Bonanza Ponderosa Party Time [Box Set] (4-CD)
by Various Artists

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: January 2, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Bonanza - Dan Blocker / Michael Landon / Lorne Greene / Pernell Roberts
  • 2.Sourwood Mountain - Dan Blocker / Michael Landon / Lorne Greene / Pernell Roberts
  • 3.Sky Ball Paint - Dan Blocker
  • 4.Early One Morning - Pernell Roberts
  • 5.Ponderosa - Lorne Greene
  • 6.Careless Love - Michael Landon
  • 7.Skip to My Lou - Dan Blocker / Michael Landon / Lorne Greene / Pernell Roberts
  • 8.In the Pines - Pernell Roberts
  • 9.Happy Birthday - Dan Blocker
  • 10.My Sons, My Sons - Lorne Greene
  • 11.Hangin' Blues, The - Dan Blocker
  • 12.Shenandoah - Michael Landon
  • 13.Miss Cindy - Dan Blocker
  • 14.Place Where I Worship, The - Dan Blocker
  • 15.Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Ken Darby Singers
  • 16.Deck the Halls - Dan Blocker
  • 17.The New Born King
  • 18.Story: The First Christmas Trees - Dan Blocker
  • 19.Oh Fir Tree Dear - Michael Landon
  • 20.Christmas Is A-Comin' - Lorne Greene
  • 21.O Come All Ye Faithful - Dan Blocker / Michael Landon / Lorne Greene
  • 22.Jingle Bells - Dan Blocker / Michael Landon / Lorne Greene
  • 23.Santa Got Lost in Texas - Michael Landon
  • 24.Stuck in the Chimney - Lorne Greene
  • 25.Story: Why We Light Candles on the Christmas Trees - Lorne Greene
  • 26.Merry Christmas Neighbor - Dan Blocker / Michael Landon / Lorne Greene
  • 27.Merry Christmas and Goodnight - Dan Blocker / Michael Landon / Lorne Greene

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Introduction: Bonanza - Lorne Greene
  • 2.Introduction: Alamo - Lorne Greene
  • 3.Introduction: Pony Express - Lorne Greene
  • 4.Ol' Tin Cup, An (And a Battered Ol' Coffee Pot) - Lorne Greene
  • 5.Introduction: Endless Prairie - Lorne Greene
  • 6.(Ghost) Riders in the Sky - Lorne Greene
  • 7.Introduction: Ringo - Lorne Greene
  • 8.Introduction: Blue Guitar - Lorne Greene
  • 9.Introduction: Sand - Lorne Greene
  • 10.Introduction: Saga of the Ponderosa - Lorne Greene
  • 11.Five Card Stud - Lorne Greene
  • 12.Cool Water - Lorne Greene
  • 13.Devil's Grin, The - Lorne Greene
  • 14.Pretty Horses - Lorne Greene
  • 15.Devil Cat - Lorne Greene
  • 16.Ol' Chilsholm Trail, The - Lorne Greene
  • 17.Wagon Wheels - Lorne Greene
  • 18.Frightened Town - Lorne Greene
  • 19.Shadow of the Cactus - Lorne Greene
  • 20.Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Lorne Greene
  • 21.Gold - Lorne Greene
  • 22.Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo - Lorne Greene

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Search, The - Lorne Greene
  • 2.Dig, Dig, Dig, Dig (There's No More Water in the Well) - Lorne Greene
  • 3.Ol' Cyclone - Lorne Greene
  • 4.Twilight on the Trail - Lorne Greene
  • 5.Geronimo - Lorne Greene
  • 6.Mule Train - Lorne Greene
  • 7.I'm a Gun - Lorne Greene
  • 8.Gunslinger's Prayer - Lorne Greene
  • 9.Nellie Cole - Lorne Greene
  • 10.Home on the Range - Lorne Greene
  • 11.Virginia Town - Lorne Greene
  • 12.Place Where I Worship, The - Lorne Greene
  • 13.Introduction: Pop Goes the Hammer - Lorne Greene
  • 14.Introduction: End of the Track - Lorne Greene
  • 15.Nine Pound Hammer - Lorne Greene
  • 16.Introduction: Bring on the Dancin' Girls - Lorne Greene
  • 17.Introduction: Oh! What a Town - Lorne Greene
  • 18.Introduction: Fourteen Man - Lorne Greene
  • 19.Introduction: Destiny - Lorne Greene
  • 20.Introduction: Sixteen Tons - Lorne Greene
  • 21.Introduction: Trouble Now - Lorne Greene
  • 22.Introduction: Chickasaw Mountain - Lorne Greene
  • 23.Introduction: Darling, My Darling - Lorne Greene
  • 24.Introduction: The Man - Lorne Greene
  • 25.Ringo - Lorne Greene
  • 26.Sable, Du (Sand) - Lorne Greene

