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Song NameArranger
Old Chisholm TrailMorgan Ames
Witch Tai ToMorgan Ames
Goodbye Old PaintMorgan Ames
The CuckooMorgan Ames
Tumblin' TumbleweedsMorgan Ames
My Real HomeMorgan Ames
Old Diamond JoeMorgan Ames
Where Am I GoingMorgan Ames
Home On The RangeMorgan Ames
There's A Star On The HorizonMorgan Ames
Springtime In The RockiesMorgan Ames
Unused To LoversMorgan Ames
Cielito LindoMorgan Ames
The Water Is Wide/Oh Winding RiverMorgan Ames
I Wonder As I WanderMorgan Ames

Produced by Morgan Ames

Manhattan Transfer meets the Sons Of The Pioneers!! The incomparable Morgan Ames had produced, arranged and recorded the selections which she describes as "a group of a cappella cowboy and mountain songs based on pure historical American, plus a few strays, filtered through my jazz-based sense of harmony and four city singers." She goes on to add... "I grew up looking for home on the range, pretending to be Annie Oakley on rented horses at the Burbank Stables. But singing this music, our shared American heritage, was a gift and that's how we offer it to you." Now, all isn't just tradition as occasionally a new lyic or two is added, but the singers Shelby Flint, Morgan, Melissa Mackay and Michael Mishaw manage to maintain a sensibility of tradition while creating an entirely new feel, exactly as Morgan describes in her quoted comments above. Real traditional tunes such as "Home on the Range," "Old Diamond Joe," (a multi-track overdubbed recording sung entirely by Michael) and "Old Chisholm Trail" are mixed in with a leavening of newer tunes such as "Witchi Tai To," "My Real Home," and "Springtime in the Rockies." The only difficulty we face in reviewing a recording of this calibre is expressing our enthusiasm without going overboard!

Item code: 2750C | 1 CD | $3.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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