Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Theme from "Chisum"

Stirring Western Theme

Here, for no particular reason at all, I present the Merle Haggard/William Conrad theme from the "Chisum," the 1970 John Wayne motion picture. I just love this theme, with the melodramatic line reading by former radio guy Cannon (and who was on the cusp of TV stardom) and the funky painting brought to life. I love listening to the hard-bitten reading by Cannon, who certainly knew just the right amount of fervor to put into his rendition without crossing the line into self-parody.

William Conrad
William Conrad.
Chisum, John Chisum!


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