Mike Blakely | The Rarest of the Breed

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The Rarest of the Breed

by Mike Blakely

Released in 2008, Rarest of the Breed was produced by John M. Greenberg. Blakely's song, "The Last Wild White Buffalo" won a Spur Award for best Western Song.
Genre: Country: Western
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Rarest of the Breed (Prelude)
0:55 $0.99
2. Blue in Kentucky
5:11 $0.99
3. Gettin' over You
3:31 $0.99
4. This Time of Year
3:47 $0.99
5. Go Easy
3:50 $0.99
6. White Buffalo (Intro)
0:26 $0.99
7. The Last Wild White Buffalo
6:24 $0.99
8. Dodgin' My Own Bullet
4:00 $0.99
9. Ridin' His Own Trail
4:40 $0.99
10. Cayuse Cimarron (Intro)
1:04 $0.99
11. Soy Cayuse Cimarron
4:29 $0.99
12. Cupid's Bow
4:40 $0.99
13. The Rarest of the Breed (Reprise)
0:29 $0.99
14. A Slow Night in Tacoma
6:40 $0.99
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Album Notes
As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 13 albums, performed all over the U.S. and has made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have been recorded by Alan Jackson, Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez and Raul Malo, john Arthur martinez, Randy Brown, Geronimo Trevino III and JohnnyRodriguez, Johnny Bush, Jon Chandler, Bill Barwick and others.

As an author, he has published 19 books with major New York City publishers. His upcoming novel, A SINISTER SPLENDOR, will be released in February of 2019. It is a historical novel about the Mexican War.He is currently at work on Part Two.

Mike’s latest album, THE OUTSIDE CIRCLE, features ten songs about the wild west and cowboy life, past and present. It was released in June 2018 and was co-produced by Walt Wilkins and Ron Flynt (of Jumping Dog Studio in Austin, TX.) Find it on CD Baby for download or buy a physical copy directly from Mike here.

A native Texan, Mike served in the U.S. Air Force in Albuquerque, N.M., and later earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He released his first novel 1988 and his first CD in 1995. One of his co-written tunes landed on a Grammy Award-winning album by Flaco Jimenez in 1995. Another was played on the orbiting International Space Station in 2007.

Mike is a two-time winner of Western Writers of America’s Spur Award – once for best western novel of the year, and once for best western song of the year. Mike spent many years touring with his dancehall band, but now plays more shows as a solo artist, or in a duo or trio configuration at listening rooms, house concerts, festivals, and private parties. His career as a novelist leads to many non-traditional concerts at book stores, libraries, writers conferences, and book clubs.



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