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Thread #18855   Message #190004
Posted By: ddw
05-Mar-00 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
Subject: RE: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
I know somebody mentioned Ian Tyso's Old Corrals and Sagebrush in an earlier posting, but it was just the first of a set of "Cowboyography" albums. There are six of them, if I remember correctly and they are excellent from start to finish, tho' the first three have more traditional stuff on them, interspersed with some modern things. The second in the set was just called "Ian Tyson" and "Cowboyography" was the third. After that, all I can remember is one was called "I Outgrew The Wagon" and another was called "18 Inches of Rain." Can't think what the last one was called, but if you can find the first five you'll have a wealth of great material and probably a link to the last one.

A couple of other country artists whose stuff you might find interesting tho' it's usually just a "filler" track in more mainstream country stuff are John Anderson's "Sometimes an Eagle" and a bunch of Willie Nelson's stuff Redheaded Stranger leading that pack.

Hank Williams Jr. also does one about a wrongly convicted man breaking out of a prison at Deer Lodge, Montana that's great, tho' I'm not sure of either the album it's on or the exact title. I'll do some looking when I get home and try to post more on those Monday night.