Cowboy Songs, Jokes, Lingo & Lore (book)
by Wayne Erbsen
Oozing with old-time cowboy wisdom and advice, this handy book combines 30 classic cowboy songs of the Wild West, along with historic photographs and drawings, cowboy insults and one-liners. Fans of the Old West are treated to such vital information as Cowboy Poetry, Camp Cook Rules, a Recipe for Cowboy Coffee, and 33 uses for a Neck Scarf! 5 ½ x 8 ½, 64 pages. The perfect companion to the recording "Cowboy Songs of the Wild Frontier."Read more: Cowboy Songs, Jokes, Lingo & Lore (book)
Cowboy Songs of the Wild Frontier (CD & Tape)
by Wayne Erbsen
Classics include: Trail to Mexico, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, Goodbye Old Paint, Bravest Cowboy, The Old Chisholm Trail, and many others.
13 vocals, 2 instrumentals, 52 minutes. The perfect companion to the book "Cowboy Songs, Jokes, Lingo & Lore."Read more: Cowboy Songs of the Wild Frontier (CD & Tape)
Outlaw Ballads, Legends and Lore (book)
This Collector's Edition is packed with the ballads and legends of the lawless men and women of the Wild West and even the South! Includes: The Hanging Judge Parker, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Belle Starr, Judge Roy Bean, Cole Younger, Sam Bass and many more! Learn Frontier Etiquette, Outlaw Nicknames, a Cure for Snoring, Outright Insults, Frontier Wisdom, and much more! 9 x 12, 64 pages. The perfect companion to the recording "Authentic Outlaw Ballads."Read more: Outlaw Ballads, Legends and Lore (book)
Pierre Cruzatte: A Musical Journey Along the Lewis & Clark Trail (CD & Tape)
with Daniel Slosberg
Join renowned fiddler Daniel Slosberg on a musical adventure along the Lewis & Clark Trail. Journey back 200 years to hear melodies, dance tunes and work songs of the era played on period instruments. You'll feel like you've made camp with Pierre Cruzatte himself, the main boatman and fiddler with the Lewis and Clark ExpeditionRead more: Pierre Cruzatte: A Musical Journey Along the Lewis & Clark Trail (CD & Tape)
Songs of the Santa Fe Trail & the Far West (CD & Tape)
Mark Gardner & The Muleskinners
Portions of this CD were featured in the PBS documentary, "The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848."
The famous Santa Fe Trail stretches 800 miles between Missouri and New Mexico. This recording contains documented songs and instrumentals connected with the trail's rich history. Several of the songs date to the Mexican War and the Gold Rush. Performed on period instruments with historic playing styles, it captures the authentic sounds of covered wagon days. 8 vocals, 4 instrumentals, 33 minutes.Read more: Songs of the Santa Fe Trail & the Far West (CD & Tape)
Chadwell's Station: Fiddling on the Frontier (CD)
by Christian Wig
The music on Chadwell's Station features the fiddle tunes played on the Eastern Frontier before 1840. It includes tunes from the Hamblen Collection - David R Hamblen born in 1809 in Cumberland Gap, VA - as well as tunes in archaic styles from Hiram Stamper and Marcus Martin, plus two from the Virginia Reels - another collection of fiddle tunes published in 1839. Many are played on period gut strung fiddles, accompanied by Whitt Mead on an early Dobson banjo with skin head and gut strings. These are the uncommon tunes played in the vernacular styles of the common folks out in the hinterlands.
Read more: Chadwell's Station: Fiddling on the Frontier (CD)
Lost Indian: Fiddling on the Frontier (CD)
by Christian Wig
Lost Indian: Fiddling on the Frontier is a representation of Appalachian fiddle tunes that embody the visceral expression of a mountain people and the revivalist tradition that shares their passion. Stripped of polish and production, the tone is rich, yet raw--the resonance of bow on string, finger on gut. A wonderful collection of tunes performed by Christian Wig, with Whitt Mead, Joe LaRose and Laura Lewis.
"This collection of impeccably sourced tunes performed by veterans of the old-time scene is a terrific source for teachers of fiddling, fiddlers and banjo players." --Bill Hicks
Fiddle Tunes of the Lewis Clark Era (CD)
The New Columbia Fiddlers
Listen to the authentic music of Howard Marshall, Vivian Williams, Phil Williams and John Williams as they help you to experience the Lewis & Clark era. Although the Lewis & Clark journals did not mention specific tunes, the New Columbia Fiddlers have done extensive research to uncover many of the popular tunes of the period. On this CD these tunes are masterfully performed in old-time style on violins, fretless and fretted banjo, mandolin, guitar and percussion. Experience the fiddle dance music from America's formative years! All Instrumental.Read more: Fiddle Tunes of the Lewis Clark Era (CD)
Dance Music of the Oregon Trail (CD)
Phil & Vivian Williams
At the end of a long day on the Oregon Trail, the pioneers often played musical instruments, sang, and danced on the prairie beside the covered wagons. Here are some of the tunes mentioned in their diaries, as well as other popular dance tunes of the era, played in old time style on fiddle, guitar, banjo and accordion. Phil and Vivian Williams grew up near the end of the Trail, have known tunes and dances of the Pacific Northwest's pioneer heritage since childhood, and are founding members of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association, which was formed to perpetuate the pioneer music of the region. Twenty-One Instrumentals.Read more: Dance Music of the Oregon Trail (CD)
Pioneer Dance Tunes of the Far West (CD & Tape)
Phil & Vivian Williams
Dancing was one of the most important recreational activities for pioneers in the West. They danced squares, waltzes, mazurkas, schottishes, polkas, and Virginia Reels. Here are some of the many and diverse tunes played for dances in the Far West in the 1850’s, 1860’s, and 1870’s, performed by Phil and Vivian Williams on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and other instruments used in pioneer dance bands. Nineteen Instrumentals.Read more: Pioneer Dance Tunes of the Far West (CD & Tape)