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The West is dead, my friend,

But writers hold the seed

And what they sow will live and grow

Again for those who read.

(Charles M. Russell)


The following list contains other books that cover different aspects of the "Singing Cowboy" phenomenon, the Hollywood and rodeo of that era, Some Romantic poet work, or Bob's life in New Brunswick or Tucson. Some books are more accurate than others; most contain photographs; all will expand your knowledge of that era. Because most of these books are out of print, you will have to search for them through the second-hand book sites or eBay:







Adams, Les, and Buck Rainey, Shoot’em Ups: The Complete Reference Guide to Westerns of the Sound Era, Arlington House, 1978

The Albuquerque Museum, Adventures West – 50 Masterworks from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Dec. 10, 1989 – March 4, 1990

Allen, Rex with Snuff Garrett and Paula Simpson Witt, The Arizona Cowboy, Rex Allen: My Life Sunrise to Sunset, RexGarRus Press, Scottsdale, AZ, 1989

Allen, Hervey, Best Known Works of Edgar A. Poe, Walter J. Black Co., 1927

Amaral, Anthony, Movie Horses, Bobbs-Merrill, 1967

Anger, Kenneth, Hollywood Babylon, Straight Arrow Books, 1975.

Arnold, William, Shadowland, McGraw-Hill, NY, 1978

Autry, Gene, Back in the Saddle Again, with Mickey Herskowitz, Doubleday and Company, 1978.

Barbour, Alan G., Saturday Afternoon at the Movies, Bonanza Books, 1986

Barnett, Cheryl Rogers, Cowboy Princess - Life with My Parents Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2003 ISBN 1-59879-026-X

Baxter, John, Hollywood in the Thirties, A. Zwemmer Ltd., London (Barnes), 1968, and Stunt, Doubleday, 1973

Bond, Johnny, The Tex Ritter Story, Chappell & Co, 1976, and Reflections: The Autobiography of Johnny Bond, JEMF Special Series No. 8, 1976.

Bond, Johnny 30 Years on the Road with Gene Autry, Lone Pine Riverwood Press 2007 1E 1P

Boyd, Marsha L., Backward Turn the Pages – Historical Stories from Around the Belleisle Bay, 1997, Many Turns, 1995, and The Old Belleisle, Beautiful Still, undated.

Brown, Lois, Tales of the Wild West, Compiled, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1995

Brownlow, Kevin, Hollywood – The Pioneers, pictures by John Kobal, Collins, 1979 and The War, the West and the Wilderness, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1979 (ISBN 0-394-48921-7)

Buscombe, Edward, The BFI Companion to the Western, Da Capo Press, 1988

Byron, George Gordon, Lord, The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, E. Moxon, Son & Co., London, 1870

Campbell, Walter S. (Stanley Vestal), The Book Lover’s Southwest – a Guide to Good Reading, U of Oklahoma Press, 1955

Canutt, Yakima, Stunt Man, Autobiography of Yakima Canutt, with Oliver Drake, Walker and Company, NY, 1979

Carman, Bob & Dan Scapperotti, The Adventures of the Durango Kid, self-published, 1983,

Carman, Bob & Dan Scapperotti, Rex Allen, Arizona Cowboy, 1982

Carman, Bob & Dan Scapperotti, Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys – a Film Guide, self-published, 1979.

Cary, Diana Serra, The Hollywood Posse: The Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History, 1996.

Carey, Harry Jr, Company of Heroes, My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company, Madison Books, 1996 ISBN: 1-56833-068-5.

Chase, Gilbert, America’s Music from the Pilgrims to the Present, McGraw-Hill NY, 1966. LOC #66-23622.

Christman, Trent, Brass Button Broadcasters, Turner Publishing, 1992.

