The first networked TV Western series to be filmed in colour, BONANZA ran on NBC from 1959 to 1973 and ranks among the Top 10 longest-running, live-action American TV series.
The show featured the homespun adventures of the Cartwright family, viz: patriarch Ben (aka Pa, played by Lorne Greene), Adam (Pernell Roberts), Hoss (Dan Blocker) and the youngest son, Little Joe (Michael Landon).
Rarely out of the Top 10 throughout its run, it was at #1 in the Nielsen ratings between 1963-66.
Indeed, at its peak, Bonanza was so popular that its four main characters received more fanmail than even Pop stars (with the noble exception of The Beatles!).
Both Ponderosa Party Time, a cast recording, and David Rose's Bonanza, Original Television Soundtrack LP, made the US album charts in 1962 and 1961, respectively.
This compilation comprises these two albums plus a handful of bonus tracks, which include a previously unissued cast recording of the show's title tune, plus Al Caiola's and Johnny Cash's hit versions, and the original television soundbed.
1. CAST - BONANZA!
2. THE CARTWRIGHTS - SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN
3. DAN BLOCKER - SKY BALL PAINT
4. PERNELL ROBERTS - EARLY ONE MORNING
5. LORNE GREENE - PONDEROSA
6. MICHAEL LANDON - CARELESS LOVE
7. THE CARTWRIGHTS - SKIP TO MY LOU
8. PERNELL ROBERTS - IN THE PINES
9. CAST - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
10. LORNE GREENE - MY SONS, MY SONS
11. DAN BLOCKER - THE HANGIN' BLUES
12. MICHAEL LANDON - SHENANDOAH
13. THE CARTWRIGHTS - MISS CINDY
14. LORNE GREENE - THE PLACE WHERE I WORSHIP
15. JOURNEY OF THE HOPEFULS
17. ANNIE O'TOOLE
21. HOEDOWN AT VIRGINIA CITY
22. THE BALLOON RIDERS
23. LEGEND OF SAM HILL
24. SILENT THUNDER
25. HORSELESS CARRIAGE
26. FURY IN OLD MEXICO
27. THE CARTWRIGHTS - BONANZA! (rejected version)
28. MICHAEL LANDON - GIMME A LITTLE KISS WILL 'YA' HUH
29. MICHAEL LANDON - BE PATIENT WITH ME
30. JOHNNY CASH - BONANZA!
31. AL CAIOLA - BONANZA!
32. ORIGINAL TV THEME - BONANZA!
|Release Date||October 12th 2018|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 37192 5|
Various Artistws - Bonanza! Plus Ponderosa Party Time!
- Product Code: JASMCD 3719
- Availability: In Stock