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Sing, Cowboy, Sing! The Gene Autry Collection

Released: 10/24/1997
Label: Rhino Records

GRAMMY® nominated for Best Historical Album in 1998, the three-CD box set Sing, Cowboy Sing!: The Gene Autry Collection is a must for any music library. Featuring 84 songs, remastered from original Columbia recordings and the Melody Ranch Radio Show, all of his classics are included, such as That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine, Sioux City Sue, Here Comes Santa Claus, South of the Border, and Back in the Saddle Again.

Beyond the great music, you'll find liner notes that are worth the price of the set alone. The booklet includes a Gene Autry biography written by historian (and Riders in the Sky member) Douglas B. Green, detailed Track-By-Track Notes by historian Jon Guyot Smith, Celebrity Tributes, Gene Autry's Cowboy Code, film and television information, plus lots of great photos, posters, and press material. It's a collection that will have you humming, singing, and smiling all day long!

Track Listing

Disc One

1. Back In The Saddle Again (2:41)
(Gene Autry/Ray Whitley)
April 18, 1939. Los Angeles, CA
LA 1865, Vo 05080
2. Dust (2:19)
(Gene Autry/Johnny Marvin)
October 18, 1937. Los Angeles, CA
LA 1453, Vo 04172
3. Sing Me A Song Of The Saddle (1:47)
(Gene Autry/Frank Harford)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/18/40
4. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (2:25)
(Bob Nolan)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 5/5/40
5. The One Rose (2:11)
(Del Lyon/Lani McIntire)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 5/5/40
6. That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine (2:00)
(Gene Autry/Jimmy Long)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 6/16/40
7. Rhythm Of The Range (1:38)
(Gene Autry/Johnny Marvin)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/14/40
8. Blueberry Hill (2:25)
(Al Lewis/Vincent Rose/Larry Stock)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 8/25/40
9. El Rancho Grande (2:14)
(Bartley Costello/Silvano Ramos)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/24/40
10. Mellow Mountain Moon (2:05)
(Fred Howard/Nate Vincent)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/15/40
11. We Never Dream The Same Dream Twice (2:01)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/29/40
12. When You And I Were Young, Maggie (2:04)
(Traditional/Arranged by Gene Autry)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 3/16/41
13. Maria Elena (2:03)
(Lorenzo Barcelata)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 8/31/41
14. Be Honest With Me (1:50)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/14/41
15. Tears On My Pillow (2:37)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/25/42
16. The Yellow Rose Of Texas (1:41)
(Traditional/Arranged by Gene Autry)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/25/42
17. Lonely River (1:52)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose/Ray Whitley)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 3/29/42
18. Tweedle-O-Twill (1:49)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 4/19/42
19. At Mail Call Today (2:43)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
December 6, 1944. Hollywood, CA
H 1164, Ok 6737
20. Don't Live A Lie (2:35)
(Gene Autry/Johnny Bond)
June 13, 1945. Hollywood, CA
H 1427, Co 36880
21. Don't Hang Around Me Anymore (2:47)
(Gene Autry/Denver Darling/Vaughn Horton)
June 13, 1945. Hollywood, CA
H 1424, Co 36840
22. I'll Be Back (2:33)
(Gene Autry/Bill Bryan/Eddie Dean/Rex Preis)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/11/45
23. Silver Spurs (On The Golden Stairs) (2:42)
(Gene Autry/Cindy Walker)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/18/45
24. I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine (2:37)
(Gene Autry/Dale Evans/Oakley Haldeman)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/46
25. You Only Want Me When You're Lonely (2:33)
(Gene Autry/Steve Nelson)
January 11, 1946. Hollywood, CA
HCO 1646, Co 36970
26. You're Not My Darlin' Anymore (2:42)
(Rosalie Allen/Sam Martin/Fred Rose)
January 11, 1946. Hollywood, CA
HCO 1647, Co 37201
27. Oklahoma Hills (2:06)
(Jack Guthrie/Woody Guthrie)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/17/46

