Saddle Pals

Saddle Pals

by Riders in the Sky
     
 

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Kids love cowboy songs and Riders in the Sky are perhaps the finest current exponents of that musical tradition, so having them make an album of children's music must have been a no-brainer for the folks at Rounder. And sure enough, the album is a hoot -- though it suffers from a few moments that are sure to annoy anyone over the age of six. Highlights include great… See more details below

Overview

Kids love cowboy songs and Riders in the Sky are perhaps the finest current exponents of that musical tradition, so having them make an album of children's music must have been a no-brainer for the folks at Rounder. And sure enough, the album is a hoot -- though it suffers from a few moments that are sure to annoy anyone over the age of six. Highlights include great versions of "Yippie-Yi-Yo and Away We Go," "Old Chisholm Trail" and "Get Along Little Dogies," on which the trio's almost supernaturally smooth harmonies and swinging instrumental attack are shown off to beautiful effect. Their call-and-response rendition of "I'm Going to Leave Old Texas Now" makes charming use of a group of children's voices, as well. But in between the songs there's too much cornball humor, and way, way, way too much use of a weird sort of whinnying hoot that the Riders use to punctuate almost every line of dialogue. Maybe it's some kind of historically authentic cowboy interjection, but it's incredibly irritating, and the dialogue itself isn't funny enough to redeem it. Find a way to edit out the between-track patter, though, and you have a selection of expertly performed cowboy songs that will please parent and child alike.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1992
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661801127
catalogNumber:
618011
Rank:
345221

Tracks

  1. Yippie-Yi-Yo and Away We Go  -  Riders in the Sky
  2. The Old Chisholm Trail  -  Riders in the Sky
  3. Get Along Little Dogies  -  Riders in the Sky
  4. Biscuit Blues  -  Riders in the Sky
  5. Sweet Betsy from Pike  -  Riders in the Sky
  6. There's a Great Big Candy Roundup  -  Riders in the Sky
  7. I'm Going to Leave Old Texas Now  -  Riders in the Sky
  8. The Cowboy's ABCs  -  Riders in the Sky
  9. Clementine  -  Riders in the Sky
  10. "One, Two, Three, "Said the Miner  -  Riders in the Sky
  11. Fiddle Medley  -  Riders in the Sky
  12. Down the Lullabye Trail  -  Riders in the Sky

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Riders in the Sky   Primary Artist
Scott Jarrett   Background Vocals
Steve Gibson   Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Gary Burnette   Guitar,Mandolin
Dennis Burnside   Keyboards
Ranger Doug Green   Banjo,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Bud Green   Harmonica
Victoria Harned   Background Vocals
Andy Kelly   Background Vocals
Too Slim   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Woody Paul   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Ranger Doug   Banjo,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Robby Adcock   Percussion,Background Vocals
Marvin Blumhoefer   Background Vocals
April Gatlin   Background Vocals
Lily Labour   Background Vocals
Side Meat   Vocals
Annie Laurie Green   Background Vocals
Darren Osborn   Drums
Jamie Green   Background Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass
Brandon Moore   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Riders in the Sky   Producer
Dennis Burnside   String Arrangements
Todd Cerney   Engineer
Hollis Halford   Engineer
Bill Halverson   Engineer
Toby Mountain   Mastering
Larry Rogers   Engineer
Skip Shimmin   Engineer
E. Joe Walsh   Engineer
Too Slim   Art Direction
Woody Paul   Arranger,Adaptation
Robby Adcock   Producer,Art Direction
Robby Adcock   Producer

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