Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs of the West

Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs of the West

     
 
This two-disc collection highlights over an hour-and-a-half of 1940s vintage radio transcriptions featuring a host of country and western crooners. Although the sweet vocal style was popularized by the likes of the decidedly urbane Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, the rural sound of the American West also

Overview

This two-disc collection highlights over an hour-and-a-half of 1940s vintage radio transcriptions featuring a host of country and western crooners. Although the sweet vocal style was popularized by the likes of the decidedly urbane Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, the rural sound of the American West also boasted a fair number of honey-toned singers, as the 40 tracks on Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs of the West (2004) aptly demonstrate. Many, if not all of these readings hail from Melody Roundup, a 15-minute program that aired daily for American service men and women over the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). Included are well-known artists, such as the Sons of the Pioneers, ("Just a Happy n' Cowboy") Tex Ritter ("Ballad of the 'Bo Weevil"), the Riders of the Purple Sage ("Cool Water"), Dale Evans ("My Heart Is Down Texas Way"), hubby Roy Rogers ("When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again"), as well as Eddy Arnold ("I Have to Live and Learn"). Likewise, slightly more obscure performers such as Judy Canova ("Along the Navajo Trail"), Johnnie Lee Wills("You Broke My Heart Little Darlin'") and Elton Britt("Darlin' What More Can I Do") are sprinkled liberally throughout the proceedings. This offers a real treat for listeners as old familiar tunes sit comfortably beside new-found or long-lost favorites. As these recordings vary in age and source, so too does the fidelity. With few exceptions, however, the sound is as rich and full as one might expect for sides that date back to the 1940s. It should be noted that this compilation consists of exclusive sessions documented for U.S. troops and should not be mistaken for a simple 'best-of' as each cut was done live specifically for broadcast, rather than retail. Cowboy Crooners Sing Songs Of The West is a Collectors' Choice Music exclusive and is part of the label's ongoing AFRS CD reissue series.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2004
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0617742044225
catalogNumber:
5085097

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Timber Trail
  2. It Makes No Difference Now/You Are My Sunshine
  3. The Ballad of the Bo Weevil
  4. Ridin' Down the Trail
  5. Gonna Build a Big Fence Around Texas
  6. Cool Water
  7. Shame on You
  8. Too Late
  9. Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle
  10. Frankie and Johnny
  11. Down in the Little Green Valley
  12. Let's Live a Little (Before We Say Goodbye)
  13. My Confession
  14. Along the Navajo Trail
  15. Right or Wrong
  16. Down Along the Sleepy Rio Grande
  17. Old Saddle Pony
  18. I Have to Live and Learn
  19. My Heart Is Down Texas Way
  20. New San Antonio Rose

Disc 2

  1. Jack O'Diamonds
  2. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
  3. I'll Be True to the One That I Love
  4. Jesse James
  5. Just a Happy Rovin' Cowboy
  6. When It's Twilight on the Trail
  7. Too Late
  8. No Letter Today
  9. There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder
  10. Cowboy Wedding
  11. Out on the Open Range
  12. Home on the Range
  13. When I Talk to Myself About You
  14. I Don't Want to Be Free
  15. Get Along Home, Cindy
  16. You Broke My Heart Little Darlin'
  17. Walkin' the Floor Over You
  18. Light of Old Santa Fe
  19. I Cried Myself Over You
  20. Darlin' What More Can I Do?

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