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Cowboy Songs: Crooked Trail Holbrook


  • 1. Crooked Trail to Holbrook, The
    2. Borax Bill
    3. Trail to Mexico, The
    4. Forty a Month and Found
    5. Brazos River, The
    6. D-Bar-2 Horse Wrangler
    7. Windy Bill
    8. Good Bye, Old Paint
    9. Bucking Bronco, The
    10. I'd Like to Be in Texas
    11. Zebra Dun - (previously unreleased)
    12. Ten Thousand Cattle - (previously unreleased)
    13. Driftin' Cowboy - (previously unreleased)
    14. Red River Valley - (previously unreleased)
    15. High-Tone Dance, The - (previously unreleased)
    16. Old Cowboy, The - (previously unreleased)
    17. State of Arkansas - (previously unreleased)
    18. Habit, The - (previously unreleased)
    19. Strawberry Roan - (previously unreleased)
    20. Buffalo Skinners, The
    21. Cowboy's Lament
    22. Wild Buckaroo, The
    23. Snagtooth Sal
    24. Trusty Lariat, The
    25. John Garner's Trail Herd
    26. Whiskey Bill
    27. Last Wagon, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 479

  • Credits
    ProducerBarry Olivier; Chris Strachwitz
    EngineerBarry Olivier

    Solo performer: Slim Critchlow (vocals, guitar).
    Originally released on Arhoolie (5007) in 1970. Includes liner notes by Slim Critchlow & Barry Olivier.
    Personnel: Slim Critchlow (vocals, guitar).
    Liner Note Author: Slim Critchlow.
    Recording information: 1959-1963.
    These 27 songs were recorded between 1959 and 1963, although all but six were done on the evening of April 13, 1963, taped by Barry Olivier at Olivier's Berkeley, CA home. It's just Slim and his guitar, singing a wide variety of songs he learned, mostly about cowboy life as described in song prior to the advent of motion pictures. He's got a low-key, even-tempered voice, and the ambience is that of a singer entertaining friends, which was exactly the set-up at Olivier's house. Exciting? No, but it's a good representation of cowboy music in its unadorned, traditional state. ~ Richie Unterberger

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