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Don't Fence Me In: Western Music's Early Golden Era

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Don't Fence Me In: Western Music's Early Golden Era

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Rounder
genre:
Reissues, Country

We gave it an A

Don’t Fence Me In: Western Music’s Early Golden Era, the second volume in a planned four-CD set devoted to America’s singing cowboys, covers the years 1936-54. This was the age of a gorgeous brand of pop (don’t mistake it for folk — the singing cowboy was Hollywood’s child, midwifed by the talkies). Gene Autry is here and the Sons of the Pioneers too, but the highlight is an unusually somber Bob Wills offering ”Dusty Skies.” A