Tyson, Ian - Old Corrals & Sagebrush & Other Cowboy Culture Classics

Format: CD
Label: Stony Plain SPCD 1307
Year: 1994
Origin: Victoria, British Columbia - Longview, Alberta
Genre: folk, country
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Alberta, 1990's, Country & Western


Track Name
Alberta’s Child
The Old Double Diamond
Windy Bill
Montana Waltz
Whoopee Ti Yi Yo
Leavin’ Cheyenne
Gallo De Cielo
Old Corrals And Sagebrush
Old Alberta Moon
Diamond Joe
Night Rider’s Lament
Tom Blasingame
Sierra Peaks
Colorado Trail
Hot Summer Tears
What Does She See
Rocks Begin To Roll
Will James
Murder Steer



Old Corrals & Sagebrush & Other Cowboy Culture Classics


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Old Corrals & Sagebrush & Other Cowboy Culture Classics is a CD reissue of Ian Tyson's 1983 album Old Corrals & Sagebrush, plus all but three tracks from his self-titled album from 1984. Old Corrals was Tyson's first album devoted entirely to western material, and includes classics such as "Whoopee Ti Yi Yo" and "I Ride an Old Paint" (as "Leavin' Cheyenne"). The original composition "Alberta's Child" pays tribute to Canadian country star Wilf Carter, and "Gallo de Cielo" is an epic story-song written by the like-minded Tom Russell. "Night Rider's Lament," later revived on Nanci Griffith's Other Voices, Other Rooms, ends with a demonstration of Tyson's yodeling skills on the fade-out. The songs from Ian Tyson are similarly Western in theme, including the traditional "Colorado Trail." The electric guitar and pedal steel throughout give some of the songs a pure country rather than Western flavor, but the former folk artist (who started out as a rodeo rider) handles both styles convincingly. Tyson's contribution to the Canadian country music tradition may come as a surprise to those who remember him from his Ian & Sylvia days, but the world of Western music should be glad to have him.


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