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Cowboy Songs Corral


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

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

Cowboy Greeting

Hopalong Cassidy Song Series NEW!

Hopalong Cassidy Festival

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

New song about Hopalong Cassidy

CD: Bing and Hoppy On Radio

DVD: Cowboy Songs Corral Round-Up NEW!

B-western music news

Greatest western film scores

CD Reviews

Related Links

Keep Cowboy Songs Corral Online

 

 

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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

 

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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, Foreman of the CSC (Cowboy Songs Corral)

Send your comments to the

Cowboy Songs Corral

 

NEW!

Hopalong Cassidy Song Series

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



The first song in the series is: "Hills of Old Wyoming" -
title song from the Hopalong Cassidy film with the same title.
It was included in HOPPY TALK, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Summer 2012)




The second song is "Twilight on the Trail" - the title song
sung by Brad King with The Jimmy Wakely Trio (Winter 2013)


The third song is "The Funny Old Hills" -
in the Hoppy western, TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL,
sung by Brad King with The Jimmy Wakely Trio (Summer 2013)

 

The fourth song is "Take Me Back To Those Wide Open Spaces"
sung by a studio soloist and chorus in TRAIL DUST (1936)(Autumn 2013)

 

 

No. 5: "Lazy Rolls The Rio Grande"
(words by Foster Carling/ music by Phil Ohman)
sung by Eddie Dean with The King's Men
in THE RENEGADE TRAIL (1939)
HOPPY TALK (Vol. 20, No. 3, Winter 2014)

You can get copies of this Hopalong Cassidy Song Series
by joining the Fan Club. You will receive the
HOPPY TALK newsletter with lots of interesting news.

To join, write to:

Friends of Hopalong Cassidy
6310 Friendship Drive
New Concord, Ohio 43762-9708

 

Read more at

Hopalong Cassidy Music

 

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Hopalong Cassidy Festival
Cambridge, Ohio
2009

"Hendrysburg to Hollywood" wall mural
by Artist Sue Dodd

CSC Foreman, R.L. Hall, standing next to
an original Hopalong Cassidy shirt
and wwearing 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

Click here

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

(PineTree Press)

 

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

This illustrated book with many color pictures is by songwriter Roger Hall, who met Hopalong Cassidy in 1950. The book is included on a disc playable on any computer's CD/DVD drive.

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

Read more at this link:

Music and Memories of Hopalong Cassidy

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A new song with music by Roger Hall and lyrics by Susie Coffman.
Click on this link to read more about it -

©
"The Angels Handed Me A Rose"
(Hoppy's Song For Grace)
©

 

 

 

 



 

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

 

CD: Bing and Hoppy On Radio

December 7, 1949 (guests: Hopalong Cassidy and Peggy Lee)
December 13, 1950 (guests: Hopalong Cassidy and Peggy Lee)
April 4, 1951 (guests: Hopalong Cassidy and Dinah Shore0

Get your copy of this enjoyable radio programs
featuring guest William Boyd (as Hopalong Cassidy)

The cost is just $15.95 including Free Shipping.
Order your copy while supplies last
by clicking the "Add to Cart" button.

 

 

After you have placed your order
by credit card payable to PineTree Productions,
through safe and secure PayPal,
please mention this CD title and
send your mailing address to:


Bing and Hoppy on Radio

 

 

NEW!


DVD Available for a limited time only!

 

Get your copy of this deluxe illustrated multi-media DVD, playable on your computer DVD drive, including a songwriter's memories including meeting Hopalong Cassidy as a young boy and also his favorite singing cowboys.

This DVD collection also has tributes to B-western singers and songwriters, picture galleries, several music albums, and a few video clips.

Tributes to these popular singing cowboys and songwriters and one non-singing actor:


Gene Autry
Roy Rogers
Tex Ritter
James Ellison (Hopalong Cassidy)
Billy Hill, songwriter
Eddie Dean
Ken Darby, songwriter
John Wayne - a singer?



This special multi-media DVD, Cowboy Songs Corral Round-Up
(with documents, sheet music, music recordings, video clips)
is available only here.

It is readable on your computer's CD/DVD drive.


Available for a limited time.

Order your copy today!

 

The cost is just $19.95 by credit card,
payable to PineTree Productions,
through safe and secure PayPal.
Free shipping is included too!

To order click on this button:

 

 

 

 

 

After you have placed your order,
to insure proper delivery
send your mailing address to:

Cowboy Songs Corral Roundup

 

 

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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"

See the entire list at

Top 100 Western Songs

 

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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 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

 

 

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CD Reviews

THE WESTERNS
Music and Songs From Classic Westerns (2 CDs)

 

Western Movie Songs

 

The Silver Screen Cowboy Project - a great collection!

 

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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

 



THE ALAMO
-- music by Dimitri Tiomkin [No. 65]

 

 

 

 



THE BIG COUNTRY
-- music by Jerome Moross [No. 21]

 

 

 

 

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

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HOW THE WEST WAS WON -- music by Alfred Newman & Ken Darby [No. 35]

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

ONCE UPON THE TIME IN THE WEST -- music by Ennio Morricone [No. 100]

 

 

 

 

 

RED RIVER -- music by Dimitri Tiomkin [No. 45]

 

RIO BRAVO -- music by Dimitri Tiomkin [No. 53]

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

 

SHANE -- music by Victor Young [No. 70]

 

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© ©

In Memory of Grace Bradley Boyd
A Tribute to Grace Bradley Boyd (1913-2010)

 

 

 

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Here is very useful sheet music collection...

Cowboy Songs: 62 Classic Saddle Songs

 

Cowboy Songs: 62 Classic Saddle Songs

 

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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




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You are invited to pick some favorite western tunes
in the annual event known as

National Carry A Tune Week

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A Few Links Worth A Look

The Christmas Cowboy

Christmas songs by Gene Autry

Hopalong Cassidy Music

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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