Western Music Time (27-31 Dec 2017)

Opening theme

Western Movies as Vehicles for Western Music

Riders of Destiny – Studio Orchestra (John Wayne film, 1933)

Moonlight on the Prairie – Dick Foran 1936 title song

Arizona Days – Tex Ritter 1936 title song

I’m an old Cowhand - Sons of the Pioneers ’36 from Bing Crosby’s film, Rhythm on the Range

Call of the Prairie – Chill Wills & his Avalon Boys ’36, title song from a Hopalong Cassidy film

Back in the Saddle Again - Ray Whitley (From Border G-Man, a George O’Brien film from ’38

I Wanna Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart – Patsy Montana from Gene Autry’s Colorado  Sunset ‘39

South of the Border – Gene Autry 1939 title song

Cimarron (Roll on) – Jimmy Wakely Trio, from Roy Rogers’ Saga of Death Valley , ’39

Riding the Wind - Ray Whitley title song from a Tim Holt film in 1942

Call of the Canyon – Gene Autry rec in 1940,  title song from his 1942 film

Rainbow Over the Range – Sons of the Pioneers 1941 from Chas Starret’s film Durango Kid

Ridin’ Down the Canyon – Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers’42 title song

Lights of Old Santa Fe – Roy Rogers & Dale Evans title song, ’44

Sioux City Sue – Gene Autry title song, ‘46

Song of the Sierras – Jimmy Wakely title song ‘46

Blue Shadows on the Trail - Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers from Disney’s Melody Time, ‘47

Roseanne of San Jose – Eddie Dean with Andy Parker & the Plainsmen from Shadow Valley, ‘47

Ghost Riders in the Sky – Gene Autry, title song from ’49 film

Holiday for the Blues– Foy Willing & the Riders of the Purple Sage from Monte Hale’s film, Under Colo Skies ‘47

Arizona Cowboy – Rex Allen title song, ’49

Mule Train – Gene Autry title song, ‘50

Mexicali Trail – Vaughn Monroe  from Singing Guns ‘50]

Do Not Forsake Me (theme from High Noon) – Tex Ritter title song from High Noon ‘52

River of No Return – Marilyn Monroe with Andy Parker & the Plainsmen title song, ‘54

Ballad of Davy Crockett – Bill Hayes  ‘55

Remember the Alamo – Riders in the Sky from Down Liberty Road ’56 (performed by Tex Ritter)

The Searchers – Sons of the Pioneers  title song from the John Wayne/John Ford film, ’56

Sancho the Homing Steer – Sons of the Pioneers title song from a Disney film, ‘61

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – Hugo Montenegro title song, ’68

Stardust Cowboy – The Reinsmen ’80 from the film, Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood)

Ride, Concrete Cowboy, Ride – Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers ’80  from Smokey & the Bandit 2 starring Burt Reynolds

Artists Appearing in Charles Starrett’s Western films

Tumbling Tumbleweeds – Sons of the Pioneers ’34 opened approx 30 Chas Starrett movies in the 1930’s and early 40’s

Saddle your Worries to the Wind - Sons of the Pioneers in South of Arizona ‘38

Lone Buckaroo – Sons of the Pioneers in The Colo Trail ‘38

I Love the Prairie Country – Sons of the Pioneers  in The Thundering Frontier ‘’40

Pinto Pal - Elton Britt

Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age - Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys

Closing theme

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