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The Singing Cowboy Chapter One

September 23, 1997

Varèse Sarabande Records

Popular songs inspired many of the titles of Gene Autry's feature films. Singing Cowboy Chapter One presents 16 of the best-loved title tunes, including "Melody Ranch," "Call of the Canyon," "Sioux City Sue," and "Ghost Riders in the Sky," all digitally re-mastered from Gene's personal film archives and the original acetate recordings for the films. The eight-page CD booklet includes liner notes from Jon Guyot Smith, professor of folklore and American popular culture. Listen to these songs and bring back memories of your favorite Gene Autry movies.

Track Listing

  1. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1:08)
    (Bob Nolan)
    From Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Republic Pictures
    Released 09/19/1935
    Musical Director Abe Meyer
  2. Guns and Guitars (1:51)
    (Oliver Drake/Gene Autry)
    From Guns and Guitars, Republic Pictures
    Released 06/22/1936
    Musical Supervisor Harry Grey
  3. Ride, Ranger, Ride (1:20)
    (Vern Spencer)
    From Ride, Ranger, Ride, Republic Pictures
    Released 09/30/1936
    Musical Supervisor Harry Grey
  4. Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle (1:50)
    (Walter G. Samuels/Leonard Whitcup/Teddy Powell)
    From Boots And Saddles, Republic Pictures
    Released 10/04/1937
    Musical Director Raoul Kraushaar
  5. Colorado Sunset (1:03)
    (Gilbert Wolfe/Con Conrad)
    From Colorado Sunset, Republic Pictures
    Released 07/31/1939
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  6. Gaucho Serenade (1:59)
    (Nat Simon/John Redmond/James Cavanaugh)
    From Gaucho Serenade, Republic Pictures
    Released 05/10/1940
    Musical Director Raoul Kraushaar
  7. Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1:42)
    (Richard A. Whiting/Johnny Mercer)
    From Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride, Republic Pictures
    Released 09/06/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  8. Melody Ranch (1:32)
    (Eddie Cherkose/Jule Styne)
    From Melody Ranch, Republic Pictures
    Released 11/15/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  9. Back in the Saddle Again (1:37)
    (Gene Autry/Ray Whitley)
    From Back in the Saddle, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/14/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  10. Down Mexico Way (1:09)
    (Eddie Cherkose/Jule Styne/Sol Meyer)
    From Down Mexico Way, Republic Pictures
    Released 10/15/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  11. Call of The Canyon (2:05)
    (Billy Hill)
    From Call of The Canyon, Republic Pictures
    Released 08/10/1942
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  12. In Old Capistrano (2:02)
    (Fred Stryker/Jerry Charleston/Gonzalo Esperon)
    From Bells of Capistrano, Republic Pictures
    Released 09/15/1942
    Musical Supervisor Morton Scott
  13. Sioux City Sue (0:57)
    (Ray Freedman/Dick Thomas)
    From Sioux City Sue, Republic Pictures
    Released 11/21/1946
    Musical Director Morton Scott
  14. (Down The) Trail to San Antone (1:38)
    (Deuce Spriggins)
    From Trail to San Antone, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/25/1947
    Musical Director Morton Scott
  15. Loaded Pistols (2:40)
    (Johnny Lange/Hy Heath)
    From Loaded Pistols, Columbia Pictures
    Released 01/1949
    Musical Supervisor Paul Mertz
  16. Ghost Riders in the Sky (3:35)
    (Stan Jones)
    From Riders in the Sky, Columbia Pictures
    Released 11/1949
    Musical Director Paul Mertz

Notes & Background Information

Sound quality will vary due to the source material used for this package.

Compilation Produced and Compiled by Cary E. Mansfield and Karla Buhlman
Creative Consultants: Jackie and Gene Autry
Project Assistance: Alex Gordon and Jon Guyot Smith
Digitally Remastered by Bob Fisher, Digital Domain
Notes by Jon Guyot Smith
Sleeve by Top Design Studio (Los Angeles)

This compilation (P) (C) 1997 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.

Released through the courtesy of Gene Autry. 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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