Bonanza: A Ponderosa Party

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Bonanza was the quintessential Western television series. It told the story of a family led by ranch owner Ben Cartwright Lorne Greene, who had sired three sons: introspective, intellectual Adam Pernell Roberts, hulking, good-natured "Hoss" Dan Blocker, and volatile, handsome Little Joe Michael Landon. When Bonanza first went on the air, it was common practice to get the stars of hit series to expand into other areas, especially recording. Disc One opens with Ponderosa Party Time, the first Bonanza album, which is contrived and sometimes silly but always lively. It features country and folk songs with Greene, Landon, Roberts, and Blocker all singing in character. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Bonanza was the quintessential Western television series. It told the story of a family led by ranch owner Ben Cartwright Lorne Greene, who had sired three sons: introspective, intellectual Adam Pernell Roberts, hulking, good-natured "Hoss" Dan Blocker, and volatile, handsome Little Joe Michael Landon. When Bonanza first went on the air, it was common practice to get the stars of hit series to expand into other areas, especially recording. Disc One opens with Ponderosa Party Time, the first Bonanza album, which is contrived and sometimes silly but always lively. It features country and folk songs with Greene, Landon, Roberts, and Blocker all singing in character. The material here isn't far removed from the sort of records that Gene Autry used to make for his movies, except that none of these guys is as good a singer as Autry. Lorne Greene's American West, which makes up the first part of Disc Two, is a pretty good record; Welcome to the Ponderosa fills out the rest of the disc. Disc Three is made up of Greene's Portrait of the West and Lorne Greene: The Man albums. These are more western songs, traditional pieces interspersed among modern songs, but both are more elaborately produced than the two previous records. Not all of it works, but it is fun, and livelier than Welcome to the Ponderosa. Pernell Roberts' Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies opens Disc Four; it's a pleasant folk album, using mostly traditional or traditional-type material. He sings in a pleasant, rich baritone that makes this the strongest of the eight albums included here. Dan Blocker's 1963 album Our Heritage, recorded with singer/actor John Mitchum, fills out Disc Four. This was a story-and-song celebration of American history, with the folksy, pleasing Blocker telling the stories and Mitchum singing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127156846
  • Catalog Number: 15684
  • Sales rank: 264,090

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bonanza - Michael Landon (1:16)
  2. 2 Sourwood Mountain - Michael Landon (2:27)
  3. 3 Sky Ball Paint - Dan Blocker (2:37)
  4. 4 Early One Morning - Pernell Roberts (2:38)
  5. 5 Ponderosa - Lorne Greene (1:38)
  6. 6 Careless Love - Michael Landon (3:05)
  7. 7 Skip to My Lou - Michael Landon (2:18)
  8. 8 In the Pines - Pernell Roberts (3:06)
  9. 9 Happy Birthday - Dan Blocker (1:10)
  10. 10 My Sons, My Sons - Lorne Greene (2:42)
  11. 11 The Hangin' Blues - Dan Blocker (2:12)
  12. 12 Shenandoah - Michael Landon (2:11)
  13. 13 Miss Cindy - Dan Blocker (3:01)
  14. 14 The Place Where I Worship - Dan Blocker (4:09)
  15. 15 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Ken Darby Singers (1:40)
  16. 16 Deck the Halls - Dan Blocker (2:32)
  17. 17 The New Born King (3:29)
  18. 18 Story: the First Christmas Trees - Dan Blocker (1:41)
  19. 19 Oh Fir Tree Dear - Michael Landon (2:50)
  20. 20 Christmas Is A-Comin' - Lorne Greene (2:57)
  21. 21 O Come All Ye Faithful - Michael Landon (1:30)
