Another book about the group, first published in 1974, is called Hear My Song, The Story of the Celebrated Sons of the Pioneers by Ken Griffis, and is available on The Pioneers' website. Ethan’s search for a surviving niece (played by young Natalie Wood) becomes an all-consuming obsession.
Green - Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy 2005 - Page 79 "The Sons of the Pioneers' association with Charles Starrett and Columbia Pictures led to the most productive period of their long career.
Key members such as Luther Nallie, Dale Warren, Sunny Spencer and Gary LeMaster each have more longevity with the group than the original members. The Sons of the Pioneers are one of the United States' earliest Western singing groups. Tenor preferred." Because here at COUNTRY DAILY, we’re KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY! Did You Know Trivia. They are also the definitive group specializing in cowboy songs. In October of 1931, Bob Nolan answered an ad in the Los Angeles Herald that read: "YODELER, for old time act to travel. They were also one of the longest-surviving country music vocal groups in existence.
Name changed to Robert Clarence Nobles in 1929) was a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor. He took a lifeguard job in Los Angeles in 1929.  The deal was far from lucrative (they were paid $33 apiece to appear in each film, and Nolan and Spencer each received $10 for every original song), but the worldwide exposure was beneficial to the group. Following their third production-year season with Republic, the group was renamed Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers and billed as such until Nolan left in 1949. Although he stayed with the group only a short time, he stayed in touch with Slye. Among those who attended the memorial were Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the current Sons of the Pioneers, and the Reinsmen. Cincinnati-born Leonard Slye had headed out to California in the spring of 1931 from his native Ohio.  There he attended The Belmont School until 1921, when, at the age of thirteen, he moved to Tucson, Arizona to live with his father Harry, a United States Army officer. Western music pioneers. That is if we are going into their seventh decade. They are also the definitive group specializing in cowboy songs.
The name was received well and fit the group, who were no longer a trio. Melody Time Sons of the Pioneers (1948) ... Music Department The Legend of Lobo (1962) All Filmography. The Sons of the Pioneers, of which Curtis was once a member, were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6843 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. for recording.
The band was The Rocky Mountaineers, led by a young singer named Leonard Slye, who would later change his name to Roy Rogers. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. With the Sons of the Pioneers, he made guest appearances in high-budget films like Hollywood Canteen and Rhythm on the Range with Bing Crosby. , By the summer of 1934, the Sons of the Pioneers' popularity and fame extended beyond the Los Angeles area and quickly spread across the United States through short syndicated radio segments that were rebroadcast all over the country. Spencer left the O-Bar-O Cowboys and quit music for a while. Awards 1 win.
He was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and composer of numerous Country music and Western music songs, including the standards "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." Following the death of Lloyd Perryman in 1977, Dale Warren, who had joined the group in 1952 and continued on until his death on August 8, 2008, took over the leadership of the Sons of the Pioneers, guiding them into the 2000s. In many of these films, Nolan was featured in prominent supporting roles with significant dialogue. "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" became their signature tune and a Western standard, and was one of the first songs the group recorded when it signed with Decca in 1934. Roy Rogers (as Leonard Slye) (1933–37) lead vocals, guitar. WATCH: Chris Stapleton’s Unofficial ‘A Very COVID Christmas’ Album. , The Sons of the Pioneers Transcription Disc Collection resides at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill within the Southern Folklife Collection. Welcome to this site! While Slye continued to work with his radio singing group, Spencer and Nolan began writing songs for the group. Over the next two years the group would record 32 songs for Decca. “Trail Boss” Luther Nallie and Gary LeMaster still perform with the current six man group in their venue in Branson, Missouri and in other concerts across the country. The official list of past and present members of the Sons of the Pioneers, from 1933 to the present. With the help of a family friend (Jeffrey Hunter) who is himself part Cherokee, Ethan hits the trail on a five-year quest for revenge. 1 Hit: “From Here To Eternity”. That same day, the immensely popular crooner Bing Crosby also made his first Decca session.. , By early 1934, the group consisted of Leonard Slye, Bob Nolan, and Tim Spencer on vocals, with Nolan playing string bass and Slye playing rhythm guitar.
Other current band members are Ken Lattimore (vocals, fiddle), Roy ("Dusty") Rogers Jr. (vocals, MC), John Fullerton (vocals, guitar), Paul Elliott (fiddle), and Chuck Ervin (bass, vocals). Roy Rogers (as Leonard Slye) (1933–37) lead vocals, guitar, Bob Nolan (1933–49) baritone vocals, bass, Tim Spencer (1933–36, 1938–49) tenor and lead vocals, Lloyd Perryman (1936–43, 1946–77) tenor and lead vocals, guitar, 1st Trail Boss, Pat Brady (1937–43, 1946–49, 1959–68) bass, Ken Carson (1943–47) tenor vocals, guitar, Shug Fisher (1944–46, 1949–53, 1956–59) bass, Dale Warren (1952–2008) lead and baritone vocals, bass, 2nd Trail Boss, Luther Nallie (1968–74, 1980–2004, 2007–2015) vocals, guitar, bass, 3rd Trail Boss, Billy Liebert (1974–80) accordion, arranger, Tommy Nallie (1983–88, 2010-present) vocals, guitar, bass, drums, 4th Trail Boss, Sunny Spencer (1984–2005) vocals, multi-instrumentalist, Gary LeMaster (1986–2006, 2008–12) tenor vocals, lead guitar, John Nallie (1993–2000) lead vocals, keyboards, drums, Ken Lattimore (1998–present) tenor vocals, fiddle, Randy Rudd (2001–2017) lead vocals, guitar, MC, Jarrett Dougherty (2001–02) drums, comedy, Justin Branum (2016-2017) fiddle, mandolin, Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr (2018-present) lead vocals, MC, John Fullerton (2018-present) baritone vocals, rhythm guitar, 161 Micahs Crossing, Reeds Spring, MO 65737, USA.