Tex Ritter

High Noon [1-CD]

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High Noon [1-CD] Review

by Greg Adams

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 Tex Ritter 02:30 Amazon
Tex Ritter feat: Paul Sells 02:59 Amazon
3 Tex Ritter feat: Tex Ritter & His Texans 02:48 Amazon
4 Tex Ritter 02:42 Amazon
5 Tex Ritter 03:09 Amazon
6 Tex Ritter 02:07 Amazon
7 Tex Ritter 02:27 Amazon
8 Tex Ritter 03:10 Amazon
9 Tex Ritter 02:44 Amazon
10 Tex Ritter 02:42 Amazon
11 Tex Ritter 02:18 Amazon
12 Tex Ritter 03:05 Amazon
13 Tex Ritter 02:49 Amazon
14 Tex Ritter 03:17 Amazon
15 Tex Ritter 02:06 Amazon
16 Tex Ritter 02:36 Amazon
17 Tex Ritter feat: Rex Koury 02:49 Amazon
18 Tex Ritter feat: Rex Koury 02:53 Amazon
19 Tex Ritter 01:49 Amazon
20 Tex Ritter 02:28 Amazon
Tex Ritter 02:09 Amazon
22 Tex Ritter 02:44 Amazon
23 Tex Ritter 02:27 Amazon
Tex Ritter feat: Gerald Fried 04:37 Amazon
25 Tex Ritter 02:46 Amazon
26 Tex Ritter 02:38 Amazon
27 Tex Ritter 02:27 Amazon
28 Tex Ritter 02:43 Amazon
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