Clancy, Frederick Melton "Foghorn", My 50 Years in Rodeo: Living with Cowboys, Horses and Danger, The Naylor Company, 1952

Clapham, Walter C., Western Movies: The Story of the West on Screen, Octopus Books, 1974

Copeland, Bobby, Bobby Copeland’s B-Western Boot Hill – a Final Tribute to the Cowboys and Cowgirls Who Rode the Saturday Matinee Movie Range, Empire Publishing, 1999 and Trail Talk, Empire Publishing Inc, NC, 1996

Copeland, Bobby, Gabby Hayes - King of the Cowboy Comics", Empire Publishing, 2008 ISBN 978-0944-01954-2

Corneau, Ernest N., The Hall of Fame of Western Film Stars, Christopher Publishing House, 1969 SBN: 8158-0124-6

Country Music Magazine (editors of), The Illustrated History of Country Music, edited by Patrick Carr, New York, Random House/Times Books, 1995, ISBN: 081292455X

Coyne, Michael, The Crowded Prairie, I. B. Tauris Publishers, London, 1997. ISBN 1 86064 040 0

Crow, J. Brim III and Jack H. Smith, Cowboy and the Kid, Wind River Publishing Co Inc, Irving, Texas, 1988

Cusack, Ruby M. Yesteryear Vol. 1: Index to Death Roll of the St. John Globe 1897-1926, ISBN: 0-929085-03-5

Cusic, Don, Cowboys and the Wild West, an A-Z Guide from the Chisholm Trail to the Silver Screen, Facts on File, 1994

Davis, Elise Miller, The Answer is God, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc

DeMarco, Mario, Gallant Defender, the Durango Kid, Charles Starrett, self-published c. 1980, Republic’s Wild & Woolly Western Heroes, Heroines, Heavies & Side-Kicks, self-published, undated.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Olaf Wieghorst, A Retrospective Exhibition, 1989

DiOrio, Al, Barbara Stanwyck, A Biography, Coward-McCann, 1984

Drachman, Roy P., From Cowtown to Desert Metropolis – Ninety Years of Arizona Memories, 1999, Whitewing Press, ISBN 1-888965-02-9

Drew, Bernard A., Western Series and Sequels – 2nd Edition, Garland, 1993

James Drye, A Collector’s Guide to the Prints of Olaf Wieghorst, Spidy Quality Publishing, 2000.

Dunning, John, Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925-1976, Prentice-Hall, 1979

Edwards, Don, Classic Cowboy Songs, Gibbs. Smith, Salt Lake City, 1994

Evarts, Hal Jr., Skunk Ranch to Hollywood – The West of Author Hal Evarts, Capra Press, 1989.

Everson, William K., A Pictorial History of the Western Film, 1969 and The Hollywood Western, 1992 (adapted from A Pictorial History of the Western Film, 1969, by WKE)

Eyles, Allen, The Western, A. S. Barnes & Company, Incorporated, 1975

Fagen, Herb, White Hats and Silver Spurs: Interviews with 24 Stars of Film and Television, McFarland & Co, 1996

Fenin, George N., The Western: From Silents to Cinerama, 1962

Fenin, George N. and Wm. K Everson, The Western, Orion, 1962 and The Western: From Silents to the Seventies, Grossman Publishers, 1973

Fife, Austin and Alta S., Cowboy and Western Songs: A Comprehensive Anthology, Clarkson N. Potter, 1969

Fletcher, Curley (Carmen) W., Songs of the Sage (sketches by Guy M. Welch), Frontier Publishing Co, Los Angeles, 1931

Fraser, George MacDonald, The Hollywood History of the World, Fawcett Columbine, NY, 1989

Garfield, Brian, Western Films: A Complete Guide, Da Capo Press, 1982

Gentry, Lynnell, A History and Encyclopedia of Country, Western and Gospel Music, Clairmont Corp. 1969

Graham, Sheila, Hollywood Revisited: a Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration. New York: St. Martin, 1985. ISBN: 0-312-38844-6

Graham, Sheila, My Hollywood: a Celebration and a Lament, London: Joseph, 1984, ISBN: 0-7181-2282-8

