Great American Heroes

Great American Heroes

by Fess Parker


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Great American Heroes

Great American Heroes is a straight reissue of Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Abe Lincoln and Other Great American Heroes, a 1964 album by Fess Parker devoted to Johnny Horton-esque historical folk songs about figures from early American history. Low on historical accuracy but loads of fun, all of these songs make their subjects sound like Paul Bunyan. Since Bear Family routinely cross-licenses material for their CDs, it would have been nice if they had added some of Parker's '50s recordings for Columbia (including his hit version of "Ballad of Davy Crockett"). The Great American Heroes album alone is awfully brief in light of the high price tag, but the fidelity and packaging is first-rate.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/1996
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127161130
catalogNumber: 16113
Rank: 101087

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fess Parker   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bobby Bruce   Violin
Morty Corb   Bass
Frank Flynn   Percussion,Timpani,Mallets
Hendrickson   Guitar
Milt Holland   Drums,Mallets
Carol Kaye   Guitar
Ronald Langinger   Flute
William (Billy) Lee   Background Vocals
Neil Levang   Guitar
Gene Merlino   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Earl Palmer   Drums
Richard Perissi   French Horn
Ray Pohlman   Guitar
Thurl Ravenscroft   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Joe Reisman   Leader
Jackie Ward   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Alton Hendrickson   Guitar
William Hinshaw   French Horn
Ian Freebairn-Smith   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Alan Davies   Choir, Chorus
William F. "Bill" Reeve   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Betty Allen   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sara Jane Tallman   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Donald Robertson   Piano

Technical Credits

Joe Reisman   Producer
George Bruns   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer
Dave Samuelson   Illustrations
Birgit Schneider   Artwork
Bob Allen   Liner Notes

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