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Best of Don Edwards

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Cowboy troubadour Don Edwards is one of the last great American treasures, an artist who has remained completely indifferent to trends, expectations and the lure of payola. Edwards has been quietly maintaining the lost cowboy genre -- a niche that can count icons like Marty Robbins, Tex Ritter, Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Horton as alumni -- since the release of his Happy Cowboy album in 1980. A real-life cowboy in the Southwest, Edwards' songs are simple, poetic and bereft of Nashville excess. On the humbly titled Best of Don Edwards, the "The Minstrel of the Range" offers up some of his best work, including "The Cowboy Song," a gritty and realistic tale of what ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Cowboy troubadour Don Edwards is one of the last great American treasures, an artist who has remained completely indifferent to trends, expectations and the lure of payola. Edwards has been quietly maintaining the lost cowboy genre -- a niche that can count icons like Marty Robbins, Tex Ritter, Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Horton as alumni -- since the release of his Happy Cowboy album in 1980. A real-life cowboy in the Southwest, Edwards' songs are simple, poetic and bereft of Nashville excess. On the humbly titled Best of Don Edwards, the "The Minstrel of the Range" offers up some of his best work, including "The Cowboy Song," a gritty and realistic tale of what it takes to make a living on the trail, the politically charged "Freedom Song," and the gorgeous "Coyotes," most recently heard in the film Grizzly Man.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624689249
  • Catalog Number: 46892

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Habit (3:17)
  2. 2 The Cowboy's Song (3:19)
  3. 3 The Freedom Song (3:18)
  4. 4 Diamond Joe (2:51)
  5. 5 The Cowboy Life (4:20)
  6. 6 Prairie Lullabye (2:46)
  7. 7 The Master's Call (3:31)
  8. 8 Goin' Back to Texas (4:07)
  9. 9 Coyotes (4:26)
  10. 10 Will James (3:51)
  11. 11 Lone Star Trail (3:06)
  12. 12 The Colorado Trail (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Edwards Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
Jim Rooney Choir, Chorus
Dennis Burnside Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica, Gut String Guitar
Pat Flynn Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Sonny Garrish Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
David Hoffner Synthesizer, Keyboards
Joey Miskulin Banjo, Accordion
Tom Morrell Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar
Craig Nelson Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Tim O'Brien Vocal Harmony
Lonnie Wilson Percussion, Drums
Bob Boatright Fiddle
Mark Abbott Bass, Upright Bass
Rich O'Brien Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Choir, Chorus, 6-string Banjo
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Martin Murphey Producer
Bob Dylan Composer
Jim Rooney Producer
Kevin Clock Engineer
Joey Miskulin Producer
Gary Paczosa Engineer
Bill Foshee Engineer
Mark Miller Engineer
Buddy Jackson Art Direction
Christie Knubel Cover Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don Edwards is a masterful singer and historian.

    My Father introduced me to Don Edwards years ago and I have been hooked ever since. Everytime I play his music for anyone they want to know who it is and where to get his music. He has a rich, beautiful voice and his live performances are every bit as wonderful as his studio performances. I believe he has one of the finest voices in America. He is preserving our history as well. Even my children love this album. They are aged 4 to 15. My in-laws, Grand Parents and my younger brother and sister love it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real Cowboy Music-Outstanding!

    I have three other Don Edwards CD's, and other western CD's-but this is the one I keep coming back to. Edwards is at his best with "Colorado Trail", "Master's Call","The Cowboy Life", and "Prairie Lullaby". A good listen throughout.

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