Symphonies of the Sage

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
There's a fascinating mix of the old and new on Symphonies of the Sage, 25 radio transcriptions that the Sons of the Pioneers recorded in 1940. First there are the dreamy vocal harmonies of Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman, and Bob Nolan conjuring up images of lazy cattle, tumblin' tumbleweeds, and miles of endless prairie. Then there's the instrumental finesse of fiddler Hugh Farr and string-bending guitarist Karl Farr. Songs like the title cut and "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo" feature the Sons of the Pioneers' trademark vocals blending smoothly against a steady swinging beat. Instrumentals like "Cajon Stomp" up the ante on swing and share a common ground with Django Reinhardt and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
There's a fascinating mix of the old and new on Symphonies of the Sage, 25 radio transcriptions that the Sons of the Pioneers recorded in 1940. First there are the dreamy vocal harmonies of Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman, and Bob Nolan conjuring up images of lazy cattle, tumblin' tumbleweeds, and miles of endless prairie. Then there's the instrumental finesse of fiddler Hugh Farr and string-bending guitarist Karl Farr. Songs like the title cut and "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo" feature the Sons of the Pioneers' trademark vocals blending smoothly against a steady swinging beat. Instrumentals like "Cajon Stomp" up the ante on swing and share a common ground with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's Hot Club work (with the exception being that Farr's guitar is electric on certain cuts). This dynamic combination of traditional harmonies and cutting-edge musicianship will get the blood of the oldest cowboy pumping. Classics like "Happy Cowboy" and "Cool Water" hold up well after 60 years, while the melancholy harmony of the Pioneers can still bring a tear to the eye of the most hardened ranch hand. Greg Adams' liner notes offer a nice historical backdrop to understand how a cowboy band blew into the Windy City in July of 1941. Symphonies of the Sage captures a number of dynamic performances by the Sons of the Pioneers and will be warmly welcomed by cowboys and cowgirls alike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
  • UPC: 744302080826
  • Catalog Number: 20808
  • Sales rank: 136,294

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sons of the Pioneers Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Hugh & Karl Farr Composer
Phil York Digital Editing, Mastering
William S. Cook Noise Reduction
Traditional Composer
Karl Farr Composer
Greg Adams Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Second best Sons CD available

    This was Soundies' second Sons CD, and was the best available until Soundies released the Essential Collection. Both were culled from the seminal Orthacoustic transcriptions, recorded in the early '40s by what may have been the Sons' best-ever lineup. Both are worth your consideration, but it must be noted that there is a bit of overlap between the two sets. The unique tracks here are uniformly excellent, but if you can only buy one, look to the Essential Collection.

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