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Memories of the Range


· Audio CD (June 7, 2001)

· Original Release Date: June 7, 2001

· Format: 4-CD boxed set

· Label: Bear Family

· ASIN: B0000300ML


This second 4-CD volume of Standard transcriptions comprises 121 songs, including some that went on to become Sons of the Pioneers’ classics, such as One More Ride and Cool Water. The core of the shows, though, was vintage pop and western songs, hymns, folk songs, and the Farrs’ improvisations.

The box includes a 27-page booklet by Laurence J. Zwisohn that continues the story of the Sons of the Pioneers during their formative era plus a discography, and includes 4 rare photos courtesy of R. A. Andreas, Les Leverett, Dusty Rogers and Packy Smith, with illustrations by Wolfgang Taubenauer.






BCD 16104 DI DM 150

EAN-Code: 4000127161048

ISBN: 3-89795-610-1


c. April, 1935, Recordings, Inc. 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California



  1. Me And My Burro (Fred Howard/Nat Vincent)

  2. Old Sky Ball Paint (Sky Ball Paint) (Bob Nolan)

  3. Outlaw Rag (Hugh/Karl Farr)

  4. Way Down South (Away Down South) (Stephen Foster)

  5. De Camp Town Races (De Camptown Races) (Stephen Foster)

  6. Old Dog Trey (Stephen Foster)

  7. Ragtime Annie (traditional)

  8. Soldier’s Joy (traditional)

  9. Oompah Rag (Hugh/Karl Farr)

 10. Pop Eye’s Spiritual (Hugh Farr)

 11. West of The Rio Grande (Tim Spencer)

 12. One More River To Cross (spiritual)

 13. Bring Roses to Your Mother (Lem Giles/John Ennis/Freddie Large)

 14. Dolly Day (Stephen Foster)

 15. Cow Across the Road (traditional)

 16. Darling Clementine (Clementine) (Percy Montrose) 

 17. Black Sheep Blues (traditional) 

 18. Railroad Boomer (Carson J. Robison)

 19. Rocky Mountain Express (Charles Tobias/Harry Tobias/Albert von Tilzer)

 20. The Yodeling Cowboy (Jimmie Rodgers/Elsie McWilliams)

 21. Pride Of the Ball (A. C. Smith/Ray Hibbeler)

 22. Standin’ In The Need Of Prayer (spiritual)

 23. Cowboy Jack (traditional)

 24. Roll Along Jordan (Tim Spencer)

 25. Tom And Jerry (traditional)

 26. Old Maderia Waltz (Old Madeira Waltz) (unknown)

 27. Rye Whiskey Waltz (traditional)


c. May 1935; 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California


 28. Where The Morning Glories Grow (Richard A. Whiting/Gus Kahn/Raymond B. Egan)

 29. Methodist Pie (traditional)

 30. Seein’ Nellie Home (Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party) (James Fletcher/Francis Kyle)




  1. Miss Lucy Long (Billy Whitlock)

  2. Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster)

