O J Sikes
Leonia, New Jersey
I only had a passing interest in Western music
before I heard the songs of Bob Nolan. He often wrote for three part harmony,
sung in a way that was different from the pattern traditionally followed by
trios. Born in the South, I grew up listening to duets, trios and quartets
singing religious music, country music and popular music, but the way Bob Nolan
and the Sons of the Pioneers developed their harmony gave them a different
“sound” from all the rest.
The old Boston Pete Western Music Time Archive - Track Lists
OJ Sikes is a founding member of the Western Music Association and a respected music historian. He has a column in "The Western Way" with his music reviews and he has reviewed several of the Sons of the Pioneers albums on the Bob Nolan site.
You can also hear his program at KKRN.
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