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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 400

EDDIE ZACK & His Dude Ranchers. B.A.C.M. 400

An interesting mix of styles from Eddie and various members of his band, including his daughters - mainly country, some rockabilly. 30 recordings from the 1950s.


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CD D 401

SHELLY LEE ALLEY And His Alley Cats. B.A.C.M. 401

Prolific songwriter (the legendary Jimmie Rodgers recorded several of his compositions) who started out as a jazz/pop bandleader but who later turned to Western Swing. Here are 27 songs reflecting the wide variety of his output from 1937 through to the mid 50s.


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CD D 402

CUSTOM GOSPEL Vol 1. Various Artists. BACM CD 402

30 excellent Gospel tracks, 1954-60, mainly in Bluegrass style plus some Hillbilly and Country, all issued on the Starday Custom label.


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CD D 403

CONNIE HALL Heartache Avenue. B.A.C.M. 403

A super but sadly underrated country girl - here are 28 songs from 1958/62 selected from her Mercury and Decca years.


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CD D 404

COLORADO COUNTRY 1948-1953. B.A.C.M. 404

28 recordings from 1948-53 from a variety of small labels all based in and around Denver. A great mix, demonstrating that good Country does not have to come from Nashville.


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CD D 405

THE JONES BOYS Neal Jones & Oakie Jones. B.A.C.M. 405

Not brothers as the CD title suggests but two fine out and out country singers, Oakie Jones (12 tracks, 1950-52) and Neal Jones (14 tracks, 1954-60) from a time when the USA Columbia label was getting into country and attracting talent. Obscure artists but first class.


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CD D 406

HI-FLYERS 1937–1941. B.A.C.M. 406

Pioneering early jazz-tinged western-swing, emerged from Texas at the dawn of the Great Depression.


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CD D 407

CLAUDE GRAY The Tall Texan. B.A.C.M. 407

28 early '60s tracks from this Gold Record balladeer, Mercury’s answer to Jim Reeves.


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CD D 408

HILLBILLY FROM THE WINDY CITY The Dome Label.. B.A.C.M. 408

Rare tracks from this Chicago based label, late 1940s and early 1950s.


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CD D 409

JAN HOWARD – Belle Of The Ball. B.A.C.M. 409

26 tracks from her early career (1959-62), mainly songs written by her then husband Harlan Howard including the classic hits 'Pick me up on your way down' and 'The one you slip around with'.


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CD D 410

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 4 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 410

Another volume of obscure Starday custom pressings, this time from mid 1956 to mid 1958. Includes the rare Willie Nelson No place for me, recorded in 1957, long before he became a country legend.


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CD D 411

SPADE COOLEY & His Western Dance Band Vol 1 – Live 1944-46. B.A.C.M. 411

These amazing air checks feature Cooley's classic Columbia Records-era band, with vocals by Tex Williams, Smokey Rogers, Colleen Summers (AKA, Mary Ford, later of the legendary Les Paul & Mary Ford recordings) and others. A particular highlight is the presence of steel guitar wizard Joaquin Murphey heard at his very best. The live setting gives Murphey, fiddling leader Spade and other instrumental stalwarts like electric guitarist Johnny Weis and accordionist George Bamby plenty of room to shine.


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CD D 412

WHITEY McPHERSON & The Rhythm Wreckers. B.A.C.M. 412

Rare tracks, including 17 from 1937-38 when McPherson was 13-14 years old, mainly Jimmie Rodgers' songs in a distinctive country-jazz style. We also include nine non-studio tracks recorded 50 years later. In between, Whitey’s colourful life included being a musical sideman to Woody Guthrie and several spells in gaol!


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CD D 413

ROME JOHNSON My Dream Boat Is Drifting. B.A.C.M. 413

100% country, from this talented performer, who somehow never made the big time. Here, 23 tracks, late 40's and early 50s, several written and produced by Fred Rose during Johnson’s spell with MGM.


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CD D 414

JIMMIE WILLIAMS Paddle Your Own Canoe. B.A.C.M. 414

Not the bluegrass "Jimmie Williams" who teamed up with Red Ellis on an earlier Archive release; this Jimmie Williams was solid country, style somewhat influenced by namesake Hank, many of whose covers are featured here.


