by: Gene Autry
Gene Autry's career, from radio and recording artist in 1928 to major motion picture star by 1940, spanned over 60 years. He starred in over 90 movies, had his own television program, became a broadcast executive, and even owned a major league baseball team. SINGS GENE AUTRY AND OTHER FAVORITES documents America's first and favorite singing cowboy. Such familiar tunes as, "Back In The Saddle Again" "Silver Spurs" and "Cowboy Blues" highlight this "best of" collection. This is a superb musical overview of the original singing cowboy, the one with the warm campfire voice, whose good-natured honesty made these tunes classic. The rich tone of his voice and the tranquil sweep of his guitar makes songs such as "Be Honest With Me" and "Tears On My Pillow" endearing and heartwarming. Moreover, smart string and horn arrangements add to the texture and mood of all 41 tracks on this remarkable two-CD set.