Tex Ritter

High Noon [1-CD]

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High Noon is the second four-disc box set in Bear Family's revival of Tex Ritter's complete recordings. Picking up where the previous set, Blood on the Saddle, left off, High Noon covers the years 1947-1954, and includes every recording Ritter made for Capitol during that period. The set contains all four versions of the song "High Noon" and the hits "Deck of Cards," "Pecos Bill," "Rock and Rye," and "Daddy's Last Letter." Rather than presenting the material in strict chronological order as Bear Family often does, the set is organized thematically, with Ritter's country, western, and pop recordings on the first two discs, patriotic and religious songs on the third, and children's songs on the fourth. The children's songs are entertaining for listeners of all ages, since Ritter's charismatic performances are funny and unique. The range of material on High Noon is extremely eclectic and not always western in orientation, but Ritter was a true original who richly deserves the deluxe treatment.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:30 Amazon
2
feat: Paul Sells
02:59 Amazon
3 02:48 Amazon
4 02:42 Amazon
5 03:09 Amazon
6 02:07 Amazon
7 02:27 Amazon
8 03:10 Amazon
9 02:44 Amazon
10 02:42 Amazon
11 02:18 Amazon
12 03:05 Amazon
13 02:49 Amazon
14 03:17 Amazon
15 02:06 Amazon
16 02:36 Amazon
17
feat: Rex Koury
02:49 Amazon
18
feat: Rex Koury
02:53 Amazon
19 01:49 Amazon
20 02:28 Amazon
21
02:09 Amazon
22 02:44 Amazon
23 02:27 Amazon
24
feat: Gerald Fried
04:37 Amazon
25 02:46 Amazon
26 02:38 Amazon
27 02:27 Amazon
28 02:43 Amazon
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