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Cowboys and Indians

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Hoppy days are here again

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A double-sided Hopalong Cassidy ep – “The Story of Topper”   and “Hoppy’s Happy Birthday”   Starring William Boyd.     Bozo Approved Capitol Records.   Nice old-timey children’s illustrations here.   This looks like an early 50’s release to me.   Hopalong was before my time.   Neal Cassady was more my speed.   But that’s a whole other kinda “hopped up”.

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Don’t move or I’ll shoot!

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Another from our favorite classical music label Westminster   “Best Known Overtures”

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Pass the peace pipe

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“Cowboy and Indians” By Cowboy Joe

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He got ritter that feller

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“Blood on the Saddle” Tex Ritter   Capitol Records   Listen as Tex really slows down and stretches out the lyrics on this baby.   Nice pulp Western painting on the cover.

John Ritter’s pappy was well suited to the role of singing cowboy. He looked and acted the part and was singing the type of songs he loved best.   Although Ritter’s films never had the production values of films starring Gene Autry or Roy Rogers, he still enjoyed considerable success at the box office.

In 1942, after a decade of recording with little success, Ritter became one of the first artists signed by the newly formed Capitol Records. He soon began scoring major hits with records such as “Jealous Heart,” “ Rye Whiskey,” “I’m Wastin’ My Tears on You,” and “You Will Have to Pay.” Ritter would record for Capitol for the rest of his life.

In 1952, Ritter recorded the movie title-track song “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin’) which became a hit. He sang “High Noon” at the first Academy Awards ceremony to be televised in 1953, and it received an Oscar for Best Song that year.

He achieved significant success with “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle,” and in 1944, he scored another hit with “I’m Wastin’ My Tears On You,” which hit #1 on the country charts and #11 on the Pop charts. “There’s A New Moon Over My Shoulder” was a country charts #2 and Pop charts #21. In 1945, he had the #1, #2 and #3 songs on Billboard’s “Most Played Jukebox Folk Records” poll, a first in the industry. Between 1945 and 1946, he registered seven consecutive Top 5 hits, including “You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often,” a country #1 which spent eleven weeks on the charts.   In 1948, “Rye Whiskey” and his cover of “Deck Of Cards” both made the Top 10 and “Pecos Bill” reached #15. In 1950, “Daddy’s Last Letter (Private First Class John H. McCormick)” also became a hit.

Tex bit the dust in 1974.

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Cowsmos, anyone?

“Cocktail Hour On the Range”   William Gunther, piano with rhythm accompaniment.

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Smoky Joe

Smoky Joe Cowboy Songs   Peter Pan Records for Children

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Buffalo Bill

“Buffalo Bill” by Zwarte Schaduw on Fiesta Records.   I don’t know how this one was printed, but it appears almost hand colored.   You can almost feel the ink and the color is amazing.

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Homo on the range

Bob Joe   “Vaqueiro Solitario”   Tropicana Records

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Mr. fancy pants

Sterling Blythe Sings   Crown Records

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Native dancer

Thunderbird Records Present “Indian Songs of the Southwest” (Gems for Collectors) Includes a paste on cover of native American art by Gerald Nailor from 1948. Interesting liner notes too.

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