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Songs Of The Old West Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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Originally on Golden Records and unavailable for years, this release includes these favorites: Home on the Range; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Cool Water; Song Wagon; Colorado Trail, and more.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Home On The Range
  2. Whoopee Ti Yi Yo
  3. Colorado Trail
  4. Streets Of Laredo
  5. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  6. Cool Water
  7. Song Wagon
  8. Railroad Corral
  9. Red River Valley
  10. Cowman's Prayer


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 28, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Special Products
  • ASIN: B00000ADKM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,636 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Roy and Dale are great, but the Mitch Miller orchestra and choral backup are not to my taste. It sounds a bit like Lawrence Welk. One note: I think this is not the complete Roy & Dale cowboy songs album that was released in the early 1960s. The 1963 album "16 Great Songs of the Old West" was re-released in 1998 with all 16 songs. This CD has only 10 of those 16 songs, but then this CD is also cheaper. I was looking for a couple of songs (that my 3 year old likes) that are on the 1963 album (and its re-release), but not on this CD.
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If you are a Roy Rogers and Dale Evans fan, you might want to add this one to your collection. The songs are vintage King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West material. The backgrounds are sweet and maybe a little too "orchestrated" for my cup of tea, but the vocals are crisp and of excellent quality. Dale is featured with equal time on the C.D., and her voice is one of the most beautiful you'll ever hear. Roy's "Colorado Trail" is,in my opinion, worth the price of the album. I've often wondered what the world would be like if there were no Roy Rogers. Thanks to recordings like this one, we'll never have to find out! So, saddle up, there's open range ahead--where the air is clear, the sage is always in bloom, and cowboy music comes drifting through the gloamin'. Would-be cow punchers of all ages will like this collection. Trust me.
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In the early 60's, my brother and I were given an LP of cowboy songs. This was it! Now, I have a three-year-old son who loves this CD as much as my brother and I loved the original record. The singing of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans is spendid; the arrangements are lovely; and the harmonies are deep and rich. Many of these songs are all-time favorites ("Home On The Range," "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo"), but those that may be new to you ("Colorado Trail," "Cowman's Prayer") will win you over. They're sweet, exciting, haunting and peaceful. This album is excellent. If you were only going to have one album of folk/country/western music, this would be a good choice. Your kids will love it too.
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By A Customer on February 25, 2000
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This is a great CD for those of us old enough to remember when Roy and Dale were popular TV stars, or for anyone else interested in the Singing Cowboy subgenre. The CD is chock-full of old-time western songs in a pleasing program that mixes fast and slow pieces and includes tracks by Roy alone, Dale alone, and the two together. I was tempted to title my review "Sweet", not because the music is schmaltzy (it isn't), but because the love these two have for each other and for the music they are performing shines through. If I had to find a negative, I would say that Dale can tend toward an overly romantic style on the slow pieces. But her voice is so beautiful and pure, who can complain? Also, the accompaniment (by none other than Mitch "follow the bouncing ball" Miller!) is not what I would have preferred, but to his credit his slick sound is never obtrusive and is far less a perversion of cowboy music than the later, semi-pop recordings by Roy, Gene Autry, and even the Sons of the Pioneers in the late 50s. Another observation is that Roy and Dale, correctly I think, did not include "Happy Trails to You", their theme song that has become a bit hackneyed and, in any event, is not of the same generation as the other pieces. All in all, very enjoyable for any fan of western music or of beautiful singing lovingly performed.
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Sorry, Boys!
Although I thought the world of Roy & Dale, this album won't cut the mustard. I only had to listen to the previews to tell you that. This is not one of the better Sons of The Pioneers with Roy & Dale albums. This is one of those "times are changin' so let's slick this one up" albums. They slicked it up alright. Slid right outta my fingers and back to the rack.
Sorry, but I like the albums that have the "old" sound to 'em. Like they were singin' on the trail...not in the studio, with all those fancy voice enhancers. Just my two cents worth.
Vaya Con Dios,
Sinful
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Roy and Dale are always good in my book. However, I wished I could find an album with Roy's yodeling. I'll keep trying to find yodeling albums of Roy's. I do have one song on one album with just a little bit of yodeling.
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If you like the Sons of the Pioneers then you have already heard the songs on this album, proformed almost identically. The only diference is Dale Evans, but since Roy was a member of the sons I guess it should be expected. If you haven't listened to any of the son's albums then Songs of the old west is worth your buck.
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this C D is a little scratchy sounding but so fun to listen to. I found it calming when i had a distance drive. It is on the ipod when I am at the gym as an unexpected "sing-a-long". Grew up listening to these folks sing so just returning to a bit of my past. love the music
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