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ROY ACUFF B.A.C.M. 089 In The Shadow Of The Smokies ● CD $14.98
Complementing the recent box set of Roy's early recordings (Proper Box 70 - King Of Country Music - $25.98) this is another superb set of early sides featuring 23 tracks recorded between 1940 and 1952.
ROY ACUFF: Blue Eyed Darling/ Branded Wherever I Go/ Bully Of The Town (instr.)/ Devil‘s Train/ Farther Along/ Grey Eagle (instr.)/ In The Shadow Of The Smokies/ It‘s Too Late Now To Worry Anymore/ My Tears Don‘t Show/ No One Will Ever Know/ Pale Horse And His Rider/ Pliney Jane/ Pretty Little Widow (instr.)/ She Isn‘t Guaranteed/ Short Changed In Love/ Songbirds Are Singing In Heaven Tonight/ Steel Guitar Chimes/ Ten Little Numbers/ That Glory Bound Train/ Things That Might Have Been/ This World Can‘t Stand Long/ Wonder Is All I Do/ You‘re My Darling

ALBERTA SLIM B.A.C.M. 196 aka Eric C. Edwards ● CD $14.98
Though not achieving the international success of his fellow Canadian country singers Hank Snow and Wilf Carter, Alberta Slim (real name Eric Charles Edwards) was a fine singer, guitarist and yodeler who was very popular in his home land. Most of the tracks here are from radio transcriptions - no dates are given but I would assume they are from the 40s and feature Slim accompanied only by his own guitar. There are also six tracks from the early 50s from commercial recordings featuring with a small group with fiddle and steel guitar.
 ALBERTA SLIM: Apple Blossom Time In Annapolis Valley/ Camptown Races/ Choo Choo Blues/ Cowboy's Dream/ Cowboy's Dream/ Cowboy's Meditation/ Guitar Blues/ Hobo Blues/ How Many Biscuits Can You Eat/ John Henry/ Lane County Bachelor/ Little Rosewood Casket/ Lone Cowpuncher/ Lone Star Trail/ Louisiana Moon/ Mississippi Valley Blues/ New Canadian Polka/ Puttin' On The Style/ Red River Waltz/ Ridin' Old Paint And Leadin' Old Ball/ Strawberry Roan/ Talking Blues/ The Preacher And The Bear/ Treasures You Can't Buy/ True Blue Bill/ Way Out West In Texas/ When The Good Lord Knocks On Your Door/ While I Rock All Our Babies To Sleep/ Yodel Your Troubles Away/ Yodeling Hobo

REX ALLEN B.A.C.M. 013 The Arizona Cowboy ● CD $14.98
20 tracks recorded in the 40s and early 50s by this popular cowboy singer
REX ALLEN: A Petal From A Faded Rose/ Albuquerque Polka/ Blues In My Mind/ Don't Cha/ Feudin & Fightin'/ Honolulu Boogie/ Hot Time In New Orleans Tonight/ I Ain't Gonna Cry No More/ I Gotta Have My Baby Back/ I'm So Alone With The Crowd/ Little Brown Shoes/ Mister & Mississippi/ Naggin'/ Over Three Hills/ Sentimental Fool/ Take It Back And Change It For A Boy/ Ten More Miles To Go/ Too Lee Rollum (I'm An Arizona Cowboy)/ Yodelin' Crazy/ You Drifted

REX ALLEN B.A.C.M. 051 Song Of The Hills ● CD $14.98
B.A.C.M. second collection devoted to this popular and prolific western star features a varied selection of material including bluesy swing, cowboy songs, songs with girl choruses and orchestras and more.
REX ALLEN: Afraid/ Always You/ As Long As The River Flows On/ Broken Down Merry Go Round/ Chime Bells/ Cottage In The Clouds/ Further Along/ Hootin‘ And Howlin‘/ Jambalaya/ Loaded Pistol/ Miranda Doaks/ No One Will Ever Know/ Rack Up The Balls Boy/ Ragtime Melody/ Song Of The Hills/ Tag Along/ Tennessee Tears/ Till The Well Goes Dry/ Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Tucky Home/ Two Faced Clock/ Waltz Of The Roses/ Who Shot The Hole In My Sombrero

