Cowboy Christmas: Cowboy Songs II

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Cowboy Christmas:
Cowboy Songs II
Studio album by Michael Martin Murphey
Released September 10, 1991
Recorded Omni Sound Studio,
Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country, cowboy music,
Christmas music
Length 45:45
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Michael Martin Murphey
Michael Martin Murphey chronology
Cowboy Songs
(1990)
Cowboy Christmas: Cowboy Songs II
(1991)
Cowboy Songs III
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Cowboy Christmas: Cowboy Songs II is the seventeenth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, his second album of cowboy songs, and his first album of Christmas music.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Heard The Bells On Christmas" / "Old Time Christmas" (Caskin, Kiskaddon, Longfellow) – 2:24
  2. "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" / "The Christmas Letter" (Mitchell) – 2:39
  3. "The Creak of the Leather" (Kiskaddon) – 0:26
  4. "Christmas on the Line (The Line Rider's Christmas)" (Murphey, Raines) – 3:08
  5. "Sleigh Ride" / "Jingle Bells" (Anderson, Parish, Pierpont) – 2:39
  6. "The Christmas Trail" (Clark, Edwards) – 3:13
  7. "Merry Texas Christmas You All" (Harris, Miller) – 2:11
  8. "Ridin' Home On Christmas Eve" (Green) – 2:46
  9. "Corn, Water and Wood" (Elliott, Waldman) – 3:10
  10. "The Cowboy Christmas Ball" (Chittenden) – 3:35
  11. Polka Medley: "Good King Wenceslas" / "Under The Double Eagle" / "Redwing" / "Golden Slippers" – 1:48
  12. "Christmas Cowboy Style" (Murphey, Quist) – 3:11
  13. "Santa Claus Shottische" – 1:23
  14. "Two-Step `Round The Christmas Tree" (Bogguss, Crider) – 2:33
  15. Two Step Medley: "Cotton-Eyed Joe" / "Deck the Halls" / "Buffalo Gals" / "Soldier's Joy" / "The Girl I Left Behind" / "Deck the Halls" – 1:58
  16. "Log Cabin Home in the Sky" (Heron) – 2:39
  17. Waltz Medley: "O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)" / "Put Your Little Foot (The Varsouvianna)" / "The Wes..." – 2:30
  18. "Pearls in the Snow" (Murphey, Quist, Dunn) – 3:08
  19. "Good Night Ladies" / "Auld Lang Syne" – 1:17[2][3]

Credits[edit]

Music

  • Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, arranger, producer, liner notes
  • Debra Black – arranger, conductor
  • Waddie Mitchell – speaking parts
  • Suzy Bogguss - vocals (Two-Step 'Round The Christmas Tree)
  • Riders in the Sky – vocals
  • Don Edwards – arranger
  • Steve Gibson – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, gut string guitar, mandolin, background vocals, producer, arranger
  • Randy Scruggs – acoustic guitar
  • Bruce Bouton – pedal steel
  • Sonny Garrish – pedal steel
  • David Schnaufer – hammer dulcimer
  • Alisa Jones – hammer dulcimer
  • Sam Bush – fiddle, mandolin, mandola
  • Carl Jackson – banjo
  • Vince Farsetta – claw hammer banjo
  • Dennis Burnside – piano
  • Phil Naish – synthesizer
  • Joey Miskulin – accordion, arranger
  • David Hungate – electric bass
  • Craig Hungate – acoustic bass
  • Craig Nelson – acoustic bass
  • Lonnie Wilson – percussion, drums
  • The Kid Connection – background vocals
  • Emily Estes – background vocals
  • Lori Casteel – background vocals
  • Dionne McGuire – background vocals
  • Gary Janney – background vocals
  • Carrie Gardner – background vocals
  • Bethany Wright – background vocals
  • Tommy Gardner – background vocals
  • Curtis Young – background vocals
  • Rachel Howell – background vocals
  • Dennis Wilson – background vocals

Production

  • Carol Elliott – production coordination
  • Eric Prestidge – engineer
  • Keith Compton – engineer
  • Patrick Kelly – assistant engineer
  • Marshall Morgan – mixing
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Steven Whatley – cover design, design
  • William Matthews – watercolor artwork[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Owens, Thom. "Cowboy Christmas: Cowboy Songs II". Allmusic. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cowboy Christmas: Cowboy Songs II". Discogs. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 

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