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Genres: Country, Pop
Of all Hollywood's 'singing cowboys', Tex Ritter, with his tack-plain but sincere bass, sounded most like the genuine article. This 28-track overview of his Capitol recordings spans 1942 to 1957 and a variety of production... more »
Of all Hollywood's 'singing cowboys', Tex Ritter, with his tack-plain but sincere bass, sounded most like the genuine article. This 28-track overview of his Capitol recordings spans 1942 to 1957 and a variety of production approaches from the folk spareness of Rye Whiskey in 1946 to the Baroque Western ripeness of Gunsmoke in 1955. On many of his Capitol sides, Tex was supported by such ace Capitol country accompanists as steel guitarist Speedy West and guitar legend Merle Travis. The set opens with High Noon recorded and released in England, and ends with Capitol's 'country' version. Other tracks include I Got Spurs To Jingle Jangle Jingle, Goodbye My Little Cherokee, The Chisolm Trail, Cattle Call, Remember The Alamo, The Night Herding Song and Blood On The Saddle.
Not the Original Soundtrack!
Roger L. Butler | Belleville, Il USA | 04/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like the cd, but the two High Noons are not the original soundtrack recording. I have not been able to find the original, except recording it off the original motion picture. The same goes for the song "Wichita." All in all a very good cd. I recommend it."
Get Along! Great CD
Edward M. Erdelac | Valley Village, CA | 09/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this up wanting the theme song to High Noon and got a lot more than I bargained for. Although neither of the two versions of High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me O My Darling) presented here are the definitive track from the film (a couple verses are missing), the theme songs to The Searchers and Gunsmoke are here, along with some great pop western tracks (Boogie Woogie Cowboy, The Wayward Wind, Goodbye My Little Cherokee, and I Got Spurs [that] Jingle Jangle Jingle). There are a lot of ballads here, at least one of which (Rye Whiskey, or Jack Of Diamonds, as I've sometimes heard it called) is an authentic Old West tune. There are a couple surprises here too - Buffalo Dream is an emotional (and historically accurate) rendering of the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee. Blood On The Saddle is an eerie tune about a cowboy dead in the saddle, and Remember The Alamo is a great soul stirrer (so long as you're an Anglo Texan). Great ballads, too. Brave Man sounds like a coda written by Marshall Dillon, John Wayne, and The Lone Ranger. Good stuff here, with very few turkeys (I didn't care for Trooper Hook) and some fine liner notes following the career of this western legend - the father of the late John `Come and Knock On My Door' Ritter."
Traditional Country Music
eric haynes | Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom | 10/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is really good to get back to real traditional country music. I intend to buy more."