Echte cowboy muziek uit Noord-Amerika! Vrolijke en relaxte western tunes uitgezocht door Putumayo met engelstalig klassikers zoals “Home on the Range” , “Whoopie Ti Yi Yo” (door Ian Tyson uit Canada), and “Don’t Fence Me In” (jazz interpretatie door 'Seattle kids’). Een mooi selectie van 12 sfeervolle liedjes.
The album has a very smooth, laid-back, jazzy feel, so if you've come looking for authentic, rough-hewn renditions of old time western songs, you've come to the wrong place. However, Cowboy Playground serves well as both a quick intro to cowboy songs and as an entertaining musical diversion for the whole family. At the very least, Cowboy Playground will have everyone in the living room or car singing along.
The legend and lore of the Wild West holds a strong allure for kids and grown-ups alike. Whether it conjures up images of cowboys riding ponies across the wide-open range or singing songs by the campfire, music of the old West represents a great American tradition that holds a timeless appeal.
Putumayo Kids captures the freedom of the cowpoke’s life with Cowboy Playground, a galloping collection of songs by artists such as Western music stalwarts Riders in the Sky and Don Edwards. Children’s cowboy music star Buck Howdy sings his funny tall tale tune “Pecos Bill” while classics including “Home on the Range” (recorded by Oregon children’s artist Victor Johnson), “Whoopie Ti Yi Yo” (performed by Canadian artist-rancher Ian Tyson), and “Don’t Fence Me In” ( jazzily arranged by Seattle kids’ artist Johnny Bregar) are familiar even to city slickers. At the end of the day, as millions of stars twinkle in the sky, the Dale Evans-inspired band Cowboy Envy wishes everyone “Happy Trails.”
A 24-page booklet featuring archival photos from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, is included in the Cowboy Playground package. Holly George Warren, renowned music critic and author of The Cowgirl Way, contributes charming liner notes that introduce the whole family to the rollicking world of cowboy music. As always, the colorful cover was illustrated by Nicola Heindl.
Simultaneously, in advance of America’s July 4th celebrations, Putumayo will also release Bluegrass, a collection of songs demonstrating the quintessential appeal of American roots music.