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CD D 415

TEXAS BILL STRENGTH Vol. 2. CD 415

This second compilation came about thanks to Bill’s son Dale who discovered among his father’s belongings several long lost recordings and air-checks included here, some never before issued. 30 tracks including two recorded with Elvis Presley’s band in 1960, and a superb off-radio duet with Carl Perkins. Fine authentic honkytonk voice.


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CD D 416

JIMMIE LOGSDON – Midnight Blues. B.A.C.M. 416

Country voices don’t come more ‘Country’ than that of Jimmie Logsdon, friend and devotee of Hank Williams. We bring you here a selection of his country and gospel recordings, 23 of them recorded in the 50s, and four in 1963. Includes both sides of his poignant tribute single “The death of Hank Williams” b/w “Hank Williams will sing The Blues no more”.


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CD D 417

The Tennessee River Boys (Two different groups!). B.A.C.M. 417

There has long been much confusion amongst collectors arising from these two groups, both doing fine Bluegrass and using the same name. Paul (Boswell) and Roy (Pryor) were both registered blind and played guitar and mandolin respectively, recording on Mercury and Pace. The other pair, Curtis McPeake (5 string banjo/guitar) and Benny Williams (fiddle, guitar, banjo, autoharp, and mandolin) were both sometime members of Bill Monroe’s legendary Blue Grass Boys.


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CD D 418

BILL CLIFTON & Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. B.A.C.M. 418

In our opinion one of the all time great Bluegrass/Old-timey performers. Fans may already have Clifton’s excellent Bear Family 8-CD box set (recommended!), but here we have a special treat – 28 tracks he recorded in New Zealand in 1970 with a superb NZ bluegrass band. In great voice, with a nice variety of songs, mix of old-timey, bluegrass and country, several featuring his trademark autoharp breaks!


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CD D 419

T. TEXAS TYLER Vol. 2 Live 1948–1950. B.A.C.M. 419

Our second selection from this versatile artist features four live performances recorded 1948-50 in California, one from a Wade Ray show with Tyler guesting. Nice selection of songs (including, then recent, hits “I love you because”, “Tennessee Waltz” and “I’ll hold you in my heart”) plus some hot Western-swing styled instrumentals including two versions of Leon McAuliffe’s “Panhandle Rag”.


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CD D 420

LAWTON “SLIM” WILLIAMS. B.A.C.M. 420

Williams’ recording/ performing career stretched across six decades but it was his songwriting that ‘paid the bills’ – including country classics like “Fraulein”and “Geisha Girl”. Here is an interesting collection of 27 other self-penned songs, mostly less well known but including “Farewell Party”, a big hit for Gene Watson and “Paper face” recorded by Hank Locklin. Williams’ voice fits the songs well and some excellent session musicians also feature.


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CD D 421

COWGIRL SHUFFLE (Various Artists) B.A.C.M. 421

Great bunch of female vocalist recordings from the early 30s through to the late 50s. Includes a couple of early Mary Ford tracks (before she teamed up with Les Paul) and a duet between legendary songwriter Cindy Walker and Red River Dave.


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CD D 422

DONN REYNOLDS Portrait Of A Yodeler B.A.C.M. 422

Our first collection from the man often dubbed Canada's "King of the Yodelers". Includes his first American hit single, Texas Yodel.


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CD D 423

RUSTY McDONALD Postage Due BACM B.A.C.M. 423

22 tracks recorded 1950-60 from this talented country crooner who for a while was vocalist with Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys.


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CD D 424

FIDDLIN’ SID HARKREADER Early Opry Star B.A.C.M. 424

A slice of country music history, early recordings from this accomplished fiddler and singer, an early sidekick to Uncle Dave Macon and who continued playing the Grand Ole Opry through to the early '60s. Nice collection of songs, many later becoming huge sellers for other artists.


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CD D 425

DOWN THE TRANSCRIPTION TRAIL Various Artists B.A.C.M. 425

These tracks were extracted from rare transcription discs cut for radio play, a mix of well known and obscure artistes. Highlights include Wesley Tuttle's great novelty version of the fiddle classic “Fox Chase” (amazing vocal effects!) - and a nice interpretation of “Guns & Guitars” by the Down Homers.


