Great American Cowboy (album)

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Great American Cowboy
Great american cowboy.jpg
Studio album by Sons of the San Joaquin
Released 1990
Genre Western
Label Independent
Sons of the San Joaquin chronology
Great American Cowboy
Bound For the Rio Grande
(1991)Bound For the Rio Grande1991

Great American Cowboy is the first album by the Western music band Sons of the San Joaquin, released in 1990. It was independently produced and distributed and primarily contains songs written by or notably recorded by the Sons of the Pioneers. It was their first and only album to contain original material penned by member Jack Hannah until 1995's From Whence Came the Cowboy.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "When the Prairie Sun Climbs Out of the Hay" (Glenn Spencer, Tim Spencer) 1:36
2. "The Timber Trail" (Tim Spencer) 2:11
3. "Hello Way Up Yonder" (Bob Nolan) 2:39
4. "The Gift" (Ian Tyson) 4:02
5. "The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma" (Tim Spencer) 2:28
6. "Along the Santa Fe Trail" (Al Dubin, Edwina Coolidge, Will Grosz) 3:13
7. "Silver Spurs" (Raymond Kraft, Jack Hannah) 4:20
8. "A Cowboy Has to Sing" (Bob Nolan) 2:11
9. "Somethin' That a Cowboy Knows" (Darrell Arnold, Jack Hannah) 3:34
10. "Moonlight on the Trail" (Tim Spencer) 3:11
11. "Yippi-Yi, Yippi-Yo" (Glenn Spencer, Tim Spencer) 2:52
12. "Song of the Rover" (Bob Nolan) 2:08
13. "Cool Water" (Bob Nolan) 3:24
14. "Great American Cowboy" (Jack Hannah) 4:03


Sons of the San Joaquin[edit]

  • Jack Hannah – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Hannah – vocals, bass fiddle, whistle
  • Lon Hannah – vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Robert Wagoner – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • "Doc" Denning – fiddle, bass fiddle


  • Sons of the San Joaquin – producers
  • Recorded at:
    • Maximus Recording Studios, Fresno, CA
      • Nye Morton – engineer, mixer
  • David M. Graham – photography

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