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    (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

    54 years ago today... a rock instrumental classic by the Ramrods made its way onto the top 40 charts. If you like twangy guitar and overdubbed sound effects, you'll love it.



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    I like this one too


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    If you put Ghost riders in the sky into search it is amazing how many versions are on youtube .
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    Great tune, I didn't know the Ramrods version was the original.

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    Great tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shemp View Post
    Great tune, I didn't know the Ramrods version was the original.
    It's not. The original came out in 1948.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    It's not. The original came out in 1948.
    You're right MarkO, my dad had the older version and I had to listen to it many times. Was it Vaughn Munroe doing the '48 version?

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    IIRC, the B-side was Cool Water.

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    From a little research. .
    Stan Jones was first but in 1949 alone it was also recorded by...
    Burl Ives
    Vaughn Monroe
    Bing Crosby
    Peggy Lee
    Spike Jones
    Gene Autry

    Comes from a time when multiple artists would release the same song. Seems odd now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    It's not. The original came out in 1948.
    OK that makes more sense. I was wondering who wrote the lyrics if the original was an instrumental.

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