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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye who became Roy Rogers when he left the group in 1937 to become a movie star, the Sons of the Pioneers had a smooth as silk vocal style and, thanks in no small part to the songwriting skills of group members Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer, created a California cowboy landscape that corresponded to the public's perception of a lost Golden Age, much like what another California group, the Beach Boys, did 30 years later with their surfing and car songs. Songs like "Tumbling Tumbleweed" and "Cool Water" both written by Nolan have become so familiar that they've entered the mythos of the American West itself, and whether any working cowboy ever really...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye who became Roy Rogers when he left the group in 1937 to become a movie star, the Sons of the Pioneers had a smooth as silk vocal style and, thanks in no small part to the songwriting skills of group members Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer, created a California cowboy landscape that corresponded to the public's perception of a lost Golden Age, much like what another California group, the Beach Boys, did 30 years later with their surfing and car songs. Songs like "Tumbling Tumbleweed" and "Cool Water" both written by Nolan have become so familiar that they've entered the mythos of the American West itself, and whether any working cowboy ever really sang songs like this or not is largely academic, just as it hardly mattered that Beach Boy Brian Wilson didn't surf. This four-disc collection from Proper begins with the Pioneers' first official recordings for Decca in 1934 and carries through to their work for Coral Records in 1954, 100 tracks in all. Included are the big hits "Tumbling Tumbleweed" and "Cool Water" both songs are presented here in two versions, classic faux-cowboy laments like "Will There Be Sage Brush in Heaven," the marvelous, loopy waltz "Cigareetes, Whusky and Wild Wild Women," a sleek version of Stan Jones' "Riders in the Sky," and a song, "Old Man Atom," that would have been a hit in the early '50s if Senator McCarthy and company hadn't labeled it part of the Communist conspiracy, which effectively ended the song's radio airplay. Fans of the group will be delighted at this set, while casual listeners may find it about 75 tracks too long. The track listing on the sleeve for the final disc of the set is off, which doesn't affect the music at all, but may cause some confusion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020879
  • Catalog Number: 87

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Way Out There (2:51)
  2. 2 Tumbling Tumbleweed (2:52)
  3. 3 I Follow the Stream (3:01)
  4. 4 There's a Round-Up in the Sky (3:06)
  5. 5 The Rovin' Cowboy (3:05)
  6. 6 When Our Old Age Pension Check Comes to Our Door (3:00)
  7. 7 Over the Santa Fe Trail (3:03)
  8. 8 Song of the Pioneers (2:46)
  9. 9 Echoes from the Hills (2:47)
  10. 10 Kilocycle Stomp (2:53)
  11. 11 Cajun Stomp (2:30)
  12. 12 The Hills of Old Wyoming (3:06)
  13. 13 A Melody from the Sky (2:40)
  14. 14 Blue Bonnet Girl (3:08)
  15. 15 Ride Ranger Ride (2:38)
  16. 16 Empty Saddles (2:42)
  17. 17 Blue Prairie (3:04)
  18. 18 I'm an Old Cowhand (2:48)
  19. 19 One More Ride (2:46)
  20. 20 My Saddle Pals and I (2:42)
  21. 21 I Wonder If She Waits for Me Tonight (2:51)
  22. 22 Song of the Bandit (2:47)
  23. 23 One More River to Cross (2:50)
  24. 24 The Devil's Great Grandson (2:57)
  25. 25 When the Golden Train Comes Down (2:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hold That Critter Down (2:38)
  2. 2 At the Rainbow's End (2:57)
  3. 3 So Long to the Red River Valley (2:57)
  4. 4 Cool Water (2:44)
  5. 5 When the Moon Comes Over Sun Valley (2:28)
  6. 6 Private Buckaroo (2:57)
  7. 7 I Hang My Head and Cry (2:40)
  8. 8 Forgive and Forget (2:47)
  9. 9 Cool Water (2:55)
  10. 10 Timber Trail (2:43)
  11. 11 Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima (Isle) (2:33)
  12. 12 You're Getting Tired of Me (2:48)
  13. 13 Gold Star Mother With Silvery Hair (2:58)
  14. 14 You'll Be Sorry When I'm Gone (2:43)
  15. 15 I Wear Your Memory in My Heart (2:42)
  16. 16 A Little White Cross on the Hill (3:01)
  17. 17 Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle (3:06)
  18. 18 I Can't Go on This Way (2:48)
  19. 19 Cowboy Camp Meeting (2:34)
  20. 20 Tumbling Tumbleweeds (2:42)
  21. 21 Out California Way (2:52)
  22. 22 Grievin' My Heart Out for You (2:44)
  23. 23 No One to Cry To (2:49)
  24. 24 The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma (2:59)
  25. 25 Chant of the Wanderer (2:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Blue Prairie (3:13)
  2. 2 Baby Doll (2:55)
