• Rex ALLEN - Riding All Day - The Life Of A Cowboy

However adventurous and exciting the Hollywood movies made it look, the life of a 19th Century cowboy was something altogether more mundane - it was sheer hard work, usually seven days a week herding cattle in the vast expanses of land which comprised the southern hinterland of the United States, and driving them to the nearest shipping points for the big towns. The industry spread across the Great Plains from Texas to Canada and westward to the Rocky Mountains, but the introduction of barbed wire to fence in ranches rapidly encroached on the open ranges. By 1895 railway expansion had made cattle-driving uneconomical, leaving cowboys the option of working on the ranches or disappearing into myth. Assisted on some tracks by wife Bonnie, this compilation conjures up a mixed but cosy vision of the West - from the warmth of comradeship ("Partners Of The Saddle") and humour ("My Cross-Eyed Gal") to the wistful ("Mountain Home") and sentimental ("Night Time In The West"). Culled from rare recordings, we hope the listener will forgive the minor imperfections in this pleasing slice of American musical history.

See also JASCD 673, JASMCD 3591 and JASMCD 3597.

Track Listing

1. PARTNERS OF THE SADDLE
2. SHE BUCKAROO feat. Bonnie Allen
3. HEADIN' FOR THE OPEN RANGE
4. MY MISS BY THE SWISS CHALET
5. MY CROSS EYED GIRL
6. RIDING ALL DAY
7. I WANT TO BE A COWBOY'S DREAM GIRL feat. Bonnie Allen
8. MOUNTAIN HOME
9. THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME
10. HOME ON THE RANGE
11. THE COVERED WAGON
12. CHIQUITA
13. THE LIFE OF A COWBOY
14. GOING BACK TO MY TEXAS HOME
15. BAD BRAHMA BULL
16. NIGHT TIME IN THE WEST feat. Bonnie Allen
17. HOLD ON LITTLE DOGGIE
18. RIDIN' DOWN THE CANYON
19. WHEN THE CAMPFIRE IS LOW ON THE PRAIRIE feat. Bonnie Allen
20. YODELIN' CRAZY
21. CIELITO LINDO
22. STRAWBERRY ROAN
23. MEMORIES OF THE RANGE
24. DREAMING OF THE WESTERN PLAINS
25. LITTLE GIRL DRESSED IN BLUE
26. MY OLD ADOBE SHACK

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/06/2000
UPC Bar Code No 604988350623

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Rex ALLEN - Riding All Day - The Life Of A Cowboy

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