Playlist One: Into the West

by Wayne Cresser

This is the Playlist from the first broadcast of Picture This: Film Music on the Radio, Monday May 22, 2023, on WRIU, FM 90.3, Kingston, Rhode Island. I’ll be publishing these on Fridays after Monday shows for as long as I have the pleasure of hosting the program.

Here you go:

  1. Introduction, from Joel and Ethan Coen’s Raising Arizona-Carter Burwell 
  2. Main Title and Calvara from The Magnificent Seven-by Elmer Bernstein
  3. The Ballad of High Noon from High Noon-Tex Ritter, music written by Dimitri Tiomkin, lyrics by Ned Washington     
  4. The Sisters Brothers theme from The Sisters Brothers-Alexandre Desplat
  5. Rather Lovely Thing, from the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford-Nick Cave and Walter Ellis
  6. The Story of a Soldier from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly- Ennio Morricone
  7. Ride to Death from the Coen Brothers’ reboot of True Grit-Carter Burwell
  8. In Half-Light of the Canyon from Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It-Mark Isham
  9. Surly Joe from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs-Tim Blake Nelson
  10. The Ballad of Cat Ballou from Cat Ballou-Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye
  11. My Rifle, My Pony and Me from Rio Bravo– Music by Dimitri Tiomkin again, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, sung by Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson.
  12. When a Cowboy trades his Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs- Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson
  13. Dialogue from Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles-Madelaine Kahn, Cleavon Little
  14. Blazing Saddles- Frankie Laine
  15. Raising Ukeleles from Raising Arizona-Carter Burwell
  16. The Title Music from Shane-Alex North
  17. The Carnival from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford-Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
  18. Theme song from The Rebel-Johnny Cash, music written by Richard Markowitz and lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
  19. Jesse James, from The Long Riders -Ry Cooder
  20. Dialogue from Django Unchained-Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx
  21. South American Getaway from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- Burt Bacharach.

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