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Blood on the Saddle

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Among Los Angeles’ more well known music group of hillbilly thrashers, Bloodstream in the Saddle was originally formed by vocalist and guitarist Greg Davis with bassist Ron Botelho and Hermann Senac, who all alternated focus on drums and vocals. A few months after they started playing shows, Bloodstream in the Saddle was augmented with just one more vocalist, Annette Zilinskas, previously from the Bangles. (She experienced left the music group just before the discharge of the first LP in 1984.) The group debuted having a well known self-titled recording on New Alliance in 1984, but relocated to Chameleon in 1986 for Poison Like, an album just a little more mature compared to the nation chaos of the first. Third recording Fresh Bloodstream, though released by SST Information, was their last.

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Full Name Blood on the Saddle
Music Songs Poison Love, Born With a Hole in My Pocket, Quit calling me from jail, Endless Highway, A little heroin song, Please Quit Calling Me From Jail, Promise Your Heart to Me, I Thought I Heard Some Thunder, I've Never Been Married, Colt 45, I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again, Car Mechanic's Blues, Steal You Away, A Bed of Roses, Police Siren, Poor lonesome cowboy, Be my pretty baby, Berr-drinking man, Little house in the valley, Johnny Reb, God save the south, Julie, Ramble & roam, Lost highway, Ring of fire, Bonanza, Hopeless, I Wanna Ramble And Roam, Black River, One Step Away, Baptist Church Blues, Part II, Folsum Prison
Albums Fresh Blood, New Blood, Blood on the Saddle


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1 Singing-cowboy star of "B" westerns during the 30's and 40's and later country-music recording star.
2 Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter came from a long line of Texas horsemen. His grandfather Benjamin Franklin Ritter (1834-1902) was a Confederate officer (2nd lieutenant) in Company F the 37th Texas Cavalry (Terrel's) during the War between the States. Benjamin saw action in the saddle in Texas and Louisiana.
3 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4 Buried in Port Neches, Texas.
5 Grandfather of Stella Ritter.
6 Father of Tom Ritter
7 His horse in his earlier movies was called White Flash.
8 Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).
9 Veteran character actor Morgan Woodward's uncle, Dr. S. A. Woodward, lived in the San Angelo, Texas area. One day, he was called to help in the birth of a male child. The family, not knowing what gender was expected, had not chosen a name, so in honor of the good doctor's service, they named him Woodward Ritter. Later, he would be known more widely as "Tex" Ritter.
10 Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1980.
11 "You Two-Timed Me Once Too Often" was Billboard's No. 1 country hit of the year in 1945.
12 Had a long string of hit singles on Billboard's country charts -- including the No. 1 hits "I'm Wasting My Tears on You" (1944); "You Two-Timed Me Once Too Often" (1945); and "You Will Have to Pay" (1946). Other famous hits included "Deck of Cards" (1948) and "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven" (1961).
13 Grandfather of Jason Ritter.
14 Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1964.
15 In 1970, he ran unsuccessfully in Tennessee for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
16 In his later years, he was a disk jockey on Nashville radio.
17 His spouse, Dorothy Fay, was his leading lady in many of his western features.
18 Singer, father of John Ritter.
19 Perhaps best remembered for his haunting vocalization of the theme song in High Noon (1952).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bloodline 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary performer: "Ride, Ride, Ride", "Down the Trail of My Dreams" - uncredited
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers 2007 Video performer: "High Noon"
Neal Cassady 2007 performer: "We'll Rest at the End of the Trail"
Ramona 2003 TV Mini-Series performer: "High Noon"
Ready to Rumble 2000 performer: "Wayward Wind"
Varsity Blues 1999 performer: "The Wayward Wind"
I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 performer: "Christmas Carols By The Old Corral"
American Strays 1996 performer: " I Got Spurs Jingle Jangle Jingle"
