Study Guide, Songs of Cowboys

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Traditional folk ballads hillbilly / \ Country Western Cowboy was an invention of the 1930s; was just an agricultural worker. Singing cowboy might come from buffalo bill wild west shows; purpose was to invoke some American pride. Leonard Slye- (Roy Rogers’ real name) before acting, started group “sons of the pioneers”; first b-movie was “Under Western Skies”; sidekick named Gabby Hayes; married female costar Dale Evans; Dr. Angus Kress Gillespie Rutgers—The State University Study Guide: “Songs of Cowboys and the Southwest” 1. Gene Autry and Jimmy Long “Silver Haired Daddy of Mine” 1931 Sentimental, sorrowful commentary on aging; sold 1 million copies. Theme of “respect thy father”; 2. Sons of the Pioneers “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” 1934 Guitar and fiddle; Roy Rogers, 3 guys singing in harmony; good guys should respect the environment, written by Bob Nolan; 3. Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers “I Want to be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” 1935 More sophisticated instrumentally, 6 instruments; mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass, piano,
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course 050 366 taught by Professor Angusgillespie during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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