REX ALLEN B.A.C.M. 083 The Voice Of The West ● CD $14.98
B.A.C.M.'s third collection of this popular Western singer features 26 tracks drawn from radio transcriptions made in the late 40s
REX ALLEN: Buffalo Gals/ Covered Wagon Trail/ Cowboyís Heaven/ Cowboyís Lullaby/ Dreaming Of My Texas Home/ Happy Yodeling Man/ I Left My Heart In Texas/ Little Old Sod Shanty/ Little Ranch House On The Old Circle B/ Lonely World/ Low Rolliní Hills/ Me And My Burro/ Mellow Mountain Moon/ Melody Of The Plains/ My Music Mountain Home/ Pop Goes The Weasel (Instr.)/ Red River Valley/ Ridiní Towards The Red Setting Sun/ Rock Me To Sleep In My Rocky Mnt Home/ Tears On My Old Guitar/ The Range In The Sky/ Wastiní Time/ Way Out West In Texas/ When Itís Prayer Meeting Time/ When The Bloom Is On The Sage/ When The Roses Bloom Again

REX ALLEN B.A.C.M. 217 The Arizona Cowboy - Sky Boss ● CD $14.98
B.A.C.M's fourth volume of recordings by this popular singing cowboy features 24 songs recorded between 1953 and 1957 many with orchestral and vocal chorus accompaniment.
REX ALLEN: Blue Dream/ Blue Light Waltz/ Bringing Home The Bacon/ Chapel Of Memories/ Crying In The Chapel/ Drango/ Flower Of San Antone/ Hawaiian Cowboy/ I'm Lonely My Darlin' (Green Grow The Lilacs)/ In The Chapel In The Moonlight/ Little White Horse/ Lonely Little Robin/ Money Marbles And Chalk/ Put Your Arms Around Me/ Sky Boss/ Softly And Tenderly/ The Ballad Of John Colter/ The Last Carouse/ The Last Frontier/ The Roving Kind/ Tomorrow Is Another Day To Cry/ True Blue Lue Lu Lu/ Westward Ho The Wagons/ Wringle Wrangle

ROSALIE ALLEN B.A.C.M. 135 The Yodeling Queen ● CD $14.98
25 sides by this fine singer and top class yodeler who was known as "Queen Of the Yodelers" though only a couple of tracks here feature yodeling. The first 12 tracks are from a rare 1955 LP recorded with Shorty Warren's Western Rangers doing hits of the 40s and early 50s like he Taught Me How To Yodel/ Have You Ever Been Lonely/ When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again/ Your Cheatin' Heart/ I'll Keep On Loving You, etc. The remaining tracks are from singles recorded between 1945 and 1953 featuring fine vocals and varied arrangements ranging from Western to straight country to pop. Includes Castaway/ I Gotta Have You/ I'd rather Be A Cowgirl/ He Lived In Texas, She Lived In Arkansas (a duet with Billy Williams)/ I Wanna Sit, etc. Only one track duplicates Cattle 226 ($18.98).
ROSALIE ALLEN: Castaway/ Columbus Stockade Blues/ Cranberry Kisses & Strawberry Hugs/ Ding Dong Polka/ Green As Grass/ Have I Told You Lately That I Love You/ Have You Ever Been Lonely/ He Lived In Texas She Lived In Arkansas/ He Taught Me How To Yodel/ Hills Of Pride/ I Gotta Have You/ I Laughed At Love/ I Wanna Sit/ I‘d Rather Be A Cowgirl/ I‘ll Keep On Loving You/ Jealous Heart/ Just A Sailor‘s Sweetheart/ My Adobe Hacienda/ My Old Familiar Heartache/ Spanish Polka/ Tears On My Pillow/ Tennessee Waltz/ When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again/ Whoa Sailor/ Your Cheatin‘ Heart

BOB ATCHER B.A.C.M. 068 Hunters Of Kentucky ● CD $14.98
22 tracks recorded between 1946 and 1948 in variety of styles - includes some duets with his wife Bonnie Blue Eyes, Randy Atcher and The Dinning Sisters.
BOB ATCHER: Ain‘t You Ashamed/ Chain Around My Heart/ Christmas Island/ De Ladies Man/ Don‘t Give Your Heart To Someone Else/ Down With The Feminine Gender/ Hunters Of Kentucky/ In My Heart/ I‘m Reading Your Letter Again Dear/ Let‘s Start Life All Over/ Long Gone Baby/ Methodist Pie/ My Pillow Knows/ Never Trust A Woman/ On Account Of You/ One Kind Word/ Peek A Boo/ Smoke Comes Out My Chimney/ The Old Chisholm Trail/ Time Will Tell/ Walking The Floor Over You/ Wasted Tears

