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Cowboy Songs Corral

Honoring the B-Western Film Stars,
and Songwriters
from Yesteryear

R.L. Hall (top row in right corner) with The Sons of the Pioneers
(picture provided by Bill McCann)
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Cowboy Greeting

Hopalong Cassidy Song Series - NEW!

Hopalong Cassidy Festival

"Following the Stars" - Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy - NEW!

CD: Bing and Hoppy On Radio

Albert Glasser, B-western composer - NEW!

Greatest western film scores

CD Reviews

Related Links

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Howdy Buckaroos!

Welcome to the CSC - celebrating vintage B-western film stars and music.

The CSC is set up to give you information about B-western singers and songwriters and makes no claim to cover it all. That's too big a herd to round-up!

Scroll down this page for CD and DVD multimedia collections and other B-western news.

Here's hoping you continue to enjoy those fine ol' B-western songs!

-- R. L. Hall, Ranch Foreman of the CSC (Cowboy Songs Corral)

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Hopalong Cassidy Song Series

This series is written by songwriter, Roger Hall,
and featured in the fan club newsletter, HOPPY TALK.



title song from the Hopalong Cassidy film with the same title.
It was included in HOPPY TALK, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Summer 2012)

No. 2: "TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL" - the title song
sung by Brad King with The Jimmy Wakely Trio
(Winter 2013)


sung in the Hoppy western, TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL,
sung by Brad King with The Jimmy Wakely Trio (Summer 2013)
and originally sung by Bing Crosby in PARIS HONEYMOON




sung by a studio soloist and chorus in TRAIL DUST (1936)(Autumn 2013)



(words by Foster Carling/ music by Phil Ohman)
sung by Eddie Dean with The King's Men
HOPPY TALK (Vol. 20, No. 3, Winter 2014)






(words by Frank Loesser/ music by Joseph J. Lilley)
sung by The Sportsmen Quartette
in LOST CANYON (1943)
HOPPY TALK (Vol. 20, No. 4, Spring 2014)




Jimmy Wakely, Grace Bradley Boyd, William Boyd

In celebration of the Jimmy Wakley Centennial

(words by Frank Loesser/ music by Joseph J. Lilley)
sung by The Jimmy Wakely Trio
in HOPPY TALK (Vol. 21, No. 1, Autumn 2014)


A young fan with Dick Jones and Jack (Jock) Mahoney

In memory of Dick Jones (1927-2014)

(words by Dr. Brewster Higley/music by Daniel E. Kelley)
sung by St. Brendan's Boy Choir
in HOPPY TALK (Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter 2015)



Read more about this song series at

Hopalong Cassidy songs




This new PineTree Music CD includes
an instrumental version of the western song,
"The Angels handed me a rose"
(Hoppy's Song For Grace)

Read more - click here

Hopalong Cassidy Festival
Cambridge, Ohio

"Hendrysburg to Hollywood" wall mural
by Artist Sue Dodd

CSC Ranch Foreman, R.L. Hall, standing next to
an original Hopalong Cassidy shirt
and wearing Hoppy's original white hat

Lone Ranger and Tonto Look-A-Likes
with R.L. Hall and Gail Hall

Special cake at Cowpoke Dinner

Invited guests at the Cowpoke Dinner
(left to right):
Robert Hinkle, Dale Berry,
Francis Reeves, Laura Bates,
Martin Kove, Bo Hopkins,
Russ McCubbin, Edd Brynes

Little Buckaroo Costume Contest

For more pictures

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Shown in picture: Hopalong Cassidy, Peggy Lee and Bing Crosby


CD: Bing and Hoppy On Radio

Get your copy of three enjoyable radio programs (1949-1951)
featuring guest William Boyd (as Hopalong Cassidy)

Order your copy while supplies last
by clicking the "Add to Cart" button.



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Bing and Hoppy on Radio



New 3rd edition now available!

"Following the Stars" -
Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy

(PineTree Press, 3rd edition, 2015)


"A nice supplement to the two current HC [Hopalong Cassidy] books
with material not contained in either."
-- Boyd Magers, Western Clippings (July/August 2009)

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the first Hopalong Cassidy western in 1935, the new 3rd edition of this special collection is now available.

The CD-ROM is playable on any computer's CD/DVD drive with Microsoft Word and mp3 audio program.

It includes the illustrated book, music examples of Hoppy music, a picture gallery, and information about songs and film scores featured in Hopalong Cassidy westerns.

The new edition is available for
a special limited time price.


The cost is just $14.95 (USA orders only)
by credit card payable to PineTree Productions,
through safe and secure PayPal.
Free shipping is included too!

