The traditional Mormon songs on this CD go back in time to the very earliest days of settlement and pioneering and are for the opening of Utah and the West extraordinarily unique documents. Songs of this nature, dealing with early pioneering and settlement, are virtually non-existent for any other state in the Union. Songs and Ballads of the West reflect many aspects of Western life, ranging from peaceful pursuits to outlaw life and frontier Indian warfare. This CD serves as a solid introduction to the authentically traditional songs of the area once commonly known as the Far West. Available for purchase online.
Listen to songs on the album: at CD Universe
Library of Congress Document: Includes lyrics