Show 36: Cowboy Corner

First up is a record adapted from The Bobby Benson Show, one of the first radio programs directed at a juvenile audience. Bobby was a youngster who inherited a real ranch, and he was accompanied on numerous adventures by adult cowboys, including Don Knotts, who played the part of Windy Wales, and Tex Ritter, who had occasional roles on the popular show.

Roy Rogers was “King of the Cowboys” and he made motion pictures as well as starring in his own radio and television shows. He was one of the most heavily marketed and merchandised stars of his era. He was married to Dale Evans who was nicknamed “Queen of the West.” He tells the story of Pecos Bill with help from the Sons of the Pioneers in a record based on a 1948 film made by Walt Disney.

The Concertina that Crossed the Country was produced by the CRG label and narrated by Norman Rose. Tom Glazer supplies the songs for this story about four men who come to California seeking gold in the mid-1800’s, but who soon learn there is more than one way to find fortune in the Golden State.

Tex Ritter

Tex Ritter

I’m a Natural Born Cowboy
Tex Ritter

Bobby Benson’s Golden Palomino
Created by Herbert C. Rice

Bobby Benson's Golden Palomino

Bobby Benson’s Golden Palomino

The Concertina the Crossed the Country
Narrated by Norman Rose, sung by Tom Glazer, written by Jay Williams

Song Wagon
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Cool Water
The Sons of the Pioneers

Pecos Bill
Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers

Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill

Tumbling Tumbleweeds
The Sons of the Pioneers

Yellow Submarine
Leningrad Cowboys & The Red Army Chorus

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