Home Hear Classic Album Review: Sons of the Pioneers | Symphonies of the Sage

Classic Album Review: Sons of the Pioneers | Symphonies of the Sage

Saddle up for some long-lost performances by the old-school cowboy crooners.

119

This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


WHO THEY ARE: Oh, nobody important — just one of the first, foremost and longest-running country music and vocal outfits in history. Ask your great-grandad and he’ll tell you the Sons of the Pioneeers were the original cowboy crooners back in the ’30s, performing with the likes of Roy Rogers.

WHAT THIS IS: Symphonies of the Sage is a dream come true for old-time country buffs — more than two dozen rare and unreleased cuts recorded for radio broadcast in Chicago six decades ago.
HIGHLIGHTS: Cowboy classics like Cool Water and Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, which feature the sextet yodelling in harmony, which is way cooler than it sounds. C&W CRED: Ever heard that song Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds? Founding member (and Canadian) Bob Nolan wrote it.
LAST WORDS: Happy trails, pardner.