Sons Of The Pioneers, 85 Years Of Harmony. Review By Oj Sikes

Sons Of The Pioneers, 85 Years Of Harmony ( Cover CD )
Sons Of The Pioneers, 85 Years Of Harmony ( Cover CD )

Sons of the Pioneers

85 Years of Harmony

85 Years Sons of the Pioneers ( Front Cover )
85 Years Sons of the Pioneers ( Front Cover )

It’s been awhile since the Sons of the Pioneers recorded their last CD; 8 years, in fact! And since there have been a number of personnel changes over those 8 years, only one of the Pioneers on this new CD, Ken Lattimore, appeared on their last CD. But think about it; they’re celebrating 85 years of singing the songs of Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer. All of the original members from the 30’s and 40’s have been gone for decades. Fortunately, others have been carrying on the tradition, and the current group does a terrific job of it, as you’ll hear on these selections.

Ken does a great rendition of Nolan’s “Song of the Prairie” and Paul Elliott’s fiddle work on “Chant of the Plains” provides delightful accompaniment to John Fullerton’s fine vocal solo. Roy “Dusty” Rogers, Jr. solos on one of his dad’s favorites, “Skyball Paint,” and I especially enjoyed his “Goldmine in the Sky,” among others. “Trail Boss” Tommy Nallie recalls his own family’s Pioneers tradition with his solo on “Teardrops in My Heart,” originally recorded by the Pioneers (and by Rex Allen as well) in 1947. You’ll also hear beautiful harmonies and great yodeling, and you’ll enjoy the bass work of Chuck Ervin on all 15 classics selected for this collection. Don’t miss this one! Available from SonsOfThePioneers.org and there’s a great video on the web site if you’d like a preview of what you’ll hear on the CD.

O.J Sikes





85 Years Sons of the Pioneers ( Back Cover )
85 Years Sons of the Pioneers ( Back Cover )

Ghost Riders In The Sky
Don’t Fence Me In
Skyball Paint
Along The Santa Fe Trail
Cool Water
Chant Of The Plains
Goldmine In The Sky
When Payday Rolls Around
Teardrops In My Heart
My Adobe Hacienda
Song Of The Prairie
Blue Prairie
Fiddlin’ Around
Tumbling Tumbleweeds

 

The story of “Cool Water” of Bob Nolan.

The story of “Cool Water” of Bob Nolan.