all styles, lovingly put together - in total, 22 songs from the 20s and 30s.


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CD D 365

BOB ATCHER Vol. 2 with Bonnie Blue Eyes & Randy Atcher. B.A.C.M. 365

A good mix of 30s/40s country and traditional songs from this pleasant voiced singer/guitarist with some tracks from his recording companions, Bonnie Blue Eyes and brother Randy (Atcher). There is another selection of his recordings on BACM 068.


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CD D 366

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES OF THE 1950’s – Vol. 1. BACM CD 366

Six young ladies with a mix of 1950s country and rockabilly - including four each from Helen Carter and the great Margie Bowers (a.k.a. Margie Bowers Wilburn) including her Top 10 "Poor Ole Heartsick Me"!


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CD D 367

ROY NEWMAN Round The World On A Dime. B.A.C.M. 367

This collection gathers a number of gems from Roy Newman's 1934-39 stint with ARC-Columbia, closing with a handful of radio performances of the band from the early 1940s. Newman was a bandleader and pianist, who surrounded himself with some of the best musicians around to create some of the finest Western Swing music of the era. Many classic songs in this collection including a great version of "When you and I were young, Maggie" with vocalist Ish Irwin.


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CD D 368

CASS COUNTY BOYS Vol. 2 More Western Classics. B.A.C.M. 368

32 polished performances from this trio, all radio transcription recordings. The group toured extensively with Gene Autry and appeared in numerous films with him. As a historical footnote, lead singer Jerry Scoggins was the singer of "The Ballad of Jed Clampett', theme song of the Beverley Hillbillies hit TV series on which he was accompanied by messrs Flatt and Scruggs. Companion to CD 106 'Beautiful Texas'.


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CD D 369

JIM BOYD Texas Moon Waltz. B.A.C.M. 369

Some fine recordings – mix of country waltzes, Western Swing and Boogie tunes from the mellow voiced, talented but (undeservedly) lesser known brother of Bill Boyd. Superb multi-instrumentalist (guitarist, bass, mandolin etc!). This 29 track selection features a wide range of styles and has his entire RCA Victor recordings from 1949 to 51.Includes some rare (not previously on record) radio tracks including hot jazzy versions of Bill Bailey and El Ranche Grande.


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CD D 370

SHELTON BROTHERS Vol. 2 Beautiful Louisiana. B.A.C.M. 370

This companion volume to CD 10 finds the brothers in their heyday from 1935-47 with Old Timey and Swing styles in abundance.


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CD D 371

COUSIN HERB HENSON & His Trading Post Gang. B.A.C.M. 371

This selection of 25 1950s recordings are from a pivotal figure in the development of what became known as 'The Bakersfield Sound', influencing singers like Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart and Merle Haggard.


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CD D 372

TUNE WRANGLERS Drivin’ The Dogies Along. B.A.C.M. 372

These boys could sure wrangle a tune; 23 fine slices of Western Swing, from the mid to late '30s.


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CD D 373

UNCLE HENRY’S ORIGINAL KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS Vol. 2 B.A.C.M. 373

27 songs and instrumentals from the 1940s, a mix of Old Time songs and popular songs from the era plus some instrumentals. Companion to CD 20.


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CD D 374

CANADIAN COUNTRY Vol 3 – B.A.C.M. 374

Another showcase of fine Canadian country talent, blend of styles, all authentic 'Country'.


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CD D 375

MARGIE SINGLETON She Will Break Your Heart. B.A.C.M. 375

Singer, songwriter and wife of producer Shelby - with a mixed bag of 50s/60s country/pop.


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CD D 376

JIMMY C. NEWMAN Crazy Old Heart. B.A.C.M. 376

Distinctive-voiced Cajun from Louisiana with 28 songs from his late 50s/ early 60s period; a few cajun songs along with some mainstream country with fuller backings than usual.


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CD D 377

GENE AUTRY – Vol. 8 God Bless America. B.A.C.M. 377

A prolific recording artist whose recording career stretched from the 1920s through to the mid '60s. This is the 8th CD collection issued by The Archive. It ties up a few loose ends with some very rare collector's items including two recordings with Jo Stafford and some off air radio takes.


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CD D 378

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

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


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CD D 379

MEL TILLIS Honky Tonk Song. B.A.C.M. 379

Man with a stutter which did not come across in his singing - he started as a songwriter for others ("I ain't never" and smash hit "Detroit City"). He had several hits himself, some included on this 30 track 50s/60s collection.


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CD D 380

JIMMY WAKELY Vol. 4 That Last Long Trail. B.A.C.M. 380

Excellent 1940s transcription recordings from this Western film star, singer and top guitarist. Includes several country standards, done with the Wakely trademark cowboy singer style. Issued in response to requests for more from Wakely fans following our earlier CDs BACM 25, 65 and 66. Wakely can also be heard on BACM 384 in a trio with Johnny Bond and Dick Reinhart ("The Rough Riders").


