For those days when you just need a cowboy song.
Here’s the Michael Burton tune, Night Rider’s Lament, performed by Nanci Griffith with help from the great cowboy singer Don Edwards. My first exposure to this tune was on an Ian Tyson Record, but hearing Mr. Edwards do his lonesome cowboy yodel sends chills up… Read More
Good-bye old paint. Here’s Meredith Axelrod Also nice on squeezebox, from Sqwzbox… I also really like this performance by Bruce Molsky, with Brittany Haas and Paula Bradley… Let’s go out with Tex Ritter…
There are two completely different tunes (that I know of) called Diamond Joe, which appear to be unrelated. The first one is a cowboy song. I first heard it from an Ian Tyson record back in the early 80s, but it’s a tune that has… Read More
Here’s Meredith Axelrod and her Wayfaring Strangers….
I was thinking about the old cowboy song, Diamond Joe so I searched around YouTube and found this performance by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, in which he talks about how he learned it from a cowboy at a rodeo in Brussels of all places. Jack struggles… Read More
Whoopie-ti-yi-yo, a cattle call from an old cowboy song. Git along little dogies. Ever wonder just what a dogie is, or was? In cowboy slang, a dogie is a motherless calf. That much is sure. One story I read has it that after a particularly… Read More
Here’s Nanci Griffith performing the Michael Burton tune Night Rider’s Lament, with help from Don Edwards. He sure can yodel nice, can’t he? And now a taste of Ian Tyson. I like this tune a lot. And finally, Tom Russell performing tonight we ride, with… Read More
With all this talk about films in that genre we call The Western, I have a hankering to hear some cowboy tunes. Here’s Dan Reeder’s Cowboy Song. This one’s not for the kiddies. Here’s Tom Russell, one of my faves, performing Tonight we Ride. (I… Read More