Tex Ritter

Vrai nom:
Woodward Maurice Ritter
Profil:
Born: January 12, 1905 in Marvaul, Tx - Died: January 2, 1974 in Nashville
American singer and actor; Woodward Maurice «Tex» Ritter played cowboy songs on the radio in New York in the first part of the 30s when a Hollywood producer discovered him. He appeared in a total of 85 films. Father of the comedian John Ritter (2).

Short bio:
In late 1932 Tex cut a few records at the ARC Recording Studios in New York but his career only started the next year with 78rpm releases on various labels such as Banner, Conqueror, Columbia, Oriole, Perfect or Romeo. Also known as by "The Singin' Cowboy" Tex then signed on with Decca (1935-39) before he switched to Capitol Records for a long and successful career.
Ritter died of a heart attack in Nashville, TN.

Career :
- Early 30s; New York, acted in the Broadway production Green Grow the Lilacs. Then began hosting radio programs like Tex Ritter's Campfire and Cowboy Tom's Roundup. Began recordings with producer Art Satherley.
- Mid 30s : Ritter caught the attention of Hollywood producer Edward Finney, was tapped to star in the Western Song of the Gringo (1936); stared in Trouble in Texas (co-starring a young Rita Hayworth, 1937) and a dozen of films.
- Late 30s-early40s : made some 20 Westerns, including "Take Me Back to Oklahoma" with co-star Bob Wills, worked with Columbia and Universal
- 1942-1972, he became the first country artist signed to Capitol Records, and stayed 30 years with the company.

Tex on the tops :
1944, Tex Ritter & His Texans topped the charts with the single "I'm Wastin' My Tears on You". The record's flip side, "There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder," peaked at #2. The follow-up "Jealous Heart." also made #2
1945 : "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often" peacked #1 for 11 consecutive weeks. Had another #1 with "You Will Have to Pay"
1948 "Rock and Rye,"
1950 "Daddy's Last Letter"
1953-1960 Ritter hosted the television program "Town Hall Party" while still having recordings for Capitol.
1961(after an 11-year charts absence), a C&W Top Five hit and Pop #20 with "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven"
1974 (posthumously) "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" made the Top 100 hitting pos. #24
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BD 14 Children's Songs And Stories — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Children's Songs And Stories(4xShellac, 10", Album) Capitol Records BD 14 US 1945 Vendre cette version
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BD-27 Cowboy Favorites — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Cowboy Favorites (Album, Single) Capitol Records BD-27 US 1946 Vendre cette version
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DC-91 Songs For Children — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Songs For Children (Album) Capitol Records DC-91 US 1948 Vendre cette version
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AD 96 Tex Ritter And The Dinning Sisters — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter And The Dinning Sisters Tex Ritter And The Dinning Sisters - Tex Ritter And The Dinning Sisters(4xShellac, 10", Album) Capitol Records AD 96 US 1948 Vendre cette version
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Album DBS-133 Children's Songs And Stories - Tex Ritter — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Children's Songs And Stories - Tex Ritter(2x10", Album, RE) Capitol Records Album DBS-133 US 1949 Vendre cette version
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Album DBS-134 Children's Songs And Stories - Tex Ritter — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Children's Songs And Stories - Tex Ritter(2x10", Album, RE) Capitol Records Album DBS-134 US 1949 Vendre cette version
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T 971, T.971 Songs From The Western Screen — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Songs From The Western Screen (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 971, T.971 South Africa 1958 Vendre cette version
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ST 1292 Blood On The Saddle — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter With Music By Paul Sells Tex Ritter With Music By Paul Sells - Blood On The Saddle (Album) Capitol Records ST 1292 Canada 1960 Vendre cette version
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SW 1562 The Lincoln Hymns — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter The Lincoln Hymns Capitol Records SW 1562 US 1961 Vendre cette version
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SREG 1001, SREG.1001 Hillbilly Heaven — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Hillbilly Heaven (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SREG 1001, SREG.1001 New Zealand 1961 Vendre cette version
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T 1623, T-1623 Hillbilly Heaven — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Hillbilly Heaven(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1623, T-1623 US 1961 Vendre cette version
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T 1757, T-1757 Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter! — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter / Stan Kenton Tex Ritter / Stan Kenton - Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter! (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1757, T-1757 US 1962 Vendre cette version
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ST1910 Border Affair — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Border Affair (Album) Capitol Records ST1910 US 1963 Vendre cette version
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CA 3044 Deck Of Cards — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Deck Of Cards (Album) Camay Records CA 3044 US 1963 Vendre cette version
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T 2402 The Friendly Voice Of — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter The Friendly Voice Of (Album) Capitol Records T 2402 UK 1965 Vendre cette version
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PM-9023 Tex Ritter Sings - Also Starring The Rio Grande River Boys — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Also Starring The Rio Grande River Boys Tex Ritter Also Starring The Rio Grande River Boys - Tex Ritter Sings - Also Starring The Rio Grande River Boys (Comp, Album) Premier (7) PM-9023 US 1966 Vendre cette version
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S-179 Tex Ritter, Sings — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter, Bob Jones (17) Tex Ritter, Bob Jones (17) - Tex Ritter, Sings(LP) Spin-O-Rama S-179 US 1966 Vendre cette version
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T 2786 Just Beyond The Moon — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Just Beyond The Moon (Album) Capitol Records T 2786 US 1967 Vendre cette version
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ST 2743, ST-2743 Sweet Land Of Liberty — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Sweet Land Of Liberty Capitol Records ST 2743, ST-2743 US 1967 Vendre cette version
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ST 2974 Wild West — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Wild West (Album) Capitol Records ST 2974 Canada 1968 Vendre cette version
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SREG 2069 Bump Tiddil Dee Bum Bum! — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Bump Tiddil Dee Bum Bum! (Album) Capitol Records SREG 2069 UK 1968 Vendre cette version
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ST-8-0213 Chuck Wagon Days — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Chuck Wagon Days (Album) Capitol Records ST-8-0213 US 1969 Vendre cette version
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ST-467 Green Green Valley — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Green Green Valley Capitol Records ST-467 US 1970 Vendre cette version
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71037 The Supercountrylegendary Tex Ritter — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter The Supercountrylegendary Tex Ritter (Album) Capitol Records 71037 US 1972 Vendre cette version
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ST-11351 Fall Away — Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Fall Away Capitol Records ST-11351 US 1974 Vendre cette version