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NEWSLETTER #147
BRITISH ARCHIVE OF COUNTRY MUSIC
Bill Carlisle ->
Slim Dusty
 

 

 

COMPACT DISCS

 

BILL CARLISLE B.A.C.M. 034 Duvall County Blues ● CD $14.98
20 tracks, 58 mins, highly recommended Complementing the recent releases on Cattle and Collector this is another fine collection by this superb singer and guitarist featuring 20 tracks recorded between 1933 and 1939. A varied selection - blues, sentimental songs, gospel songs and more. Includes solo sides as well as sides with his string band The Kentucky Boys.  (FS)
BILL CARLISLE: A Shack By The Side Of The Road/ Are You Going To Leave Me Lil/ Beneath The Weeping Willow Tree/ Cowgirl Jean/ Drifting Together/ Duvall County Blues/ I Done It Wrong/ I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You/ I Know What It Is To Be Lonesome/ I'll Always Be Your Little Darling/ I'm Heading For Home Sweet Home/ If Jesus Should Come/ Little Wild Rose/ Lost On Life's Sea/ Penitentiary Blues/ Rattlesnake Daddy/ Roll On Old Troubles, Roll On/ Sugar Cane Mama/ The Girl I Left So Blue/ Why Did The Blue Skies Turn To Grey

 
CLIFF CARLISLE B.A.C.M. 032 Far Beyond The Starry Sky ● CD $14.98
20 tracks, 61 mins, essential
Complementing Arhoolie 7039 this is another wonderful collection featuring one of the greatest of the early country artists. Carlisle was a superb singer, a magnificent slide guitarist and had a varied and consistently worthwhile repertoire which embraced traditional songs, blues, love songs, risqué songs, gospel songs, western and sentimental songs. He was also a mighty fine yodeler which he never used to excess. Some tracks feature his early playing partner Wilbur Ball, others have his brother Bill or his son Tommy and some have a small string band with some lovely fiddle. Among the highlights is what I think is the first recording (1934) of Girl In The Blue Velvet Band, a song which has become a bluegrass standard. The quartet treatment of the gospel song Shine On Me is truly spellbinding. But it's all wonderful including Where My Memory Lies/ Far Beyond The Starry Sky/ Blind Child's Prayer/ Going Back To Alabama/ Desert Blues/ Onion Eating Mama/ Prepare Me O Lord/ Lonely Orphan Child/ On the Banks Of The Rio Grande/ Shine Your Light For Others and more. My only complaint about this CD is that it isn't longer. (FS)
CLIFF CARLISLE: A Stretch Of 28 Years/ Blind Child's Prayer/ Dear Old Daddy/ Desert Blues/ Far Beyond The Starry Sky/ Georgia Moon/ Girl In The Blue Velvet Band/ Going Back To Alabama/ Lonely Orphan Child/ My Rocky Mountain Sweetheart/ New Memories Of You That Haunt Me/ On The Banks Of The Rio Grande/ Onion Eating Mama/ Prepare Me O Lord/ Shine On Me/ Shine Your Light For Others/ The Brakeman's Reply/ Where Are The Pals Of Long Ago/ Where My Memory Lies/ Where Romance Calls

 
THE CARLISLES B.A.C.M. 167 Tennessee Memories ● CD $14.98
26 tracks, 63 mins, recommended
A delightful collection of country songs, novelty songs, gospel, pre rockabilly and country boogies recorded between 1951 and 1954. Starting off with veteran country singers Bill & Cliff Carlisle and Martha Carson the group went through several personnel changes over the years after Cliff and Martha left the group but the lead vocals of Bill and the use of the same group of musicians including fine guitar by Chet Atkins gave a consistency to the group's sound. Many of the songs were written by Bill Carlisle and show a delightful touch for the absurd with songs like Goo-Goo Da-da (Baby Latin Meaning "Daddy")/ Bargain Day Half Off/ It's bedtime Bill and others. There's also straight ahead country numbers like their version of The Louvin BrothersOne My Way To The Show, Martha's composition Tennessee Memories , Cliff's True Love and others. There are also a few gospel songs - Rusty Old Halo/ Leave That Liar Alone and more. (FS)
THE CARLISLES: A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore/ A Rusty Old Halo/ Bargain Day Half Off/ Blue Arizona Moon/ Bye Bye My Love/ Goo Goo Da Da/ He Will Lead Safely/ I Would If I Could But I Can't/ It's Bedtime Bill/ Leave That Liar Alone/ Let Me Hold Your Little Hand/ Maybe More/ Middle Age Spread/ Moody's Goose/ My Happiness Belongs To Someone Else/ Nine Have Tried And Nine Have Died/ On My Way To The Show/ Patch Up Our Old Love Affair/ Pickin' Peas Down Long Pea Row/ Poor Man's Riches/ Teletouch/ Tennessee Memories/ That Little Difference/ This Heart Is Not For Sale/ True Love/ Unpucker