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CD D 426

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 5 (Custom Starday Label). B.A.C.M. 426

Our fifth Starday Custom collection, this time recordings from around 1958 mainly with a Rockabilly flavour.


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CD D 427

WILEY WALKER & GENE SULLIVAN – Live And Let Live. B.A.C.M. 427

Their "When my blue moon turns to gold" composition has become a country standard but their recordings have been overlooked in recent decades. However, they were top favourites on Texas radio stations back in the 1930s and 40s and this selection from the vaults, 20 of their Okeh and Columbia recordings, shows why. As a bonus, we’ve included tracks from two of their radio shows.


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CD D 428

SLEEPY HOLLOW RANCH – Cowboys & Cowgirls. B.A.C.M. 428

Another great act from the days when radio was king in the US, Elmer and Pete Newman and their mandolin/guitar playing wives, here with a great collection of classic country songs. Easy to see why their Sleepy Hollow Shows were such a phenomenal success drawing quite an array of top star performers over the years including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Bill Haley.


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CD D 429

BILLY WILLIAMS – Livin’ Western Style. B.A.C.M. 429

Williams began his career as a pop/crooner vocalist with various popular bands but this CD covers his 1946/47 RAC sessions focusing on Western material recorded when on the edge of a (brief) movie career. Smooth crooner voice ("cross between Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Rex Allen") here with a super collection of songs - some of them well known Western standards plus some Williams originals including a superb "There's An Echo In The Canyon Tonight".


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CD D 430

KARL & HARTY – Vol. 2 Old Time Harmony Singing. B.A.C.M. 430

Brilliant old time harmony singing with guitar / mandolin from this fine Kentucky duo whose compositions were widely recorded including by the Everly Brothers whom they influenced.


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CD D 431

WALLY FOWLER & The Georgia Clodhoppers Vol .2. B.A.C.M. 431

Singer/songwriter Wally Fowler founded the Georgia Clodhoppers in 1943 with a then unknown Chet Atkins as lead guitarist. This collection features mainly transcription recordings with the Clodhoppers plus a few later recordings with the Oak Ridge Quartet.


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CD D 432

HOBO JACK ADKINS – Early Bluegrass. B.A.C.M. 432

This CD celebrates the recordings made by this individualist singer/guitarist/songwriter across a 10 year period from 1953. Raw, gutsy vocals with hints variously of Jimmie Skinner, Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, all these songs are own compositions. Nowadays his songs are better known by other artists including Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs.


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CD D 433

ART DICKSON Vol. 2 Just A Song Of The West B.A.C.M. 433

By request, we've put together a second CD featuring this cowboy balladeer, drawn from radio transcriptions and accompanied by his Melody Mustangs.


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CD D 434

MAIN STREET JAMBOREE Canadian Radio. B.A.C.M. 434

Country music was always big in Canada, and radio a prime medium in its popularity from the 1920s onwards. For this CD we have dug up tracks aired on the Main Street Jamboree show, initially broadcast from Hamilton Ontario, then launched as a travelling show. The Jamboree became a showcase for the best in Canadian country talent - sit back and enjoy these 28 tracks, nice mix of styles and tempos.


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CD D 435

PELL BROTHERS Brooklyn Hillbillies BACM CD 435

Private recordings, most never heard before from this bluegrassy close harmony duo who were setting the New York country music clubs abuzz in the early 1960s. Everlys-style close harmonies, bluegrassy instrumention, nice selection of easy-on-the-ear country songs.


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CD D 436

PAUL HOWARD – Western Swing At The Opry. B.A.C.M. 436

Pioneer of Western Swing, whose band harbored several waves of seriously important musicians championing swinging beats and jazzy solos in the very heartland of the hillbilly, folksy world of Tennessee.


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CD D 437

HANK PENNY – A Bad Penny Always Returns. B.A.C.M. 437

Talented and individualistic musician whose recordings spanned an amazingly diverse range: western-swing, comedy and jazz and even ‘bop’ – this CD provides an excellent cross section of his output.


