Stanley Davis Jones

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Stanley Davis Jones was an American songwriter, born June 5, 1914, in the southeastern Arizona town of Douglas. Writing almost entirely in the genre of Western music, he penned songs for several Western movies, including "The Searchers" and "Rio Grande". Stan made his first appearance on screen, as a cavalry sergeant, a small part in the John Ford film "Rio Grande" (1950). In his brief career, Stan Jones wrote over two hundred songs. About one hundred were recorded, including "Song of the Trail," "Saddle Up." "Lilies Grow High," "Cowpoke," and the TV theme 'Cheyenne". He has seventy-four published songwriting credits on ASCAP. His most famous song was probably "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", written while he worked for the National Park Service in Death Valley, California. He formed two music companies during his lifetime — Stanley Music Company, and the later Stanley Mills Ranger Music Company — to publish songs for his last album. Stan released his first album in 1958, "Creakin' Leather", on the Disneyland label, later re-released as "Ghost Riders in the Sky" on the Buena Vista label.

Stan Jones died in Los Angeles, at age 49, on December 13, 1963, and at his request, was buried in his hometown of Douglas, Arizona.
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Albums

WDL-3015 Creakin' Leather — Stanley Davis Jones Stan Jones* Creakin' Leather (Album, Comp) Disneyland WDL-3015 US 1958 Sell This Version
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WDL-1005 Walt Disney Presents Songs Of The National Parks — Stanley Davis Jones Stan Jones* And The Ranger Chorus Stan Jones* And The Ranger Chorus - Walt Disney Presents Songs Of The National Parks(LP, Mono) Disneyland WDL-1005 US 1958 Sell This Version
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WDL-3033 This Was The West — Stanley Davis Jones Stan Jones* And The Ranger Chorus Stan Jones* And The Ranger Chorus - This Was The West(LP, Album, Mono) Disneyland WDL-3033 US 1958 Sell This Version
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VSD-5378 Rio Grande (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Stanley Davis Jones Victor Young , Featuring Songs By Stan Jones* , Performed By The Sons Of The Pioneers Victor Young , Featuring Songs By Stan Jones* , Performed By The Sons Of The Pioneers - Rio Grande (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE, JVC) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5378 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

F-371 Ghost Riders In The Sky — Stanley Davis Jones Stan Jones* Ghost Riders In The Sky(7", Mono, Promo) Buena Vista Records F-371 US 1961 Sell This Version
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F-113 Texas John Slaughter / The Nine Lives Of Elfego Baca — Stanley Davis Jones Stan Jones* Texas John Slaughter / The Nine Lives Of Elfego Baca(7", Single) Disneyland F-113 US Unknown Sell This Version
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F-56 Creakin' Leather — Stanley Davis Jones Stan Jones* Creakin' Leather(7", Promo) Disneyland F-56 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

WDEMCO 3921 Walt Disney Presents Folk Heroes — Stanley Davis Jones The Wellingtons, Fess Parker, Rex Allen, Stanley Davis Jones The Wellingtons, Fess Parker, Rex Allen, Stanley Davis Jones - Walt Disney Presents Folk Heroes(LP, Comp) Disneyland WDEMCO 3921 US 1974 Sell This Version
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78005/06 Les Meilleurs Thèmes De Western — Stanley Davis Jones Ennio Morricone, Elmer Bernstein, Dimitri Tiomkin, Stanley Davis Jones Ennio Morricone, Elmer Bernstein, Dimitri Tiomkin, Stanley Davis Jones - Les Meilleurs Thèmes De Western(2xLP, Comp) Atoll Music 78005/06 France 1978 Sell This Version