Wand'rin' Star

Wand'rin' Star

     
 
Wand'rin' Star is the third of three compilations from Bear Family Records devoted to music from western films (My Rifle, My Pony and Me and From Alamo to El Dorado are the previous volumes). The songs are a mixture of commercial recordings and performances lifted directly from films.

Overview

Wand'rin' Star is the third of three compilations from Bear Family Records devoted to music from western films (My Rifle, My Pony and Me and From Alamo to El Dorado are the previous volumes). The songs are a mixture of commercial recordings and performances lifted directly from films. James Stewart's "You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad" from the 1957 film Night Passage, for example, features dialogue and extraneous noise throughout the song. Gene Pitney's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and Claude King's "The Comancheros" were written for, but not used in, films of the same name. Despite the overarching western theme, the music is varied, from orchestral themes (Victor Young's "The Call of the Far Away Hills") and pop songs (Peggy Lee's "Johnny Guitar") to the more rugged sounds of singing cowboys and mainstream country stars. The handful of celebrity vocal performances by Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Lee Marvin (who sang "Wand'rin' Star" in Paint Your Wagon) are fun, and collectors will appreciate the more obscure commercial recordings by Rusty Draper, Gordon MacRae, the Prairie Chiefs, and the Lancers. Spanning the years 1953-1969, Wand'rin' Star is a treat for western film fans and a strong entry in this lavishly produced series.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/1999
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127161666
catalogNumber:
16166
Rank:
37800

Tracks

  1. Wand'rin Star
  2. Get Along Home, Cindy
  3. The Call of the Faraway Hills
  4. River of No Return
  5. Jim Bowie
  6. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  7. Bonanza @@David Rose Orchestra
  8. You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad
  9. Ballad of Wes Tancred
  10. A Man Is as Good as His Word
  11. (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
  12. Laramie
  13. The Comancheros
  14. Young Billy Young
  15. King of the Five Card Stud
  16. Wagon Train
  17. The Last Wagon
  18. Whiskey, Leave Me Alone
  19. Johnny Guitar
  20. The Last Frontier
  21. Hanna Lee
  22. Tales of Wells Fargo @@Prairie Chiefs
  23. To Yuma
  24. Ballad of Waterhole #3
  25. Happy Trails

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Rogers   Track Performer
Eddy Arnold   Track Performer
Tennessee Ernie Ford   Track Performer
Claude King   Track Performer
Tex Ritter   Track Performer
Sons of the Pioneers   Track Performer
Frankie Laine   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Track Performer
Dean Martin   Track Performer
Gene Pitney   Track Performer
Rex Allen   Track Performer
Roger Miller   Track Performer
Guy Mitchell   Track Performer
Dewey Martin   Track Performer
Dale Evans   Track Performer
Lancers   Track Performer
Gordon MacRae   Track Performer
Robert Mitchum   Track Performer
Kirk Douglas   Track Performer
Walter Brennan   Track Performer
Rusty Draper   Track Performer
Lee Marvin   Track Performer
Rick Nelson   Track Performer
Victor Young   Track Performer
James Stewart   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Frederick Loewe   Composer
Michael Ochs   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer,Tape Research
Volker Kurze   Producer,Illustrations,Tape Research
Dieter Machon   Illustrations
Asja Esha   Artwork
Arild Rafatzik   Illustrations
Packy Smith   Illustrations

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