Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Silver Screen Cowboys
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Good 'ol cowboy music
Douglas R. Briggs | Wilmington, DE USA | 07/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"there are a number of discs coming out as re-releases of old artists - and compilations and collections of any number of western artists. This cd is a great little set of tracks I have not seen anywhere else - from Ken Maynards very rough and honest "Home on the Range" showing his lack of singing talent - to Gabby Hayes telling a tall tale, John Wayne speaking about Texas, and Roy reminiscing about the old days with "Hoppy, Gene and Me". If you dont have this disc you need to get it. Just a good, honest, simple sampling of classic silver screen cowboy stuff - some of which you wont find anywhere else. I have a number of other sets - yet this one remains one of my favorites."
Cowboy Heroes from Yesterday
S. Emory | Menifee Valley, CA USA | 11/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album takes you on a wonderful upbeat and nostalgic trip down Memory Lane. The catchy tunes and voices of our favorite singing cowboys stick in your head and just cheer up any day, whether you know them or not! I cannot get the grin off of my face whenever I listen to this album!
Precious indeed is this collection. These childhood heroes of ours, that helped mold our morals and values, are all now departed from this earth. These men set the standard for every western hero for time eternal.
As the booklet insert from Silver Screen Cowboys Hoppy, Gene, and Me states, they embodied "quiet, humble, power and authority, good humor, dignity without pretention, and an unerring desire to do right." There are also great write-ups about the songs and wonderful pictures in the booklet.
This album features a great variety of the cowboy stars from early movies and tv. As children we listened to these songs, watched and emulated their cowboy manners and ways. The matchless legacy these men left passes on from generation to generation.
Morals are not allowed to be taught in schools these days, and are highly lacking on modern tv ... My parents, children AND grandchildren ALL appreciate and enjoy these stories, songs, and even the old movies!
I HIGHLY recommend this album to young AND old, all will enjoy! Also great road trip music!"
Happy Trails For Cowboy Fans
Charles D. Thompson | Florenceville,, New Brunswick Canada | 10/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a quirky, eclectic, amusing and sometimes trying recording. It has excellent production values except where the voice of the recording artist is just so bad that nothing can fix it as is the case with Ken Maynard. But even that is of value to the western music buff for it was in Ken Maynard's movies that the western music tend really began to happen in Hollywood. The choices made in this brief antholgy are excellent and reflective of the genre it represents. To apply a Clint Eastwood tag to it it represents the "Good, The Bad and The Ugly." The cost is miniscule , the history it presents is gigantic and the quality of the liner notes and the sound is excellent. For those of us who love western music and the singing cowboys this is a treasure and for us should be rated five stars, but for those who have only moderate intersts in this genre, there are several cuts that will not provide much interest or entertainment. Some rare cuts are a narrative from Gabby Hayes and a spoken reflection by John Wayne. I loved this recording and have enjoyed many "Happy Trails" with it.