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Rick Huff reviews Western music and cowboy poetry releases in his "Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews" column in Rope Burns,The Western Way from the Western Music Association, the Backforty Bunkhouse Newsletter, CowboyLegacy.org, and at CowboyPoetry.com, We're pleased to have selected reviews below.


Rick Huff considers Western music books and recordings; cowboy poetry books, chapbooks, and recordings; and relevant videos for review. For other materials, please query first: bestofthewest@swcp.com

Please be sure to include complete contact information, price (plus postage) and order address information.

Rick Huff
 P.O. Box 8442
 Albuquerque, NM  87198-8442


 

Rick Huff has produced radio and TV ads and done TV hosting and deejay work for nearly 37 years.  He's had his own production company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1978.  

His working interest in Western Music began in 1983, promoting and creating with Western Music Hall-of-Famer Hi Busse.  In 1986 they developed the radio featurette "Song and Story with Hi Busse" and Huff subsequently released two albums of Hi Busse & The Frontiersmen material.  He has co-produced CD's for Sons of the Rio Grande and Jim Jones. 

In 1999 he and Sidekick Productions' Mary Ryland formed Frontiersmen 2 to co-produce their radio show "The Best of the West Revue" and its publication "The Best of the West Digest."  In 2004 they released a double CD set, The Best of New Mexico Western: Big Surprises From Behind the Chile Curtain! and are currently working on Volume II - or as they like to call it Son of the Best of New Mexico Western!  

 

Huff's "Western Air" column appears regularly in the Western Music Association's magazine, The Western Way. He also writes for Classic Country & Western magazine and Rope Burns. The column is a regular feature of the Western Music Association's quarterly magazine, The Western Way, and we're pleased to have recent columns posted here.

 


Selected Reviews from Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews

Page 5

See page one for a complete alphabetical list of all reviews

 



(All reviews listed alphabetically by artist in a list below)

 

Posted 2/24
West Word Ho! by Doris Daley
Horse Tracks by Henry Real Bird
Father to Father by Curly Musgrave

Posted 2/28
Raven on the Wind by Wylie & the Wild West
Bypast Heroes by
Miss V the Gypsy Cowbelle
The Creak of the Leather by Hugh McLennan

Posted 3/1
Rose Petal Pie by
Denise Withnell
The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet Vol. III by R.J. Vandygriff
This Side Of The Dirt by Richard Elloyan

Posted 3/2
Windmill In The Sunset by Earl Gleason
A Way of Heart by Almeda Terry
Second Guard by
Yampa Valley Boys

Posted 3/3
A Cowboy's Song by The Sons of the San Joaquin
3 Trails West by 3 Trails West
Ladies' Choice by Rex Rideout

3/7
Cowboy Coterie
by Brian Levi Bergquist
The Wild West by Cherry Creek Chorale
Lore, Lies & Legends of The American West by Gene Culkin

3/8
One Of The Boys by Jenny Lynn Anderson
Ghosts and Legends by John Bergstrom
My Mustang, My Martin and Me by Kristyn Harris

3/9
Where The West Begins by Vince & Mindi
Yodeling Familiar Trails by Tom Hawk and Greg Latta
All I've Ever Known by Pat Meade

3/10
Man Of The West by T.J. Casey
Prairie Tales From The Heart by Francine Roark Robinson


Reviews on this Page

Alphabetically by artist, below

This is page five

 

A
One Of The Boys by Jenny Lynn Anderson
Sulphur River by Art Anthony

B
Texas To A T by The Ball Family
Cowboy Coterie by Brian Levi Bergquist
Ghosts and Legends by John Bergstrom
Saddle Up!  Music Of The West by Bill Ganz Western Band
Baxter Black's Double DVD Live by Baxter Black
Alone Under The Stars by Mike Blair & The Rafter B's
Shoulder to Shoulder by Jerry A. Brooks
Cleanin' Up by Les Buffham and A-10 Etcheverry
Writes and Co-Writes, Volume 2 by Les Buffham and Friends
Back In The Swing by Jimmy Burson

