Boogie Woogie Cowboy

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This intriguing collection of radio transcriptions and movie soundtrack pieces isn't exactly a Merle Travis set, although he plays guitar -- mostly electric -- on every track. Recorded between 1944 and 1956, these cuts generally feature other vocalists Jimmie Dean, for instance, sings the title track, with Travis working as part of a backup ensemble, taking center stage on maybe a half-dozen selections, including the brilliant guitar instrumentals "Down South Blues" and "Cannon Ball Rag" that open and close the album. There are a couple of Travis vocals, too, including his fine take on "Nobody" and a swinging, chugging version of "John Henry." There is a good deal of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This intriguing collection of radio transcriptions and movie soundtrack pieces isn't exactly a Merle Travis set, although he plays guitar -- mostly electric -- on every track. Recorded between 1944 and 1956, these cuts generally feature other vocalists Jimmie Dean, for instance, sings the title track, with Travis working as part of a backup ensemble, taking center stage on maybe a half-dozen selections, including the brilliant guitar instrumentals "Down South Blues" and "Cannon Ball Rag" that open and close the album. There are a couple of Travis vocals, too, including his fine take on "Nobody" and a swinging, chugging version of "John Henry." There is a good deal of in-studio patter, scripted radio introductions, and cornball humor on display, as well. More than anything, Boogie Woogie Cowboy spotlights the golden era of Western swing on radio during a time when television had yet to steal the whole audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • Label: Country Routes
  • UPC: 086379029262
  • Catalog Number: 29

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Down South Blues (2:20)
  2. 2 I'm Learning to Live Without You (2:21)
  3. 3 Be Brave My Darling (2:09)
  4. 4 You're Breaking This Poor Heart of Mine (1:49)
  5. 5 Boogie Woogie Cowboy (2:21)
  6. 6 Cimarron - Jimmy Dean (1:46)
  7. 7 Born to Lose - Wesley Tuttle (3:01)
  8. 8 A & E Hornpipe - Wesley Tuttle (1:32)
  9. 9 I Want to Be Wanted - Wesley Tuttle (2:40)
  10. 10 I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget (2:28)
  11. 11 When You and I Were Young, Maggie (1:21)
  12. 12 This Ain't the Same Old Range (3:09)
  13. 13 You're Gonna Pay (2:23)
  14. 14 Nobody (2:24)
  15. 15 If I Didn't Care (4:00)
  16. 16 Jokes - Johnny Bond (0:47)
  17. 17 John Bolin (3:16)
  18. 18 Johnson Rag (3:22)
  19. 19 Petticoat Fever (2:11)
  20. 20 I'm Ridin' the Rails (2:39)
  21. 21 Weary Lonesome Blues (2:18)
  22. 22 Catalog Cowboy Joe (1:36)
  23. 23 Gettin' Some Sleep (1:40)
  24. 24 Texas Home (1:29)
  25. 25 There'll Be Some Changes Made (0:59)
  26. 26 Fireball Mail - Johnny Bond (2:19)
  27. 27 I've Got the Weary Lonesome Blues - Johnny Bond (1:55)
  28. 28 John Henry (2:43)
  29. 29 Cannonball Rag (1:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Merle Travis Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Cliffie Stone Bass, Leader
Jimmy Wakely Track Performer
Johnny Bond Guitar, Vocals
Smiley Burnette Vocals
Pedro DePaul Accordion
Darol Rice Vocals
Billy Liebert Accordion
Tex Atchison Fiddle
Wesley Tuttle Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Strand Piano
Jimmie Dean Guitar, Vocals
Jack Rivers Guitar
Redd Harper Master of Ceremonies
Eddie Cletro Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Linville Fiddle
Technical Credits
Roy Acuff Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Frankie Brown Composer
Johnny Bond Composer
Eddie Dean Composer
Hal Blair Composer
Smiley Burnette Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
Bert Williams Composer
Bob Atcher Composer
Ted Daffan Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
Bob Nolan Composer
Alex Rogers Composer
Charlie Crump Remastering
Kevin Coffey Liner Notes
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
James Austin Butterfield Composer
George Washington Johnson Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
Guy Hall Composer
Henry Kleinkauf Composer
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