Cowboy Jubilee

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Cowboy Jubilee
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Studio album by Riders in the Sky
Released 1981
Genre Western
Length 31:37
Label Rounder
Producer Riders in the Sky
Riders in the Sky chronology
Three on the Trail
Cowboy Jubilee
Prairie Serenade
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Cowboy Jubilee is the second studio album by the Western band Riders in the Sky, released in 1981, featuring a title track originally written by Ken Carson of the Sons of the Pioneers. This album features the demanding art of yodeling in harmony; the Riders create arrangements worthy of their original inspirations, Sons of the Pioneers. Originally released on vinyl in 1981 and as a CD in 1990, this album includes their own originals (including "Compadres in the Old Sierra Madres") that compare favorably with their versions of older Western classics.

This album was featured on The New York Times' "Best Ten List" for 1982 and was voted "Best Independent Country Album of the Year".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cowboy Jubilee (Ken Carson)" – 1:32
  2. "Ol' Cowpoke" (McMahan) – 2:39
  3. "Compadres in the Old Sierra Madre" – 2:39
  4. "Back in the Saddle Again" (Gene Autry, Ray Whitley) – 3:45
  5. "Desperado Trail" – 2:54
  6. "Red River Valley" (Public Domain) – 2:44
  7. "Ride With the Wind" (Douglas Green) – 3:32
  8. "Soon as the Roundup's Through" – 2:02
  9. "On the Rhythm Range" – 2:51
  10. "Riding Alone" (Green) – 2:12
  11. "Ojo Caliente" – 1:59
  12. "At the End of the Rainbow Trail" (Green) – 2:48


  • Douglas B. Green (a.k.a. Ranger Doug) – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Chrisman (a.k.a. Woody Paul) – fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonica, vocals
  • Fred LaBour (a.k.a. Too Slim) – bass, guitar, accordion, vocals
  • Thomas Goldsmith – guitar
  • Kayton Roberts – steel guitar
  • Kenny Malone – percussion
  • Louis Brown – horn

Production notes

  • Todd Cerney – engineer
  • Leonard Kamsler – photography
  • Susan Marsh – design
  • Denny Purcell – mastering


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