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Don't Fence Me In: Western Music's Early Golden Era

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The second volume of Rounder's cowboy music retrospective documents the form's coming of age in the late '30s and '40s, when the genre became part of the popular mainstream via both commercial recordings and films. The music was becoming more commercial via slicker arrangements and harmonies, but retained links to country and folk sources even as it widened its popular appeal. These 14 cuts include classics by some of the leading cowboy singers, including Gene Autry, the Sons of the Pioneers, Tex Ritter and Roy Rogers, as well as relative lesser-knowns like Louise Massey and Ray Whiteley, and a track in the cowboy style by Western ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The second volume of Rounder's cowboy music retrospective documents the form's coming of age in the late '30s and '40s, when the genre became part of the popular mainstream via both commercial recordings and films. The music was becoming more commercial via slicker arrangements and harmonies, but retained links to country and folk sources even as it widened its popular appeal. These 14 cuts include classics by some of the leading cowboy singers, including Gene Autry, the Sons of the Pioneers, Tex Ritter and Roy Rogers, as well as relative lesser-knowns like Louise Massey and Ray Whiteley, and a track in the cowboy style by Western swing king Bob Wills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661110243
  • Catalog Number: 611102

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Back in the Saddle Again - Gene Autry (2:46)
  2. 2 Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Sons of the Pioneers (2:38)
  3. 3 (I Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle - Tex Ritter (2:46)
  4. 4 Don't Fence Me In - Roy Rogers (2:47)
  5. 5 On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan - Eddie Dean (2:48)
  6. 6 Dusty Skies - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2:53)
  7. 7 Wah-Hoo! - Ray Whitley (2:45)
  8. 8 Give Me a Pinto Pal - Elton Britt (2:23)
  9. 9 Wide Rolling Plains - Rosalie Allen (2:25)
  10. 10 My Adobe Hacienda - Louise Massey & Her Westerners (2:40)
  11. 11 There's a Loveknot in My Lariat - Wilf Carter (3:00)
  12. 12 Cimarron @@Jimmy Wakely Trio (2:26)
  13. 13 Dust - Jimmy Wakely (2:06)
  14. 14 Tumbleweed Trail - The Sons of the Pioneers (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Autry Track Performer
Tex Ritter Track Performer
The Sons of the Pioneers Track Performer
Jimmy Wakely Track Performer
Elton Britt Track Performer
Rosalie Allen Track Performer
Eddie Dean Track Performer
Ray Whitley Track Performer
Bob Wills Track Performer
Louise Massey & Her Westerners Track Performer
Technical Credits
Roy Rogers Contributor
Tex Ritter Contributor
The Sons of the Pioneers Contributor
Jimmy Wakely Contributor
Elton Britt Contributor
Wilf Carter Contributor
Rosalie Allen Contributor
Eddie Dean Contributor
Scott Billington Art Direction
Ranger Doug Green Liner Notes
David Glasser Mastering
Charlie Pilzer Engineer, Contributor, Noise Reduction
Cole Porter Composer
Ray Whitley Contributor
Bob Wills Contributor
Louise Massey & Her Westerners Contributor
Robert Fletcher Composer
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