• Various Artists - Ghost Riders in the Sky

'GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY' was a song written by Stan Jones in the late 40s and successfully recorded by Vaughn Monroe, Burl Ives, Peggy Lee and Bing Crosby in 1950, all of whom enjoyed massive hit versions that year.

'Ghost Riders' rapidly became established as a 'standard' and was regularly revived throughout the 50s, by artists like Dean Martin, Frankie Laine, Kay Starr, Jimmie Rodgers, The Brothers Four, Scat Man Crothers, Eddy Arnold, Roger Williams, etc.

In 1960 The Ramrods recorded a twangy, Duane Eddy-like instrumental version which became a worldwide hit, inspiring countless similarly-styled covers, from American artists like The Ventures, Lawrence Welk, The Titans and The Original Surfaris, to European groups like The Scorpions (UK), The Spotnicks (Sweden), The Jumping Jewels (Holland), Die Playboys (West Germany), Les Sunlights (France), and many more.

This inspired compilation presents thirty memorable versions of 'Ghost Riders'; fifteen vocals, and fifteen instro's.

Many of these rare European instro versions are unavailable elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. The Ramrods - Riders In The Sky
2. Peggy Lee - Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
3. The Spotnicks - Ghost Riders In The Sky
4. Scat Man Crothers - Ghost Riders In The Sky
5. Gene Jimae - Riders In The Sky
6. Mickey Katz - Borscht Riders In The Sky
7. The Scorpions - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
8. The Four Flares - Riders In The Sky
9. Roger Williams - Riders In The Sky
10. Frankie Laine - Riders In The Sky
11. Les Sunlights - Les Cavaliers Du Ciel
12. Kay Starr - Riders In The Sky
13. The Ventures - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
14. Jimmie Rodgers - Riders In The Sky
15. The Titans - Riders In The Sky
16. Eddy Arnold - Riders In The Sky
17. Los Pekenikes - Jinetes En El Cielo
18. The Brothers Four - Riders In The Sky
19. Lawrence Welk - Riders In The Sky
20. Vaughn Monroe - Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
21. Die Playboys - Geisterreiter
22. Dean Martin - Ghost Riders In The Sky
23. The Jumpin' Jewels - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
24. Bing Crosby - Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
25. The Original Surfaris - Ghost Riders In The Sky
26. Kenneth Spencer - Geisterreiter
27. The Cyclones - Ghost Riders In The Sky
28. Burl Ives - Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
29. Les Champions - Les Cavaliers Du Ciel
30. Stan Jones & His Death Valley Rangers - Riders In The Sky

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date March 8th, 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 26512 5

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Various Artists - Ghost Riders in the Sky

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