The Norman Luboff Choir - Songs of the Trail





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Total download size: 1.30GB Total play length: 34:08

Cover art included, liner notes not included

The Norman Luboff Choir was considered, in some quarters, the best chorus in Hollywood, and Songs of the West is one of its earliest albums. The record was a commercial success and earned the choir's leader the tongue-in-cheek nickname "Hopalong Luboff." The unusual album cover pictures a cattle drive in a Western vista with no text whatsoever. All of the songs are Western classics performed with minimal instrumentation and the chorus' big vocal sound that, even on Western material, is more similar to the Robert Shaw Chorale than the Sons of the Pioneers. The Norman Luboff Choir takes a less stilted approach than Shaw's chorale, though, which makes its music more accessible though somewhat somber. Songs of the West is a beautifully performed album for Western music lovers, and ranks with Reverie as one of the choir's finest albums.

Bury Me Beneath the Prairie
Happy Cowboy
San Antonio Rose
I Got No Use for the Women
Ole Faithful
Jesse James
Tennessee Stud
Autumn on the Trail
Yippi-Yi, Yippi-Yo
Tumbleweed Trail
On the Trail to Mexico
Song of the Trail

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