TEX RITTER - High Noon - CD AJA 5479
27 Original Recordings 1942-1952
The year 1942 was especially important for Tex Ritter. Once the second most important successful singing cowboy after Gene Autry, he had been pushed into third place by Roy Rogers who was known as "King of the Cowboys". Although Ritter was still very popular with screen audiences the world over, he had not recorded anything since leaving Decca in 1939. This was all to change, however, when he signed with Capitol Records. He had several hits but, of course, he will always be remembered for the theme song for the Gary Cooper film, HIGH NOON (Do Not Forsake Me).