  22. 22 Jingle Bells - Michael Landon (1:18)
  23. 23 Santa Got Lost in Texas - Michael Landon (2:38)
  24. 24 Stuck in the Chimney - Lorne Greene (1:24)
  25. 25 Story: Why We Light Candles on the Christmas Trees - Lorne Greene (3:44)
  26. 26 Merry Christmas Neighbor - Michael Landon & Dan Blocker (1:53)
  27. 27 Merry Christmas and Goodnight - Michael Landon (1:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Introduction: Bonanza - Lorne Greene (2:07)
  2. 2 Introduction: Alamo - Lorne Greene (3:11)
  3. 3 Introduction: Pony Express - Lorne Greene (1:55)
  4. 4 An Ol' Tin Cup (And a Battered Ol' Coffee Pot) - Lorne Greene (2:51)
  5. 5 Introduction: Endless Prairie - Lorne Greene (3:14)
  6. 6 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky - Lorne Greene (2:27)
  7. 7 Introduction: Ringo - Lorne Greene (3:34)
  8. 8 Introduction: Blue Guitar - Lorne Greene (3:05)
  9. 9 Introduction: Sand - Lorne Greene (2:12)
  10. 10 Introduction: Saga of the Ponderosa - Lorne Greene (6:00)
  11. 11 Five Card Stud - Lorne Greene (2:59)
  12. 12 Cool Water - Lorne Greene (2:50)
  13. 13 The Devil's Grin - Lorne Greene (2:08)
  14. 14 Pretty Horses - Lorne Greene (1:50)
  15. 15 Devil Cat - Lorne Greene (2:48)
  16. 16 The Ol' Chilsholm Trail - Lorne Greene (2:34)
  17. 17 Wagon Wheels - Lorne Greene (3:15)
  18. 18 Frightened Town - Lorne Greene (3:22)
  19. 19 Shadow of the Cactus - Lorne Greene (2:39)
  20. 20 Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Lorne Greene (2:42)
  21. 21 Gold - Lorne Greene (1:59)
  22. 22 Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo - Lorne Greene (1:53)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Search - Lorne Greene (3:17)
  2. 2 Dig, Dig, Dig, Dig (There's No More Water in the Well) - Lorne Greene (2:12)
  3. 3 Ol' Cyclone - Lorne Greene (2:38)
  4. 4 Twilight on the Trail - Lorne Greene (2:24)
  5. 5 Geronimo - Lorne Greene (2:46)
  6. 6 Mule Train - Lorne Greene (2:11)
  7. 7 I'm a Gun - Lorne Greene (3:34)
  8. 8 Gunslinger's Prayer - Lorne Greene (2:31)
  9. 9 Nellie Cole - Lorne Greene (3:10)
  10. 10 Home on the Range - Lorne Greene (3:02)
  11. 11 Virginia Town - Lorne Greene (2:04)
  12. 12 The Place Where I Worship - Lorne Greene (3:51)
  13. 13 Introduction: Pop Goes the Hammer - Lorne Greene (3:07)
  14. 14 Introduction: End of the Track - Lorne Greene (2:28)
  15. 15 Nine Pound Hammer - Lorne Greene (2:37)
  16. 16 Introduction: Bring on the Dancin' Girls - Lorne Greene (2:17)
  17. 17 Introduction: Oh! What a Town - Lorne Greene (3:08)
  18. 18 Introduction: Fourteen Man - Lorne Greene (2:41)
  19. 19 Introduction: Destiny - Lorne Greene (2:56)
  20. 20 Introduction: Sixteen Tons - Lorne Greene (3:13)
  21. 21 Introduction: Trouble Now - Lorne Greene (3:31)
  22. 22 Introduction: Chickasaw Mountain - Lorne Greene (1:58)
  23. 23 Introduction: Darling, My Darling - Lorne Greene (3:22)
  24. 24 Introduction: the Man - Lorne Greene (3:09)
  25. 25 Ringo - Lorne Greene (3:49)
  26. 26 Du Sable (Sand) - Lorne Greene (2:15)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Bold Soldier - Pernell Roberts (2:13)
  2. 2 Mary Ann - Pernell Roberts (2:57)
  3. 3 They Call the Wind Maria - Pernell Roberts (2:59)
  4. 4 Roll out, Heave That Cotton! - John Mitchum (3:46)
  5. 5 Lily of the West (2:48)
  6. 6 The Water Is Wide - Pernell Roberts (3:30)
  7. 7 Rake and a Ramblin' Boy - Pernell Roberts (2:37)
  8. 8 A Quiet Girl - Pernell Roberts (2:26)
  9. 9 Shady Grove - Pernell Roberts (1:47)
  10. 10 Alberta - Pernell Roberts (3:45)
  11. 11 Empty Pocket Blues - Pernell Roberts (2:18)
  12. 12 Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies - Pernell Roberts (3:19)
  13. 13 Springfield Mountain - John Mitchum (1:59)
  14. 14 Roll Out, Heave That Cotton! - John Mitchum (2:54)
  15. 15 The Battle Hymn of the Republic - John Mitchum (7:57)