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CD D 438

LEON McAULIFFE & His Cimarron Boys. B.A.C.M. 438

One of the great pioneers of the steel guitar and mainstay for several years of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, McAuliffe had a long and distinguished career, well showcased on this selection


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CD D 439

COZY LABEL Vol. 1 Classic Country Music B.A.C.M. 439

Obscure West Virginian label run by miner John Bava from 1947. Sadly neglected by mainstream histories, the label featured several talented artistes who deserved but never hit the big time. A superb collection of West Virginia hillbilly.


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CD D 440

GRANDPA JONES – Vol 2. Going Down The Country. B.A.C.M. 440

Our second Grandpa Jones CD , all culled from his King label recordings - nice mix, old timey and folk, novelty and comic. Several featuring ace guitarist Merle Travis. Most of these tracks , never before issued on CD.


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CD D 441

HANK LaRIVIERE (Hank Rivers) B.A.C.M. 441

Our first compilation from this legend of Canadian country, fine singer/songwriter/yodeler. Includes his most popular “Maple Sugar Sweetheart” as well as covers of songs made famous by Jimmie Rodgers, Wilf Carter, Cliff Carlisle and Gene Autry.


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CD D 442

Roy Hall & His Cohutta Mountain Boys – Complete Detroit & Nashville Recordings 1949-53. B.A.C.M. 442

Rare tracks featuring Hall variously as pianist, singer, band leader between 1949 and the mid ‘50s in Detroit and Nashville before signing with Decca as a rock ‘n roller in 1955 (left his mark on Rock history as [claimed] co-writer of Jerry Lee Lewis's smash Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!) Upbeat country with honky tonk piano. Of historical interest, track 23 (Jealous Love) features "The Davis Sisters" on vocals, one of whom went onto fame as Skeeter Davis.


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CD D 443

JACK PENNINGTON’S VARIETY GANG. B.A.C.M. 443

Tight harmony singing and virtuoso musicianship (mainly fiddle, guitar, steel) from this Memphis-based group, here with 32 songs, mix of country, western, folk all from transcription discs cut for Lang-Worth in the 1940s.


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CD D 444

Les Smithhart & Super X Cowboys – Live & Swinging. B.A.C.M. 444

These songs are all from radio programmes and is a mixture between good Country music and Country Jazz. Little was commercially recorded by Les Smithhart although you’ll find a few 78s scattered around but they are quite rare and hard to find. There are one or two good fiddle instrumentals that keep the CD sounding more Country than Jazz.


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CD D 445

DOYE O’DELL Vol. 2. Shut Up And Drink Your Beer. B.A.C.M. 445

Our second CD from this talented fiddle player, guitarist and melodic tenor, featuring a wide range of material from ballads to jazz tinged western swing as well as hilarious novelty numbers like She left me when my dream boat started leaking.


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CD D 446

COZY LABEL Vol. 2 Classic Country Music. B.A.C.M. 446

A second compilation showcasing talent recorded by the obscure West Virginia Cozy label, including bluegrass (the superb Lonesome Pine Fiddlers) and a couple of nice country tracks from “Hank The Cowhand” (David Stanford), accomplished musician who worked alongside Eddie Arnold. Another highlight, two tracks from husband and wife act Little John & Cherokee Sue who were immensely popular in the late ’30s and throughout the ’40s.


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CD D 447

PORT ARTHUR JUBILEERS & Associates. B.A.C.M. 447

This collection traces the development of the Jubileers, through their several name changes, from “a ragged band flirting with the emerging western swing sound to one of the most sophisticated and swinging bands of the day” and featuring some of the legends of western swing including electric mandolinist Tiny Moore who later went on to fame with Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys.


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CD D 448

CUSTOM MADE HILLBILLY Vol. 6 (Custom Starday Label). – B.A.C.M. 448

Yet another assortment of solid country tracks from this great series, recordings from the Starday Custom label, mix of lesser known and big stars. As always we have taken care to arrange a nice balanced programme, perfect for sitting back and enjoying an hour of good, real Country!


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CD D 449

SPADE COOLEY LIVE Vol 2 – B.A.C.M. 449

We had a big response to our recent issue of live recordings of Spade and band so have put together this second compilation. Great, mainly upbeat, foot stomping tunes …


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