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Ghost Riders in the Sky: Essential Recordings
     

Ghost Riders in the Sky: Essential Recordings

by Riders in the Sky
 
The Riders in the Sky entry in Rounder Records' discount-priced Perfect 10 Series of compilations finds the Western music revival group performing favorites from its repertoire borrowed mostly from such 1930s and '40s predecessors as Gene Autry,

Overview

The Riders in the Sky entry in Rounder Records' discount-priced Perfect 10 Series of compilations finds the Western music revival group performing favorites from its repertoire borrowed mostly from such 1930s and '40s predecessors as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers. The standards range from '30s copyrights like "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Cattle Call" all the way up to 1958's TV theme "Rawhide." Although Riders in the Sky are known to add a touch of wry humor to their performances, these versions are taken straight, unless the listener considers the extensive yodeling on "Back in the Saddle," for instance, to be inherently funny. The performers themselves simply apply themselves to the material with precision and gusto. Of course, with only ten tracks, this is a far shorter representation of the group's work than the earlier compilations Best of the West and Best of the West Rides Again, but both the selection and the renditions are sure-fire.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2009
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661064324
catalogNumber:
610643
Rank:
65141

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Performance Credits

Riders in the Sky   Primary Artist
Mark Howard   Acoustic Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Percussion
Gregg Galbraith   Acoustic Guitar
Tommy Goldsmith   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Lee Larrison   Violin
Kenny Malone   Percussion
Bob Mater   Drums
Richard O'Brien   Acoustic Guitar
Kayton Roberts   Steel Guitar
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Tommy Wells   Drums
Paul Worley   Guitar
Andrea Zonn   Violin
Too Slim   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Woody Paul   Fiddle,Vocals,Group Member
Ranger Doug   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Joey the Cowpolka King   Accordion
Carl Gorodetsky   Violin

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Gene Autry   Composer
Riders in the Sky   Producer
Mark Howard   Engineer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Scott Billington   Logo Design
Todd Cerney   Engineer
Charles Cochran   String Arrangements
Steve Ham   Engineer
Fred "Too Slim" LaBour   Producer
Dave Markowitz   Engineer
Russ Miller   Producer
Joey Miskulin   Producer,String Arrangements
Marshall Morgan   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Ray Whitley   Composer
Tex Owens   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
Woody Paul   Producer

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