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Songs of West 1
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Songs of West 1
Genres: Country, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Songs of West 1
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/20/1994
Release Date: 9/20/1994
Genres: Country, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Cowboy, Classic Country, Oldies, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227168124

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Charles S. (CharlieSometimes) from ERWIN, TN
Reviewed on 2/21/2012...
Great songs from a simple, and harder, time in our country's history - the Old West. While some may not actually be from the true Old West period, they refer to that period, and the tough souls who gave all to build what we have today. These songs have become mere shadows of a time we romanticize, but grow to appreciate more through their preservation, and continued play. I loved every song.

CD Reviews

Missed potential
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This disc had the potential to be a good collection of cowboy music, but the producers made the mistake (in my opinion) of mixing some great old stuff with contemporary recordings and a horrific track (Gunfight at the OK Corral) in which Walter Brennan narrates the story. [Volume 2 also has a track by Brennan and an even worse one by Slim Pickens.] I find jumping around between eras a bit unsettling, and the Brennan track is like sandpaper. Volume 3 of this series is the best--purely authentic. For a series in which each disc is era-specific, try the triptyc of Cattle Call, Stampede, and Saddle Up (also available from, which takes the listener from early to late to contemporary cowboy recordings without mixing eras."
A fair collection of Old West hits
Bonnie McKinzie | Garden Grove, CA USA | 05/26/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The 18 songs of the old West are good for background music, and I especially liked Sons of the Pioneers and Rex Allen. I have heard Walter Brennan in better spots. All in all, I was not sorry I bought this one, but truthfully, I like more diversity in music and vocals."