Cowboy Ballad

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Traditional Country Music - Decline of Western Music and The Cowboy Ballad
... By the late 1960s, Western music, in particular the cowboy ballad, was in decline ... and rockabilly music styles predominated over both 'cowboy' artists and the more recent Bakersfield sound ... However the cowboy ballad and honky-tonk music would be resurrected and reinterpreted in the 1970s with the growth in popularity of "outlaw country" music from Texas and Oklahoma ...

Famous quotes containing the words ballad and/or cowboy:

    During the cattle drives, Texas cowboy music came into national significance. Its practical purpose is well known—it was used primarily to keep the herds quiet at night, for often a ballad sung loudly and continuously enough might prevent a stampede. However, the cowboy also sang because he liked to sing.... In this music of the range and trail is “the grayness of the prairies, the mournful minor note of a Texas norther, and a rhythm that fits the gait of the cowboy’s pony.”
    —Administration in the State of Texa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra. Lord of the lash,
    the Loup Garou Kid. Half breed son of Pisces and
    Aquarius. I hold the souls of men in my pot. I do
    the dirty boogie with scorpions. I make the bulls
    keep still and was the first swinger to grape the taste.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)