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Favorite Music/Song used in a Western film.

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My favorite music/song used in a Western film is "The Ecstasy of Gold" from the movie "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

 

The lady (Susanna Rigacci) who provides the vocal in this piece has got some pipes!!

 

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Ennio+Morricone+YouTube+Com&&view=detail&mid=7DBFFA2D32896EBE34B07DBFFA2D32896EBE34B0&&FORM=VDRVRV

 

What is your favorite music/song used in a Western??

 

 

 

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Ecstacy of Gold.

 

You nailed it.

 

Very powerful music.

 

Almost mesmorizing.

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

All the music in Quigley Down Under. 

 

As as soon as I saw the subject of this thread that is what popped into my head. Love that music. :D

 

Since we are adding clips...

 

 

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Like Pat, as soon as I read the title of the thread, one piece immediately popped into my head.
 

 

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8 minutes ago, Sagebrush Burns, SASS # 14226 said:

How about High Noon?  Do not forsake me...

 

It is iconic, and I don't believe the movie would be the same without it, but it can also become an ear worm for me. Can't call it a favorite

 

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ElDorado opening theme song with the Olaf Wieghorst paintings in the background (he also played the part of the gunsmith)

Several songs from how the west was won especially Shenandoah.

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The background music in the opening of "Shane" is my favorite." The Call Of The Far Away Hills." I did not know it had lyrics until just a few years ago. Like the Ken Curtis version very much.

Rex :D

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Tough call. I guess my all time favorite is Lonesome Dove. Quigley and Silverado close behind.

JHC

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Don’t forget the original Red River soundtrack by Dimitri Tiomkin.  We heard it again in Rio Bravo, the duet with Ricky Nelson and Dean Martin.

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2 minutes ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

Don’t forget the original Red River soundtrack by Dimitri Tiomkin.  We heard it again in Rio Lobo; the duet with Ricky Nelson and Dean Martin.

That would be" Rio Bravo" for the duet.:D

Rex :D

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31 minutes ago, Rex M Rugers #6621 said:

That would be" Rio Bravo" for the duet.:D

Rex :D

 

Thanks, got it edited.

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At only 10 years old....

 

 

 

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The Ballad of Charlie Russell (lyrics shown in the above post by our own Kid Russell   Original song by IIRC Jack Gladstone  Don't think it was in a movie though.

The Magnificent Seven

High Noon

How the West Was Won

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22 hours ago, DocWard said:

Like Pat, as soon as I read the title of the thread, one piece immediately popped into my head.
 

 

Attaboy, Rider.

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Opening overture for "The Cowboys" starring John Wayne.....

 

Bugler

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Here's one that I often get stuck in my brain and find myself humming or singing to myself all day.

 

Who'd thought that Lee Marvin could sing?

 

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Glad to see that nobody (so far) has named one of the 'interlude' songs from the late 60's/early 70's westerns.  You know, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, from 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and the ilk.  I still cringe when the slow motion love song interlude starts.  Shivering just thinking of it.

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Of course, being a musical, there were lots of good songs in this one as previously shown.

 

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I know the movie wasn't that great but I love the William Tell Overture from The Lone Ranger

 

 

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Not a film, but a tv mini series, theme - Texas Rising. Take Me To Texas by George Strait. 

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Great thread. Lots of good ones I'd forgotten about like How the West Was Won.

JHC

 

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Have you noticed the theme from Quigley sounds to be only slightly modified from the theme to Sons of Katie Elder?

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This is a fun one. I guess you could call it a "modern" western.

 

Like BQ - my favorite is "Ecstasy of Gold".

 

 

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From the moment the movie started my brother and I were transfixed by the music and the movie.

   THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN   is my favorite Western  musical score. 

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I know I know it's not a movie, but I've been in bands where I've played the Bonanza Theme going into a break ......

 

And the people always love it!

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F.C., I intended Western film to include both movies and T.V. series.  So you are right on as far as I'm concerned.

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On 10/4/2019 at 2:45 PM, Stogie said:

I know the movie wasn't that great but I love the William Tell Overture from The Lone Ranger

 

 

Most don't know it, but this is also part of the William Tell Overture, 3rd movement. Crappy audio and cheesy pics, but best I could find.

JHC

 

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