“You never miss the water ’til the well runs dry …”
Cool Water … Many Interpretations
Most artists do Cool Water ‘straight up’.
Nothing wrong with that.
But there’s a few interpretations that caught my ear.
Hard to beat how beautifully The Sons of the Pioneers do this /1961
Dale Evans intro? Husband Roy Rogers was one of the
founding members of the Sons of the Pioneers back in the 1930’s.
Possibly the most popular of modern interpretations:
Joni Michell and Willie Nelson / 1988
Jimmie Rodgers with his great voice /1959
The Browns. Their unique and wonderful sound / 1960
Burl does it straight up / 1961
But oh so nicely.
This song was made for Walter / 1964
The Sons do a wonderful job / 1992
Teresa Brewer? Who knew!? / 1967
Nicely done Johnny / 1969
Fleetwood Mac. Really / 1982
A powerful and poignant interpretation.
Johnny knew his time was up / 2010
Hope you enjoy these.
Red River / Main Theme / Dimitri Tiomkin
Tom Dunson’s tragic decision. “I’ve made up my mind.”
Leaving Fen behind.
– Colleen Gray
“Why do Indians always want to be burnin’ up good wagons?”
– John Wayne with Walter Brennan.
“Never liked seein’ strangers. This is ’cause no stranger ever good news’d me.”
– Brennan, Mickey Kuhn, and Wayne.
“Get a shovel and a Bible.”
“Give me ten years and I’ll have that brand on the
gates of the greatest ranch in Texas.”
“Nice. Awful nice.”
– John Ireland with Montgomery Clift
“There are only 2 things more beautiful than a good gun.
A Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere.”
“Ever had a Swiss watch?”
“You’re as good as they say you are. Maybe as good as me.”
“I think he’s bluffin.”
– Noah Beery Jr., Brennan, and Clift.
Night watch: Wayne, Clift, Harry Carey Jr.
“You’da shot him right between the eyes.”
“Just a sure as you’re standing there.”
“Go ahead. Say it.”
“You wuz wrong Mr. Dunson.”
“You think I’m to blame for that?”
“Just as sure as you’re sitting there.”
Crossing the ‘Red’.
Calm in the midst of the storm.
“I’m the law.”
“I’m going to kill you Matt.”
“Do you remember?”
“I can remember.”
“We’re looking for Abilene.”
– Beery and Clift.
“Welcome to Abilene.”
– Harry Carey Sr., Clift, Ireland, and Beery.
“You know that young man isn’t going to use his gun don’t cha?”
“Yeah. But I haven’t any such notion.”
“Go ahead … Draw!”
“I said Draw!”
“OK I’ll make ya!”
“Go ahead, beat each other crazy …”
“Use this … “
Dennis Hopper Western Filmography
Dennis Hopper’s appearances in at least two Western Classics: with Gunfight at OK Corral Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas (1957); and (1969) with True Grit John Wayne. Even if Western movie fans didn’t count these movies as Classic, it would be recognized that Hopper had appeared with three of the Greatest Western Movie Stars of all time: Wayne, Lancaster and Douglas.
Some Western fans may also include
(1968) with another of the Hang ’em High Greatest Western Actors of all time: Clint Eastwood; and (1965) with The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne (again), Dean Martin and Earl Holliman.
Western TV Shows. and Gunsmoke would well be considered Bonanza Classics. Hoppers roles in the TV Westerns were as a Guest Star – not a regular.) Cheyenne ? (Note:
Even so, not a bad legacy for one the legendary bad boys of the Entertainment industry.
Thot I’d trot back and fill in a bit on some of My pages. John Ford’s classic
has been undated. Not all content is new, but I hope to add some fresh materials as able. My Darling Clementine
Quite a few of My pages need some work also. Such as,
. The Last of the Mohicans
Much to do …