Canadian Bacon 1995 performer: "God Bless America Again"
The Great Outdoors 1988 performer: "Paul Bunyan Love"
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary arranger - 1 episode
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 1976 performer: "I Ride an Old Paint" - uncredited
The Porter Wagoner Show 1966-1973 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Magic of Walt Disney World 1972 Short performer: "Blood on the Saddle" - uncredited
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
What Am I Bid? 1967 performer: "I Never Got to Kiss the Girl"
Nashville Rebel 1966 performer: "Hillbilly Heaven"
The Drifter 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Startime 1960 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zane Grey Theater 1958 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ranch Party 1957-1958 TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Trooper Hook 1957 performer: "Trooper Hook"
Bus Stop 1956 writer: "Rye Whisky" 1936 - uncredited
Down Liberty Road 1956 Short performer: "Freedom Road" - uncredited
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1956 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wichita 1955 performer: "Wichita"
The Marshal's Daughter 1953 performer: "The Marshal's Daughter"
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special performer: "High Noon Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'"
High Noon 1952 performer: "High Noon" Ballad
Holiday Rhythm 1950 performer: "Old Chisolm Trail"
Flaming Bullets 1945 performer: "I Hang My Head and Cry", "Be Honest With Me"
Frontier Fugitives 1945 performer: "Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry", "I'll Wait For You, Dear"
Three in the Saddle 1945 performer: "I've Done the Best I Could", "Try Me One More Time" / writer: "I've Done the Best I Could"
Enemy of the Law 1945 performer: "Teach Me To Forget", "You Will Have To Pay" / writer: "Teach Me To Forget", "You Will Have To Pay"
Beyond the Pecos 1945 writer: "High, Wide and Handsome"
Marked for Murder 1945 performer: "Long Time Gone", "Tears of Regret", "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" / writer: "Long Time Gone"
The Whispering Skull 1944 performer: "In Case You Change Your Mind", "It's Never Too Late" / writer: "In Case You Change Your Mind", "It's Never Too Late"
Dead or Alive 1944 performer: "I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You", "Don't Care Since You Told Me Goodbye" / writer: "I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You", "Don't Care Since You Told Me Goodbye"
Gangsters of the Frontier 1944 "Please Remember Me"
Oklahoma Raiders 1944 performer: "I'll Be a Cowboy 'Till I Die", "Roll On, Little Dogies, Roll On"
Cowboy Canteen 1944 performer: "Goin' To Lasso a Rainbow" - uncredited
Marshal of Gunsmoke 1944 arranger: "Git Along Little Dogies" / performer: "Git Along Little Dogies"
Arizona Trail 1943 performer: "Stay Away From My Heart"
The Lone Star Trail 1943 performer: "I Gotta See Texas Just Once More"
Raiders of San Joaquin 1943 performer: "A Carefree Cowboy"
Cheyenne Roundup 1943 performer: "Rose of the Hills"
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground 1943 performer: "Riding Home"
The Old Chisholm Trail 1942 arranger: "The Rovin' Gambler" / performer: "Out On The Lone Star Trail", "The Rovin' Gambler"
Deep in the Heart of Texas 1942 arranger: "Cowboy's Lament" / performer: "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Cowboy's Lament"
Vengeance of the West 1942 performer: "Along The Trail Somewhere", "Only Yesterday"
Prairie Gunsmoke 1942 performer: "Where The Buffalo Roam", "Someone To Call Darling" / writer: "Where The Buffalo Roam"
Home in Wyomin' 1942 arranger: " Oh My Darling Clementine"
North of the Rockies 1942 arranger: "Ninety-Nine Days in Jail" - uncredited / performer: "Jog, Jog, Jogging Along", "Get Your Man, Mountie Boys, Get Your Man", "Ninety-Nine Days in Jail" uncredited
The Lone Star Vigilantes 1942 performer: "Headin' Home to Texas", "When the Moon is Shinging on the Old Corral", "Going to Join the Rangers"
Roaring Frontiers 1941 performer: "You've Got To Come And Get Me Boys", "You're A Part Of The West", "Judge Morrow Will Find The Truth"
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail 1941 performer: "Dynamite Dan", "Song of the Coyotes", "Old Pete the Bandito"
Roll Wagons Roll 1940 lyrics: "Oh! Susanna" / performer: "Roll, Wagons, Roll", "Oh! Susanna"
