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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Ok everyone I got this idea from another thread where Username put up a video of Festus from Gunsmoke singing. Join me with some of your favorites from the old days of westerns.  I'll start off with a song done on one of my favorite westerns from "Rio Bravo". My son now twenty has been singing this since he sit in my lap watching this movie....one of our many memories.

 


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:18 PM

That was great. Thanks.  Memories of old shows and actors. Noel 


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:20 PM

That was a lot of fun! Rick Nelson was a favorite of mine thoughout his career until he was killed. I'm too computer illiterate to post videos but there may not be any for my most favorite older country music which is Marty Robbins' Gunfighter and Trail songs. I think he had 2 or 3 record albums on the subject most of which are on my ipod!

 

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:50 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=g88l3V1WBoA

 

 

Is this what your looking for. Noel


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:58 PM

 Marty Robbin's has a lot of them & is another favorite.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 09:20 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=g88l3V1WBoA

 

 

Is this what your looking for. Noel

Thanks. That is his first gunfighter album. I think the second one was the same name with "More" in front of it! I got the CDs quite a few years ago.

 

 Marty Robbin's has a lot of them & is another favorite.

I never get tired of him. He was a heck of a race car driver too! I apologise for the hijack!

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:31 PM

I guess I go back a bit farther that a lot of you.

 

As far as I'm concerned the Best of the Best was "The King of the Cowboys", Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=BeTljAEpCr0

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=FdW6LNm8sBQ


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:04 PM

This is the kind of stuff that I play in my shop if you walked in on me. 

 

Roy and Gene are still the best.  Hands down.

 

From the top, just picking the western ones,

 

Billy Walker (As in "Cross the Brazos")

Faron Young (As in "Yellow Bandana")

Lorne Greene (As in "Ringo")

Eddie Dean (nearly forgotten move cowboy.  Roy Rogers and Gene Autry both declared he had the best voice of the cowboys.)

Smiley Burnette (Gene Autry and Roy's sidekick.  He had some hysterical songs)

Jimmie Rodgers (1920's, not the rock and roll nutcase)

Jimmy Wakely (cowboy who tried to fill Roy's shoes on the radio)

Rex Allen (cowboy who tried to fill Roy's shoes on the silver screen)

Marty Robbins (of course.  One of my all time favorite voices)

Tex Ritter.

Sons of the Pioneers

Wilf Carter (Canadian cowboy and yodeler)

 

There's also a million and one small bands that always had some good harmonies and catchy songs.

 

For those of you who like this stuff, if you have unlimited internet, go to archive.org and search some of these names.  Folks have uploaded record rips of these rare songs.  Sometimes a couple hundred of each singer.  I have a couple gigabytes on my computer of them.  Can't get enough. 

 

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Thanks. That is his first gunfighter album. I think the second one was the same name with "More" in front of it! I got the CDs quite a few years ago.

 

I never get tired of him. He was a heck of a race car driver too! I apologise for the hijack!

 

Marty was one of my favorite performers.  He is a whole lot of fun to watch perform on the old videos.  He was definitely in a class by himself.  His voice was so strong and versatile. 

 

Let's take a poll.  Who can recite El Paso flawlessly from end to end besides me?

 

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 07:44 AM

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 07:49 AM



 

I never get tired of him. He was a heck of a race car driver too! I apologise for the hijack!

 

There is a show on the Velocity channel with Ray Everham. he travels the back woods looking for old special cars and restores them. He recently found a Marty Robbins old 777, Plymouth Belvedere.

They actually found the guy who originally did the lettering and had him redo it again, 50 yrs later, when they restored it.

 

http://americarnatv.com/projects/

 

 

I was never into the old westerns, but going through my dad's old 33's, I may have some old records you could have Jim. Not sure he has any old country, he was more into Southern Gospel when I was little.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 08:22 AM

Ok everyone I got this idea from another thread where Username put up a video of Festus from Gunsmoke singing. Join me with some of your favorites from the old days of westerns.  I'll start off with a song done on one of my favorite westerns from "Rio Bravo". My son now twenty has been singing this since he sit in my lap watching this movie....one of our many memories.

 

My wife and I have a pretty extensive collection of John Wayne movies and watched Rio Bravo just last Sunday evening With the Grandkids.

We also have the hits of the 50's & 60's on our Ipads.

We are kind of training the next generation since my Great Grandaughter 11 months old, Boogies Down to those hits during her evening bathtime. She particularly likes Johnny Horton  & Roy Orbison.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 08:27 AM

I can. I sing it at karaoke.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 09:34 AM

As to cowboy songs, he's a little more recent but I recall Chris Ladiue(sp).
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Posted April 03, 2014 - 02:34 PM

One of my favorite Marty R. songs but the acoustics on this suck...  

 

I grew up listening to this music too..  


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