GENE AUTRY B.A.C.M. 015 Hold On Little Dogies, Hold On ● CD $14.98
20 tracks recorded between 1931 and 1937 by the popular and prolific Gene Autry. Includes many duets with Jimmy Long. As far as I can tell there are no duplications with any other Autry reissues.
GENE AUTRY: After 21 Years/ Answer To Red River Valley/ Beautiful Texas/ Cradle Of My Dreams/ Daddy & Home/ Don't Waste Your Years On Me/ Gosh, I Miss You All The Time/ Hold On Little Dogies, Hold On/ I'm Always Dreaming Of You/ Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley/ Little Old Lady Waiting/ Memories Of That Silver Haired Daddy/ My Carolina Mountain Rose/ My Cross Eyed Gal/ Red River Lullaby/ Someday In Wyoming/ That Silver Haired Mother Of Mine/ When The Golden Leaves Are Falling/ Why Don't You Come Back To Me/ ‘Leven Months In Leavenworth

GENE AUTRY B.A.C.M. 016 We've Come A Long Way Together ● CD $14.98
20 tracks from the period 1937 through 1948 not duplicated elsewhere.
GENE AUTRY: Angel Song/ Bible On The Table/ Blue Montana Skies/ Don't Send Me Your Love By Mail/ End Of My Round Up Days/ I Don't Belong In Your World/ I Guess I've Been Asleep/ I'll Be True While You're Gone/ I'm Coming Home Darling/ I'm Gonna Round Up My Blues/ Little Pardner/ Sail Along Silv'ry Moon/ Sweethearts Or Strangers/ That Little Kid Sister Of Mine/ There Ain't No Use In Crying Now/ There's Only One Love In A Lifetime/ We've Come A Long Way Together/ When I'm Gone You'll Soon Forget/ You Are The Light Of My Life/ You Waited Too Long

GENE AUTRY B.A.C.M. 037 Rollin' Along ● CD $14.98
20 tracks form the period 1947 through 1952.
GENE AUTRY: A Broken Promise Means A Broken Heart/ Blue Shadows On The Trail/ Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves/ Ellie Mae/ Gold Can Buy Anything But Love/ I Lost My Little Darling/ I Love You Because/ I've Lived A Lifetime For You/ Last Straw/ Loaded Pistols And Loaded Dice/ Love Is So Misleadin'/ Mister And Mississippi/ Old Soldiers Never Die/ Play Fair/ Rollin' Along/ Roses/ Stop Your Gambling/ Story Book Of Love/ They Warned Me About You/ When The Silver Colorado Turns To Gold

GENE AUTRY B.A.C.M. 038 Goodbye Pinto ● CD $14.98
21 tracks recorded between 1937 and 1947.
GENE AUTRY: A Face I See At Evening/ A Goldmine In Your Heart/ Address Unknown/ Amapola/ Darling How Can You Forget So Soon/ Don't Take Your Spite Out On Me/ Empty Cot In The Bunkhouse Tonight (2)/ Goodbye Pinto/ I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire/ I Want To Be Sure/ I'm A Cowpoke Pokin' Along/ Keep Rollin' Lazy Longhorns/ Lone Star Moon/ Merry Go Roundup/ Old Buckaroo Goodbye/ Old November Moon/ Ride Tenderfoot, Ride/ There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder/ Too Late/ Twilight On The Trail/ When It's Roundup Time In Heaven

GENE AUTRY B.A.C.M. 039 Little Farm Home, 1930-1939 ● CD $14.98
20 Autry rarities.
GENE AUTRY: Back Home In The Blue Ridge Mountains/ Blue Days/ Convict's Dream/ Down A Mountain Trail/ Empty Cot In The Bunkhouse Tonight (1)/ Eyes To The Skies/ I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do/ Little Farm Home/ Little Sir Echo/ Pictures Of My Mother/ Roundup In Cheyenne/ She's Just That Kind/ That Mother And Daddy Of Mine/ That's Why I'm Nobody's Darling/ The Old Grey Mare/ There's A Good Gal In The Mountains/ True Blue Bill/ Under The Apple Tree/ When The Humming Birds Are Humming/ With A Song In My Heart

