The Music of the Wild West

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Simply put, this is a soundtrack to a television series that chronicled the evolution of the American West from 1886 to 1896, when the frontier was closed and the Indian wars ended. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen compiled it; he composed the theme, and also performs here, along with many other American folk and roots musicians, playing the songs of the era. They include: Marty Stuart, Red Steagall, the American Brass Band, the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Lyle Lovett (shockingly enough), Rodney and Beverly Dillard, Michael Martin Murphey, the Sons of the San Joaquin, and Byron Berline, just to name a few. If old cowboy songs and American ballads are your thing, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Simply put, this is a soundtrack to a television series that chronicled the evolution of the American West from 1886 to 1896, when the frontier was closed and the Indian wars ended. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen compiled it; he composed the theme, and also performs here, along with many other American folk and roots musicians, playing the songs of the era. They include: Marty Stuart, Red Steagall, the American Brass Band, the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Lyle Lovett (shockingly enough), Rodney and Beverly Dillard, Michael Martin Murphey, the Sons of the San Joaquin, and Byron Berline, just to name a few. If old cowboy songs and American ballads are your thing, or if you just plain enjoyed the series, this will most likely appeal to you.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206682120
  • Catalog Number: 066821
  • Sales rank: 264,618

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cowboy Holler - Hans Olson (0:10)
  2. 2 The Wild West Theme (0:45)
  3. 3 Grass Dance - Hunkpapa Oka (0:39)
  4. 4 Dreary Black Hills - Kansas Settlers Band (2:04)
  5. 5 Bugle Call (Boots & Sandles) (0:11)
  6. 6 Gary Owen (0:54)
  7. 7 Regular Army-O - Gordon Burt (0:52)
  8. 8 Shenandoah - Nashville Mandolin Ensemble (3:01)
  9. 9 Regular Army-O (0:50)
  10. 10 Good Old Rebel - The Phoenix Arizona Rebels (1:34)
  11. 11 Paddy Works on the Railway (0:54)
  12. 12 Cluck Old Hen - Beverly Dillard (1:45)
  13. 13 Drill, Ye Terriers, Drill - Gordan Burt (1:52)
  14. 14 California Stage - The Texas Cowboy Band (1:12)
  15. 15 Camptown Races - Americus Brass Band (1:10)
  16. 16 Sweet Betsy from Pike - Salt Lake City String Band (1:34)
  17. 17 Buffalo Gals - Kansas Settlers Band (1:37)
  18. 18 Golden Slippers - Salt Lake City String Band (1:36)
  19. 19 Beautiful Dreamer - The Nashville String Machine (0:53)
  20. 20 Barbara Allen - Kansas Settlers Band (2:34)
  21. 21 Beethoven Romance (1:34)
  22. 22 Dolly Varden - Clear Creek Miners Choir (1:07)
  23. 23 Scene Set II - Lyle Lovett (0:52)
  24. 24 Little Old Sod Shanty - Salt Lake City String Band (1:30)
  25. 25 Starving to Death on a Government Claim - Jim Salestrom (1:59)
  26. 26 Rolling Stone - Rodney & Beverly Dillard (1:35)
  27. 27 Abide with Me, Tis Eventide - Hunkpapa Oka (2:06)
  28. 28 Passing of the Red Man (1:05)
  29. 29 Root Hog, Or Die - Red Steagall (0:42)
  30. 30 Little Joe the Wrangler - The Texas Cowboy Band (2:29)
  31. 31 Chisholm Trail - New Mexico Musicians Society (1:34)
  32. 32 Whoopi Ti Yi Yo - The Texas Cowboy Band (1:55)
  33. 33 Root Hog, Or Die - Red Steagall (0:41)
  34. 34 Yellow Rose of Texas - New Mexico Musicians Society (1:51)
  35. 35 Goodbye, Old Paint - New Mexico Musicians Society (2:18)
  36. 36 Ballad of Nate Champion - The Phoenix Arizona Rebels (1:43)
  37. 37 Streets of Laredo (Cowboys Lament) - The Texas Cowboy Band (3:09)
  38. 38 Wild Indian Guitar - Bill Miller (1:33)
  39. 39 Cole Younger - New Mexico Musicians Society (4:24)
  40. 40 Jesse James - Merel Bregante (2:30)
  41. 41 Mississippi Rag - John Henry Hodges (2:02)
  42. 42 50, 000 Lumberjacks - Byron Berline (1:09)
  43. 43 Old Dan Tucker - The Phoenix Arizona Rebels (1:50)
  44. 44 Guitar Wild West Theme - Merel Bregante (1:07)
  45. 45 Home on the Range - Don Edwards (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rodney Dillard Guitar, Vocals
Marty Stuart Vocals, Guest Appearance
Crystal Gayle Vocals, Guest Appearance
Red Steagall Guitar, Vocals
Mary MacGregor Vocals, Guest Appearance
John McEuen Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Strings, Tuba, Bowed Piano
Gary Morris Vocals, Guest Appearance
Don Edwards Guitar, Vocals
Jim Salestrom Vocals
Doug Berch Hammered Dulcimer, Button Accordion
Byron Berline Fiddle
Merle Brigante Percussion, Bass Drums, Snare Drums
Gordon Burt Fiddle
Beverly Cotton Dillard Banjo, Vocals, Spoons
David Hoffner Synthesizer, Hammered Dulcimer
Richard O'Brien Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Jim Ratts Vocals
Mary Stribling Bass
Kelly Werts Guitar
Jean Harrison Fiddle, Vocals
Mick Bolger Percussion, Vocals
Mike Fitzmaurice Bass, Vocals
Rod Garnett Flute
Leonard Coulson Banjo
Ron Kane Fiddle
Bill Miller Guitar, Vocals
Jim Hale Banjo
Hans Olson Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Technical Credits
John McEuen Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Adaptation, Audio Production, Re-Release Producer
Jim McMahon Engineer
Scott Blockland Engineer, Continuity
Johnny Copeland Producer, Liner Notes
David Hoffner Composer
Cary E. Mansfield Audio Production, Re-Release Producer
Wally Traugott Mastering
Douglas Netter Executive Producer
Keith O'Neill Engineer
John Macey Engineer
Merel Bregante Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What You Need To Know

    The Music of The Wild West was conceived by Producer John McEuen (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album) as the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed 1993 ten-hour epic television mini- series The Wild West, a film documentary that chronicles the Old West from 1866 to 1896. • This album includes rarely found American classics from the late 1800s through the early 1900s, like “Shenandoah,” “Barbara Allen,” “Home On The Range,” and “Yellow Rose Of Texas,” all recorded with instruments of the period and including the original lyrics. • The artists brought together for this album include some of the best in Country and Cowboy/Western music, including Crystal Gayle, Gary Morris, Michael Martin Murphey, Don Edwards, Marty Stuart, Lyle Lovett, Mary MacGregor, Red Stegall, and Rodney and Beverly Dillard. • Any fan of the “Old West” will love this album because it will take you back musically to what the pioneers experienced, capturing an era everyone loves to emulate.

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