Cowboy and Western Songs -- A Comprehesive Anthology


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Western Music, directly related to the old English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, was originally composed by and about the people settling and working in the American West and western Canada. Mexican music, especially in the American Southwest, also somewhat influenced its development. Country music had similar origins but developed in the Appalachians to suit the people of that region.
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Western music was first brought to national attention by John Lomax in his 1910 publication, Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads. With the advent of radio and recording devices the music found an audience previously ignored by music schools and Tin Pan Alley. Many Westerners preferred familiar music about themselves and their environments. With the romanticization of the cowboy in the following decades, the music attracted a much greater audience. Hollywood and New York City began composing fully orchestrated four-part harmonies for their motion pictures and recordings, something far from its folk roots but still Western. In its heyday, the 1930s and 1940s, the most popular recordings and musical radio shows such as the National Barn Dance of the era were of Western music. Western swing also developed during this era.

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