Rex Allen Voice of the West
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- Released: August 1, 1986
- Label: Bear Family
- 1.Moonshine Steer
- 2.Tyin' Knots in the Devil's Tail
- 3.Windy Bill
- 4.Little Joe the Wrangler
- 5.When the Work's All Done This Fall
- 6.Droop Ears
- 7.Streets of Laredo
- 8.Fireman Cowboy
- 9.Braggin' Drunk From Wilcox
- 10.Fiddle Medley
- 11.Gone Girl
- 12.Catfish John
- 13.You Never Did Give up on Me
- 14.Just Call Me Lonesome
- 15.Today I Started Loving You Again
- 16.Reflex Reaction
Personnel: Rex Allen (vocals, guitar); Ray Edenton (guitar); Allen Reynolds (gut-string guitar); Bob McDill (banjo); Martin Kathan, Martha McCrory, Samuel Terranova, Stephanie Woolf, Solie Fott, George Binkley III, Brenton Banks, Marvin Chantry (violin); Johnny Gimble (fiddle); Gary VanOsdale (viola); Byron Bach (cello); Charles Cochran (keyboards); James C. Isbel (drums).
Audio Remixer: Curtis Allen.
Recording information: Jack Clement Studio, Nashville TN (03/29/1972-03/31/1972).
Unknown Contributor Role: Dickey Lee.
Arranger: Rex Allen.
Voice of the West collects songs Rex Allen recorded in the early '70s with producer Jack Clement, who cut away the cinematic strings that dominated Allen's previous recordings. Instead, he leaves the singing cowboy with simple, straight-forward production that accentuates the western roots of his music. Not only does he play tradtional cowboy classics, he does a handful of contemporary country numbers. It might not have his classic hits, but Voice of the West gives a good sense of the scope of Allen's talents. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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