Putumayo Cowboy Playground CD
Brand Putumayo World Music
Saddle up for a fun collection of classic cowboy songs for buckaroos of all ages. Yippie yi yay!
The legend and lore of the Wild West holds a strong allure for kids and grown-ups alike. Whether it conjures up images of cowboys riding ponies across the wide-open range or singing songs by the campfire, music of the old West represents a great American tradition that holds a timeless appeal.
About the Artists
Putumayo Kids captures the freedom of the cowpoke’s life with Cowboy Playground, a galloping collection of songs by artists such as Western music stalwarts Riders in the Sky and Don Edwards. Children’s cowboy music star Buck Howdy sings his funny tall tale tune “Pecos Bill” while classics including “Home on the Range” (recorded by Oregon children’s artist Victor Johnson), “Whoopie Ti Yi Yo” (performed by Canadian artist-rancher Ian Tyson), and “Don’t Fence Me In” ( jazzily arranged by Seattle kids’ artist Johnny Bregar) are familiar even to city slickers. At the end of the day, as millions of stars twinkle in the sky, the Dale Evans-inspired band Cowboy Envy wishes everyone “Happy Trails.”
A 24-page booklet featuring archival photos from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, is included in the Cowboy Playground package. Holly George Warren, renowned music critic and author of The Cowgirl Way, contributes charming liner notes that introduce the whole family to the rollicking world of cowboy music. As always, the colorful cover was illustrated by Nicola Heindl.
Tracklist1. Wylie & the Wild West - Saddle Bum - (United States)2. Riders In The Sky - I'm an Old Cowhand - (United States)3. Kerry Grombacher - Close 'Em on Up - (United States)4. Liz Masterson & Sean Blackburn - Back in the Saddle Again - (United States)5. David John and the Comstock Cowboys - It's the Cowboy Life for Me - (United States)6. Buck Howdy - Pecos Bill - (United States)7. Johnny Bregar - Don't Fence Me In - (United States)8. Victor Johnson - Home on the Range - (United States)9. Ian Tyson - Whoopee Ti Yi Yo - (Canada)10. Dave Stamey - May the Trail Rise Up to Greet You - (United States)11. Peter Rowan & Don Edwards - Take Me Back to the Range - (United States)12. Cowboy Envy - Happy Trails - (United States)