  16. 16 The Erie Canal - John Mitchum (2:39)
  17. 17 Paiute Sunrise Chant - Dan Blocker & John Mitchum (3:23)
  18. 18 Charles: Steal Away/He Never Said a Mumblin' Word (9:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Maphis Guitar
Frank Capp Drums, Mallets
Barney Kessel Guitar
Shelly Manne Mallets
Pete Jolly Piano, Harpsichord
Ray Linn
Al Viola Guitar
Claude Williamson Piano
John Gray Guitar
Don Ralke Leader
Lyle Ritz Bass
Julius Wechter Percussion, Mallets
David Gates Guitar
Anita Kerr Leader
Tommy Edwards Harmonica
Lorne Greene Vocals
Dan Blocker Vocals
Sue Allen Vocals
Frank Beach Trumpet
Hal Blair Mallets
Perry Botkin Jr. Leader
Ray Brown Bass
Bill Brown Vocals
Bobby Bruce Fiddle
Larry Bunker Percussion
Evangeline Carmichael Vocals
Jack Cave French Horn
Peggy Clark Vocals
Ervan Coleman Guitar
Gary Coleman Percussion, Vibes
Ralph Collier Percussion
Morty Corb Bass
Irving Cottler Drums
John Cyr Mallets
Harold Diner Trombone
George Fields Harmonica
Frank Flynn Percussion
Benny Gill Violin
Maurice Harris Trumpet
Ron Hicklin Vocals
Milt Holland Drums
Jimmy Joyce Vocals
Carol Kaye Guitar
William (Billy) Lee Vocals
Neil Levang Guitar
Arthur Maebe French Horn
Lew McCreary Trombone
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Richard Nash Trombone
Ernest Ernie Newton Vocals
Loulie Jean Norman Vocals
Ricky Page Vocals
Richard Perissi Horn
George Price French Horn
Emil Radocchia Percussion, Timpani, Mallets
Thurl Ravenscroft Vocals
Allan Reuss Banjo, Guitar
Vern Rowe Vocals
Jack Sperling Percussion
Sally Stevens Vocals
Alvin Stoller Mallets
Paul Tanner Trombone
George Tipton Vocals
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Gerald Vinci Violin
Jackie Ward Vocals
Vincent DeRosa Horn, French Horn
Alton Hendrickson Guitar
William Hinshaw Horn, French Horn
Ian Freebairn-Smith Vocals
Gene Garf Organ, Piano
Gail Martin Trombone
Sally Sweetland Vocals
Johnny Halliburton Trombone
Alan Davies Vocals
Jay Meyer Vocals
Bob Tebow Vocals
Karl de Karske Trombone
Jack Halloran Vocals
Tommy Pederson Trombone
John Mitchum Vocals
Robert Florence Piano
Howard Heitmeyer Guitar
Bill Kanady Vocals
Randall Shepard Vocals
Paul Sjolund Vocals
Paul Bergen Vocals
Betty Allen Vocals
Betty Jane Baker Vocals
Louis Singer Percussion, Timpani, Mallets
Ada Beth Lee Vocals
Marie Vernon
Pernell Roberts Track Performer
Betty Noyes Vocals
Paul Ely Vocals
Ken Darby Singers Track Performer
Michael Landon Track Performer
Donald Robertson Piano
Louis Morell Guitar
Technical Credits
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Anita Kerr Composer
Stan Jones Composer
Larry Fotine Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Hal Blair Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Fred Glickman Composer
Wally Gold Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Hy Heath Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Neely Plumb Reissue Producer
Billy Sherrill Composer
Glenn Sutton Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Darol Rice Composer, Reissue Producer
Charles Wesley Composer
Cliff Crofford Composer
Merle Kilgore Composer
Bob Nolan Composer
Bruce Hailstalk Tape Research
Rebecca Everett Mastering
Richard Weize Tape Research
Gerd Weiler Artwork
John Mitchum Composer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
Larry Zwisohn Illustrations
John Francis Wade Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Sidney Mitchell Composer
Max Rich Composer
Alan Riggs Composer
Earl Shuman Composer
Carl Spencer Composer
Frank Stanton Composer
Mitchell Tableporter Composer
Leon Carr Composer
Ned Fairchild Composer
Al Goodhart Composer
Pernell Roberts Composer
Traditional Composer
Mildred Hill Composer
Patty Smith Hill Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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