The Sons of the Pioneers: Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
For really exhaustive coverage of the work of this groundbreaking cowboy harmony group, you'll want to invest in the Bear Family series; for a quick, budget-priced overview, try this label's Tumbling Tumbleweeds compilation. But for a more generously packed and lushly packaged overview collection at full price, this is an excellent choice. It consists mainly, of course, of all the genre-defining hits you'll expect: "Cool Water," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Riders in the Sky," "So Long to the Red River Valley," and more. Pre-1937 recordings feature the singing of founding member Roy Rogers, who is heard to particularly fine effect on the gorgeous "Blue Bonnet Girl," and one ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
For really exhaustive coverage of the work of this groundbreaking cowboy harmony group, you'll want to invest in the Bear Family series; for a quick, budget-priced overview, try this label's Tumbling Tumbleweeds compilation. But for a more generously packed and lushly packaged overview collection at full price, this is an excellent choice. It consists mainly, of course, of all the genre-defining hits you'll expect: "Cool Water," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Riders in the Sky," "So Long to the Red River Valley," and more. Pre-1937 recordings feature the singing of founding member Roy Rogers, who is heard to particularly fine effect on the gorgeous "Blue Bonnet Girl," and one track the jazzy "I'm an Old Cowhand" even features a guest vocal by Bing Crosby. The sound is of limited quality, but that's to be expected with vintage recordings. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 008811281526
  • Catalog Number: 112815
  • Sales rank: 13,100

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sons of the Pioneers Primary Artist
Brendan Morris Choir Conductor
Technical Credits
Hugh & Karl Farr Contributor
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Pat Brady Contributor
Bob Nolan Contributor
Lloyd Perryman Contributor
Tim Spencer Contributor
Dana Smart Compilation Supervisor
Karen Walker Art Direction
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Richard Weize Tape Research, Tape Sources
Larry Zwisohn Liner Notes
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz Licensing
Michele Horie Artwork
Brendan Morris Tape Research
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A decent introduction . . .

    . . . but not the "ultimate" Sons collection. At present, that honor has to go to Soundies' magnificent Essential Collection. Culled from the Orthacoustic transcriptions recorded in the early '40s, that set represents the best Sons lineup performing some of the best songs Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer and Glenn Spencer ever penned. This collection is more an overview of the Sons' career from its beginnings in the '30s to its "decline" in the '60s. As such, it's great for beginners and could even suffice for those who don't necessarily want to explore the Sons beyond the major songs. That's assuming anyone could hear these wonderful songs and not want to hear more. . . .

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    Posted December 12, 2009

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