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Gene Autry with His Little Darlin' Mary Lee

 

Released:
May 12, 1998

Label:
Varèse Sarabande Records

Cast as the kid sister or orphan "Patsy" in several of Gene Autry's movies, Mary Lee brought to the screen her youthful enthusiasm and amazing voice. With His Little Darlin' Mary Lee features some of her best film solo performances and duets, including "Give Out With a Song," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Swing of the Range," and "Goodbye, Little Darlin', Goodbye." Movie stills and liner notes by Robert S. Birchard, film editor and historian, round out this package. This "ray of sunshine, firebrand of energy" will certainly brighten your day!

Track Listing

  1. Dialogue (0:34)
    From The Singing Hill, Republic Pictures
    Released 04/26/1941
  2. Patsy's Birthday Routine (2:26)
    (Jule Styne/Sol Meyer)
    Mary Lee
    From The Singing Hill, Republic Pictures
    Released 04/26/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  3. What's Your Favorite Holiday (3:25)
    (Jule Styne/Sol Meyer)
    Mary Lee and Showboat Performers
    From Ridin' On A Rainbow, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/24/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  4. The Woodpecker Song (1:44)
    (Harold Adamson/Eldo di Lazzaro)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride, Republic Pictures
    Released 09/06/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  5. A Song at Sunset (1:39)
    (Gene Autry/Johnny Marvin)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From Gaucho Serenade, Republic Pictures
    Released 05/10/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  6. Merry-Go-Roundup (1:28)
    (Gene Autry/Johnny Marvin/Fred Rose)
    Mary Lee
    From South of the Border, Republic Pictures
    Released 12/15/1939
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  7. Give Out With a Song (1:27)
    (Connie Lee)
    Mary Lee
    From Gaucho Serenade, Republic Pictures
    Released 05/10/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  8. Me and My Echo (1:23)
    (Connie Lee)
    Mary Lee with Smiley Burnette
    From Carolina Moon, Republic Pictures
    Released 07/15/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  9. I'm The Only Lonely One (2:04)
    (Jule Styne/Sol Meyer)
    Mary Lee
    From Ridin' on a Rainbow, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/24/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  10. I'm an Old Cowhand (1:12)
    (Johnny Mercer)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From Back in the Saddle, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/14/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  11. Swing of the Range (1:24)
    (Johnny Marvin/Harry Tobias)
    Mary Lee
    From Rancho Grande, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/22/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  12. Swingin' Sam, the Cowboy Man (1:53)
    (Jule Styne/Sol Meyer)
    Mary Lee
    From Back in the Saddle, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/14/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  13. Torpedo Joe (1:41)
    (Eddie Maxwell/Jule Styne)
    Mary Lee
    From Melody Ranch, Republic Pictures
    Released 11/15/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  14. Sing a Song of Laughter (1:48)
    (Jule Styne/Sol Meyer)
    Mary Lee
    From Ridin' on a Rainbow, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/24/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  15. Whistle (0:59)
    (Gene Autry/Johnny Marvin)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From Rancho Grande, Republic Pictures
    Released 03/22/1940
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  16. Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie (1:50)
    (Carson Robison)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From Ridin' on a Rainbow, Republic Pictures
    Released 01/24/1941
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar
  17. Goodbye, Little Darlin', Goodbye (1:55)
    (Gene Autry/Johnny Marvin)
    Gene Autry and Mary Lee
    From South of the Border, Republic Pictures
    Released 12/15/1939
    Musical Supervisor Raoul Kraushaar

Notes & Background Information

The music in this package comes from a variety of sources including original acetate recordings from Republic Pictures movies which are archived at Brigham Young University, recently restored films, and Gene Autry's personal library.

Collection Producers: Cary E. Mansfield and Karla Buhlman
Creative Consultants: Jackie and Gene Autry
Project Assistance: Alex Gordon
Digital Remastering: by Bob Fisher, Digital Domain
Notes: Robert S. Birchard
Sleeve: Top Design Studio (Los Angeles)
Cover Photo: Mary Lee and Gene Autry from Rancho Grande, 1940

Dedicated to the memory of Mary Lee and to her family

This compilation (P) (C) 1998 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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