GENE AUTRY B.A.C.M. 111 Texas Blues - Early Rare Recordings ● CD $14.98
21 of Gene's rarest sides cut between 1929 and 1937 including duets with Jimmy Long and accompaniments from Roy Smeck, Frankie Marvin and others.
GENE AUTRY: Alone With My Sorrows/ Angel Boy/ Black Bottom Blues/ By The Stump Of The Old Pine Tree/ I Hate To Say Goodbye To The Prairie/ I'd Love A Home In The Mountains/ I'm A Railroad Man (waiting On A Weary Train)/ In The Shadow Of The Pine/ Kentucky Lullaby/ Mean Mama Blues/ Money Ain't No Use Anyway/ My Shy Little Blue Bonnet Girl/ Railroad Boomer/ Ridin' All Day/ Seven More Days/ Texas Blues/ That Old Feather Bed On The Farm/ That Ramshackle Shack/ The Old Folks Back Home/ When The Shines On The Mississippi Valley/ Your Voice Is Ringing

GENE AUTRY B.A.C.M. 112 A Cowboy's Serenade ● CD $14.98
B.A.C.M.'s seventh Autry reissue features 24 tracks - mostly from the 40s and early 50s along with a few earlier titles.
GENE AUTRY: 20-20 Vision And Walking Round Blind/ A Cowboy's Serenade/ Blue Eyed Elaine/ Bonus Tracks: In The Valley Of The Moon/ Closing The Book/ Dear Old Dad Of Mine/ Don't Believe A Word They Say/ Goodnight Irene/ How Long Is Forever/ I Just Want You/ I'll Never Smile Again/ In The Garden (with Dinah Shore)/ It's A Shame We Didn't Talk It Over/ It's My Lazy Day/ Maria Elena/ Merry Texas Christmas You All/ Mule Train/ Riders In The Sky/ Roly Poly/ Rose Coloured Memories/ Same Old Fashioned Girl/ Sunflower/ The Old Rugged Cross (with Dinah Shore)/ When He Grows Tired Of You

ELDON BAKER B.A.C.M. 145 And His Brown County Revelers ● CD $14.98
26 tracks, 69 mins, essential
Fabulous collection of country swing by this obscure but utterly superb group from Kentucky. Led by Eldon Baker who took ocassional vocals it featured his brother Floyd on guitar and Wade who also played guitar and took most of the vocals. Joining the Bakers were two incredible musicians - Charlie Linville on fiddle and Harry Baker on guitar - this duo perform in a jazzy style that is in the same vein as Hugh & Karl Farr. The bulk of the recordings here (10 of them originally unissued!) are from a lengthy 18 trcak session recorded over two days and includes a varied selection of material including including traditional numbers, Western flavored songs, religious songs, novelty songs and blues. Additionally there are two rare sides from 1945 by Wade Baker as well a song by him from a radio transcription that same year. Rounding out the set are six fabulous sides from 1952 from guitarist Harry Adams who now plays electric guitar and also occasionally sings on five rocking numbers that proves he had lost none of his instrumental chops. An exemplary release from B.A.C.M. with notes from the knowledgeable Kevin Coffey. (FS)
ELDON BAKER & HIS BROWN COUNTY REVELERS: Arkansas Traveller/ Bile Em Cabbage Down/ Chokin' The Reeds/ Come Along Down To The Old Plantation/ Dear Old Dixieland/ Don't Hang Around Me Anymore/ Don't You Want To Go/ Froggie Went Acourtin'/ Giving Everything Away/ Happy Cowboy/ I Know There Is Somebody Waiting/ I Will Meet You/ In The Hills Over There/ It's Hard/ Little Bonnie/ Long Gone From Bowling Green/ Lost John/ Milk Bucket Boogie/ One Eyed Sam/ Plodding Along/ Roll Along Jordan/ Sittin' Round The Fireside/ Vine Street Stomp/ When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland/ You Can't Do Wrong And Get By/ You Can't Make Me Cry Anymore

