Sons of the Pioneers transcription discs collection,


Sons of the Pioneers transcription discs collection,

The collection chiefly includes non-commercial recordings of the Sons of the Pioneers "Lucky-U Ranch" radio program, 1951-1953, featuring Betty Taylor and Frankie Messina. "Lucky U Ranch" transcription discs, June-July 1952, feature Rex Allen, Noel Boggs, Stan Jones, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Betty Taylor, Cindy Walker, and the Whippoorwills. Also included is a small number of other recordings, 1940-1959, with additional Sons of the Pioneers programs ("10-2-4 Ranch"; "Smokey the Bear Show"; "Sons of the Pioneers Show"; and "Symphonies of the Sage"). Appearing on these recordings are musicians and film and television stars, including James Arness, Eddie Arnold, Tex Beneke, Ward Bond, Walter Brennan, Spade Cooley, Carolina Cotton, Broderick Crawford, Dick Foran, Billy Grady, Stuart Hamblen, Ferlin Husky, Wayne King, Art Linkletter, Montana Slim, Hugh O'Brian, Jon Provost, Barbara Stanwyck, Tex Williams, and Faron Young.

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Country music performer. Born May 15, 1918. Career active 1940s-1980s. Joined Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys as a featured singer in 1940. Began a solo career in 1943. Career record sales number in the millions. Notable hits include "Bouquet of Roses" (1948), "Cattle Call" (1955), "What's He Doing in My World" (1965), and "Make the World Go Away" (1965). Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Eddy Arnold; 2000 September 12; intervi...

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Spencer, Tim, 1908-1974 (person)

Provost, Jon, 1949- (person)

Foran, Dick, 1910-1979 (person)

Crawford, Broderick, 1911-1986 (person)

Cooley, Spade, 1910-1969 (person)

Whippoorwills (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Brennan, Walter, 1894-1974 (person)

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Rogers, Roy, 1911-1998 (person)

Cotton, Carolina, 1925-1997 (person)

Brady, Pat, 1914-1972 (person)

Linkletter, Art, 1912-2010 (person)

Biographical Note Arthur Gordon Linkletter was born July 17, 1912, in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. He was abandoned by his parents immediately after his birth, and adopted as an infant. He moved to Lowell, Massachusetts with his adoptive parents, and then migrated to California at the age of three. Linkletter attended high school in San Diego, where he was a star basketball player and swimmer. He graduated when he was 15, and subsequently spent 3 ...

Taylor, Betty (Vocalist) (person)

Perryman, Lloyd, 1917-1977 (person)

Farr, Hugh, 1903-1980 (person)

Fisher, Shug (person)

Arness, James, 1923-2011 (person)

Jones, Stan, 1914-1963 (person)

Allen, Rex, 1920-1999 (person)

Young, Faron (person)

Husky, Ferlin (person)

Richards, Rusty (person)

Williams, Tex, 1924-2008. (person)

Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-1990 (person)

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Gray, Billy, 1938- (person)

Warren, Dale (person)

Dale Warren worked at Houghton Mifflin, and was -- like Van Wyck Brooks -- from Plainfield, New Jersey. From the description of Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1954-1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190843803 ...

Doss, Tommy, 1920- (person)

King, Wayne (person)

Walker, Cindy (person)

Nolan, Bob (person)

Bond, Ward, 1903-1960 (person)

Nallie, Luther. (person)

Farr, Karl, 1909- (person)

Hamblen, Stuart, 1908-1989 (person)

Singer, songwriter, recording artist, and music publisher. Born October 20, 1908. Died March 8, 1989. Full name, Carl Stuart Hamblen. Career most active 1930s-1950s. Popular Los Angeles area radio performer and program host. Original member of the popular 1930s music group, the Beverly Hill Billies. Wrote several classic songs, including "Texas Plains," "It Is No Secret," and "This Ole House." Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview ...

Sons of the Pioneers (corporateBody)

The Sons of the Pioneers was one of the leading vocal and instrumental groups in Western music. They were especially known for their harmonies, songwriting, and musicianship. In addition to their creative success, the Pioneers were among the longest lasting groups in the history of country music, celebrating 65 years of continuous performances in 1998. Over the years, the members of the group included Pat Brady, Ken Carson, Ken Curtis, Tommy Doss, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Shug Fisher, Luther Nallie...

Boggs, Noel, 1917-1974 (person)

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Obrian, Hugh (person)

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Messina, Frankie. (person)

Montana, Slim 1904-1996 (person)