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Bold Soldier, The - Pernell Roberts
  • 2.Mary Ann - Pernell Roberts
  • 3.They Call the Wind Maria - Pernell Roberts
  • 4.Roll Out, Heave That Cotton! - Dan Blocker / John Mitchum
  • 5.Lily of the West
  • 6.Water Is Wide, The - Pernell Roberts
  • 7.Rake and a Ramblin' Boy - Pernell Roberts
  • 8.Quiet Girl, A - Pernell Roberts
  • 9.Shady Grove - Pernell Roberts
  • 10.Alberta - Pernell Roberts
  • 11.Empty Pocket Blues - Pernell Roberts
  • 12.Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies - Pernell Roberts
  • 13.Springfield Mountain - Dan Blocker / John Mitchum
  • 14.Roll Out, Heave That Cotton! - Dan Blocker / John Mitchum
  • 15.Battle Hymn of the Republic, The - Dan Blocker / John Mitchum
  • 16.Erie Canal, The - Dan Blocker / John Mitchum
  • 17.Paiute Sunrise Chant - Dan Blocker / John Mitchum
  • 18.Charles: Steal Away / He Never Said a Mumblin' Word

Product Description:

This 4-CD box set contains country favorites and selections from the TV show "Bonanza" performed by the original cast members (Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts). Also included in the set is a 28-page booklet with color photos, liner notes and discographies.
Composers: Cliff Crofford; Darol Rice; Max Rich; Don Robertson; Earl Shuman; Fred Glickman; John Mitchum; Glenn Sutton; Hal Blair; Hy Heath; Carl Spencer; Frank Stanton; Ned Fairchild; Mitchell Tableporter; Jay Livingston; Joseph Mohr; Al Goodhart; Larry Fotine; Lee Hays; Alan Riggs; Leon Carr; Louis Alter; Merle Kilgore; Pete Seeger; Peter DeRose; Anita Kerr; Ray Evans ; Sidney Mitchell; Stan Jones ; Wally Gold; Alan Jay Lerner; Merle Travis; Billy Sherrill; Bob Nolan.
Personnel: Bob Tebow, Dan Blocker, Evangeline Carmichael, Betty Jane Baker, Paul Ely, Paul Bergen, Bill Kanady, Paul Sjolund, Betty Allen , John Mitchum, Jimmy Joyce, George Tipton, Jay Meyer, Peggy Clark, Ian Freebairn-Smith, Ada Beth Lee, Ernest Ernie Newton, Jackie Ward, Sue Allen, Randall Shepard, Alan Davies, Bill Brown, Vern Rowe, Lorne Greene, Loulie Jean Norman, Sally Stevens, Sally Sweetland, Thurl Ravenscroft, Betty Noyes, William (Billy) Lee, Jack Halloran, Ricky Page, Ron Hicklin (vocals); Allan Reuss (guitar, banjo); Louis Morell, David Gates, Alton Hendrickson, Howard Heitmeyer, Ervan Coleman, John Gray, Joe Maphis, Al Viola, Barney Kessel, Neil Levang, Carol Kaye (guitar); Gerald Vinci, Benny Gill (violin); Bobby Bruce (fiddle); George Fields, Tommy Edwards, Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Frank Beach, Maurice Harris (trumpet); William Hinshaw, Vincent DeRosa (French horn, horns); Arthur Maebe, Jack Cave, George Price (French horn); Gail Martin, Richard Taylor "Dick" Nash , Johnny Halliburton, Harold Diner, Paul Tanner, Karl de Karske, Tommy Pederson , Lew McCreary, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone); Richard Perissi (horns); Pete Jolly (piano, harpsichord); Gene Garf (piano, organ); Claude Williamson, Robert Florence, Donald Robertson (piano); Gary Coleman (vibraphone, percussion); Frank Capp, Milt Holland, Irving Cottler (drums); Emil Radocchia, Louis Singer (timpani, percussion); Jack Sperling, Frank Flynn , Julius Wechter, Larry Bunker, Ralph Collier (percussion).
Recording information: RCA Victor Studio 1 Hollywood CA (06/20/1962-06/21/1962).
Actor: Ray Linn.
Illustrator: Larry Zwisohn.
Photographer: Larry Zwisohn.
Bonanza was the quintessential Western television series. It told the story of a family led by ranch owner Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene), who had sired three sons: introspective, intellectual Adam (Pernell Roberts), hulking, good-natured "Hoss" (Dan Blocker), and volatile, handsome Little Joe (Michael Landon). When Bonanza first went on the air, it was common practice to get the stars of hit series to expand into other areas, especially recording. Disc One opens with Ponderosa Party Time, the first Bonanza album, which is contrived and sometimes silly but always lively. It features country and folk songs with Greene, Landon, Roberts, and Blocker all singing in character. The material here isn't far removed from the sort of records that Gene Autry used to make for his movies, except that none of these guys is as good a singer as Autry. Lorne Greene's American West, which makes up the first part of Disc Two, is a pretty good record; Welcome to the Ponderosa fills out the rest of the disc. Disc Three is made up of Greene's Portrait of the West and Lorne Greene: The Man albums. These are more western songs, traditional pieces interspersed among modern songs, but both are more elaborately produced than the two previous records. Not all of it works, but it is fun, and livelier than Welcome to the Ponderosa. Pernell Roberts' Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies opens Disc Four; it's a pleasant folk album, using mostly traditional or traditional-type material. He sings in a pleasant, rich baritone that makes this the strongest of the eight albums included here. Dan Blocker's 1963 album Our Heritage, recorded with singer/actor John Mitchum, fills out Disc Four. This was a story-and-song celebration of American history, with the folksy, pleasing Blocker telling the stories and Mitchum singing. ~ Bruce Eder
Bear Family Records

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  • Sales Rank: 11,505
  • UPC: 4000127156846
  • Shipping Weight: 2.03/lbs (approx)
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