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Old 07-28-2018, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by banjomike View Post
Here's a little tidbit I just found;
This is the full version of the song that was written for "The Searchers", a famous John Ford movie that featured Ken Curtis as one of the actors.

Ken is clearly heard in front of this vocal mix, singing in the Sons of the Pioneers. This song wasn't used in it's complete version, heard here; it was drastically shortened and was used in the end of the flick, just as it ended.


Many folks, including me, think "The Searchers" was one of the top 10 movies ever made.
Agree 100 and 10%
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Old 07-28-2018, 10:47 AM
Location: The Jar
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Wow! I don't think I've ever seen him so young!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-28-2018, 04:10 PM
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The Sons of the Pioneers were my father's favorites. "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds" was played at his funeral. I like Rock&Roll, but I can certainly appreciate the Sons' music. Having been in the Sons, Ken Curtis could do no wrong as Festus in my father's eyes.

I would like to hear what some of Elvis' tunes would sound like if he was backed by the Sons instead of the Jordanaires.

Or maybe an Elvis/Ken Curtis duet.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:51 PM
Location: Houston, texas
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Ken Curtis is one of my favorite actors, and no yayhoo is gonna make me think different. He acted in alot of movies beside westerns. I liked him in Mister Roberts.
Gunsmoke is one of the best western T V shows ever. Chester was cool but Festus was the best. Unforgetable

Festus named all of his mules Ruth, whether male or female, in honor of a mule that he loved and that had helped him accomplish a hard task in the middle of battle once, and died for her bravery.

Hold `yer taters or I'll get onto you like ugly on an ape and you'ii be Hoppin' around like a flea on a hot skillet You'll have no more chance than a grass hopper in a hen house.

Loved the banter between him and doc. You always knew Festus was coming by the sound of them spurs.
He could sing.Here with Slim Pickens another great Cowboy.

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