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Rex Allen

Biography

Rex Allen, a.k.a. the "Arizona Cowboy" was Hollywood's last Singing Cowboy. He starred in almost twenty musical western movies for Republic Studios between 1950 and 1954 (many of which co-starred Slim Pickens). His acting spawned a recording career that lasted through the end 1950s. It was around this time that the Singing Cowboys were becoming extinct, and Allen soon found himself singing for Disneyland. His songs are usually lighthearted ditties with subtle Country Swing tones. His old commercial Western crooning has an androgynous appeal in that his voice gets close to falsetto.

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