  3. Yankee Doodle (traditional)

  4. All God’s Chillun Got Wings (spiritual)

  5. T For Texas (Jimmie Rodgers)

  6. Harvester (traditional)

  7. Custer’s Last Battle (Lon Healy)

  8. Goodbye My Lover Goodbye (T. H. Allen)

  9. Covered Wagon Roll Me On (Westward Ho) (Tim Spencer)

 10. Beulah Land (Dwelling In Beulah Land) (C. Austin Miles)

 11. Follow The Stream (I Follow The Stream) (Bob Nolan)

 12. Darling Nellie Grey (Benjamin Russell Hanby)

 13. Chicken (traditional)

 14. Going Home (Carson J. Robison/Vernon Dalhart)

 15. Blues In E (Hugh/Karl Farr)

 16. Old Rover (Tim Spencer)

 17. Beautiful Nell (R. Coote)

 18. Main Street (Karl Farr)

 19. Drifting Sands (Sands of The Desert) (Roy Rogers)

 20. And I Still Do (I Still Do) (Bob Nolan)

 21. Climb Up Chillun’ (spiritual)

 22. Falling Leaf (unknown)

 23. I Wish I’d Stayed In The Wagon Yard (traditional)

 24. Some Folks (Stephen Foster)

 25. Billy The Kid (traditional)

 26. We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder (Jacob’s Ladder) (spiritual)

 27. Dixie (Dan Emmett)

 28. Wind – (Bob Nolan)

 29. Old Paint (Goodbye Old Paint) (traditional)

 30. Tenting Tonight (On The Old Camp Ground) (Walter Kittredge)



  1. Travelin’ With The Sun – (Bob Nolan)

  2. Roll On (Cowboy’s Dream) traditional

  3. Old Time Religion (spiritual)

  4. Florine Waltz (unknown)

  5. Swannee River (Stephen Foster)

  6. Waggoner (traditional)

  7. Big Rock Candy Mountain (Harry “Mac” McClintock)

  8. Little Old Sod Shanty (Will S. Hays)

  9. Keep A-Inchin’ Along (spiritual)

 10. Gambler’s Blues (traditional)

 11. Down The Lane To Happiness (Leo Wells)

 12. Coming Through The Rye (Robert Burns)

 13. Ninety And Nine (Elizabeth C. Clephane/Ira D. Sankey)

 14. Tom Bigbee River (S. S. Steele/A. F. Winnemore)

 15. Old Cherry Orchard (Down In the Old Cherry Orchard) (Bryan/Stern)

 16. Jesse James (traditional)

 17. When The Bees are In the Hive Alfred Bryan/Kerry Mills)

 18. Hifalutin’ (unknown)

 19. Rosewood Casket (Little Rosewood Casket) (traditional)

 20. Bum Song (Hallelujah, I’m A Bum) (Harry “Mac” McClintock)

 21. Call Of the South (Come on Home) (Tim Spencer)

 22. Song of the Pioneers (Tim Spencer)

 23. Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)

 24. The Crawdad Song (traditional)

 25. Old Black Mountain Trail (Fred Howard/Nat Vincent)

 26. Old Kentucky Home (My Old Kentucky Home) (Stephen Foster)

 27. Get Away Old Man (Get Away Old Man, Get Away) (Frank Crumit)

 28. Eighth of January (traditional)

 29. Jack of Diamonds (traditional)

 30. Bugler’s Blues (unknown)

 31. Fine Time at Our House (traditional)




  1. Oh There’s Power (Power in the Blood) (Lewis E. Jones)

  2. Leaning on the Everlasting Arm (Anthony J. Showalter/Rev. Elisha A. Hoffman)

  3. I Need Thee (Annie S. Hawks/Rev. Robert Lowry)

  4. Prairie Schooner (Over the Santa Fe Trail) (Tim Spencer)

  5. Nelly Bly (Stephen Foster)

  6. Oh, Lemuel (Stephen Foster)


c. June 1935; Recordings Inc. 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California


  7. Ring Ring De Banjo (Stephen Foster)

  8. Auld Lange Syne (Robert Burns)

  9. Billy Boy (traditional)

 10. Memories of the Range (Roy Rogers)

 11. Birmingham Jail (traditional)

 12. New River Train (traditional)


c. January 1936; Recordings Inc. 5505 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California


 13. In the Saddle (Ridin’ Ropin’) (Roy Rogers)

 14. Give My Love To Nell (traditional)

 15. Listen To the Mocking Bird (Alice Hawthorne/Dick Milburn)

 16. Whispering Hope (Alice Hawthorne)

 17. Mellow Mountain Moon (Fred Howard/Nat Vincent)

 18. Sagebrush Stomp (Hugh Farr)

 19. Bury Me Beneath The Willow (traditional)

 20. When The Bloom Is On The Sage (Fred Howard/Nat Vincent)

 21. Rock Me To Sleep In My Rocky Mountain Home (Vincent/Vincent/Hill/Raskin)

 22. I Want To Follow The Swallow Back Home To Colorado (Howard/Nat Vincent)

 23. One More Ride (Bob Nolan)

 24. Lane County Bachelor (traditional) 

 25. Cool Water (Bob Nolan)

 26. When The Work’s All Done This Fall (D. J. O’Malley)

 27. Sleepy Rio Grande (Carson J. Robison)

 28. When It’s Prayer Meetin’ Time In The Hollow (Fleming Allan/Al Rice)

 29. Night-Time In Nevada (Dulmage/Pascoe/ O’Reilly Clint)

 30. Cotton Eyed Joe (traditional)