BILL BOYD & HIS COWBOY RAMBLERS B.A.C.M. 049 Singing & Swinging ● CD $14.98
21 tracks, highly recommended 21 tracks from one of the finest and most prolific Western Swing bands led by singer/ guitarist Bill Boyd. The varied material here was recorded between 1934 and 1950 and features appearances by lots of stellar musicians like Bob Dunn, Noel Boggs, Zeke Campbell, Cecil Brower, Knocky Parker, Art Davis and others. Includes I Wish I Knew The Way You Feel/ An Ace/ Oh Monah (You Shall Be Free)/ That's Why I'm Jealous Of You/ Why Don't You Love Me/ Singing And Swinging For Me/ Lone Star/ Spanish Fandango, etc. Excellent sound and informative notes from Kevin Coffey. (FS)
BILL BOYD & HIS COWBOY RAMBLERS: An Ace/ Boydís Tin Roof Blues (instr)/ Fan It/ Goofus (instr.)/ Guess Whoís In Town/ Homecoming Waltz (instr.)/ I Canít Tame Wild Women/ I Wish I Knew The Way You Feel/ Iíve Got The Blues For Mammy/ Lone Star/ Mama Donít Like No Music/ New Steel Guitar Rag (instr.)/ Oh Monah (You Shall Be Free)/ Palace In Dallas/ Ramblers Rag (instr.)/ Singing And Swinging For Me/ Spanish Fandango (instr.)/ Thatís Why Iím Jealous Of You/ Wah Hoo/ Why Donít You Love Me/ Windswept Desert (Desert Blues)

ELTON BRITT B.A.C.M. 086 Jackass Blues & Other Country Songs ● CD $14.98
24 tracks recorded in the 40s by this popular artist including sides with The Skytoppers, Rosalie Allen and The Three Suns.
ELTON BRITT: After We Say Goodbye/ Anyone/ Before You Know It Christmas Will Be Here/ Beyond The Sunset/ Blueberry Lane/ Game Of Broken Hearts/ Got To Get Together With My Gal/ I Get The Blues When It Rains/ I‘ve Lived A Lifetime For You/ Jackass Blues/ Lonely Little Robin/ Looking Around/ Merry Texas Christmas You All/ Mocking Bird Hill/ Rainbow In My Heart/ Someday/ Summer Kisses/ Swiss Lullaby/ Tale A Sailor Told/ Talk To The Boss In The Sky/ Tell Her You Love Her/ The Red We Want Is The Red We‘ve Got/ Tomorrow You‘ll Be Married/ Written Guarantee

ELTON BRITT B.A.C.M. 109 Early Recordings, 1933-1937 ● CD $14.98
20 of the earliest recordings by this popular performer including sides from his first session in August 1933 with his brother Vern and others that were issued as by The Wenatchee Mountaineers, also includes duets with Ezra Ford issued as by Britt & Ford, tracks with Roy Smeck on steel guitar, tracks with Charlie "Ezra" Heatherington and Ted "Pappy " Bellow issued as Pappy, Ezra & Elton and more and, of course, a number of tracks feature Britt's fine yodeling. 
ELTON BRITT: 1936 Tornado/ Alpine Milkman Yodel/ Blue Eyed Ellen/ Bring Your Roses To Your Mother/ By The Sleepy Rio Grande/ Dear Old Daddy/ Heart In The Heart Of Texas/ In A Little Inn Way Out In Indiana/ Listen To The Mocking Bird (instr.)/ My Best Friend/ My Southland/ New London Texas School Tragedy/ Swiss Yodel/ The Wrong Man & The Wrong Woman/ Wedding Bells Waltz (instr.)/ When I'm Four Times Twenty/ When It's Harvest Time/ When It's Harvest Time In Old New England/ When You Played The Old Church Organ/ Where The Rhododendron Grows

HARRY C. BROWNE B.A.C.M. 076 Early Minstrel Songs, 1916-1923 ● CD $14.98
24 track collection of minstrel songs recorded between 1916 and 1920 by singer and banjo player Harry C. Brownse with occasional accompaniment from various vocal quartets. Not really country music but certainly one of the elements that was to become part of country music. The titles and lyrics that parody African-American speech can be pretty offensive but were normal for the time.
HARRY C. BROWNE: Angel Gabriel/ Balm Of Gilead/ Carve Dat Possum/ Climb Up Ye Chillun, Climb/ Climbing Up The Golden Stairs/ Dars A Lock On De Chicken Coop Door/ De Gospel Train Am Coming/ Gwine To Run All Night (Camptown Races)/ Hear Dem Bells/ Hi Jenny, Ho Jenny Johnson/ Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel/ Keemo Kimo/ Keep In De Middle Ob De Road/ Keep Those Golden Gates Wide Open/ Kingdom Come/ Kiss Me Honey, Do/ Liíl Liza Jane/ Marsaí Joe/ Oh Boys, Carry Me ‘Long/ Oh Susanna/ Roll On, Heave Dat Cotton/ Rosy/ Skeeter And The June Bug/ Uncle Ned

