Keepin' Our Love Alive and Kickin'
New Roy Rogers and Dale Evans products are on the rise.
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The Best of the Roy Rogers Radio Shows
Volumes 1 2 & 3

Roy Rogers Trigger Dale Evans Gabby Hayes Pat Buttram
Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers featuring Pat Brady
The Farr Brothers
Roy Lanham & the Whippowills
Foy Willing & the Riders of the Purple Sage
The music of Country Washburne
Perry Botkin & his orchestra
Al Sack & his orchestra
Announcer: “Honest” Charlie Lyon

Introduction - Silver Stars - Purple Sage - Eyes of Blue - Gabby Meets Pat Buttram & Dale - Out California Way - Mail Call - Cowboy Jubilee - Cowboy Band Instrumental - Ridin’ Down the Canyon - Gabby Speaks Apache - Gonna Build a Big Fence Around Texas - Take Me Back To T-E-X-A-S - The Timber Trail Gabby’s Horse Lesson - That’s My Home - Twilight On the Trail Candy Kisses - Little Joe the Wrangler - Ragtime Cowboy Joe Cowboy Camp Meeting - Miss Clank the Astrologer & Pat Buttram I’m An Old Cowhand - Ridin’ Down the Sunshine Trail Gabby & Pat’s Trail Drive - Git Along Little Doogies - Home On the Range - Cowboy Ham & Eggs - Trail Herding Cowboy - Pat Buttram & the Professor - Ten Days With Baby - If You’re Ever Down In Texas - The Professor Plays Pat’s Bones - Jingle Jangle Jingle - I Love the Prarie - The Wheel of the Wagon Is Broken - Gabby and the Lost Dutchman Mine - Down the Trail To San Antoine - Milenberg Joys - Gabby the Fossil Empty Saddles - Ride Em’ Cowboy - Roy Calls a Square Dance Cleaning My - Rifle and Thinking of You - Cousin Trillby’s Letter - You Ain’t Heard Nothing Till You Hear Him Roar - Along the Navejo Trail - Gabby’s Midget Ranch - A Two Seated Saddle - Way Out There - The Red River Valley - My Little Buckaroo - Chickashay Girl - The Rhythm of the Range Cool Water - Gabby and Mrs. Fluke, The Big Dude Lady - I’m Gonna Lasso a Dream - Rise & Shine - My Heart Went Thataway Gabby Fires Pat - My Saddle Pals & I - Sweet Georgia Brown - Hazy Mountains - Aha San Antoine - Pat Buttram Sings an Aria Smiles Are Made Out of the Sunshine - Silver On the Sage - Gabby V.S. Deadeye Dick - My Little Gal (Hattie Brown) - Pistol Packin’Mama - Cody of the Pony Express - Gabby Departs I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes - We’ll Rest At the End of theTrail - May the Good Lord Take a Likin’ To You


The Best of the Roy Rogers Radio Dramas
Volumes 1 2 & 3


A Roy & Dale Christmas

Complilations Pending Release


The Best of the Sons of the Pioneers
Volumes 1 & 2

Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Pat Brady, Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Deuce Spriggins, Ken Carson

Cowboy Jubilee - Grab My Saddlehorn & Blow - My Saddle Pals & I - Way Out There - Chant Of The Wanderer - Blue Prarie - Roundup Time Is Over - Curly Joe From Idaho - Riding The Range With You - Song Of The Pioneers - Following The Sun - Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Show Open - The Lily Of Hillbilly Valley - When Payday Rolls Around - I Love The Prarie - Waiting For The Sun To Say Good Morning - The Touch Of God’s Hand - Cool Water - Down Along The Sleepy Rio Grande - Where The Rio Rolls Along Don Juan - Broken Dreams - Ridin’ Home - Cowboy Camp Meeting Ridin’ Down The Canyon - The New Frontier - Wyoming Cattle Call Rainbow On The Range - Ridin’ Down The Rocky Road - The Timber Trail - A Cowboy Has To Sing - All For Nothing - When A Cowboy Comes To Courtin’ - Red River Valley - So Long To The Red River Valley - Born To The Saddle - Pistol Packin’ Mama - When The Prarie Sun Climbs Out Of The Hay Wagons Westward Westward Ho - Little Nell Of Naragansett Bay Rocky Road In The Rockies - Cody Of The Pony Express - Saddle Your Worries To The Wind - Cielito Lindo - Happy Roving Cowboy - Ridin’ On The Rocky Range - By A Campfire On The Trail - Whispering Wind - Sagebrush Symphony Willie - Echoes From The Hills - Blue Eyed Katie - Hillbilly Wedding - Hold That Critter Down - I Belong To The Range - He’s Gone Up The Trail - What You Gonna Tell Em’? - Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Show Close - Ridin’ On The Sunshine Trail


