Gene Autry The Western Collection: 25 Cowboy Classics

The Western Collection: 25 Cowboy Classics
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  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Varese Fontana


  • Buy for $0.991.Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Buy for $0.992.Call of the Canyon
  • Buy for $0.993.Red River Valley
  • Buy for $0.994.Purple Sage in the Twilight
  • Buy for $0.995.Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle
  • Buy for $0.996.Twilight on the Trail
  • Buy for $0.997.There's a Rainbow on the Rio Colorado
  • Buy for $0.998.Oklahoma Hills
  • Buy for $0.999.Sioux City Sue
  • Buy for $0.9910.South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
  • Buy for $0.9911.The Last Roundup
  • Buy for $0.9912.Rounded up in Glory
  • Buy for $0.9913.Ridin' Down the Canyon
  • Buy for $0.9914.The Singing Hills
  • Buy for $0.9915.Ole Faithful
  • Buy for $0.9916.Blue Shadows on the Trail
  • Buy for $0.9917.Ghost Riders in the Sky
  • Buy for $0.9918.Mule Train
  • Buy for $0.9919.Sing Me a Song of the Saddle
  • Buy for $0.9920.The Old Chisholm Trail
  • Buy for $0.9921.There's a Gold Mine in the Sky
  • Buy for $0.9922.Home on the Range
  • Buy for $0.9923.Back in the Saddle Again
  • Buy for $0.9924.Rim of the Canyon
  • Buy for $0.9925.The Hills of Wyoming

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Personnel includes: Gene Autry, The Cass County Boys.
Compilation producers: Cary E. Mansfield, Karla Buhlman, Johnny Western.
Recorded between August 14, 1939 and December 12, 1954. Includes liner notes by Johnny Western and O.J. Sikes.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Varese Sarabande Records "Varese Vintage" series.
Gene Autry was the original singing cowboy, and his voice is still echoes in the warm tone of today's "new traditionalist" balladeers. This disc documents 25 of the tunes that the Western film star recorded over the span of 15 years (1939-1954). A distinction must be made here between country and Western music. These are clearly Western tunes, travelogues of sorts that tell tales of life out on the trails, among the tumbleweed, riding through the hills and valleys or prairie flatlands. This is outdoor music, made up of campfire melodies and cowboy refrains.
Classics "Home on the Range" and "Back in the Saddle Again" are found here, and these tunes wonderfully evoke the image of the vast open landscapes, along with "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)." In addition, the lesser-known Autry ballads "Rim of the Canyon" and "Purple Sage in the Twilight" make this compilation even more interesting. The haunting "Ghost Riders in the Sky" is also presented here. This song has been dusted off many times throughout the decades, (including a 1998 VH1 Storytellers performance by Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash), revealing the time-tested quality of these tunes.

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