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Home On The Range

LP (Item 373587) Decca, 1938 — Condition: Very Good

The cross of Bing Crosby and country western might seem a bit of a surprise if you only know him from his mainstream singles and film work – but the Bing of the 30s had a sound that was key in the later growth of country music in the US – from his early use of steel guitar in Hawaiian-themed tunes, to his easy-going "plain folks" way of singing, which set the stage for many of the smoother-voiced singers of the later Nashville scene. This 50s LP collects some of Bing's best countrified work of the late 30s tunes that have a bit more "western" than country in the lyrics, but which are delivered by Der Bingle in a wonderfully smooth and homey way. Backings are by Victor Young, Matty Matlock, and John Scott Trotter – and titles include "Home On The Range", "Take Me Back To My Boots & Saddle", "Silver On The Sage", "Mexicali Rose", "I'm An Old Cowhand", "You Don't Know What Lonesome Is", and "Cool Water".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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