Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Cowboy's Sweetheart [CD on Demand]
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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A nice swan song for an early country legend
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 02/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Singing cowgirl Patsy Montana lit up the prairie airwaves in the 1930s, with her perky combination of cowboy tunes and swing. (For a glimpse at her early work, check out the fabulous "Best Of" collection that came out on Collector's Choice Music, in 2001) This is a nice later album, originally from 1988 and posthumously released after Montana's passing in 1996. It has sympathetic backing by modern folkies Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer and others... Naturally, this doesn't have the sparkle of Montana's classic old stuff, which was recorded half a century earlier, but it's still pretty impressive, especially considering how old she was and how she'd kept performing all those years. The album's highlights include "Sixteen Pounds," a feminist parody of "Sixteen Tons," with new lyrics written by Montana herself ("You gain sixteen pounds, and whaddya get...?") and an updated version of "Cowboy's Sweetheart," wherein Patsy talks about being a yodelling grandmother, out on the road in her older years. It's worth checking out. (PS - this disc is not to be confused with the similarly titled "Cowboy's Sweetheart" album on King, which dates to the 1970s and is far less satisfying.)"
REAL Cowboy Music by a Lovely Lady!
Nick | Albuquerque, NM USA | 07/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Patsy Montana sings cowboy music like no one else! Young singers of today ought to take stock of how REAL country/cowboy singers, like Patsy Montana, did it in the old days. "Cowboy's Sweetheart" is a treasure trove of old, wonderful country music. You want some REALLY good singing in your library, buy this one!"