The Best of Dale Evans

Don’t Ever Fall In Love With A Cowboy - The Cowgirl Polka - Ten Days With Baby - The Very Thought Of You - That’s How Much I Love You - Aha San Antoine Medley - Sunday At The Circle E - Since Jesus Came Into My Life - It’s Saturday Night - Dale’s Backyard - Woody The Woodpecker - We’re Branding A Little Critter - Will You Be My Darlin’? - One Has My Heart, The Other Has My Name - A Saddle On My Heart - Texas For Me - Somebody To Love - Out California Way - Dusty Skies - Little Buffalo Bill - Little Brown Church - Nothing In My Letterbox - Aha San Antoine - A Two Seated Saddle - Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Hazy Mountains - The Bible Tells Me So - It Is No Secret - Happy Trails


Cowboy Stomp & Western Scat
The Best of the Farr Brothers (Fiddle and Guitar of the Sons of the Pioneers)

BY MEGHAN SAAR

Keepin' Our Love Alive and Kickin'
New Roy Rogers and Dale Evans products are on the rise.

A box of Quaker Oats was the first product endorsement by the King of the Cowboys, and ever since 1943, he has lent his name and smiling face to cap guns, flashlights, bedspreads, alarm clocks—you name it.

     Even Roy ’s son Roy Rogers Jr., nicknamed Dusty, “grew up with Roy everything,” whether they were his double-R boots or his Rogers pajamas.

(Below) With the rise in Rogers family releases, it seems like crowds are gathering once more for the beloved singing cowboy.

After Roy Rogers and Dale Evans married (shown at left), Republic Studios separated the two in its films, thinking fans wouldn’t want to watch a married couple. The studio retracted its decision when fans told them otherwise.
Dusty, with his father Roy, whose legacy he carries on to this day by singing his parents’ songs at the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum. Dusty, with his father Roy, whose legacy he carries on to this day by singing his parents’ songs at the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum.

     Roy was careful to license his name only to products that passed his family test. Each of these over 450 items carried the tag “Dale and I are very proud of every product that bears our name, and we use these items for our own children. You pay no premium for our name. Rather, it is your assurance of authenticity and quality.” (In the 1940s, Roy Rogers was second to Disney in licensed goods and sold the most products of all the cowboy licensees into the 1960s, says Holly George-Warren.)

     For those of us too young to own any original Rogers collectibles, there has been a wave of Roy and Dale Rogers items released this year, adding to the slowly growing list of Rogers collectibles for those newly enamored with Dale and Roy.

     Much of this recent wave is due to the Rogers family’s eagerness to share archived treasures with the public combined with technological advancements that allow for digital transfers of original recordings. Radio programmer Michael Sheehy produced the latest Roy Rogers collectible: The Best of the Roy Rogers Radio Shows. His crew used a stylus and pre-amp compatible with technology from that era (spanning from 1940-52) when recording off the acetate electronic transcriptions.

     “True Roy Rogers’ fans will appreciate the difference in scope and quality of this new collection from some of the bootleg stuff that has been out there,” endorsed Dusty, before adding “This material comes right from the Rogers ’ family archives and has been put together with real love and attention.”


     The CDs’ biographical material and anecdotes are courtesy of Dusty, but Sheehy and his crew also showed real heart in putting the project together. They spent two years scouring the library for the radio shows, reviewing and logging all the shows on a minute-by-minute basis, before they selected the best material. While Bob Fisher was restoring the audio to remove unwanted noise and pops, the crew was at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum (which had just moved to Branson , Missouri ), sitting on metal folding chairs, gathering family photos for the booklet. “I may be red and saddle sore, but I feel O.K. on the whole,” admitted Sheehy, after nearly a year of research.

     The radio show collection is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to 2005 releases commemorating this historic couple in Western lore.

 

 

 

 

 

Collectible Rogers Discs

The Best of the Roy Rogers Radio Shows (shown) is a three-CD set with over three hours of music and comedy, including a booklet with 80 classic photos of the couple and their family. Gabby Hayes, Pat Buttram, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers, Pat Brady, the Farr Brothers and Roy Lanham and the Whippoorwills make up the cast of the 1940-52 radio show. “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” is the show’s theme song, as “Happy Trails” wouldn’t be written until the Rogers ’ foray into TV in 1952.

$38.99
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