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Gene Autry - The Singing Cowboy: 1933-52

Gene Autry - The Singing Cowboy: 1933-52

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Gene Autry was the first of the Singing Cowboys, renowned as a pioneering figure in country music for his performances in the western movies of the 1930s and ‘40s. He wrote and performed many of the best-known songs associated with the particular style of easy-going cowboy country that evolved in parallel to the likes of Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family. He was also famed for introducing some of the best-known Christmas songs in the latter era of his chart career.

Born on 29 September 1907 in Grayson County, north Texas, Autry was the grandson of a Methodist preacher. When his parents, Delbert Autry and Elnora Ozment, moved to Johnston County in southern Oklahoma he started to develop his singing and guitar playing skills at local dances. Following an audition for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, he signed a recording deal with Columbia Records in 1929 and  worked in Chicago on the WLS-AM radio show National Barn Dance. While working on his own programme he met singer-songwriter Smiley Burnette. Working together they established themselves as popular recording artists before they were discovered by film producer Nat Levine in 1934. Together, the duo made more than 40 low-budget Westerns and Autry earned the Singing Cowboy nickname.

This 53-track collection features all his hits in the US pop and country charts on the Melotone, Vocalion, Okeh and Columbia labels, plus selected titles from his early pre-chart era with classic songs of the day. It features his pop and country No.1 with Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, plus a dozen country No.1s, including At Mail Call Today, South of The Border, Back In The Saddle Again, You Are My Sunshine and further seasonal classics Here Comes Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 The Yellow Rose Of Texas Gene Autry & Jimmy Long


The Last Round-up Gene Autry & Jimmy Long
3 Tumbling Tumbleweeds Gene Autry & Jimmy Long
4 Ole Faithful Gene Autry & Jimmy Long
5 That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine Gene Autry & Jimmy Long
6 There's A Gold Mine In The Sky Gene Autry
7 Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle Gene Autry
8 Little Sir Echo Gene Autry
9 Paradise In The Moonlight Gene Autry
10 Blue Montana Skies Gene Autry
11 Back In The Saddle Again Gene Autry
12 South of The Border (Down Mexio Way) Gene Autry
13 A Goldmine In Your Heart Gene Autry
14 I'm Beginning To Care Gene Autry
15 The Merry-Go-Roundup Gene Autry
16 Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye Gene Autry
17 When I'm Gone You'll Soon Forget Gene Autry
18 El Rancho Grande Gene Autry
19 The Singing Hills Gene Autry
20 Mary Dear Gene Autry
21 Were You Sincere Gene Autry
22 Blueberry Hill Gene Autry
23 Broomstick Buckaroo Gene Autry
24 Be Honest With Me Gene Autry
25 You Are My Sunshine Gene Autry
26 Jingle Jangle Jingle Gene Autry
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Deep In The Heart Of Texas Gene Autry
2 It Makes No Difference Now Gene Autry
3 We've Come A Long Way Together Gene Autry
4 I Hang My Head And Cry Gene Autry
5 I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes Gene Autry
6 Tweedle-O-Twill Gene Autry
7 Gonna Build A Big Fence Around Texas Gene Autry
8 Don't Fence Me In Gene Autry
9 At Mail Call Today Gene Autry
10 I'll Be Back Gene Autry
11 Don't Hang Around Any More Gene Autry
12 Don't Live A Lie Gene Autry
13 I Want To Be Sure Gene Autry
14 Silver Spurs (On The Golden Stairs) Gene Autry
15 I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine Gene Autry
16 You Only Want Me When You're Lonely Gene Autry
17 Wave To Me, My Lady Gene Autry
18 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Gene Autry
19 Someday You'll Want Me To Want You Gene Autry
20 You're Not My Darlin' Anymore Gene Autry
21 Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry
22 Buttons And Bows Gene Autry
23 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry
24 Peter Cottontail Gene Autry
25 Frosty The Snow Man Gene Autry
26 Old Soldiers Never Die Gene Autry
27 The Night Before Christmas Song Gene Autry With Rosemary Clooney
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    July 2023
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