 
JENNY LOU CARSON B.A.C.M. 200 The "Chin-Up" Girl ● CD $14.98
Although not a particularly compelling performer in her own right Jenny Lou Carson (Virginia Lucille Overstake) she was a fine songwriter who wrote in both the country and pop veins and is best known for the country classic Jealous Heart (included here) and the pop hit Let Me Go Lover. This set features her four earliest sides recorded in 1939 for OKeh where she is accompanied by the excellent Paririe Ramblers under the pseudonym of The Sweet Violet Boys - a couple of them somewhat risque. There are 8 tracks from 1944 radio transcriptions and the remaining sides are commercial recording cut between 1946 and 1948.
JENNY LOU CARSON: A Penny For Your Thoughts/ Boy Take Your Time/ Chislin' Daddy/ Dear God Watch Over Joe/ Go West Young Man Go West/ Gonna Give You Back To The Indians/ Honest Injun I Love You/ I Feel Like Crying Over You/ I L-o-v-e You/ I Married A Mouse Of A Man/ I'd Trade All Of My Tomorrows/ I'll Keep Smiling/ I'll Never Cry Again Over You/ I'll Never Trust You Again/ Jealous Heart/ Many Tears Ago/ Since I'm Learning Not To Yearn So Much For You/ Tell Him I'm Blue/ The Crossroad Where We Said Goodbye/ Too Good To Be True/ Troubled Heart/ What Do I Have To Do/ Widow's Lament/ You Gotta Quit Making Me Blue

 
MARTHA CARSON B.A.C.M. 204 I'll Shout And Shine ● CD $14.98
20 tracks from this country gospel pioneer recorded between 1951 and 1956, many written by herself, including her most famous song Satisfied. It also includes five sides in older style recorded between 1949 and 1951 by Martha with her then husband James Roberts. I
MARTHA CARSON: All These Things/ Beyond The Shadows/ Bye And Bye/ Christmas Time Is Here/ Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord/ Dixieland Roll/ Fear Not/ Get That Golden Key/ He Was There/ Hide Me Rock Of Ages/ I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With The Lord/ I've Got A Better Place To Go/ It's All Right/ Just Whistle Or Call/ Music Drives Me Crazy/ Now Stop/ Peace On Earth At Christmas Time/ Satisfied/ Singing On The Other Side/ There's A Higher Power/ THE DIXIE SWEETHEARTS: Silver In My Mother's Hair/ JAMES ROBERTS & MARTHA CARSON: Filled With Glory Divine/ I'll Shout And Shine/ King Jesus Spoke To Me/ Looking For A City

 
THE CARTER SISTERS & MOTHER MAYBELLE B.A.C.M. 176 Complete Original Recordings, 1949-1952 ● CD $14.98
27 tracks, 74 mins, highly recommended
Country Routes have reissued three CDs of radio transcriptions by this fine group but this is the first of two CDs to feature all their commercial recordings featuring 27 tracks recorded between February 1949 and November 1952. The earlier sides feature the distinctive guitar work of Chet Atkins. The last seven tracks recorded in 1952 features the group performing fine versions of songs from the Carter Family repertoire with Mother Maybelle on autoharp and also providing some of her distinctive and highly influential guitar playing. Their renditions of He's Solid Gone and You Are My Flower are highlights here. (FS)
THE CARTER SISTERS & MOTHER MAYBELLE: (This Is) Someone's Last Day/ A Picture A Ring And A Curl/ A Trinket Of Shiny Gold/ Blue Skies And Sunshine/ Columbus, GA/ Don't Wait/ Down On My Knees/ Fair And Tender Ladies/ Foggy Mountain Top/ God Sent My Little Girl/ Gotta Find Me Somebody To Love/ He's Solid Gone/ I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow/ I Never Will Marry/ I've Got A Home Up In Glory/ I've Got My Share Of Trouble/ Little Orphan Girl/ Sun's Gonna Shine In My Back Door/ The Day Of Wrath/ The Day They Laid Mary Away/ Walk A Little Closer/ Weep, Dear Willow?/ Wildwood Flower/ Willow, Will You Weep For Me/ You Are My Flower

