Rawhide/How the West Was Won

Rawhide/How the West Was Won

by Sheb Wooley
     
 
This isn't an ideal compilation, in the sense that none of the material on it was ever a hit, so the general public might not care for it -- and people looking for anything like "Purple People Eater" or the Ben Colder material will be disappointed. But Bear Family has gathered together Wooley's two early-'60s country

Overview

This isn't an ideal compilation, in the sense that none of the material on it was ever a hit, so the general public might not care for it -- and people looking for anything like "Purple People Eater" or the Ben Colder material will be disappointed. But Bear Family has gathered together Wooley's two early-'60s country & western albums, and they're very fine, even including a few originals that are quite good. He does a good job with the Rawhide title song and also deeply evocative pieces like "Enchantment of the Prairie" and "The Story of Billy Burdell," backed by the likes of Earl Palmer on drums. How the West Was Won includes numbers such as "High Lonesome" and "Plowin' in the New Ground," and the sentimental "Papa's Old Fiddle," all of which come off well in the manner of Gene Autry/Johnny Western/Sons of the Pioneers-style Western songs. The backing musicians include Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Earl Palmer on drums.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/1995
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127158994
catalogNumber:
15899
Rank:
157028

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheb Wooley   Primary Artist,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Grady Martin   Guitar
Billy Strange   Guitar
Earl Palmer   Drums
Clifford Hils   Bass

Technical Credits

Jim Vienneau   Producer
Jesse Kaye   Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer
Birgit Schneider   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Howard Heitmeyer   Contributor
Don Cusic   Liner Notes
Jack Gilbert   Composer
Mary Hadler   Composer
Mohns Mohnssen   Illustrations

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