The Golden Trail 1940 "Gold Is Where You Find It" / arranger: "Clementine" / performer: "Clementine"
The Cowboy from Sundown 1940 performer: "Symphony of the Prairie", I've Done the Best I Can", The Craw-dad Song" / writer: I've Done the Best I Can"
Pals of the Silver Sage 1940 performer: "Prairie Fairyland"
Rhythm of the Rio Grande 1940 performer: "Rhythm of the Rio Grande", "Mexicali Moon"
Westbound Stage 1939 performer: "It's All Over Now", "Trail To Mexico"
Riders of the Frontier 1939 arranger: "The Boll Weevil Song" / performer: "Rose of My Dreams", "Ten Thousand Cattle", "Ridin' Down to Texas", "The Boll Weevil Song"
Down the Wyoming Trail 1939 performer: "It Makes No Difference Now", "In Elk Valley", "Goin' Back to Texas" - uncredited
The Man from Texas 1939 performer: "Men Who Wear the Stars", "Prairie Lights"
Rollin' Westward 1939 performer: "Out In The Golden West", "Bold Vaquero"
Sundown on the Prairie 1939 arranger: "My Love Is A Rider" / performer: "Dust On My Saddle", "Cactus Pete", "My Love Is A Rider" / writer: "Dust On My Saddle"
Song of the Buckaroo 1938 performer: "Texas Dan", "Little Tenderfoot', "I Promise You" / writer: "I Promise You"
Where the Buffalo Roam 1938 performer: "Where the Buffalo Roam", "Troubador of the Prairie", "Longside of the Sana Fe Trail", "Home on the Range", "Shoot the Buffalo" / writer: "Where the Buffalo Roam", "Troubador of the Prairie"
Starlight Over Texas 1938 "Starlight Over Texas" / performer: "Starlight Over Texas", "Ah! Viva Tequila", "A Garden in Granada"
Utah Trail 1938 performer: "Utah Trail", "Give Me Back My Saddle", "A Mighty Good Horse", "A'Roamin' I'll Be"
Rollin' Plains 1938 performer: "Me, My Pal and My Pony", "Rollin' Plains"
Frontier Town 1938 performer: "Old Cayuse", "Yip, Yip, Yowie, I'm an Eagle", "Give Me a Horse, a Saddle and You", "The Cowboy's Lament Streets of Laredo", "Old Brass Wagon" / writer: "Old Cayuse", "Give Me a Horse, a Saddle and You"
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts 1937 performer: "I'm Headin' For My Texas Home", "The Gal I Left Behind Me"
The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen 1937 performer: "Ride, Ride, Ride", "I'm A Texas Cowboy", "Ride Around Little Dogies", "Rosita", "A' Ridin' Old Paint"
Riders of the Rockies 1937 performer: "Song of the Open Range", "Arizona Rangers", "Riders of the Rockies", "Home on the Range" - uncredited / writer: "Song of the Open Range", "Arizona Rangers", "Riders of the Rockies" - uncredited
Sing, Cowboy, Sing 1937 performer: "Goodbye Old Paint, I'm a-Leavin' Cheyenne", "Get A Horse and Saddle", "Sing, Cowboy, Sing", "Twilight Reverie" - uncredited / writer: "I'm A Natural Born Cowboy", "Sing, Cowboy, Sing", "Twilight Reverie" - uncredited
Hittin' the Trail 1937 "Hittin' the Trail", uncredited / performer: "Hittin' the Trail", "Blood on the Saddle", "Headin' For Town", "The Vagabond Song" aka "The Renegade Song", "I'm a Natural Born Cowboy" - uncredited
Trouble in Texas 1937 performer: "Down the Colorado Trail", "The Rodeo Song", "A Cowboy's Lament" / writer: "The Rodeo Song"
Arizona Days 1937 performer: "High, Wide and Handsome", "Tombstone, Arizona", "Arizona Days" / writer: "High, Wide and Handsome", "Tombstone, Arizona", "Arizona Days"
Headin' for the Rio Grande 1936 performer: "Headin' For the Rio Grande", "The Night Herding Song", "A Campfire Love Song", "Jailhouse Lament" / writer: "Headin' For the Rio Grande", "The Night Herding Song", "A Campfire Love Song", "Jailhouse Lament"
Song of the Gringo 1936 lyrics: "My Sweet Chiquita" 1936, "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited / music: "My Sweet Chiquita" 1936, "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited / performer: "Out on the Lone Prairie" 1936, "My Sweet Chiquita" 1936, "Sam Hall", "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing a Country Song 1973
The Marshal of Windy Hollow 1972 Windy Hollow Mayor
What Am I Bid? 1967 Tex Ritter
Girl from Tobacco Row 1966 Reverend E.F. Bolton
The Drifter 1965 TV Series Tex
The Rebel 1961 TV Series Marshall
Shotgun Slade 1959 TV Series The Marshal
Zane Grey Theater 1958 TV Series Reydo - Balladeer
Trooper Hook 1957 Title Song Singer (voice)
Studio 57 1956 TV Series Singer
The First Bad Man 1955 Short Narrator (voice)
Apache Ambush 1955 Traeger
The Marshal's Daughter 1953 Background Singer (singing voice)
Holiday Rhythm 1950 Tex Ritter
Flaming Bullets 1945 Tex Haines
Frontier Fugitives 1945 Tex Haines
Three in the Saddle 1945 Tex Haines
Enemy of the Law 1945 Tex Haines