 
CLAUDE CASEY B.A.C.M. 197 The South's Favourite Yodeler ● CD $14.98
24 tracks, recommended
In spite of the title there is very little yodeling here. A collection of 24 tracks recorded between 1938 and 1953 by South Carolina singer and bandleader Claude Casey. The earlier sides from 1938 to 1946 are particularly nice western swing flavored items. There is a wide variety of material from this group whose personnell varied over the years - there are novelty songs like The Installment Song and I Took It, sacred songs like Keep Praying and Family Reunion In Heaven, a rollicking version of the Tin Pan Alley Favorite All I Do Is Dream Of You, the lively instrumental Little Girl Go Ask Your Mother featuring hot steel by Jimmie Colvard. The later sides from 1948 and '53 are more mainstream country but feature pleasing vocals and some were recorded in Nashville with sidemen like Tommy Jackson, Don Helms and Chet Atkins. Good sound and informative notes by Kevin Coffey. (FS)
CLAUDE CASEY: All I Do Is Dream Of You/ Days Are Long Nights Are Lonely/ Down With Gin/ Family Reunion In Heaven/ Hottest Little Baby In Town/ I Bet My Heart/ I Talked To Myself/ I Took It/ I Wish I Had Kissed You Goodbye/ I'm Having My Blue Day Today/ I'm Living In Dreams/ I'm Looking At The Moon Through A Teardrop/ Journey's End/ Keep Praying/ Let Me Hear You Say I Love You/ Little Girl Go Ask Your Mother (instr.)/ Look In The Looking Glass/ Me Myself And I/ Road Of Love/ The Instalment Song/ Two Little Girls With Golden Curls/ Why Did Things Happen That Way/ Why Won't You Come Back To Me/ You'll Have To Talk It Over With My Heart

 
THE CASS COUNTY BOYS B.A.C.M. 106 Beautiful Texas & Other Western Melodies ● CD $14.98
25 sides recorded in the 40s and the early 50s by this excellent Western trio who are best known as Gene Autry's backing group during this period.
THE CASS COUNTY BOYS: Beautiful Texas/ Boogie Woogie Cowboy/ Cowboy's Heaven/ Deep In The Heart Of Texas/ Gallopin' To Glory/ Go West Young Man/ Golden Wings And Silver Spurs/ I'm Gonna Gallop, Gallop/ Ida Red/ Just A Bouquet Of Yellow Roses/ Listen To The Mocking Bird/ Pecos Bill/ Roll Along Jordan/ Roundup In The Sky/ Sagebrush Serenade/ See That You're Born In Texas/ Silver On The Sage Tonight/ Sleepy Rio Grande/ Texas Song/ Touch Of God's Hand/ Was The Cowboy Right Or Wrong/ When It's Roundup Time In Glory/ When The Bloom Is On The Sage/ When The Curtains Of Night/ Yellow Rose Of Texas

 
TOMMY COLLINS B.A.C.M. 165 Think It Over Boys ● CD $14.98
25 tracks, 63 mins, highly recommended
Splendid collection of honky tonk country, novelty songs and the occasional gospel number from this brilliant singer and songwriter and pioneer of the Bakersfield sound. Recorded between 1953 and 1956 and accompanied by musicians like Buck Owens, Roy Nichols, Ralph Mooney, "Fuzzy" Owen and others he performs songs (nearly all self written) like Let Me Love You/ High On A Hilltop/ No Love Have I/ I'll Be Gone/ What Kind Of Sweetheart Are You/ Those Old Love Letters From You/ Feet Of The Traveler/ Think It Over Boys/ Upon This Rock and others. This set also includes his worst song - the utterly stupid Boob I Lak but one dud out of 25 isn't bad. (FS)
TOMMY COLLINS: A Man We Ought To Know/ Are You Ready To Go/ Boob I Lak/ Feet Of The Traveler/ High On A Hilltop/ I Always Get A Souvenir/ I Guess I'm Crazy/ I Love You More And More Each Day/ I Think Of You Yet/ I Wish I Had Died In My Cradle/ I'll Always Speak Well Of You/ I'll Be Gone/ Let Down/ Let Me Love You/ Love A Me S'il Vous Plait/ No Love Have I/ Smooth Sailin'/ That's The Way Love Is/ There'll Be No Other/ Think It Over Boys/ Those Old Love Letters From You/ Untied/ Upon This Rock/ Wait A Little Longer/ What Kind Of Sweetheart Are You

