||Ladies' Choice: a bouquet of courtship and
affection by request. Over the years, many of my friends and family have
urged me to record one favorite song or tune that they have heard me sing
or play. I was listening and have placed them together in this recording.
I thank you all for the inspiration. While it is based in the songs of the old West,
you'll find a broad brush of styles here, ranging from the 1700s to this
decade. There are two by Stephen Foster, some cowboy classics, a great cowboy song
written by my friend, Joyce Woodson, even a couple I wrote myself. I thank my musical
pals for joining me in this endeavor. The CD will be sent to you for $15 plus $2 shipping.
Contact: email@example.com or call (303)273-3839 to order.
You can also order, read reviews and hear sound clips through CD Baby and Elderly Instuments. |
||About Elderly Instruments, I first took a trip
up to Elderly with a friend in 1978. For a banjo-playing kid living
out in the cornfields and woodlots of Northwest Ohio, this was Vahalla.
I can still see those gorgeous guitars and mandolins hanging on the
walls and they had any part, pick or string you would ever need. Even
these days when I get a blank stare elsewhere for asking for gut or
nylon banjo strings, Elderly can get what I need. I am very pleased
that they offer the music of Mark and me. |
||Jack Thorp's Songs of the
Cowboys: This beautiful book/CD tribute to Thorp and
his ground-breaking work features an essay by historian and musician
Mark L. Gardner, line illustrations by notable cowboy artist Ronald
Kil, and the lyrics to sixteen songs and poems taken from the
original 1908 edition and second edition of Thorp's Songs of the
Cowboys - plus one previously unpublished Thorp composition. The CD
by Gardner & Rideout, which reproduces all the songs and poems
in the book, follows Thorp's recollections of how he heard and
performed old-time cowboy music, a form that employed only one
voice. Some the 17 songs are: Little Joe, the Wrangler, Get Along,
Little Dogies, Cow Boys Lament, Chopo and Windy Bill. The book/CD
will be sent to you for $25 plus $2 shipping. Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303)273-3839 to order. You can
also order through CD
||Frontier Favorites is a journey
through much of the 19th century. These pieces were done in the
styles of the times and have been well researched. Some of the 21
tracks are: Old Dan Tucker, De Boatman's Dance, Gen. Pike's Dixie,
Barlow Knife, and yes, Capt. Jinks of the Horse Marines. The CD will
be sent to you for $15 ppd. Contact: email@example.com or
call (303)273-3839 to order. You can also order through CD Baby and Elderly Instuments. |
||A word about the recordings, "...Gardner and
Rideout soung almost too authentic...It's like you're not listening to
real singers but to a couple of down-on-their-luck gunslingers..."
(Dirty Linen review) That's the idea folks. Mark and I wanted to create
a setting that seemed real for the above recordings, not a dazzling
performance. Sure, we could dress it up and make it pretty. But the
sounds from those times wouldn't be that way. We tried to make it sound
like two punchers sitting around a fire. Alas, no pretty harmonies either,
they didn't do that. When Tom, Don and I recorded the Pike CD below, we
were not constrained in this way. We were not going for the sound of 1806.
So we could make it pretty and intended it for a more general audience.
This is why they are different. |
||A Voyage of Such Nature: Acoustic
Music in Celebration of the Pike Expedition: Rex
worked with Tom Munch of Pueblo and Don Richmond of Alamosa,
Colorado, to create a CD of the music popular at the time of Zebulon
Pike's famed 1806–1807 expedition to the West.
The tunes relate to points of interest
on Pike's journey in what would later become Kansas and Colorado.
"It something a bit different for me," says Rex, "With more
extensive arrangements than the sparse settings Mark and I try to
create. We employed an array of instruments to create some beautiful
arrangements of melodies that would have been familier to Pike and
his men." The CD includes a map of Pike's route and several quotes
from his journal.
You can find out more
about the CD through Tom's
web site; and you can visit Don's web site. You can also
hear sound clips through CD Baby.
The CD will be sent to you for $15 plus $2 shipping. Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303)273-3839 to order. You can also
order through Elderly Instuments
|Shop around the corner, There are some folks
that will see this site that live in the Denver metro area. You can
purchase the above CDs locally at the following:|
The Denver Folklore Center;
1893 South Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210
25797 Conifer Rd. B 104,
Conifer, CO 80433
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