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Ken Maynard is best known for his films rather than his recordings. Horseman, trick rider, and silent film star Maynard became the first singing screen cowboy in The Wagon Master (1929) in which he sang traditional cowboy songs, "The Lone Star Trail" and "The Cowboy's Lament." There is no album of his music but songs by Maynard appear on various cowboy song anthologies, and there is one cut on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music.

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