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Thread #18855   Message #913409
Posted By: Jim Colbert
19-Mar-03 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
Subject: RE: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
You can't go wrong with virtually anything from Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail songs, or Tom Russell's Cowboy Real and songs from the west. I was always fond of Art Thieme's rendering of the cowboy's barbara allen too... and Dobie bill. I guess that's more a gunfighter song that a cowboy song if you want to split horsehairs.

I'd reckon my absolute favorites, albeit not traditional, are russell's the sky above, the mud below; sonora's death row as recorded by Richard shindell (yes, don't argue with me, it was on a relatively rare sampler which is available- drop me a line if you're interested) and marty's recording of Utah Carrol.

And yes, there is at least one Sons of the Pioneers disc in print; collectors choice music has it- my wife got it for me for Christmas this year.