The Sons of the Pioneers: Ultimate Collection

The Sons of the Pioneers: Ultimate Collection

by The Sons of the Pioneers
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The Sons of the Pioneers: Ultimate Collection

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0008811281526
catalogNumber: 112815

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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
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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The Sons of the Pioneers: Ultimate Collection 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
. . . 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. . . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago