My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

long as i can see the light / marc cohn / written by john fogerty Mystery Unresolved OK I failed to resolve my brothers problem of why he can’t access site. I talked to WordPress Support – detailing the issue. They checked things and said that anybody should be able to find my site and …

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jesse james / ry cooder Stunts: Jesse James and Long Riders  Back on April 5, I made a post called Jesse James (1939): The Stunt of Infamy. It detailed an stunt in the movie whereby a horse was killed. This stunt led to the creation of the The American Humane Association (AHA) – an organization that monitors animal safety in …

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Wind is Bound to Change / Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Video Conversion – Geezer Style I just spent many hours trying to get a video clip from The Long Riders. I was using VLC Video Player (a great little device) and I could easily get a good video clip – but with no sound. The …

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Closer Every Day / The Doobie Brothers Reviews Reviews were Good. But that was in 1980.  Over time some Movies gain in appreciation. May even become Classics. But others decline. Action Movies may become ‘Dated’  if the Action doesn’t measure up to modern standards. The Long Riders? Quite a bit of Peckinpah inspired Action and  bloodshed to be …

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southside of heaven / ryan bingham  

midnight rider / greg allman “The Long Riders has been made on faith and idealism.”  – Stacy Keach The Carradine brothers as The Youngers … The Keach brothers as The James’ brothers … The Quaid brothers … as The Miller brothers The Guest brothers as The Ford brothers So who gets Top Bill? Brothers Randy and Stacy Keach were Cast as …

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Shenandoah / The Brothers Four Wikipedia: “Oh Shenandoah” (also called simply “Shenandoah” or “Across the Wide Missouri“) is a traditional American folk song of uncertain origin, dating to the early 19th century. The song appears to have originated with Canadian and American voyageurs or fur traders traveling down the Missouri River in canoes, and has developed several different sets of lyrics. Some lyrics …

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An American Trilogy / written and sung by Mickey Newbury An American Trilogy Mickey Newbury recorded this song in 1971. It’s said that over 465 versions of “An American Trilogy” have been recorded by different artists.                    The Three songs in Newbury’s Trilogy are: 1. Dixie: a blackface minstrel song that became …

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the night they drove old Dixie down / Joan Baez / written by Robbie Robertson “Those who love are never parted.” – anon Jesse James (1939) If there’s a theme that runs through the Jesse James saga, it’s Family and Brotherhood. Blood. The James – Younger Gang: Brothers that rode together: – Jesse and Frank James – Cole, Jim, John, and Bob Younger …

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Howdy … Finally got my computer working properly … yes it was a WordPress issue.  Been working the last 5 days so haven’t had a lot of time.  Also been working on a post called Jesse James (1939): Blood Brothers Hope to have it up in the next day or two.  Thanks for your patience! 

The Long Riders Soundtrack / Ry Cooder Jesse James (1939) A Stunt of Infamy Have you seen this stunt below? It’s in Jesse James (1939). It’s one of the most famous movie stunts in Film History. But not because it’s spectacular. (Though it is)But because of what it stirred up.  You see, the horse died. Panicked and drowned.  The …

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1972 / Glendale Train / New Riders of the Purple Sage Jesse James (1939) Jesse James was a smash hit and the fourth largest-grossing film of 1939, behind Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and in front of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. That’s a hell of …

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Kingston Trio Jesse James (1939) I woulda put my money on The Kid. Between 1921 and 2007 we count 28 movies about Jesse James or where Jesse James was a prominent character. Between 1911 and 2011 we count 23 movies about Billy the Kid or where Billy the Kid was a prominent character. If this was …

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