On the Trail

On the Trail

by Frankie Laine


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On the Trail

Frankie Laine became a major figure in Western-related pop music almost by accident -- had Tex Ritter's own record label, Capitol Records, moved a little faster to get "High Noon" released in connection with the movie of that name, Ritter (who did have a country hit with it) would have almost certainly crossed over to pop success as well. As it was, they hesitated, and Laine cut the song for Columbia in the meantime. Then Capitol rushed out and subsequently pulled back a version by Ritter that didn't have the ominous drumbeat, while Columbia's version -- with the drumbeat -- got out there, and the result was a career-redefining hit for Frankie Laine. And across the next decade, Laine would periodically record Western songs, either as commercial releases or in connection with movie and television themes, such as Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Rawhide, or covering numbers such as the title tune to The Hanging Tree. This CD is the result of that decade of singles and an album done by Columbia in the early '60s to cash in on the Western theme, and it isn't bad. His best work here is the film- and television-related material with which he was associated, including "3:10 to Yuma" and "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," but he also acquits himself well, in his exuberant style, on songs such as "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," "The Hanging Tree," and remakes of his Mercury hits such as "Cry of the Wild Goose" and "Mule Train."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127154804
catalogNumber: 15480
Rank: 179660

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frankie Laine   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ray Conniff   Leader
George Barnes   Guitar
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Shelly Manne   Drums
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Sal Salvador   Guitar
Babe Russin   Saxophone
Caiola   Guitar
George Van Eps   Guitar
Justin Gordon   Saxophone
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Paul Nero   Violin
Ray Alonge   Horn
Don Arnone   Guitar
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Frank Carroll   Bass
Nick Fatool   Drums
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
George Kast   Violin
Joe Mondragon   Bass
J. Marshall   Guitar
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Danny Perri   Guitar
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Bobby Rosengarden   Drums
Mischa Russell   Violin
John Ryan   Bass
William Schaffer   Trombone
Terry Snyder   Drums,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Fred Stulce   Saxophone
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Leader
Hy White   Guitar
Samuel Cytron   Violin
K. Mitchell   Bass
G. Fields   Harmonica
Charles Griffard   Trumpet
Murray Kellner   Violin
Lerner   Piano
Theodore Nash   Saxophone
John Williams [drums]   Percussion,Drums,Leader
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Arthur Gleghorn   Flute
Leonard Hartman   Saxophone
Sam Middleman   Violin
Elmer Smithers   Trombone
Rubin Zarchy   Trumpet
Alan Thompson   Trombone
Arnold Fishkind   Guitar
Tony Gottuso   Guitar
Ed O'Connor   Guitar
Caesar Giovannini   Piano
Julian C. Matlock   Saxophone
A. Mecca   Accordion
Ed Vito   Harp
A. Hendrickson   Guitar
Raphael Barr   Leader
William Schaefer   Trombone

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Mitch Miller   Producer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Fred Glickman   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
John Lange   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Larry Marks   Composer
Irving Townsend   Producer
Ned Washington   Composer
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes
Bob Nolan   Composer
Lee Pockriss   Composer
George Duning   Composer
Dick Charles   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Ferde Grofé   Composer
Vic Corpora   Composer
T. Nash   Contributor

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