High Noon: 1942-1952

High Noon: 1942-1952

by Tex Ritter



After one volume focusing on the early cowboy material of Tex Ritter, Living Era turned to his country hits of the '40s and early '50s with High Noon: 1942-1952. A better compilation could hardly have been prepared; even the excellent Bear Family collection, High Noon, barely rises above this disc, though the Bear Family volume does present noticeably better audio quality. All of Ritter's best material is included, beginning, of course, with the title track (the biggest hit of his career), but also ranging to his pair of hard-bitten masterpieces "Blood on the Saddle" and "Rye Whiskey," which put the lie to the idea that all cowboy music was pleasant and jaunty. Sprinkled among the 27 tracks are quite a few interesting additions, like Ritter's primeval versions of the old-timey standards "Froggy Went A-Courtin'" and "Green Grow the Lilacs," his "Rye Whiskey" soundalike "Rock and Rye," or his delightfully ornery anti-love songs "When You Leave, Don't Slam the Door" and "I've Had Enough of Your Two-Timin' (You've Had Enough of My Bankroll)."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2003
Label: Asv Living Era
UPC: 0743625547924
catalogNumber: 5479

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tex Ritter   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Merle Travis   Guitar
Buddy Cole   Organ
Cliffie Stone   Double Bass
Johnny Bond   Guitar
Allen Williams   Double Bass
Darol Rice   Clarinet
Benjamin Simon   Violin
Nick Pisani   Violin
Frankie Marvin   Steel Guitar
Paul Sells   Accordion
Wesley Tuttle   Guitar
Bonnie Dodd   Steel Guitar
Carl H. Hunt   Violin
Koby Sirinsky   Violin
Charlie Linville   Violin
Western Band   Group
Pete Martinez   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Tex Ritter   Arranger,Composer
Johnny Bond   Arranger
T. Texas Tyler   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Joe Allison   Composer
Jenny Carson   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Tex Owens   Composer
Ted Daffan   Composer
Paul Sells   Arranger
Joseph Lilley   Composer
Edith Bergdahl   Composer
Mark Ranshaw   Artwork
Scotty Wiseman   Composer
Lee Blastic   Composer
Eliot Daniel   Composer
Bonnie Dodd   Composer
Curley Fletcher   Composer
Oscar Fox   Composer
Ekko Whelan   Composer
Foster Carling   Composer
Country Washburne   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Frank Harford   Composer
Johnny Lange   Composer

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