Call it cowboy music or western music, make no mistake about it, this is not "Country" music. No songs about trucks, honkytonks or tractors. No swinging around on ropes over the crowd and certainly no bombs exploding on stage. Western music helps chronicle a period in American history that faded away all too fast. Artists like Buck Howdy and Jon Chandler keep the Western Music tradition alive and kicking. Here are some recordings I've listened to so many times they are just about worn out.
It's probably obvious that I am pretty much a traditionalist and a picky old cuss. I know what I like and what I don't like. I guess it's what they call mule headed. Well, Tall Tales & Treasures got this old mule moving. This one now holds a cherished spot in my all time favorites collection.
Western music seems to be running the course of many other genres of music -- it all gets to sounding the same after a while. This definitely is not the case with Tall Tales & Treasures. Sue Harris has a masterful touch with "true western music". She conveys the feeling of what this music is supposed to be about -- wide open spaces, a type of life style and a particular type humor indigenous to the west. Tall Tales & Treasures succeeds where other attempts seem to fall short. It's WESTERN and traditional sounding to boot. Plus, Sue gets the Lone Hand Golden Saddle Award for knowing how to play a waltz. Tall Tales & Treasures is a must have recording for fans of western music or great music in general.
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Jon is a winner of the Lone Hand Cowboy Spirit Award.
Every once in a while life doles out a surprise and this recording is a very pleasant one. Mr. Chandler sent me a copy "for a little new listening material". Oh my, have I listened! If you can wear out a CD I'm going to do it with this one. He is a brilliant song writer who conveys what "Western" is all about. If you buy only one recording this year - WESTERNS should be the one.
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