C
The Last Desperado by Chance Carter
Man Of The West by T.J. Casey
Rndnmup T.J. Casey & Jim Reader
West Of The 98th Meridian by Allan Chapman
The Wild West by Cherry Creek Chorale
Silver Screen Heroes & Other Legends by Ron Christopher
Way Out West by Richard Lee Cody and Mary Kaye
Symposium 2010 (Cowboy Poets of Utah) by various artists
The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five (CowboyPoetry.com) by various artists
Lore, Lies & Legends of The American West by Gene Culkin
Swing Me a Song by Chuck Cusimano

D
West Word Ho! by Doris Daley
Women of the West by Sam DeLeeuw

E
American by Don Edwards
This Side Of The Dirt
by Richard Elloyan
Cleanin' Up by Les Buffham and A-10 Etcheverry

F
Let 'Er Go Let 'Er Buck Let 'Er Fly by Juni Fisher

G
Cowboys in Heaven by Arden Gailey
Memories Of TV Westerns by Les Gilliam
Windmill In The Sunset by Earl Gleason


H
Austin to Boston by R.W. Hampton
My Mustang, My Martin and Me by Kristyn Harris
Cow Chasin' Words by R. L. "Slim" Hawk
Yodeling Familiar Trails by Tom Hawk and Greg Latta
Long Ways from Home by Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges
History in the Barn by Jessica Hedges
Christmas on the Range by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Sorting Time by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Chrome on the Range by Michael Hurwitz & the Aimless Drifters

J
Tierra Encantado—New Mexico Cowboy by Susan Jensen & Paul Singer
Feels Like Home To Me by Jim Jones

K
Western Wordsmith by Susie Knight
Northern Range by Larry Krause

L
Yodeling Familiar Trails by Tom Hawk and Greg Latta
Best Of The Early Years 1990-1995 by The Lobo Rangers

Mc
The Creak of the Leather by Hugh McLennan

M
Cookin' with Carolyn by Carolyn Martin
Morning Coffee by Richard Martin
Way Out West by Richard Lee Cody and Mary Kaye
Alone Under The Stars by Mike Blair & The Rafter B's
Oh You Cowgirl! by Shirley Morris
In This Land of Little Rain by Jane Morton
Buckaroo Bluegrass II by Michael Martin Murphey
Father to Father by Curly Musgrave

N
When I Was a Cowgirl by Barbara Nelson

O
Cowboy by Richard Olsen
Eyes on the Skyline by Camilla O'Neal

P
The Eyes of a Cowboy by J Parson
Cowboy—The Ultimate Guide To Living Like A Great American Icon by Matt Pelligrini and Rocco Wachman  

R
Rndnmup T.J. Casey & Jim Reader
Horse Tracks by Henry Real Bird
Ladies' Choice by Rex Rideout
Prairie Tales From The Heart by Francine Roark Robinson

S
Tierra Encantado—New Mexico Cowboy by Susan Jensen & Paul Singer
A Cowboy's Song by The Sons of the San Joaquin
Country, Hard As Steel by Steel Country
Sleigh Belles by Sweethearts in Carhartts


T
3 Trails West by 3 Trails West
Here, There, or Anywhere by Rod Taylor
Voices from the Range by Almeda Terry
A Way of Heart by Almeda Terry
Cowboy Swing by The Texas Trailhands
Blaze Across the West by The Tumbling Tumbleweeds

V

Bypast Heroes by Miss V the Gypsy Cowbelle
The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet Vol. III by R.J. Vandygriff
Where The West Begins by Vince & Mindi

W
Cowboy—The Ultimate Guide To Living Like A Great American Icon by Matt Pelligrini and Rocco Wachman
Live at Pearls by Jerry Webb  
Long Ways from Home by Andy Wilkinson and Andy Hedges
Rose Petal Pie by Denise Withnell