Songs of the West

Songs of the West

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This "definitive collection of cowboy songs" covers both famous and obscure odes to the high lonesome plains by Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Slim Pickens, Bob Wills, and others. Spanning the 1930s to the present, the 72-track, 4-CD collection is broken into four separate thematic discs. Volume One features "Cowboy Classics" like "Back In The Saddle Again," "Mule Train," and "Happy Trails." The real find here has to be the ultradramatic narrative by Walter Brennan describing the "Gunfight At The O.K. Corral." Volume Two, "Silver Screen Cowboys," features tunes from Hollywood Westerns; Volume Three is devoted exclusively to performances by the kingpins of the genre, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. The final disc is perhaps the most fun of the batch, presenting movie and television themes like "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke," "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly," and "Rawhide." The box comes with a 60-page color booklet that includes detailed essays, photos, and reproductions of movie posters.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1993
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227126346
catalogNumber: 71263


Disc 1

  1. Back in the Saddle Again
  2. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  3. Cool Water
  4. Cattle Call
  5. (Take Me Back to My) Boots and Saddle
  6. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  7. Big Iron
  8. Leavin' Cheyenne
  9. Cowboy Blues
  10. I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
  11. Ragtime Cowboy Joe
  12. Ride Cowboy Ride
  13. Mule Train
  14. The Strawberry Roan
  15. The Line Rider
  16. The Last Roundup
  17. The Wayward Wind
  18. Happy Trails

Disc 2

  1. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
  2. Rock Me to Sleep in My Saddle
  3. Singin' in the Saddle
  4. A Melody from the Sky
  5. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
  6. New San Antonio Rose
  7. California Rose
  8. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
  9. When It's Lamplighting Time in the Valley
  10. Twilight on the Trail
  11. Old Rivers
  12. Sioux City Sue
  13. I Love You So Much It Hurts
  14. Don't Go Near the Indians
  15. (I Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle
  16. Ridin' Down the Canyon
  17. Desperados Waiting for a Train
  18. Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys

Disc 3

  1. The Yellow Rose of Texas
  2. Roving Cowboy
  3. Under Fiesta Stars
  4. Echoes from the Hills
  5. Home on the Range
  6. Blue Bonnet Girl
  7. Ages and Ages Ago
  8. Cowboy Night Herd Song
  9. Tears on My Pillow
  10. That Pioneer Mother of Mine
  11. Tweedle O'Twill
  12. Dust
  13. Be Honest with Me
  14. When I Camped Under the Stars
  15. Buttons and Bows
  16. Lovenworth
  17. Dixie Cannonball
  18. Hoppy, Gene and Me

Disc 4

  1. Magnificent Seven
  2. Bonanza
  3. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  4. Gunsmoke
  5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  6. The Lone Ranger (William Tell Overture)
  7. South of the Border
  8. Rawhide
  9. On the Old Spanish Trail
  10. Wagon Train
  11. Ballad of the Alamo
  12. Maverick @@Orchestra & Chorus conducted by David Buttolph
  13. Don't Fence Me In
  14. The Rebel - Johnny Yuma
  15. The Ballad of Paladin
  16. Legend of Wyatt Earp
  17. The Rifleman
  18. The Ballad of Davy Crockett
  19. Changing Channels

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Rogers   Track Performer
Gene Autry   Track Performer
Johnny Cash   Track Performer
Patsy Montana   Track Performer
Riders in the Sky   Track Performer
Tex Ritter   Track Performer
Marty Robbins   Vocals,Track Performer
Sons of the Pioneers   Track Performer
Ian Tyson   Track Performer
Frankie Laine   Track Performer
Caiola   Track Performer
Rex Allen   Track Performer
Rex Allen   Track Performer
Hugo Montenegro   Track Performer
Dale Evans   Track Performer
Jimmy Wakely   Track Performer
Foy Willing   Track Performer
Walter Brennan   Track Performer
Johnny Western   Track Performer
Smiley Burnette   Track Performer
Harry Geller   Track Performer
Victor Young   Track Performer
Tex Owens   Track Performer
Bill Hayes   Track Performer
Prairie Ramblers   Track Performer
Whippoorwills   Track Performer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Track Performer
Johnny Mann Singers   Track Performer
Jimmy Long   Track Performer
Muleskinners   Track Performer
Riders of the Purple Sage   Track Performer
Caiola & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Hugh O'Brian   Track Performer
Spade Cooley & His Western Swing Band   Track Performer
Tex Ritter & His Texans   Track Performer
Ken Darby Orchestra & Chorus   Track Performer
Slim Pickens   Track Performer
Morton Scott & His Orchestra   Track Performer
ABC Orchestra   Track Performer
CBS Orchestra   Track Performer
NBC Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Gene Autry   Composer
Red Foley   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
James Austin   Producer
Ray Evans   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Herb Newman   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Curt Poulton   Composer
Dean Upson   Composer
Randy Poe   Executive Producer
Stanley Lebowsky   Composer
Monster X   Art Direction
Michael Carr   Composer
Michael Bryan   Artwork
Traditional   Composer
Robert Fletcher   Composer
Joe Lyons   Composer

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