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The Sons of the Pioneers: The Ultimate Collection (Hip-O/MCA Nashville)

Jason Gross, Rock's Backpages, June 2002

IN THE WAKE of the success of the Coen Brothers'/T-Bone Burnette's O Brother, Where Art Thou, you'd surely hope that some people would be curious to hear and find out where some of this mythic country music came from. Just as "rock and roll' would be latter appended to "rock", "country" was known as "country and western" when it was in its infancy. To go along with the shoot-em-up movies that provided nostalgia for the long-gone days of the Wild West, there were accompanying tunes evoking the time period (the late 1800's).

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