When I Was a Cowboy, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Yazoo Records' second cowboy compilation has some of the same artists and a few others, like the Crockett Family "Buffalo Gals Medley", Paul Hamblin "The Strawberry Roan", Buell Kazee, and McGinty's Oklahoma Cowboy Band "Cowboy's Dream". The material is equally strong, and much of it, including Harry McClintock's "Jesse James," is absolutely priceless. As with the first volume, there's no biographical material on any of the artists, but the music speaks well for itself -- Jules Allen's "The Girl I Left Behind Me" seems pretty much the basis for every version that has followed since, Rowdy Wright's "I'm A Wandering Bronco Rider" and "I'm A Jolly Cowboy" both have delightfully...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Yazoo Records' second cowboy compilation has some of the same artists and a few others, like the Crockett Family "Buffalo Gals Medley", Paul Hamblin "The Strawberry Roan", Buell Kazee, and McGinty's Oklahoma Cowboy Band "Cowboy's Dream". The material is equally strong, and much of it, including Harry McClintock's "Jesse James," is absolutely priceless. As with the first volume, there's no biographical material on any of the artists, but the music speaks well for itself -- Jules Allen's "The Girl I Left Behind Me" seems pretty much the basis for every version that has followed since, Rowdy Wright's "I'm A Wandering Bronco Rider" and "I'm A Jolly Cowboy" both have delightfully raw energy, and the Delmore Brothers' exquisitely harmonized "The Fugitive's Lament" is the thematic precursor to every record the Everly Brothers ever cut, especially "Take A Message To Mary." The real find, however, may be Buell Kazee's soaring banjo-driven "The Cowboy Trail," sung in a haunting nasal twang, which is one of the most honest and dramatic pieces among the 23 songs here. The sound is generally excellent, apart from distortion in the opening bars of "The Burial of Wild Bill" by Frank Jenkins & His Pilot Mountaineers, and some unavoidable surface noise evident on Dick Devall's otherwise gorgeous acapella "Tom Sherman's Barroom."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1996
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351202321
  • Catalog Number: 2023
  • Sales rank: 195,634

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cowboy's Home Sweet Home (3:26)
  2. 2 Jesse James (3:28)
  3. 3 Get Along Little Dogies (2:58)
  4. 4 The Night Guard (3:23)
  5. 5 Back to My Wyoming Home - Gerald & Dixon (2:36)
  6. 6 The Cowboy (3:23)
  7. 7 The Gal I Left Behind Me (2:38)
  8. 8 The Strawberry Roan (2:30)
  9. 9 I'm A Wandering Bronco Rider (3:01)
  10. 10 The Dying Ranger (2:53)
  11. 11 The Fugitive's Lament (2:44)
  12. 12 Buffalo Galls Medley - Crockett Family (3:05)
  13. 13 Billy Venero, Pt. 1 - Billie Maxwell (3:07)
  14. 14 Billy Venero, Pt. 2 - Billie Maxwell (3:08)
  15. 15 I'm a Lone Star Cowboy - J.D. Farley (3:04)
  16. 16 The Cowboy Trail (2:38)
  17. 17 My Love Is a Cowboy (2:50)
  18. 18 Snow Covered Face - Pat Patterson & Lois Dexter (2:47)
  19. 19 The Burial of Wild Bill - Frank Jenkins & His Pilot Mountaineers (2:51)
  20. 20 Tom Sherman's Barroom (2:40)
  21. 21 I'm A Jolly Cowboy (2:43)
  22. 22 Home On The Range (3:12)
  23. 23 Cowboy's Dream - McGinty's Oklahoma Cowboy Band (2:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmie Davis Track Performer
The Delmore Brothers Track Performer
Buell Kazee Track Performer
Carl T. Sprague Track Performer
Jack Webb Track Performer
Harry McClintock Track Performer
Jules Allen Track Performer
Ken Maynard Track Performer
Dick Devall Track Performer
Paul Hamblin Track Performer
Cartwright Brothers Track Performer
Rowdy Wright Track Performer
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Richard Nevins Liner Notes
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
Dan Kelly Composer
Traditional Composer
Brewster M. Higley Composer
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