  3. 3 A Penny for Your Thougts (2:53)
  4. 4 Have I Told Lately That I Love You (2:45)
  5. 5 Let's Pretend (2:38)
  6. 6 Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women (2:53)
  7. 7 Teardrops in My Heart (2:57)
  8. 8 My Best to You (2:13)
  9. 9 Will There Be Sage Brush in Heaven (2:48)
  10. 10 You Don't Know What Lonesome Is (2:58)
  11. 11 You'll Never Miss the Water 'Til the Well Runs Dry (2:28)
  12. 12 Lead Me Home Gentle Father (2:39)
  13. 13 Too High Too Wide Too Low (2:13)
  14. 14 Out in Pioneer Town (2:26)
  15. 15 A Hundred and Sixty Acres (2:36)
  16. 16 The Last Round-Up (2:39)
  17. 17 Cowboy Country (2:37)
  18. 18 The Bar-None Ranch (2:26)
  19. 19 Where Are You (2:49)
  20. 20 A Calico Apron and a Gingham Gown (2:31)
  21. 21 Happy Birthday Polka (2:22)
  22. 22 Santa Fe, New Mexico (2:40)
  23. 23 Down Where the Rio Flows (2:52)
  24. 24 My Feet Takes Me Away (2:43)
  25. 25 Red River Valley (2:29)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Whiffenpoof Song (2:57)
  2. 2 The Old Rugged Cross (2:49)
  3. 3 Power in the Blood (2:47)
  4. 4 Rounded Up in the Glory (2:20)
  5. 5 Blue Shadows on the Trail (3:02)
  6. 6 (There'll Never Be Another) Pecos Bill (2:50)
  7. 7 Home on the Range (3:03)
  8. 8 No Rodeo Dough (2:39)
  9. 9 The Missouri Is a Devil of a Woman (2:22)
  10. 10 Sentimental Worried and Blue (2:40)
  11. 11 Little Gray Home in the West (2:46)
  12. 12 Riders in the Sky (2:49)
  13. 13 Room Full of Roses (3:18)
  14. 14 Lie Low Little Doggies (3:05)
  15. 15 Stampede (3:07)
  16. 16 Let's Go West Again (2:35)
  17. 17 Land Beyond the Sun (2:37)
  18. 18 Wagons West (2:59)
  19. 19 Song of the Wagonmaster (2:23)
  20. 20 Old Man Atom (3:00)
  21. 21 Diesel Smoke (3:13)
  22. 22 Home on the Range (2:31)
  23. 23 The River of No Return (2:12)
  24. 24 The Lillies Grow High (2:11)
  25. 25 Montana (2:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sons of the Pioneers Primary Artist
Roy Rogers Vocals
Mort Herbert Violin
Jimmy Wyble Guitar
Noel Boggs Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Ken Curtis Vocals
Robert Barene Violin
Jack Mayhew Clarinet, Saxophone
Edward Mitchell Jr. Steel Guitar
Erno Neufeld Violin
Mischa Russell Violin
David Sterkin Viola
Rex Call Violin
Milton DeLugg Accordion
William "Shorty" Hill Violin
Frank Messina Accordion
Deuce Spriggens Bass, String Bass
Nick Pisani Violin
Werner Callies Violin
Mark McIntyre Piano
Phillip Shuken Flute
Pat Brady Bass, Steel Guitar
Ken Carson Vocals
Tommy Doss Vocals
Irving Edelman Bass
Vaughn Horton Steel Guitar
Bob Nolan Bass, Vocals
Lloyd Perryman Guitar, Vocals
Leonard Slye Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Tim Spencer Vocals
Korla Pandit Organ
Joaquin Murphy Steel Guitar
Morton Friedman Saxophone
Arthur Shapiro String Bass
Dave Bohme Violin
Ormond Downes Drums
Ivan Ditmars Novachord
Sam Koki Steel Guitar
Luther Roundtree Guitar
Eddie Bennett Piano
Jesse J. Colvard Steel Guitar
Robert W Conzelman Drums
Turney Gibson Violin
Carl H. Hunt Violin
Chuck Hurter Violin
George Kayser Violin
August Klein Accordion
Eugene Le Pique Piano
Ralph Miele Steel Guitar
Louis Paonessa Drums
Sol Turner Violin
Dale Warren Vocals
Country Washburne & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Hugh Farr Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin, Vocals
Karl Farr Guitar
Perry Botkin and His Orchestra Guitar
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher Bass
George Bambi Accordion
Fred Travers Accordion, Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Roy Rogers Composer
Gene Autry Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
John Benson Brooks Composer
Bob Newman Composer
Foy Willing Composer
C.J. Johnson Composer
Hugh & Karl Farr Composer
Irving Bibo Composer
Lou Forbes Composer
I. Jones Composer
Dave Kapp Composer
John Lange Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Lionel Newman Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Ray Whitley Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Darol Rice Composer
J. Segal Composer
C.C. White Composer
Shug Fisher Composer
Bob Nolan Composer
Tim Spencer Composer
Adam Komorowski Liner Notes, Annotation
John Brooks Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
S.K. Russell Composer
John Jacob Loeb Composer
Glenn Spencer Composer
Manny Stone Composer
George Bennard Composer
Dewey Bergman Composer
Cy Coben Composer
Eliot Daniel Composer
Tod Galloway Composer
A. Parker Composer
Lewis Harris Composer
Foster Carling Composer
Charles Newman Composer
S.T. Jones Composer
Lewis Jones Composer
Traditional Composer
J. Carson Composer
W. Thompson Composer
C.F. Martin Composer
Brewster M. Higley Composer
Meade Minnigerode Composer
George S. Pomeroy Composer
S. Mitchell Composer
Jack Meakin Composer
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