Marked for Murder 1945 Tex Haines
The Whispering Skull 1944 Tex Haines
Dead or Alive 1944 Tex Haines aka Idaho Kid
Gangsters of the Frontier 1944 Tex Haines
Oklahoma Raiders 1944 Steve Nolan
Cowboy Canteen 1944 Tex Coulter
Marshal of Gunsmoke 1944 Marshal Ward Bailey
Arizona Trail 1943 Johnny Trent
Frontier Badmen 1943 Jerry Kimball - Cattle Buyer (uncredited)
The Lone Star Trail 1943 Fargo Steele
Raiders of San Joaquin 1943 Gil Blake
Cheyenne Roundup 1943 Steve Rawlins
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground 1943 Bob Courtney
The Old Chisholm Trail 1942 Montana Smith
Little Joe, the Wrangler 1942 Sheriff Bob Brewster
Deep in the Heart of Texas 1942 Brent Gordon
Vengeance of the West 1942 Marshal Captain Lake
Prairie Gunsmoke 1942 Tex Terrell
The Devil's Trail 1942 Marshal Tex Martin
North of the Rockies 1942 Tex Martin
Bullets for Bandits 1942 Sheriff Tex Martin
The Lone Star Vigilantes 1942 Tex Martin
Roaring Frontiers 1941 Tex Martin (Tex Rawlings in credits)
King of Dodge City 1941 Tex Rawlings
The Pioneers 1941 Tex Ritter
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail 1941 Texas Ranger Lieutenant Tex Ritter
Rollin' Home to Texas 1940 Tex Reed
Take Me Back to Oklahoma 1940 Tex Lawton
Arizona Frontier 1940 Tex
Roll Wagons Roll 1940 Tex Masters
Rainbow Over the Range 1940 Marshal Tex Reed
The Golden Trail 1940 Tex Roberts
The Cowboy from Sundown 1940 Sheriff Tex Rockett
Pals of the Silver Sage 1940 Tex Wright
Rhythm of the Rio Grande 1940 Tex Regan
Westbound Stage 1939 Tex Wallace
Riders of the Frontier 1939 Tex Lowry posing as Ed Carter
Down the Wyoming Trail 1939 Tex Yancey
The Man from Texas 1939 Tex Allen
Rollin' Westward 1939 Tex Ramsey
Sundown on the Prairie 1939 Tex
Song of the Buckaroo 1938 Texas Dan
Where the Buffalo Roam 1938 Tex Houston
Starlight Over Texas 1938 Tex Newman
Utah Trail 1938 Tex Stewart, posing as the Pecos Kid
Rollin' Plains 1938 Tex Lawrence
Frontier Town 1938 Tex Lansing, alias Tex Rawlins
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts 1937 Tex Collins
The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen 1937 Tex Martin
Riders of the Rockies 1937 Tex Rand
Sing, Cowboy, Sing 1937 Tex Archer
Hittin' the Trail 1937 Tex Randall
Trouble in Texas 1937 Tex Masters
Arizona Days 1937 Tex Malinson
Headin' for the Rio Grande 1936 Tex Saunders
Song of the Gringo 1936 Tex

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Riders of the Rockies 1937 songs by
Song of the Gringo 1936 songs by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hee Haw 1974 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The Porter Wagoner Show 1966-1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Johnny Cash Show 1970-1971 TV Series Herself - Singer / Himself - Singer
The Nashville Sound 1970 Documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Himself
Nashville Rebel 1966 Himself
The Jimmy Dean Show 1963-1965 TV Series Himself
Five Star Jubilee 1961 TV Series Himself
Academy Award Songs 1960 TV Movie Himself - Singer
Startime 1960 TV Series Himself
The Christophers 1958 TV Series Himself
Ranch Party 1957-1958 TV Series Himself - Host / Singer / Performer
Down Liberty Road 1956 Short Himself
The Cowboy 1954 Documentary Narrator
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special Himself - Performer
Town Hall Party 1952 TV Series Himself
Hometown Jamboree 1949 TV Series Himself (1949-1960)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee 1984 Video documentary
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 1976 Tex
The Magic of Walt Disney World 1972 Short Big Al - Country Bear Jamboree (uncredited)
Hollywood and the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself
The Gabby Hayes Show 1956 TV Series Tex
The Best of the Porter Wagoner Show! Classic Shows: Vol. 1 2008 Video Himself
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers 2007 Video Himself
City Confidential 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 TV Movie documentary
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs 2000 TV Movie documentary
America's Music: The Roots of Country 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (1996)
The West That Never Was 1987 TV Movie documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 In Memoriam Award Golden Boot Awards

TitleSalary
Hittin' the Trail (1937) $2,400
Trouble in Texas (1937) $2,400
Song of the Gringo (1936) $2,400


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