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20 Greatest Movie Hits

 

Released:
February 9, 1999

Label:
Varèse Sarabande Records

20 Greatest Movie Hits is just that – hit songs from Gene Autry's great musical westerns. Mastered from Gene's personal film archives and original acetate recordings, this compilation includes The Singing Hills, Sioux City Sue, Blueberry Hill and the Academy Award® nominated song Be Honest With Me. The CD has an eight-page booklet with liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo as well as rarely seen photographs from Gene's movies and personal appearances.

Track Listing

  1. That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine (1:50)
    (Jimmy Long/Gene Autry)
    From Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Republic Pictures
    Released 09/19/1935
  2. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1:53)
    (Bob Nolan)
    From In Old Monterey, Republic Pictures
    Released 08/14/1939
  3. My Buddy (2:16)
    (Gus Kahn/Walter Donaldson)
    From In Old Monterey, Republic Pictures
    Released 08/14/1939
  4. Back in the Saddle Again (1:43)
    (Gene Autry/Ray Whitley)
    Gene Autry with The Pals of the Golden West
    From Rovin' Tumbleweeds Republic Pictures
    Released 11/16/1939
  5. The Singing Hills (2:07)
    (Mack David/Sammy Mysels/Dick Sanford)
    From Gaucho Serenade, Republic Pictures
    Released 05/10/1940
  6. Melody Ranch (2:07)
    (Eddie Cherkose/Jule Styne)
    Gene Autry with Ann Miller
    From Melody Ranch, Republic Pictures
    Released 11/15/1940
  7. Be Honest with Me (1:53)
    (Gene Autry/Fred Rose)
    From Ridin' on a Rainbow, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/24/1941
  8. Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie (1:51)
    (Carson Robison)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From Ridin' on a Rainbow, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/24/1941
  9. I'm an Old Cowhand (1:14)
    (Johnny Mercer)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From Back in the Saddle, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/14/1941
  10. In the Jailhouse Now (1:32)
    (Jimmie Rodgers)
    From Back in the Saddle, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/14/1941
  11. Blueberry Hill (2:12)
    (Al Lewis/Larry Stock/Vincent Rose)
    From The Singing Hill, Republic Pictures
    Released 04/26/1941
  12. Deep in the Heart of Texas (1:32)
    (June Hershey/Don Swander)
    Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette
    From Heart of the Rio Grande, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/11/1942
  13. (Let Me Ride Down In) Rocky Canyon (1:27)
    (Fred Rose/Gene Autry/Ray Whitley)
    Gene Autry with Smiley Burnette
    From Heart of the Rio Grande, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/11/1942
  14. Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle (2:23)
    (Walter G. Samuels/Leonard Whitcup/Teddy Powell)
    From Call of the Canyon, Republic Pictures
    Released 08/10/1942
  15. Sioux City Sue (0:58)
    (Ray Freedman/Dick Thomas)
    From Sioux City Sue, Republic Pictures
    Released 11/21/1946
  16. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) (2:20)
    (James Hodges)
    From Sioux City Sue, Republic Pictures
    Released 11/21/1946
  17. Oklahoma Hills (1:07)
    (Leon Jerry (Jack) Guthrie/Woody Guthrie)
    From Sioux City Sue, Republic Pictures
    Released 11/21/1946
  18. That's My Home (3:31)
    (Sid Robin)
    Gene Autry with the Cass County Boys
    From Trail to San Antone, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/25/1947
  19. Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) (2:24)
    (Joseph M. LaCalle (Sp.)/Albert Gamse (Engl.))
    From Saddle Pals, Republic Pictures
    Released 06/15/1947
  20. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (2:09)
    (Gene Autry/Oakley Haldeman)
    From The Cowboy and the Indians, Columbia Pictures
    Released 09/1949

Notes & Background Information

The masters used for this package are from Gene Autry's personal archives and original acetate recordings.

Republic Pictures Musical Supervisors:
Raoul Kraushaar (tracks 2-14), Morton Scott (tracks 15-19)M

Columbia Pictures Musical Supervisor:
Paul Mertz (track 20)

Compilation Producers: Cary E. Mansfield and Karla Buhlman
Creative Consultant: Jackie Autry
Project Assistance: Alex Gordon
Digital Remastering: Bob Fisher, Digital Domain
Notes: Joseph F. Laredo
Art Direction: Howard Levine

This compilation (P) 1999 Gene Autry Entertainment, (C) 1999 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc. Released through the courtesy of Gene Autry Entertainment.

Manufactured by Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc., 11846 Ventura Blvd., Suite 130, Studio City, CA 91604. Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, 10 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Printed in the U.S.A.

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