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June 2022

June 2022, Here in England we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation - an astonishing span of years during which she has met 13 US presidents; I find it amazing that our Prime Minister that year was Winston Churchill, born in 1874! I remember the coronation well, as an eight year old school kid whose family, like countless others, had just bought a TV specially so we could watch it. I had not yet discovered country music but find it awesome to reflect that when... Read the newsletter

April 2022

April 2022 – good to be emerging into spring, hopefully bringing sunshine and better times maybe returning to something like normal after so many difficult months. But we begin with news of two landmark passings. Warner Mack (born April 1935) passed away 1st March. He grew up in Nashville and learned to play guitar and write songs at an early age, especially influenced by the likes of Hank Williams and Eddy Arnold and made his recording debut in 1957. His most successful period came lat... Read the newsletter

Jan 2022

January 2022 – from the team at BACM, best new year wishes to our friends and customers hoping you and your loved ones stay safe. On our part we will continue our work bringing historic country recordings back into the light of day – our latest three bringing our main catalogue to 684 CDs – over 20,000 recordings. This has meant a lot of hard work over the years, very much a labour of love from a team of long established country music enthusiasts bringing listening pleasure to fans of... Read the newsletter

October 2021 Chatterbox

October 2021. Sad to hear the news of the passing of Bob Moore (30 Nov 1932 – 22 Sep 2021), legendary arranger and upright bass session musician who created the magic on countless popular and country recordings of the 1950s and 60s. It's his distinctive bass on almost all Patsy Cline's Decca recordings (I Fall To Pieces, Crazy, She's Got You etc), most of Elvis' big hits from the June 1958 sessions onwards (the session of I Need Your Love Tonight, Fool Such as I and I Got Stung) - and on class... Read the newsletter

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 Swe... Read the newsletter

May 2021

May 2021. Three new CDs, this time all from the early years of country recordings, the 20s and 30s. First, a second volume from the great Vernon Dalhart, the first million-selling country artist; 21 more recordings many accompanied by Carson Robison on guitar and harmonica and harmony singing. (CD 674) Next, a third collection of Old Time Tunes and Songs, compiled by BACM co-partner Brian Golbey. Nice diverse set of styles and tempos for a... Read the newsletter

April 2021-apologies for website issues

Apologies to BACM customers and website visitors for the current problems. We were hacked a few weeks ago and although detected early, we had to close the site and begin rebuilding. This was only partially successful; the website is running again and we have added extra layers of security but some of the content has been corrupted and will have to be put back manually, piece by piece. This will take time (we have day jobs!) The catalogue is all there - but without the track listings; and the dai... Read the newsletter

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November 2019

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July 2019

July 2019. This month’s three new releases kick off with a CD of novelty songs which are a bit like Marmite, you either hate it or love it (Hillbilly Novelty Bands In New York Vol 1 (1935-39)). Most New York producers were ignorant or jealous of the fine country old time sound, and tried to use their own versions of what they thought of music from the rural community. How wrong they were, but it brought forth a new sound that was popular and different with city folk back in ... Read the newsletter

June 2019

JUNE 2019. Here we are and a bit under half the year gone by already. Our three new releases brings to 18 the number of CDs we’ve produced so far this year – which means another 500 or so recordings of yesteryear dusted off and brought into the light of day for our friends and county music collectors around the world. This month’s has a nice mix of styles – something for everyone I think you’ll agree including some very rare tracks. First I felt that it was time to acknowledge Eddy ... Read the newsletter

May 2019

May 1st 2019. Here we are again and yet another month has slipped by. Why is it that the older you get, time goes faster or at least it does to me. It seems not so long ago that we started off this venture of releasing on CD collections of recordings that were lying stored away in the Archive – but in fact it is 17 years ago and, after producing three CDs EVERY MONTH since then, we are now up to 631 CDs. I’m very proud of this and our little company which has outstripped every other sourc... Read the newsletter

April 2019

April 2019. Whilst reading the other day I noticed that an old friend had passed away aged 86. He was Pennsylvania’s King of Country Music, Cowboy Howard Vokes. I first met him in 1961 when visiting the DJ convention in Nashville, a guest of Lou Epstein the manager of Jimmie Skinner’s Record shop and Jimmie’s personal manager many years before. Howard was one of the greatest promotional people that you’ll ever come across and was always there to give a helping hand to any f... Read the newsletter

March 2019

1st March. Over the past 17 years we’ve grown to be a leading source of authentic early country music, thanks to our dedicated team – a small group of country music devotees who put in the hours to make sure we can produce another three CD releases, every month. With this month’s we now have created 625 CDs, all of them still available. Thanks are due too to our customers and especially our regular subscribers (‘Archive Buddies’) who have signed up to automatically receive each month... Read the newsletter

February 2019

1st February. It’s back to normal right now with the holidays over with for a while. The supermarkets and travel companies keep reminding us that it’s not the case as they rummage around getting either their Easter goods on sale or updating their holiday brochures to dig more hard earned money from your pockets. They don’t miss a trick do they? However, here at BACM we are plugging away unearthing new songs and artists for you to add to your collections. We are always thrilled to receiv... Read the newsletter

Jan 2019

1st January 2019.  Another year done and dusted and each year they seem to fly by faster than ever. Once again we’ve achieved our mission – producing 36 new CDs, three each month and nearly always reaching the deadline of having them ready for release around the first day of the month. The exception is this month’s when we’ll be a few days late; I hope our subscribers (our Archive Buddies) will excuse us and will find this month’s releases well worth waiting the extra few days for. ... Read the newsletter