 
THE COONHUNTERS B.A.C.M. 042 Featuring Merle Travis ● CD $14.98
Delightful collection of 26 tracks from Capitol transcriptions recorded in the mid 40s featuring Merel Travis/ guitar & vocal, Wesley Tuttle/ guitar, Herman The Herman/ banjo, Charlie Lindville/ fiddle and possibly Cliffie Stone/ bass. Most of the songs are traditional along with a few more recent compositions and although Travis hadn't developed his famous guitar style yet he provides fine lead vocals on songs like Little Darling I'm Sick Of You/ Footprint In The Snow/ Jim Crow (a dance - not a comment on race)/ Midnight Special/ Nancy Till/ Oh Dem Golden Slippers/ Bile That Possum/ I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers/ Coming Home From The Wake (sounds like an Irish music hall song!)/John henry/ False Hearted Girl and others. There are also several fine instrumental tracks.
THE COONHUNTERS: Bile That Possum/ Coming Home From The Wake/ De Glendy Burke/ Detour/ False Hearted Girl/ Fisher‘s Hornpipe (instr.)/ Folly Waddle Do/ Footprints In The Snow/ Grey Eagle (instr.)/ Higgins‘ Farewell (instr.)/ I‘ll Remember You Love In My Prayers/ I‘m Going Back To Dixie/ Jim Crack Corn/ Jim Crow/ John Henry/ Little Darling I‘m Sick And Tired Of You/ Liza Jane/ Methodist Pie/ Midnight Special/ Nancy Till/ Nellie Bly/ Off She Goes (instr.)/ Oh Dem Golden Slippers/ Sourwood Mountain/ You Are My Sunshine/ You‘re The Apple Of My Eye

 
WILMA LEE & STONEY COOPER B.A.C.M. 154 On The Banks Of The River ● CD $14.98
22 tracks, 60 mins, essential
Fabulous collection of old time singing and playing by this superb duo recorded between 1949 and 1955. The incredible Wilma Lee Cooper takes most of the leads with her emotion drenched soulful vocals joined by husband Stoney on fiddle and harmony vocals. They are usually accompanied by Dobro, mandolin, bass and acoustic guitar though their version of Hank Snow's Golden Rocket (a rare solo by Stoney) features some hot electric guitar. There are two all time country gospel classics Thirty Pieces Of Silver and Walking My Saviour Up Calvary Hill plus lots of great secular songs like No One Now/ Faded Love (a stunning version of the Bob Wills favorite)/ All On Account Of You/ You Tried To Ruin My name/ Bamboozled/ Just A While/ This Crazy, Crazy World, and more. Traditional country doesn't get much better than this. (FS)
WILMA LEE & STONEY COOPER: All On Account Of You/ Bamboozled/ Can You Forget/ Each Season Changes You/ Faded Love/ Golden Rocket/ How It Hurts To Cry Alone/ I Cried Again/ I've Been Cheated Too/ Just A While/ Moonlight On West Virginia/ No One Now/ On The Banks Of The River/ Stoney (Are You Mad At Your Gal)/ Sunny Side Of The Mountain/ The White Rose/ Thirty Pieces Of Silver/ This Crazy, Crazy World/ Walking My Saviour Up Calvary Hill/ We Make A Lovely Couple/ You Can't Feel The Way I Do/ You Tried To Ruin My Name

 
COWBOY COPAS B.A.C.M. 137 Any Old Time ● CD $14.98
25 track collection of sides recorded by this fine country singer between 1948 and 1955 concentrating on sides that have not been on CD before including many original compositions.
COWBOY COPAS: Any Old Time/ Because Of You/ Blue Waltz/ Carbon Copy/ Doll Of Clay/ Don't Shake Hands With The Devil/ He Stands By The Window/ Hope Of A Broken Heart/ I'll Waltz With You In My Dreams/ I'm Glad For Your Sake/ I've Grown So Used To You/ If You Will Let Me Be Your Love/ It's No Sin To Love You/ Jamboree (instr.)/ Party's Over/ Return To Sender/ Rose Of Oklahoma/ Summer Kisses/ Tell Me More/ Tennessee Senorita/ The Gypsy Told Me/ The Postman Just Passes Me By/ The Stone Was Rolled Away/ When I Lost You/ Why Should I Want Her

