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Country Chat - July/August 2021

July/August 2021. Sad to hear of the passing of Sanford Clark (October 24, 1935 – July 4, 2021), American country/rockabilly singer and guitarist, best known for his 1956 hit “The Fool”, written by Lee Hazlewood and his 1959 Son Of A Gun. The Fool is included on our Country Memories CD #25, Chart Memories – 1956 Vol. 1

We’ve brought up more recordings from across the decades for three new CDs, released late July:

PRAIRIE RAMBLERS Vol 5-BACM 678 incl. some as The Sweet Violet Boys. By popular request we’ve managed to put together a fifth volume from this versatile and musically talented group whose repertoire spanned cowboy songs, mountain music, Western swing, and comedy. This set spans their recording career from 1935 to the late 1940s and includes several of their risqué numbers recorded under the pseudonym The Sweet Violet Boys. Thank you Country music author and historian Tony Byworth for the liner notes.

CARSON ROBISON & FRANK LUTHER -Smokey Mountain Bill. BACM CD 676. Another set of Carson Robison recordings with recording partner Frank Luther, mostly as Bud & Joe Billings (“Bud” being Luther and “Joe” Robison) or as The Carson Robison Trio with line ups including Frank’s brother Luther and other musicians like John Cali (tenor banjo) and Roy Smeck (steel guitar and sometimes banjo). All from the period 1928 to 1933.

COUNTRY MUSIC LADIES – Vol. 3. BACM CD 677. Our third compilation of Country Music Ladies includes a mix of well known artistes (Carolina Cotton, Dale Evans and June Carter) and lesser known ones. The previous volumes focused on the 1950s but this time we include some from the 1930s (yodelling duo The De Zurik Sisters) and 1940s (the Rodik Sisters – for a snippet of them singing on the 1941 movie The Return Of Daniel Boone, check YouTube!). Mattie O’Neil started out singing with one of her sisters Martha Carson (see BACM CDs 161 and 204); we feature four of her recordings accompanied by husband Salty Holmes, founder member of The Prairie Ramblers.

Hope these will be enjoyed by our friends and customers around the world. From all of us at BACM, take care and Keep It Country!

BRIAN & BARRY and our sidekicks.

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July/August 2021


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