HOYT "SLIM" BRYANT B.A.C.M. 178 And His Wildcats ● CD $14.98
31 tracks, 70 minutes, highly recommended
A cowboy-flavored ensemble that evolved from Clayton McMichen's Louisville-based Georgia Wildcats, Slim Bryant and His Wildcats were staples on Pittsburgh radio and television during the '40s and early '50s. Taking its vocal cues from California's close-harmony Western trios, the Wildcats were particularly notable for their hot take-off guitar, fiddle and accordion solos. The group made precious few recordings, but a healthy sampling of its music survived via 16" NBC Radio Thesaurus transcriptions cut around 1946-47. Slim Bryant was - and at age 98, still is - one of the country and jazz guitar's unsung heroes. His leads are smart and dazzling; his fills are a primer in how to accompany a vocalist. Sharp-eared listeners will recognize some familiar licks; Les Paul was a Bryant fan. Of the two instrumentals on this disc, Walking the Pup best showcases Bryant's skill. Fiddler Ken Newton, accordionist Al Azzaro and bassist Loppy Bryant all could swing, as does an unidentified rhythm guitarist. The trio harmonies compare to early Sons of the Pioneers; Newton and Bryant's brother Loppy share vocal leads. Though recommended listening to anyone who appreciates Pee Wee King/ Whippoorwills-styled music, this disc is a must for serious country guitar aficionados. Sound is better than usual for B.A.C.M.; Bryan Chalker penned a brief appreciation. (DS)
HOYT "SLIM" BRYANT & HIS WILDCATS: Answer To Rainbow At Midnight/ Back To Old Smokey Mountain/ Barnyard Band/ Deep Water/ First Rose/ Got A Gal In A Town Way Out West/ He Holds The Lantern/ I Ain't Gonna Worry No More/ I Hate To See You Go/ I'll Never Make The Same Mistake Again/ I'm A Lonely Little Petunia In An Onion Patch/ Lone Star Moon/ My Little Texas Gal/ My Saddle My Bronco And You/ Nag Oh Nag Oh Nag/ New San Antonio Rose/ Oklahoma City/ Penny Ante Polka (instr.)/ Sioux City Sue/ Slow Train Through Arkansas/ Someday You'll Want Me To Want You/ Ten To One/ That's How Much I Love You/ The Letter I Forgot To Mail/ Thunder Storm/ Train Whistle Boogie/ Tweedle O Twill/ Walking The Pup (Instr.)/ Where The Mountains Meet The Sky/ Whistle/ Winter Fell On The Range

SMILEY BURNETTE B.A.C.M. 080 Country Songs And Comic Cuts ● CD $14.98
32 tracks from this singer. comedian and movie star. 10 of the tracks are from commercial recordings and the rest are from radio transcriptions.
SMILEY BURNETTE: Blacker Black/ Calleop/ Can't Go On/ Chuggin' On Down "66"/ Do The Pines Grow Green In The Valley/ Eat It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do/ Full Steam Ahead/ Gordy The Little Pea Frog/ Harmonica Bill/ Hat Check Girl/ I Can Whip Any Man But Popeye/ I Can't Honest With You/ I Don't Like Work/ If I Thought I'd Make A Hit With You/ It Ain't Much Help/ Just Like A Rainbow After Rain/ Keep Your Eye On A Shootin' Star/ Lazy Locomotive/ Mucho Gusto/ My Ring Eyed Pony/ Poor Baby/ Rabbit Business/ Ring Eye/ That Long White Line/ The Dentist Song/ The Donkey Engine/ The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Poorer/ The Wooing Of Kitty McQueue/ Tonight's My Night To Howl/ When A Country Girl Loves You/ You Ain't Done Nothin' To Me/ You Put Me On My Feet

