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Mark Lee Gardner - Outlaws: Songs of Robbers Rustlers & Rogues

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
12/18/2012
Artist
Mark Lee Gardner
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
CD Baby

Winner of the Wild West History Association's 2013 Award for 'Significant Contribution to Wild West History.' 'This new collection from Mark Lee Gardner, a gifted singer who specializes in songs from the Old West, deals with such notorious figures as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Cole Younger, and Sam Bass, not forgetting women like Belle Starr and Calamity Jane. Two standouts are the lovely ballad "Kentucky Moonshiner" and Gardner's quiet, introspective take on Bob Dylan's "Billy," written for the 1973 Peckinpah film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. A lapidary picker, Gardner accompanies himself on an assortment of period guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Reference-caliber reproduction. Highly recommended.' -Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound Magazine 'Outlaws is like having someone sing you a book of stories. 'John Hardy,' 'Sam Bass,' 'Cole Younger,' and 'Jesse James' are all song titles that remind the listener of hours spent reading and researching Western history. Gardner, author of To Hell on a Fast Horse, a marvelous dual biography of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, is obviously having lots of fun bringing you the not-so-accurate stories of these outlaw legends. (As he points out in his liner notes, 'The truth is seldom as much fun as the myth.') None of it is more fun than 'The Finger of Billy the Kid,' a song sharing how the Kid's trigger finger ended up in a jar. Our fascination with the outlaws of the Old West is only intensified by Gardner's fine CD, which will no doubt drive many right back to the history books.' -Marvin O'Dell True West Magazine 'A blend of history and music, Outlaws is a grab bag of ballads devoted to the West's less savory characters. Rich and rollicking instruments-Gardner plays an open-back banjo and tenor guitar -help bring the stories to life.' -American Cowboy Magazine.

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1) Prologue
2) Little Sadie
3) John Hardy
4) Kentucky Moonshiner
5) Billy the Kid
6) The Gallina
7) Billy 1
8) The Finger of Billy the Kid
9) Sam Bass
10) Cole Younger
11) Jesse James
12) Women Outlaws
13) Far Past Lonely
14) Epilogue
15) Uncle Cliff
16) Shoal Creek
17) Ol' Sam Clemens
18) A Ride on the B ; O
19) Angeline the Baker

Album
Outlaws: Songs of Robbers Rustlers & Rogues
Main Format
CD
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