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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

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 - Limited Time Offer

B-western music news

Greatest western film scores

CD Reviews

Related Links

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

National Carry A Tune Week






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)

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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.



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)

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 Jimmy McHugh)
sung by The Jimmy Wakely Trio
HOPPY TALK (Vol. 21, No. 1, Autumn 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



Hopalong Cassidy songs



Hopalong Cassidy Festival
Cambridge, Ohio

"Hendrysburg to Hollywood" wall mural
by Artist Sue Dodd

CSC 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

Click here


"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 CSC Foreman, 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. Also this new song...


"The Angels Handed Me A Rose (Hoppy's Song For Grace)"
with music by Roger Lee Hall and lyrics by Susie Coffman.
Read more at this link:

Hopalong Cassidy Songs





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


CD: Bing and Hoppy On Radio

Get your copy of three 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
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Bing and Hoppy on Radio




DVD now available for a limited time only!




Get your copy of this deluxe illustrated multimedia DVD,
playable on your computer DVD drive.

It was prepared by CSC Foreman, R.L. Hall, and has his story
about meeting Hopalong Cassidy as a young boy in 1950 and
also about some of his favorite singing cowboys.

This DVD collection does not contain any B-western movies
but does have tributes to B-western singers and songwriters, with picture galleries, several music albums, and a few video clips.

Tributes to these popular singing cowboys, songwriters, and actors:

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
is available only here and not in any other online store.

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

Available for only 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!

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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





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





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]





© ©

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

The Christmas Cowboy

Christmas songs by Gene Autry

A tribute to songwriter Billy Hill

Hopalong Cassidy Music

Hopalong Cassidy Festival

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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