Disc Two

1. Sioux City Sue (2:06)
(Ray Freedman/Dick Thomas)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 3/3/46
2. Someday You'll Want Me To Want You (1:39)
(James Hodges)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 6/9/46
3. Gonna Build A Big Fence Around Texas (1:51)
(Cliff Friend/George Olseu/Katherine Phillips)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/7/46
4. The Old Lamplighter (2:15)
(Nat Simon/Charles Tobias)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/29/46
5. San Fernando Valley (1:30)
(Gordon Jenkins)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/29/46
6. I'm A Fool To Care (1:39)
(Ted Daffan)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/16/47
7. Goodbye, Little Darlin', Goodbye (2:00)
(Gene Autry/Johnny Marvin)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/23/47
8. You Can't See The Sun When You're Crying (2:05)
(Doris Fisher/Allan Roberts)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 3/23/47
9. I Tipped My Hat And Slowly Rode Away (1:50)
(Dick Charles/Lawrence Markes)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 3/23/47
10. The Angel Song (1:45)
(Gene Autry/Curt Massey)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 4/16/47
11. One Hundred and Sixty Acres (1:30)
(Dave Kapp)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 5/18/47
12. At Sundown (2:03)
(Walter Donaldson)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 6/29/47
13. It Happened In Monterey (2:07)
(Billie Rose/Mabel Wayne)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/13/47
14. It Makes No Difference Now (2:03)
(Floyd Tillman)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/13/47
15. The Singing Hills (2:50)
(Mack David)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/20/47
16. You Laughed And I Cried (1:46)
(Billy Hayes/Milton Leeds/Ray Whitley)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 8/17/47
17. Pretty Mary (2:12)
(Gene Autry/Oakley Haldeman/James MacDonald/Bob Mitchell)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 8/31/47
18. Mexicali Rose (1:59)
(Helen Stone/Jack Tenney)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/4/48
19. Wave To Me, My Lady (1:22)
(Frank Loesser/William Stein)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/1/48
20. Let The Rest Of The World Go By (2:45)
(Ernest Ball/J. Brennan)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/22/48
21. Honey, I'm In Love With You (The Honey Song) (1:17)
(Curt Massey/Arbie Gibson)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 6/6/48
22. Ole Faithful (3:14)
(Michael Carr/Hamilton Kennedy)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 8/22/48
23. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (1:55)
(Gene Autry/Oakley Haldeman)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/7/48
24. You Are My Sunshine (1:53)
(Jimmie Davis)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/14/48
25. Buttons And Bows (1:59)
(Ray Evans/Jay Livingston)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/28/48
26. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (1:58)
(Fred Rose)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/21/48
27. Shame On You (1:40)
(Spade Cooley)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/9/49
28. While The Angelus Was Ringing (1:44)
(Bert Reisfeld/Jean Villard)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 3/12/49
29. Under Fiesta Stars (2:10)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/2/49

Disc Three

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1:56)
(Johnny Marks)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/12/49
2. Mule Train (2:28)
(Fred Glickman/Hy Heath/Johnny Lange)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/3/49
3. Dear Hearts And Gentle People (1:23)
(Sammy Fain/Bob Hilliard)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/21/50
4. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (2:09)
(Jack Stapp/Harry Stone)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 3/18/50
5. Peter Cottontail (1:44)
(Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 4/8/50
6. Gone Fishin' (2:52)
(Charles Kenny/Nick Kenny)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 6/3/50
7. Teardrops From My Eyes (2:58)
(Rudolph Toombs)
Gene Autry with Jo Stafford
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/9/50
8. (I've Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (1:57)
(Joseph Lilley/Frank Loesser)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/13/51
9. South Of The Border (3:12)
(Michael Carry/Jimmy Kennedy)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/9/51
10. The Last Round-Up (3:22)
(Billy Hill)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/24/51
11. Don't Fence Me In (2:21)
(Cole Porter)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/10/51
12. Ridin' Down The Canyon (2:42)
(Gene Autry/Smiley Burnette)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/19/52
13. I Was Just Walking Out The Door (2:46)
(Cindy Walker)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 2/9/52
14. You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven (1:56)
(Gene Autry)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 4/5/52
15. The Night Before Christmas Song (5:11)
(Johnny Marks/Clement Moore)
Gene Autry with Rosemary Clooney
June 20, 1952. Hollywood, CA
RHCO 10198, Co 39876
16. Look Out The Window (2:44)
(Lew Porter/Mitchell Tableporter)
Gene Autry with Rosemary Clooney
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/29/52
17. Frosty The Snowman (2:02)
(Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/6/52
18. Somebody Bigger Than You and I (2:49)
(J. Francis Burke/Hy Heath/Johnny Lange)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 10/18/52
19. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (1:57)
(Scotty Wiseman)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/10/53
20. I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes (1:43)
(A.P. Carter)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/4/53
21. Your Cheatin' Heart (2:14)
(Hank Williams)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 12/27/53
22. I Hang My Head And Cry (2:14)
(Gene Autry/Fred Rose/Ray Whitley)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/24/54
23. It's My Lazy Day (1:49)
(Smiley Burnette)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 5/2/54
24. You're The Only Good Thing That's Happened To Me (2:05)
(Jack Toombs)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 7/4/54
25. Harbor Lights (2:29)
(SWilhelm Grosz/Jimmy Kennedy)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 9/19/54
26. The Leaf Of Love (1:55)
(Robert Newman/Tex Williams)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 1/30/55
27. You've Got To Take The Bitter With The Sweet (2:09)
(Larry Fotine/Nat Miles)
From Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Broadcast 11/13/55
28. Back In The Saddle Again (Closing Theme) (0:42)
(Gene Autry/Ray Whitley)

Notes & Background Information

Compilation Producers: Karla Buhlman, Patrick Milligan and James Austin
Creative Consultants: Jackie and Gene Autry
Project Assistance: Alex Gordon, Jon Guyot Smith, Nancy Jackson
Tape Research: Reed Williams
Remastering: Bob Fisher/Digital Domain
Art Direction/Design: Julie Vlasak
Notes: Douglas B. Green
Editorial Supervision: Vanessa Atkins, Steven Chean and Julee Stover
Photography: Susan Einstein
Photos and Artifacts Courtesy of Gene Autry and The Autry Museum of Western Heritage

All original recordings (P)1997 Gene Autry, licensed from Gene Autry; except: Back In The Saddle Again, Dust, At Mail Call Today, Don't Live A Lie, Don't Hang Around Me Anymore, You Only Want Me When You're Lonely, You're Not My Darlin' Anymore and The Night Before Christmas Song under license from Sony Music Special Products, a Division of Sony Music, A Group of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. This compilation (P) and ©1997 Rhino Entertainment Company. 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025-4900. Printed in U.S.A.

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