 
COWBOY COPAS B.A.C.M. 164 Volume 2 - An Old Farm For Sale ● CD $14.98
B.A.C.M.'s second collection of this singer features 24 sides recorded between 1945 and 1955 - just about all making their first appearance on CD. Includes a duet with Kathy Copas (Copy Cat) and a track from the movie "Square Dance Jubilee" (Blue pacific Waltz).
COWBOY COPAS: A Heartbreak Ago/ A Package Of Lies Tied In Blue/ An Old Farm For Sale/ An Old Man's Story/ As Advertised/ Ashamed Of Myself/ Blue Pacific Waltz/ Blue Yesterday/ Copy Cat/ Don't Let The Deal Go Down/ Golden Moon/ Goodbye Sweetheart Goodbye/ Gun Totin' Mama/ Heartbroken/ I'll Pay The Price The Rest Of My Life/ I'm A Stranger In My Home/ If You But Care/ It's Wrong To Love You Like I Do/ Listen To My Heart/ Pledging My Love/ Signed Sealed Then Forgotten/ Those Gone And Left Me Blues/ Three Strikes And You're Out/ Would Be Better For Us Both

 
CROCKETT'S KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS B.A.C.M. 023 Classics Old Time String Band Music ● CD $14.98
19 tracks, highly recommended
Excellent string band recorded between 1928 and '31. In spite of the groups name they were actually based in Fowler, California (near Fresno) though the group's founder John "Dad" Crockett was originally from West Virginia. They were one of the first West Coast based string bands featuring the fine lead vocals of "Dad" and instrumental work from other family members on fiddle, guitar, banjo and occasional Jew's harp and bones. They perform fine versions of traditional songs and tunes like Cripple Creek/ Bile Them Cabbage Down/ Little Rabbitt/ Gambling Man/ Medley Of Old Time Dance Tunes/ I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago/ Skip To My Lou and others. There also a superb instrumental blues Fresno Blues which features just two guitars. (FS)
CROCKETT'S KENTUCKY MOUNTAINEERS: After The Ball/ Bile Them Cabbage Down/ Buffalo Gals Medley/ Convict's Lament/ Cripple Creek/ Fresno Blues/ Gambling Man/ Granny's Old Arm Chair/ Hard Cider Songs/ I Was Born 10,000 Years Ago/ In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree/ Little Rabbit (intro. Rabbit Where's Your Mammy)/ Medley Of Old Time Dance Tunes Pt. 1/ Medley Of Old Time Dance Tunes Pt. 2/ My Blue Eyed Girl And I/ Rosalee/ Skip To My Lou/ Sugar Hill/ The Lightning Express

 
HUGH CROSS B.A.C.M. 211 Old Time Music From The Smoky Mountains ● CD $14.98
20 tracks recorded between 1927 and 1930 by singer/ guitarist Hugh Cross who worked and recorded with Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers and other groups as well as recordings under his own name. There are solo sides, duets with his his wife Mary, with Riley Puckett and with Clayton McMichen. The latter includes the original recording of When It's Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia which was later recorded by Jimmie Rodgers. The emphasis of the material is on sentimental songs including Don Where The Cotton Blossoms Grow/ If Only I Had My Home Sweet Home/ Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Kentucky Home/ Clover Blossoms, etc.
HUGH CROSS: A Mother's Plea/ Clover Blossoms/ Dearest Sweetest Mother/ Down Where The Cotton Blossoms Grow/ Down Where The Swanee River Flows/ Go Feather Your Nest/ I'll Climb The Blue Ridge Mountains Back To You/ If I Only Had A Home Sweet Home/ In My Little Home In Tennessee/ Left My Gal In The Mountains/ Mansion Of Achin' Hearts/ My Old Cabin Home/ Never No More Blues/ Pretty Little Blue Eyed Sally/ Smiles/ Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Kentucky Home/ Wabash Cannonball/ When I Lived In Arkansas/ When It's Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia/ When The Flowers Bloom In The Ozarks

 
TED DAFFAN B.A.C.M. 208 Gonna Get Tight Tonight, Previously Unreleased Recordin ● CD $14.98
24 previously unissued performances by songwriter, bandleader and steel guitarist Ted Daffan with his band The Texans. Daffan was an exceptional songgwriter and a number of his songs have become country standards. Most of the tracks here are from three sessions held in 1941 and 1942 with a band that included the fine guitarist Buddy Buller and fiddler Leon Seago. Seago was also featured on vocals as was guitarist Chuck Keeshan. One of the 1942 sessions featured drummer Spike Jones who was soon to achieve stardom. Most of the songs are Daffan originals including I'm Losing My Mind Over You/ Just Fooling Around/ Gonna get Tight Tonight/ I'll Keep On Smiling and others.
TED DAFFAN: A Letter To A Soldier/ After You Left Me Alone/ Blues On My Mind/ Don't Be Blue For Me/ Gonna Get Tight Tonight/ I Think That I've Been Fair/ I'll Keep On Smiling/ I'm Losing My Mind Over You/ Just Drifting/ Just Fooling Around/ Just Thinking Of You/ Locket Of Gold/ Lonesome Steel Guitar/ Midnight Train/ Only You/ Poor Mistreated Me/ Rose Of Santa Fe/ Snow White Roses/ Sweetheart Rose/ Texas Steel Guitar/ Troubled Heart Of Mine/ West Wind Blues/ You Can't Make Me Worry Anymore/ You Didn't Mind Saying Goodbye