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CD D 381

DOWN HOMERS Vol. 2 The End Of My Roundup Days. B.A.C.M. 381

The 28 songs from this 4-piece band with a sound similar to The Sons Of The Pioneers are all from rare radio transcriptions made in the 1940s.


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CD D 382

MOON MULLICAN The End Of The Rainbow. B.A.C.M. 382

A very influential pianist (Jerry Lee Lewis!) who, on this selection mixes Country/ Western Swing/Cajun; 26 tracks from the late 40s to early 50s.


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CD D 383

BUDDY DURHAM Fiddle Tunes. B.A.C.M. 383

Fiddler extraordinaire Durham shows off his stunning prowess on these 1950s recordings . All the great 'country fiddle' tunes are here including Under The Double Eagle, Over the waves, Missouri Waltz, The Waltz You Saved For Me, Arkansas Traveler, After The Ball, Mexicali Rose, Home On The Range - no less than 43 tunes on 20 tracks!


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CD D 384

THE ROUGH RIDERS Vol. 2. B.A.C.M. 384

This second volume (a follow up to BACM 102) contains 29 1942 transcription recordings of this fine harmony trio (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Johnny Bond, Singer/Actor/Guitarist Jimmy Wakely and singer Dick Reinhart) - with pleasant simple guitar accompaniment from Bond and Wakely.


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CD D 385

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 1 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 385

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


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CD D 386

PATSY MONTANA Vol. 2 Singing With Her Guitar. B.A.C.M. 386

Some rare recordings from the "I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart" girl. The first 18 tracks are 1941 radio transcriptions, just Patsy accompanying herself on guitar with a total of 36 songs, a mix of 'Old Timey' and Western; plus four bonus tracks featuring Patsy accompanied by The Prairie Ramblers - various dates from 1933 to 1939.


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CD D 387

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JIMMIE RODGERS Various Artists. B.A.C.M. 387

24 classic Rodgers songs interpreted by a variety of singers recorded from the 1940s to the 1960s. Always refreshing to hear alternative versions of these well known songs.


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CD D 388

JIMMIE WILLIAMS & RED ELLIS Bluegrass Gospel. B.A.C.M. 388

29 recordings of excellent mandolin and guitar based bluegrass gospel from this great duo, recorded between 1958 and the early 1960s.


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CD D 389

CECIL SURRATT & SMITTY SMITH Last Mile Of The Way. B.A.C.M. 389

27 early 1960s recordings from these talented singers / musicians; many traditional songs, some in Bluegrass style.


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CD D 390

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 2 (Custom Starday Label). . B.A.C.M. 390

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


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CD D 391

AUSTIN WOOD & His Missouri Swingsters. B.A.C.M. 391

Nice straightforward 50s country here with 28 tracks , mainly released on his own "Sure" label from this blind dairy farmer and country musician. Great version of Joe Cannonball Lewis' "Truck Driver's Night Run Blues". Also features some early instrumentals with fiddle wizard Kenny Baker.


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CD D 392

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

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


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CD D 393

LUKE GORDON Dark Hollow. B.A.C.M. 393

Excellent 50s/60s country with superb accompaniments. Most of the 27 tracks were composed by Gordon an exception being an interpretation of the Hank Williams classic "On The Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain".


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CD D 394

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

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


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CD D 395

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 3 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 395

31 more Starday Custom pressings, this time from 1957/58, mix of Hillbilly and Rockabilly.


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CD D 396

SKEETS YANEY Hello Trouble. B.A.C.M. 396

25 songs, mainly 1950s recordings by this top DJ and singer - whose voice and phrasing have similarities with Eddie Arnold and Cowboy Copas; his distinctive yodeling is featured on several tracks..


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CD D 397

ED CAMP & Associates. B.A.C.M. 397

28 rare tracks here, many in the Hank Williams mold, some from Ed Camp, others from Artists who shared the same label as Camp. Talented but nowadays sadly much forgotten Camp was an accomplished fiddler and guitarist who played on the same bill as Hank Williams in the weeks and days before Hank's untimely death. (In 1955, Camp was on the same bill as a young and already on the rise to fame, Elvis Presley).


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CD D 398

BARRIER BROTHERS Bluegrass Classics. B.A.C.M. 398

Superb bluegrass from this talented quartet - 28 bluegrass '60s recordings from a band up there with the very best!


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CD D 399

RITA ROBBINS Don’t Take All The Love. B.A.C.M. 399

Easy on the ear pop/country from a girl who had a distinctive and infectious delivery; there are 26 RCA 1950s recordings here including one duetting with Hawkshaw Hawkins.


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