Green, Douglas B. (Ranger Doug), Songs of the Sage, Centerstream Publishing, CA, 1997

Green, Douglas B. (Ranger Doug), Singing in the Saddle, Vanderbilt, 2002 ISBN: 0-8265-1412-X, Singing Cowboys, Gibbs M Smith Inc, 2006 ISBN: 1586858084

Griffis, Ken, Reinsmen: Painters of the West in Song, self-published, 1997 and Stuart Hamblen – Cowboy, Poet, Songwriter, Storyteller, Evangelist, Husband, and Father. Self-published.

Griffis, Ken, Hear My Song - the Story of the Celebrated Sons of the Pioneers, 1974, Norken

Guinness, Guinness Who’s Who of Country Music, Enfield, Middlesex, England, 1993, ISBN: 0851127266

Gullan-Whur, Margaret, Within Reason – A Life of Spinoza, Jonathan Cape, 1998

Halliburton, Richard, Richard Halliburton’s Complete Book of Marvels, Bobbs-Merrill, NY, 1938

Halliburton, Richard, The Royal Road to Romance, Bobbs-Merrill, NY, 1925, and Seven League Boots, Bobbs-Merrill, NY, 1935

Hanson, Patricia; ed., AFI Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40, Berkeley; Univ CA Press: 1993

Hanson, Patricia; ed., AFI Catalog Feature Films: 1941-50, Berkeley; Univ CA Press: 1999

Hardy, Phil, The Western: The Complete Film Source Book, William Morrow, 1983

Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music; 3rd completely revised and updated ed., New York Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1994, ISBN: 051788139X

Harper, Redd, I Walk the Glory Road, Fleming H. Revell, 1957

Hassrick, Royal B., Western Painting Today – Contemporary Painters of the American West, Watson-Guptill Pub., NY, 1975

Harman, Fred with intro by Dean Krakel, The Great West in Paintings, Sage Books, The Swallow Press, Chicago, 1969.

Heide, Robert and John Gilman, Box Office Buckaroos, Abbeville Press, Incorporated, 1990

Higham, Charles, and Joel Greenberg, Hollywood in the Forties, A. Zwemmer Ltd, London, 1968

Holland, Ted, B-Western Actors Encyclopedia: Facts, Photos and Filmographies for More Than 250 Familiar Faces, McFarland & Company, 1989

Horstman, Dorothy, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, Country Music Foundation Press, 1996

Horwitz, James, They Went Thataway, Thomas Congdon Books, E. P. Dutton & Co, Inc, New York, 1976

Hudson, Wilson M. and Allen Maxwell, The Sunny Slopes of Long Ago, Southern Methodist University Press, 1966

Hurst, Richard Maurice, Republic Studios, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1979

Jackson, Ronald, Classic TV Westerns: A Pictorial History, A Citadel Press Book, 1994

Keats, John, Keats – Poems selected by J. E. Morpurgo, Penguin, 1953.

Key, Donald R., Round-up, The – A Pictorial History of Western Movie and Television Stars Through the Years, Empire Publishing, Inc, Box 717, Madison, NC 27025-0717 , 1995

Kimbrough, Emily, We Followed Our Hearts to Hollywood, Dodd, Meade & Co., 1943

Krakel, Dean, Adventures in Western Art, The Lowell Press, 1977

L-W Promotions, Collector’s Guide to Sheet Music, Box 69, Gas City, Indiana 46933

Lahue, Kalton C., Riders of the Range, the Sagebrush Heroes of the Sound Screen, AS Barnes & Co, 1973

Lahue, Kalton C., Winners of the West: the Sagebrush Heroes of the Silent Screen, AS Barnes & Co., 1970

Lamparski, Richard, Whatever Became of…? Vol. II, Crown Publishers, 1968

Larkin, Margaret, Singing Cowboy

Lee, Katie, Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle, Northland Press Flagstaff, Arizona, 1976