 
VERNON DALHART B.A.C.M. 017 Lindberg, The Eagle Of The USA ● CD $14.98
20 tracks from this popular and incredibly prolific country music pioneer including two songs recorded in England in 1931 that he never recorded elsewhere.
VERNON DALHART: Billy The Kid/ Great Titanic/ It's Time To Say Aloha To You/ Jealous Lover Of Lone Green Valley/ John T. Scopes Case/ Kitty Wells/ Lindberg, The Eagle Of The USA/ Lost French Flyers/ Lucky Lindy/ Nellie Dare & Charlie Brooks/ Oh Captain, Captain Tell Me True/ Out In The Great Northwest/ Polly Wolly Doddle/ River Stay Away From My Door/ Roving Gambler/ Sippin' Cider/ Stone Mountain Memorial/ Sydney Allen/ Three Drowned Sisters/ What Does The Deep Sea Say

 
DENVER DARLING B.A.C.M. 026 Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight ● CD $14.98
20 tracks from the "Illinois Cowboy" recorded between 1944 and 1947. Darling was a pleasing singer and was accompanied by a fine Western styled group including some fine guitar work. Includes Cool Water/ Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die/ I Couldn't Believe It Was True/ I Need Someone To Tell My Troubles To/ Just A Little Song Each Morning/ Silver Stars Purple Sage Eyes Of Blue, etc.
DENVER DARLING: Cool Water/ Deep Delta Blues/ Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die/ How Low Do The Blues Want To Go/ I Come From Missouri/ I Couldn't Believe It Was True/ I Need Someone To Tell My Troubles To/ I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine/ Juke Joint Mama/ Just A Little Song Each Morning/ Little Brown Jug Goes Modern/ Make Up Your Mind To Make Up With Me/ No Thanks/ Silver Dew On The Bluegrass Tonight/ Silver Stars Purple Sage Eyes Of Blue/ Tears For Souvenirs/ Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Tucky Home/ When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again/ When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver/ You Are Are My Sunshine

 
DENVER DARLING B.A.C.M. 136 Vol. 2 - Singing On the Range ● CD $14.98
The second collection of western flavored songs from Illinois born singer and songwriter Denver Darling. This features 23 tracks recorded commercially and for radio transcriptions. Darling is accompanied by various groups sometimes featuring such great musicians as Zeke Turner, Jimmy Riddle and Tommy Jackson and, on one track, the great black jazz violinist eddie South. Includes They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around/ Hillbilly Wedding In June/ There was Time/ Tennessee Central No. 9/ I Still Say Your name In My Prayers/ Roly Poly/ Silver Dollar/ If That's The Way You Want It, etc.
DENVER DARLING: Cherokee Maiden/ Ding Dong Polka/ Don't Wait Too Long To Forgive/ Hillbilly Wedding In June/ I Still Say Your Name In My Prayers/ I'm A Prisoner Of War/ I'm Gonna Leave This Old Town/ I'm Gonna Sue Sioux City Sue/ If That's The Way You Want It/ Little Strands Of Silver Shining Through The Gold/ Lonesome Days/ My Little Cow Pony And I/ Old Shep/ Roly Poly/ Silver Dollar/ Singing On The Range/ Tennessee Central No 9/ There Was A Time/ These Tears Are Not For You/ They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around/ Think Of Home/ Wave To Me My Lady/ You Brought Sorrow To My Heart

