WALTER HURDT & THE SINGING COWBOYS 'Walter Hurdt & The Singing Cowboys'

WALTER HURDT & THE SINGING COWBOYS 'Walter Hurdt & The Singing Cowboys'

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This North Carolina musician made a number of records for the old Bluebird label from 1937 to 1940, and this new re-issue brings 29 of them to CD for the first time. The fact that Hurdt’s popularity was fairly limited might well have been due to the fact that he traveled less and probably never had the higher impact sponsors that helped other groups of the time like the Monroe Brothers, Delmore Brothers and Blue Sky Boys. It may also have been that Hurdt’s sound was not as consistent and not as musically sound as his competitors. He combined a bit of blues, a bit of swing, some cowboy style material and some country songs and tunes, most noteworthy of which was his TRAIN SPECIAL, apparently the first version of ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL to be commercially released. Some of the more interesting pieces here are pretty much rip-offs of Delmore Brothers tunes (I’VE ALWAYS LOVED MY OLD GUITAR and CARRY ME BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE), as well as SHE WON’T PAY ME NO MIND (from Arthur Smith’s GIRL I LOVE DON’T PAY ME NO MIND). There are also a few tunes that hark back to the Farr Brothers music: hot guitar and fiddle, though not as hot or skillful as Hugh and Karl Farr’s work (RHYTHM IN E, GUITAR RAG, FIDDLE & GUITAR RUNNIN’ WILD). This is an interesting but not essential album. HOBO BLUES, FOX HUNTERS LUCK etc

Artists:

  • WALTER HURDT
  • CLAUDE BOONE
  • LAWRENCE WISEMAN
  • LEROY JOHNSON
  • CECIL BURLESON

Track Listing:

  • DOUBLE TROUBLE BLUES
  • TWO TIMING MAMA BLUES
  • I'M RIDIN' NOW
  • THE HOBO BLUES
  • FIDDLE AND GUITAR RUNNIN' WILD
  • PLAYING AROUND
  • FOX HUNTER'S LUCK
  • HOLD HIM DOWN COWBOY
  • TO THE END OF THE TRAIL
  • MY BRAVE BUCKAROO
  • DOWN THE ARIZONA TRAIL
  • RHYTHM IN E
  • GUITAR RAG
  • I'M THROUGH WITH WOMEN
  • I'VE ALWAYS LOVED MY OLD GUITAR
  • MY SKINNY SARAH JANE
  • CARRY ME BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE
  • TRAIN SPECIAL
  • THINK OF ME
  • SHE WON'T PAY ME NO MIND
  • I'M DRINKING MY TROUBLES DOWN
  • CAUSE MY BABY'S GONE
  • BLUE SKIES ABOVE
  • FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER
  • THE OLD GULF COAST
  • TRUCK DRIVER'S BLUES
  • WHAT IF MY DREAMS DON'T COME TRUE
  • HONEYSUCKLE BLUES