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High noon

Postby colonel snow » Sat May 04, 2019 8:15 pm

Elvis sung an one-liner of this song on 11-09-67 during the recording of Guitar man.

The original version is not clear:
00-04-52 (??) - Bill Hayes (MGM 11266);
14-05-52 - Tex Ritter (Capitol 2120).

Other versions in 1952:
15-05-52 - Frankie Laine (Columbia 39770);
00-07-52 - Bill Keith (King 15194);
00-08-52 - Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians with vocal Joe Marine (Decca 28449);
00-09-52 - Billy May & his Orchestra (Capitol F 2284 - instrumental version).

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Re: High noon

Postby Colin B » Tue May 07, 2019 3:19 pm

I remember an interview with Frankie Laine when he mentioned that people often asked him if High Noon was his or not, to which he replied:

"Tex Ritter sang it in the movie, but I had the hit record !"
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Re: High noon

Postby Suspicious Minds » Tue May 21, 2019 2:25 am


This was the title tune for the movie High Noon, released in 1952 and starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. In the film, Cooper plays a marshall who finds out that a man he put in prison has been released, and is arriving at high noon (with his posse) to kill him. Kelly, playing Cooper's wife, wants them to pack up and run, but Cooper can't do something so cowardly and chooses to confront the gang.

Source: songfacts.com

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Here’s a lengthy article on ‘High Noon’ and its significance for cinema:

“Do Not Forsake Me: The Ballad of High Noon” and the Rise of the Movie Theme Song

http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/cinema-a ... high_noon/

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Secondhandsongs credits the first recording to Tex Ritter.

https://secondhandsongs.com/performance ... nav-entity
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