For foreign orders, please write to:

Hopalong Cassidy CD-ROM


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Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy



Albert Glasser, B-western composer


Albert Glasser with Duncan Renaldo (left), star of THE CISCO KID,
at Renaldo's Ranch in 1974

One of the unsung composers of B-westerns in the 1940s and 1950s is Albert Glasser (1916-1998). His first assignments in westerns were with THE CISCO KID and THE CISCO KID IN OLD NEW MEXICO (both in 1945), starring Duncan Renaldo. Other B-westerns he worked on include: ABILENE TOWN (1946) with Randolph Scott, LAW OF THE LASH (1947) with Lash La Rue, and THE GAY AMIGO (1949), another Cisco Kid adventure with Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo as Pancho. In the 1950s there was THE BANDIT QUEEN (1950) with Barbara Britton, and THE BUSHWACKERS starring John Ireland and Dorothy Malone, and THE HIRED GUN (1957) with Rory Calhoun. He also wrote the theme for the radio series of Hoplaong Cassidy in the early 1950s. Later, Glasser became known for his scoring of B-monster movies, like THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN (1957)


B-western Music News

Greatest Western Songs

As reported in the Sep/Oct 2010 issue of Western Clippings, here are the Top Ten Greatest Western Songs of All Time, as selected by the Western Writers of America at their annual convention in Knoxville, Tennessee:

1. "Ghost Riders in the Sky"
2. "El Paso"
3. "Cool Water"
4. "Streets of Laredo"
5. "Back in the Saddle Again"
6. "High Noon"
7. "Oh Shenandoah" [a sea chantey, not really a western song]
8. "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
9. "Home on the Range"
10. "Red River Valley"





Are you looking for an informative publication about cowboy films and stars?

Then you should subscribe to Western Clippings, the newsletter edited and published by Boyd Magers, with Donna Magers as Associate Editor.

Boyd has also written several respected books, including a great one with many fine illustrations and listing all Gene' songs. It is titled...


Gene Autry Westerns

Gene Autry Westerns:
America's Favorite Cowboy

(Empire Publishing, 2007)


Western Clippings is chock full of interesting articles and news about vintage cowboy films and people. There are also regular columnists, including a music review section by O.J. Sikes.

To order the Gene Autry book or subscribe to the fascinating and fact-filled newsletter, click on this link for Western Clippings





CD Reviews

Music and Songs From Classic Westerns (2 CDs)


Western Movie Songs


The Silver Screen Cowboy Project - a great collection!




Are you a fan of early movie serials and B-westerns?

Here are two CD recommended collections with that music...


Cliffhangers: Music From The Classic Republic Serials


Shoot 'Em Ups! Music From The Classic Republic Westerns





Greatest Western Film Scores


What are the Greatest Western Films and Scores?

In the October/November 2008 issue of American Cowboy, there were lists of 10 or 20 greatest western movies as selected by film critic Leonard Maltin, the Western Writers of America, academic Paul Hutton, and Jesse Mullins Jr, Editor-in-Chief of American Cowboy.

Well, how about the Best Western Film Scores?

Here is a list of western movies with 10 of the greatest western film scores, as selected by Roger Hall, Foreman of Cowboy Songs Corral:


Ten Great Western Film Scores
(arranged in alphabetical order)


The numbers in brackets are from
the 100 Essential Film Scores of the 20th Century


-- music by Dimitri Tiomkin [No. 16]





-- music by Jerome Moross [No. 18]






HIGH NOON -- music by Dimitri Tiomkin [ No. 7]
(No. 1 in the WILD WEST magazine's Special Collector's Edition:
100 Greatest Westerns)



HOW THE WEST WAS WON -- music by Alfred Newman & Ken Darby [No. 29]

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN -- music by Elmer Bernstein [No. 15]

ONCE UPON THE TIME IN THE WEST -- music by Ennio Morricone






RED RIVER -- music by Dimitri Tiomkin [No. 31]


RIO BRAVO -- music by Dimitri Tiomkin [No. 46]

THE SEARCHERS -- music by Max Steiner [No. 33]


SHANE -- music by Victor Young [No. 59]





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A Tribute to Grace Bradley Boyd






Here is a very useful sheet music collection...

Cowboy Songs: 62 Classic Saddle Songs


Cowboy Songs: 62 Classic Saddle Songs




Book Reviews

Follow Your Stars by Susie Coffman

The Hollywood Book of Death by James Robert Parrish

Hopalong Cassidy: An American Legend by Grace Bradley Boyd
and Michael Cochran

Jingle of the Silver Spurs: The Hopalong Cassidy Radio Program (1950-1952)
by Bernard A. Drew


A Few Links Worth A Look


You are invited to pick some favorite western or other tunes
for the annual online event
known as

National Carry A Tune Week

A tribute to songwriter Billy Hill

Hopalong Cassidy Music

Hopalong Cassidy Festival

New song - "The Angels handed me a rose (Hoppy's Song For Grace)"

The Old Corral -- Chuck Anderson's website on B-western stars and music

Singing Cowboy Photos

Western Clippings -- Boyd Mager's great online site

Western Movie Songs

Western Music Association


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