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Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy - Real Cowboy & Western Songs album mp3
Cowboy
  • Performer:
    Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy
  • Title:
    Real Cowboy & Western Songs
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Cowboy
  • Duration:
    01:04:41
  • Size FLAC version
    1369 megabytes
  • Size MP3 version
    1282 megabytes
  • Size WMA version
    1704 megabytes
  • Rating:
    4.3
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Lomax as a singer and interpreter of some of those same songs, however, which is what is collected here, is an entirely different matter. There is the veneer of the concert stage in his delivery, and instead of a back porch feel, which would allow these songs to live and breathe in something resembling their normal habitat, it is something nearer an oration. Ed McCurdy handles the vocals on the final eight tracks here, and while he is a more consistent singer than Lomax (McCurdy's version of the timeless "Red River Valley" is really quite moving), there is still the feel that these songs are being presented rather than sung.

18. Red River Valley. 19. Along Side of the Santa Fe Trail.

12. My Little John Henry. 13. When the Works All Done This Fall. 17. Punchin' the Dough.

Lyrics for top songs by Alan Lomax & Ed McCurdy. Alan Lomax, Ed McCurdy. All The Pretty Little Horses. The Wild Rippling Water. Real Cowboy & Western Songs. Cowboy Songs of the Old West.

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Lomax playing guitar on stage at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina, in the early 1940s. Background information. The elder Lomax, a former professor of English at Texas A&M and a celebrated authority on Texas folklore and cowboy songs, had worked as an administrator, and later Secretary of the Alumni Society, of the University of Texas. Because of childhood asthma, chronic ear infections, and generally frail health, Lomax had mostly been home schooled in elementary school.

Credits

Alan Lomax - Primary Artist
Ed McCurdy - Primary Artist

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Rambling Gambler Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:12
2 I'm Bound to Follow the Longhorn Cows Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:46
3 Lord Lovell Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:14
4 The Rich Old Lady Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:24
5 All the Pretty Little Horses Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 1:53
6 Billy Barlow Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 2:49
7 The Wild Rippling Water Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:15
8 Rattlesnake Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 1:37
9 Sam Bass Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:30
10 The Dying Cowboy Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:28
11 Eadie Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:59
12 My Little John Henry Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 2:32
13 When the Works All Done This Fall Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:41
14 The Cowboy Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 2:53
15 Jack O'Diamonds Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 2:11
16 Utah Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:40
17 Punchin' the Dough Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 2:16
18 Red River Valley Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:51
19 Along Side of the Santa Fe Trail Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 3:56
20 Strawberry Roan Alan Lomax / Ed McCurdy 5:34