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Rex Allen - The Arizona Cowboy: Selected Singles 1946-62

Rex Allen - The Arizona Cowboy: Selected Singles 1946-62

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Rex Allen was one of the later era of Singing Cowboys, whose career encompassed not only being a recording artist but also having a high profile as a star of western movies and TV series, and later as a narrator on many Disney productions.

Born in Arizona, he made his start as a singer, Allen began his singing career on radio station KOY in Phoenix, Arizona, after which he became better known as a performer on the National Barn Dance on WLS in Chicago. When singing cowboys such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry were very much in vogue in American film, Republic Pictures gave him a screen test and put him under contract in 1949. Becoming known as “The Arizona Cowboy”, which became the title of one of his first films after signing to Republic, Allen received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1975.

Although most of his hits were in his early career he maintained his popularity and visibility to have more hits at the beginning of the 1960s.

This 55-track collection comprises selected A- and B-sides of his singles on the Mercury, Decca & Buena Vista labels from these years. Initially recording with his groups The Dawn Busters, The Prairie Ramblers and The Arizona Cowboys, he later recorded solo, in a duet with Tex Williams, with The Anita Kerr Singers and with various orchestras in later times. It features his 1953 No.4 Crying In The Chapel, and 1962 No.4 Don’t Go Near The Indians, along with his other hits from this era: Sparrow In The Treetop, a No.10, Afraid, a No. 14 and the movie song Marines, Let’s Go, a No.21.

He was a versatile and distinctive artist, a talented writer as well as performer, and this collection offers an entertaining showcase for his varied output across the most significant 15 years of his career.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Curtains Of Sorrow Rex Allen And His Dawn Busters

2

Atomic Power Rex Allen & The Prairie Ramblers
3 Texas Tornado Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
4 Driftwood On The River Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
5 Queen Of The Rodeo Rex Allen & Prairie Ramblers
6 Foggy River Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
7 Take It Back And Change It For A Boy Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
8 Loaded Pistol, Loaded Dice Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
9 Teardrops In My Heart Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
10 Chime Bells Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
11 Tears On My Old Guitar Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
12 Tennessee Tears Rex Allen
13 Afraid Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers With Jerry Byrd
14 Over Three Hills Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
15 Blues In My Mind Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers With Jerry Byrd
16 Tag Along Patti Page & Rex Allen
17 Put Your Arms Around Me Rex Allen
18 Softly And Tenderly Rex Allen & Patti Page
19 Yodelin' Crazy Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
20 Too-Lee-Rollum Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
21 You Drifted Rex Allen And The Arizona Wranglers
22 Naggin' Rex Allen
23 The Roving Kind Rex Allen
24 Sparrow In The Tree Top Rex Allen
25 Mister And Mississippi Rex Allen
26 Hot Time In New Orleans Tonight Rex Allen
27 Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home Rex Allen
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Is He Satisfied Rex Allen
2 Till The Well Runs Dry Rex Allen
3 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Rex Allen
4 No One Will Ever Know Rex Allen
5 Crying In The Chapel Rex Allen
6 If God Can Forgive You, So Can I Rex Allen
7 Somewhere Rex Allen
8 In The Chapel In The Moonlight Rex Allen
9 This Ole House Rex Allen & Tex Williams
10 I'm Learning To Live Without You Rex Allen
11 Tomorrow's Just Another Day To Cry Rex Allen
12 That's What Makes The Juke Box Play Rex Allen
13 The Albino, Pink-Eyed Stallion Rex Allen
14 The Last Roundup Rex Allen And Victor Young And His Singing Strings
15 The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine Rex Allen And Victor Young And His Singing Strings
16 Drango Rex Allen
17 Westward Ho The Wagons! Rex Allen
18 Money, Marbles And Chalk Rex Allen With The Anita Kerr Singers
19 Blue Dream Rex Allen
20 Invitation To The Blues Rex Allen
21 I Know The Reason Why Rex Allen
22 Lazy River Rex Allen
23 I Couldn't Care Less Rex Allen
24 Morgen (One More Sunrise) Rex Allen
25 Forever And Ever Rex Allen
26 I Love You So Much It Hurts Rex Allen
27 Marines Let's Go Rex Allen
28 Don't Go Near The Indians Rex Allen
  • Artist:
    Rex Allen
  • EAN:
    824046340629
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    November 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3406
  • Weight:
    0.12kg