Thorp was the first person to take a serious interest in collecting and preserving the ballads penned by ranchers across the West. This new edition features an essay by western historian and musician Marc L. Gardner. CD included of selected songs performed by Marc L. Gardner and Rex Rideout on period instruments.
"This work is a major contribution to the history of cowboy music in the Old West. The CD captures the true flavor of early cowboy music."
-David Dary, author of Cowboy Culture
"Historian Mark Gardner demonstrates a deep knowledge of cowboy folk music.The entire package is exquisite and delightful."
-New Mexico Historical Review
Trim: 10" x 6.75"
Illustrations: 8 line art drawings
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