Logsdon, Guy, Mary Rogers and William Jacobson, Saddle Serenaders, Gibbs Smith, Salt Lake City, 1995

Lomax, Alan, The Penguin Book of American Folk Songs, Penguin Books, Baltimore, 1972

Lomax, John A. and Alan Lomax, Cowboy Songs and other Frontier Ballads, Macmillan, NY, 1938

Lomax, John A. and Alan Lomax, Cowboy Songs and other Frontier Ballads, Sturgis & Walton. New York, 1910

Long, Philip S., Dreams, Dust and Depression, Cypress Publishing Ltd, Calgary, 1972.

MacKenzie, Harry (compilator), Command Performance USA! A Discography, Greenwood Press, 1996.

McBride, Joseph, "Searching for John Ford", St. Martin's Press, 200, ISBN: 9780312242329

McClelland, Doug, Hollywood on Hollywood, London; Boston: Faber and Faber, 1985. ISSBN: 0-571-12530-1.

McCloud, Barry with Ivan M. Tribe, Definitive Country: the Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country Music and Its Performers, New York, Berkley Pub. Group, c1995. ISBN:0399521445

McCarthy, Todd and Charles Flynn (editors), Kings of the Bs: Working within the Hollywood System, an Anthology of Film History and Criticism, EP Dutton & Co., NY, 1975

McCarty, Clifford, Film Composers of America – a Checklist of Their Work, Da Capo Press, New York, 1972 ISBN:0306704951

McDonald, Archie P., Shooting Stars: Heroes and Heroines of Western Film, Indiana University Press, 1987

McClure, Arthur F. and Ken D. Jones, Western Films: Heroes, Heavies and Sagebrush of the "B" Genre, A S Barnes, 1972

McFadden, Cyra, Rain or Shine, Knopf, 1986

Maeder, Edward, Hollywood and History – Costume Design in Film, Thames & Hudson, LA, 1987

Malone, Bill C., Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music, University of Georgia Press, 1993.

Malone, Bill C. and Judith McCulloh, Stars of Country Music: Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodrigues, Da Capo Press, Incorporated, 1991

Martin, Len. D., The Columbia Checklist, McFarland, 1991 and The Republic Pictures Checklist, McFarland, 1998

Mathis, Jack, Republic Confidential: Volume 1, Barrington; Jack Mathis Advertising, 1999

Mathis, Jack, Republic Confidential Volume 2 – The Players, Jack Mathis Advertising, 1992, and The Valley of the Cliffhangers, Jack Mathis Advertising, 1995

Miller, Don, Hollywood Corral, Popular Library, 1976.

Miller, Lee O., Great Cowboy Stars of Movies and Television, Arlington House, New York, 1979.

Montana Historical Society, Rendezvous of Western Art 1972: Olaf Wieghorst, John Clymer, etc., 1972.

Morris, Georgia, and Mark Pollard, Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, San Francisco Collins 1994

O'Neal, Bill and Fred Goodwin, The Sons of the Pioneers, Eakin Press, 2001, ISBN 1-57168-644-4

Osborne, Jerry, Fifty-five Years of Recorded Country/Western Music, Norwalk Press, 1976

Pando, Leo, An Illustrated History of Trigger - The Lives and Legend of Roy Rogers' Palomino, McFarland and Co, Inc, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-3037-6

Parish, Robert James, The Great Movie Series, A.S. Barnes, 1971

Parkinson, Michael, and Clyde Jeavons, A Pictorial History of Westerns, Hamlyn, 1973

B. A. Payton, Gary Fiegehen (photographer) and Jim Skipp (design), Cowboy – the Legend and the Legacy, Greystone Books, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 2000.

