Just when you think you’re getting a grip on things something comes along to disabuse you of that notion.
Where do you start with the BARNE’S label? it appears to be the second release on the label, assuming that is that there is / was a release at 101 / 102, but that of course could be misleading and the issue numbers 103 / 104 were applied to this record to give the impression that this was a label with at least one other record under its belt!
Whilst you muse over the various options for the BARNE'S record let me introduce you to yet another mystery. Whilst perusing a copy of BILLBOARD’S 1949 Disc Jockey supplement, in particular the section entitled “Folk Recording Artists And Their Labels” I found a list of artists which hitherto I had not associated with the labels they were supposed to have been recording for. This list, compiled from reports submitted by recording companies (dated September 1949), may contain artists who were inked to a particular label but their recordings were never issued, or perhaps the individuals concerned, or the groups mentioned, were either uncredited vocalists or anonymous backing groups for some of the named artists who we know recorded for the recording company in question.
BLUE MOUNTAIN BOYS - COWBOY
ROY BRANNEN - COWBOY
AL CLAUSER - HARDMAN (Transcription Discs?)
JIMMY DALE - COWBOY
SHORTY FLETCHER - PAGE
CURLEY HERDMAN - COWBOY
AL HESSON - APOLLO
GENE HOOPER - PAGE
FAMOUS LASHUA - DOME
BILLY LEE - MAGNOLIA
WILD BILL McQUETER - BLUE BONNET
TEX MILTON - APOLLOJACK PADGETT - APOLLO