Cowboy COPAS: Complete Hit Singles A's & B's (2-CD Set) CD
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Now, Real Gone Music has assembled the most comprehensive Cowboy Copas collection to date: two CDs, 30 tracks including every hit and its accompanying, rarely-if-ever-compiled B-side. Cope got his start in Pee Wee King's band, and you can hear a bit of that bandleader's freewheeling approach to country in these songs, but you can also hear a bunch of other influences, too. In fact, as Colin Escott puts it in the accompanying liner notes, "His records were so personable and so unlike any others from that day and time. Not honky tonk, not bluegrass, not western swing, not hillbilly, not pop crossover, they could be labelled Cowboy Copas records."
Offering both his complete hits and the rare B-sides, along with thorough annotation and photos from the King-Starday label archives, this Cowboy Copas collection is the one to have. Essential country spanning the years from 1946 to 1963, the year Cope died.
Top Customer Reviews
His career had seemingly ended with a barren spell after his 1951 hit 'Tis sweet to be remembered, but then he he had an unexpected hit with Alamam', which not only made #1 on the country chat but stayed there for three months.
Even that didn't do as much for his career as he hoped, because he only had three more hits before he became a victim of the most famous plane crash in country music history.
The writer of the booklet notes points out that Cowboy Copas had more hits than Patsy Cline did at the time, and contrasts the attention subsequently given to Patsy with the lack of attention given to the others, I think it might have something to do with Patsy being a rising star at the time.
If you enjoy traditional country music as it was in the forties and fifties, you are likely to enjoy this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The CD arrived just a few days after I placed the order. Considering I live in Hong Kong and did not ask for special delivery this is impressive. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Harold
I enjoyed all of Cowboy Copas' songs. They are good enough to listen to more than once. Lots of great music.Published on January 16, 2014 by Leona M Drenning
Cowboy Copas, is one of the most respected country legends of all time, and this Lana woman!!!!!!!!!! My! goodness!!! Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Maheen Wickramasinghe