Ghost Riders in the Sky: Essential Recordings
Riders In the Sky
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||Jingle Jangle Jingle||Riders In the Sky||2:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tumbling Tumbleweeds||Riders In the Sky||3:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Fence Me In||Riders In the Sky||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cattle Call||Riders In the Sky||2:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ghost Riders In the Sky||Riders In the Sky||3:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Streets of Laredo||Riders In the Sky||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Red River Valley||Riders In the Sky||4:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rawhide||Riders In the Sky||2:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Back In the Saddle Again||Riders In the Sky||2:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Home On the Range||Riders In the Sky||4:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
The Riders in the Sky entry in Rounder Records' discount-priced Perfect 10 Series of compilations finds the Western music revival group performing favorites from its repertoire borrowed mostly from such 1930s and ‘40s predecessors as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the Sons of the Pioneers. The standards range from ‘30s copyrights like "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Cattle Call" all the way up to 1958's TV theme "Rawhide." Although Riders in the Sky are known to add a touch of wry humor to their performances, these versions are taken straight, unless the listener considers the extensive yodeling on "Back in the Saddle," for instance, to be inherently funny. The performers themselves simply apply themselves to the material with precision and gusto. Of course, with only ten tracks, this is a far shorter representation of the group's work than the earlier compilations Best of the West and Best of the West Rides Again, but both the selection and the renditions are sure-fire.
Formed: 1977 in Nashville, TN
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s