 
JIMMIE DAVIS B.A.C.M. 180 Where The Old River Flows ● CD $14.98
24 tracks recorded between 1929 and 1945 by this popular country performer and two term governor of Louisiana. His earliest recordings were modeled after Jimmie Rodgers with one or two guitar accompaniments with later recordings featuring him with various groups including Charles Mitchell's Texans, Milton Brown's Musical Brownies, Lani McIntyre's Hawaiians, Lawrence Welk's Orchestra(!) and others. Mostly popular and sentimental songs with the occasional blues or gospel song. Includes Baby's Lullaby/ Where The Old Red River Flows/ Pal Of Long Ago/ In the West Where Life Is Free/ Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland/ Two More Years And I'll Be Free/ I'm the One/ Walking My Blues Away, etc.
JIMMIE DAVIS: Baby's Lullaby/ Honky Tonk Blues/ I Wonder Where You Are/ I'm The One/ If I Cry You'll Never Know/ In The West Where Life Is Free/ Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland/ My Louisiana Girl/ My Mother's Bible/ Never Break A Promise/ One Two Three Four/ Pal Of Long Ago/ Plant Some Flowers By My Grave/ She's A Hum Dum Dinger/ That's Why I'm Nobody's Darling/ The Love I Have For You/ Tired Of Crying Over You/ Two More Years And I'll Be Free/ Walking My Blues Away/ Wave To Me My Lady/ What's The Matter With You Darling/ When It's Round Up Time In Heaven/ Where The Old Red River Flows/ You Tell Me Your Dream And Tell You Mine

 
EDDIE DEAN B.A.C.M. 069 Dusty Old Saddle ● CD $14.98
27 tracks from this popular cowboy singer recorded for Standard Radio Transcriptions in the mid 40s.
EDDIE DEAN: An Old Enchanted Mesa/ Blue Eyed Bonnie/ Cowboy‘s Heaven/ Dusty And Dry/ Dusty Old Saddle/ Goodnight Little Cowboy/ Green Pastures/ Grieving Wind/ I Only Want A Buddy Not A Sweetheart/ I Wonder Where You Are Tonight/ I‘ll Be Back In A Year Little Darling/ I‘ll Take You Home Again Kathleen/ I‘ve Got A Cowboy‘s Song For Sale/ Molly Mcgee/ Moonlight On The Painted Desert/ Moonlit Hours/ My Old Herding Song/ Old Chuck Wagon/ Palomino Pal Of Mine/ Prairie Moonbeams/ Restin‘ Beside The Trail/ Road To Santa Fe/ So Long Old Pal/ Twilight O‘er My Cabin/ We‘re Brandin‘ Today/ When I Move To That New Range/ Whispering Sands

 
THE DELMORE BROTHERS B.A.C.M. 044 That Old Train ● CD $14.98
Superb collection of sides by this brilliant brother duo. 17 of the 22 tracks here are from their Decca sessions of 1940 and 1941 with the remaining five from their later King sessions. The Decca sessions feature them performing traditional and original songs with their gentle harmonies accompanied by their fine interlocking guitar work. The King sides finds them in a more bluesy mood with Wayne Raney contributing harmonica on a couple of tracks.
THE DELMORE BROTHERS: Baby Girl/ Gathering Flowers From The Hillside/ Gospel Cannonball/ Honey I'm Ramblin' Away/ I Found An Angel/ I Needed You/ I Now Have A Bugle To Play/ I Wonder Where My Darling Is Tonight/ I'm Leaving You/ I'm Sorry I Caused You To Cry/ In The Blue Hills Of Virginia/ Last Night I Was Your Only Darling/ Make Room In The Lifeboat For Me/ Old Mountain Dew/ Precious Jewel/ She Won't Be My Little Darling/ Silver Dollar/ That Old Train/ There's Something íbout Love/ There's Trouble On My Mind Today/ When It's Time For The Whip-poor-wills To Sing/ Will You Be Lonesome Too

 
SHERRIF JOHNNY DENIS & THE RANCHERS B.A.C.M. 105 Copper Canyon ● CD $14.98
27 tracks recorded between 1943 and 1952 by one of the few British groups performing country music at the time.
SHERIFF JOHNNY DENIS & THE RANCHERS: A Gay Ranchero [las Altenitas]/ Be Honest With Me/ Copper Canyon/ Don't Eat Biscuits In Bed/ Don't Trade Your Love For Gold/ Down In Dreamy Valley/ Down Where The Rainbow Ends/ Featherhead/ Gaucho Serenade/ Goin' To The Barn Dance Tonight/ Kawliga/ Kentucky Waltz/ Mister And Mississippi/ Mountain Laurel/ No Help Wanted/ Old Pardner/ Old Square Dance Is Back Again/ Pony Express/ Quicksilver/ River Of Gold/ Satins And Lace/ Somebody Stole My Horse And Wagon/ Three Wheels On The Wagon/ Wait For The Wagon/ We're Happy Right Here/ Yellow Rose Of Texas/ You're Gonna Be Sorry