BUZ BUTLER B.A.C.M. 156 MOney Ain't Everything ● CD $14.98
24 tracks, recommended
Buz Butler's main claim to fame was that he was the first artist to record the song Mule Train that was subsequently a #1 hit for Tennessee Ernie Ford but as this collection shows he was a very worthwhile artist. This collection of sides recorded between 1947 and 1951 is thought to be his entire output. Very little is known about Busby but publicity material from the time indicates he was originally from Georgia and got interested in music as a child. The material here is varied with novelty songs, country boogies and soulful honky tonk ballads. His version of Jimmie Rodgers Muleskinner Blues is an energetic performance that has a lot in common with the Fendermen's hit version from 1960. There are also two fine duets with female vocalist Cass dailey. (FS)
BUZ BUTLER: A Little Scrap Of Paper/ A Year Of City Livin'/ Bloodshot Eyes/ Bonaparte's Retreat/ Chew Tobacco Rag/ Coyote Blues/ Friend In The Tennessee Waltz/ Gambling Fool/ Get Goin' Engineer/ I Framed The Wrong Picture/ It Only Cost Three Cents To Break My Heart/ Make Believe Kisses/ Medicine Show/ Money Ain't Everything/ Mule Train/ Muleskinner Blues/ Poison Ivy/ Rubber Ball Bounce/ Smokey Mountain Waltz/ Strike A Match/ Ten Thousand Miles/ Tennessee Rosebud/ The One That I Want Won't Have Me/ We Get Along So Good Together

BIG BILL CAMPBELL B.A.C.M. 001 Rocky Mountain Rhythm ● CD $14.98
English country & western music from the 30s! Big Bill Campbell was a Canadian who moved to England in the early 30s and initially called himself Zeke Winters and subsequently Big Bill Campbell. He had several popular radio shows on Radio Luxembourg and the BBC running from the late 30s through the early 50s. Most of the musicians and vocalists were English and it tells. Not particularly compelling music but an interesting offshoot of country music that is little known these days.
BIG BILL CAMPBELL: Covered Wagon Lullaby/ Goin' Down To Santa Fe Town/ Hillbilly Jamboree/ I Like Mountain Music/ I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart/ Moonlight Valley/ My Wagon, My Horse And Me/ Old Cowboy/ Red Hills/ Rocky Mountain Melodies/ Rocky Mountain Rhythm/ Rollin' Plains/ Sourdough Dan/ The Call Of The Canyon/ The Lonesome Trail Ain't Lonesome Any More/ The Old Red Barn/ The Strawberry Roan/ Wait For Me Old Faithful/ Wouldn't Take A Million For The Old Grey Mare

BIG BILL CAMPBELL B.A.C.M. 119 Rocky Mountain Rhythm, Vol. 2 ● CD $14.98
Second B.A.C.M. featuring British country singer from the 30s.
BIG BILL CAMPBELL: Cowboy/ Dreaming Of My Rocky Mountain Home/ Empty Saddles/ Headin Home/ Horsey Horsey/ Iím Rockiní To The Rockies/ Just Because Youíre In Deep Elem/ Knock Knock, Whoís There/ Log Cabin Melody Pt. 1/ Log Cabin Melody Pt. 2/ Never Let No Worry Worry You/ Peterís Pop Keeps A Lollipop Shop/ Poor Dinah/ Prairie Lullaby/ Rocky Mountain Melodies Pt. 1/ Rocky Mountain Melodies Pt. 2/ Roll Along Prairie Moon/ Thereís A Bridle Hanginí On The Wall/ Thereís An Old Log Cabin In The Hollow/ Trail Of The Lonesome Pine/ Underneath The Old Pine Tree/ Walls Of White/ You Are My Sunshine

CAPTAIN STUBBY B.A.C.M. 201 & The Buccaneers ● CD $14.98
25 tracks, good
The best thing about Captain Stubby & The Buccaneers is their name. Captain Stubby (Tom Fauts) is best known for having recorded the original version of the Roto-Rooter jingle Away Go Troubles Down The Drain. Although the notes describe the group as country comedy the country content is minimal, for that matter so is the comedy. A more accurate description would be novety pop and the performances are pleasant enough if you like that sort of thing but the Hoosier Hot-Shots they're not. (FS)
CAPTAIN STUBBY & THE BUCCANEERS: Beautiful Morning Glory/ Bogul To Boogie To Boone/ Brazen Little Raisin/ Buffalo Gals/ Come Whet Your Moustache With Me/ Country Boy/ Each Time You Leave/ Fair Fat And Forty/ Forever With You/ Helegged Hilegged/ I Was The Last One To Know/ I'll Never Tell/ If You Would Only Be Mine/ It's Hard To Love/ Knocking Song (true Love Is Knocking At My Door)/ Little Buffalo Bill/ Meet Me Tonight In The Cowshed/ Money Marbles And Chalk/ Noah Was The Man/ Old Macdonald Had A Farm/ Roses/ Tennessee Tears/ Wah Hoo/ Washboard Boogie/ Yearning Just For You


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