 
LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS B.A.C.M. 063 Hot Diggity Dog ● CD $14.98
25 track collection of early sides from 1949 through 1952 by the diminutive but highly talented Little Jimmy Dickens. Best known for his novelty songs he was also a superb honky tonk singer and both these aspects of his music are featured here. Jimmy was always accompanied by top studio musicians.
LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS: Bessie The Heifer/ Cold Feet/ F-o-o-l-i-s-h M-e Me/ Galvanised Washing Tub/ Hot Diggity Dog/ I Wish You Didnít Love Me So Much/ If It Ainít One Thing Itís Another/ It May Be Silly But Ainít It Fun/ Iíll Be Back A Sunday/ Iím In Love Up To My Ears/ Iíve Just Got To See You Once More/ Just When I Needed You/ Lola Lee/ Loviní Lies/ Old Country Preacher/ Out Of Business/ Sign On The Highway/ Then I Had To Turn Around And Get Married/ They Donít Know Nothiní At All/ Waitress Waitress/ Walk Chicken Walk/ Wedding Bell Waltz/ What About You/ When That Love Bug Bites You/ You Donít Have Love At All

 
THE DOWN HOMERS B.A.C.M. 092 Uncle Noah's Ark ● CD $14.98
30 tracks from radio transcriptions in the 40s by this East Coast group who were considered the East Coast equivalent of The Sons Of The Pioneers. The group started in the 30s and were active through the 40s and at various times included among its members Kenny Roberts & Bill Haley though I don't believe that Haley is on any of these tracks.
THE DOWN HOMERS: An Old Dusty Saddle For Sale/ Are You Tired Of Me Darling/ Blue Days/ Cowpuncher‘s Blues/ Dear It‘s A Crying Shame/ Four Walls Around Me/ Goodbye To The Old Empty Ranch House/ How Many Miles To Heaven/ I Want To Be Loved By You/ I Wish I Was Single Again/ I‘ll Die Before I Tell You Goodbye/ I‘m Happy-go-lucky And Free/ I‘m Hitchin‘ My Wagon To A Star/ Lane County Bachelor/ Let‘s Pretend We‘re Sweethearts Again/ Little Sweetheart Of The Saddle/ Me And My Burro/ My Mother/ My Rocky Mountain Sweetheart/ Prairie Moonlight And You/ They Laid Him In The Ground/ Those Boots That I Wore On The Range/ Trail Of Tears/ Uncle Noah‘s Ark/ Were You Sincere/ When The Cactus Is Blooming At Home/ When The Golden Rods Are Blooming/ When The Roundup Days Are Over/ When You Wake Up In The Morning I‘ll Be Gone/ White Waterfall

 
SLIM DUSTY B.A.C.M. 060 The Dusty Trail Rider ● CD $14.98
22 tracks recommended
For more than 50 years David Gordon Kirkpatrick aka Slim Dusty, who passed away in September 2003, was Australia's most popular and beloved country artist. He was also the first Australian country artist to have a worldwide hit with his 1958 recording of A Pub With No Beer. Australian country music was obviously inspired the American model but dealt with themes and locations distinctly Australian. Dusty was an excellent and distinctive singer and superb yodeller and this fine collection features 22 of his earliest recordings ranging from 1943 when he was only 16 years old to 1951. Accompanied only by his own guitar he performs songs like Been A Fool Too Long/ A Song Of Granny/ You Made Me Live Love And Die/ How Can I Smile When I'm Lonely/ Lover's Lament/ Modern Yodeling Song/ My Aussie Home and others including his first hit When The Rains Tumble Down In July - a song Slim was inspired to write in 1946 after some devastating floods and was to become his theme song. Sound quality is excellent and there are informative notes by Nick Strutt. (FS)
SLIM DUSTY: A Song Of Granny/ Been A Fool Too Long/ Give Me One More Chance/ Happy Drover/ Heading For That Brumby Trail/ How Can I Smile When I‘m Lonely/ I Bet You Feel The Same/ Lover‘s Lament/ Modern Yodeling Song/ My Aussie Home/ My Faded Dream/ My Happy Valley Home/ My Moonlight Trail To You/ My Pony Whipstick/ Sat‘day In The Saddle/ Soldier‘s Wife/ Springtime On The Range/ Stay Away From Me/ Sun Valley Rose/ When The Rains Tumble Down In July/ You Don‘t Know How Sad I Feel/ You Made Me Live Love And Die

 

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