Phillips, Robert W., Roy Rogers: a Biography, Radio History, Television Career Chronicle, Discography, Filmography, Comicology, Merchandising and Advertising History, Collectibles Description, Bibliography and Index, McFarland, 1995 and Silver Screen Cowboys, Gibbs Smith, 1993

Phillips, Robert W., Singing Cowboy Stars - Book and CD, Gibbs-Smith, 1994

Pitts, Michael R., Western Movies – a TV and Video Guide to 4200 Genre Films, McFarland, 1986

Pitts, Michael R. and Louis H. Harrison, Hollywood on Record – The Film Stars’ Discography, The Scarecrow Press, Inc, New Jersey, 1978

Poe, Randy, Songs of the West, 1993

Priest, Daniel B., American Sheet Music: A Guide to Collecting Sheet Music from 1775 to 1975, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1978

Ragan, David, Who’s Who in Hollywood 1900-1976, Arlington House-Publishers, New Rochelle, NY, 1976

Bill G. (Buck) Rainey, Heroes of the Range, The World of Yesterday, 1987, Saddle Aces of the Cinema, AS Barnes & Co, Inc, 1980

Bill G. (Buck) Rainey, The Shoot’em Ups Ride Again, The World of Yesterday, 1990

Reed, William, Olaf Wieghorst, Northland Press, 1971

Rhode, Eric, A History of the Cinema from its Origins to 1970, pub. Allen Lane (Penguin Books) , 1976

Richards, Norman V., Cowboy Movies, Bison Books Corp., Greenwich, CT, USA. 1984

Richards, Rusty, Casey Tibbs: Born to Ride, Moonlight Mesa Ass., 2010

Roberson, "Bad Chuck" with Bodie Thoene, The Fall Guy: 30 years as the Duke’s Double, Hancock House, 1980, ISBN 0-88839-036-X

Rogers, Dale Evans, Dale: My Personal Picture Album, Fleming H. Revell Co, 1971

Rogers, Roy Jr. Growing Up with Roy & Dale, Regal Books, 1986 ISBN 0-8307-1158-9

Rohrer, Norman B., Rainbow on a Hard Trail: Dale Evans Rogers – Her Story of Life and Love, Fleming H. Revell, 1999

Roper, William L., Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, TS Dennison & Co Inc, Minneapolis, 1971

Rothel, David, An Ambush of Ghosts – a Personal Guide to Favorite Western Film Locations, Empire Publishing, 1990

Rothel, David, The Gene Autry Book, Empire Publishing Company, Inc, Madison, NC, 1988

Rothel, David, The Great Show Business Animals, A. S. Barnes Co., Inc., 1980

Rothel, David, The Roy Rogers Book, Empire Publishing, Inc., 1987

Rothel, David, The Singing Cowboys, A. S. Barnes, 1978

Rothel, David, Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks, Scarecrow Press, 1984

Russell, Michael, Iwo Jima, Ballantine, 1974

Sabatini, Rafael, Captain Blood, McClelland & Stewart, 1923

Seidman, Laurence I., Once in the Saddle: The Cowboy’s Frontier 1866 - 1896, Facts on File, 1994

Sherman, Robert G., Quiet on the Set! Motion Picture History at the Iverson Movie Location Ranch, Sherway Publishing Co, 1984

Sherman, Samuel M., Legendary Singing Cowboys, Friedman/Fairfax, 1995

Smith, Herold, Saturdays Forever, National Paperback Books, Inc. 1985 ISBN 0-89826-016-7

Smith, Packy and Ed Hulse, Don Miller’s Hollywood Corral: A Comprehensive B Western Roundup, Riverwood Press, 1993

Spaeth, Sigmund, Weep Some More, My Lady, Doubleday, Page & Co, 1927

Spaeth, Sigmund, Read 'Em and Weep: A Treasury of American Songs, Arco Publishing , 1945

Stambler, Irwin and Grelun Landon, Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music, St. Martin’s Press, 1969

Steagall, Red, Ride for the Brand, Cowboy Poet of the State of Texas, Texas Christian University Press, 1993

Stern, Jan & Michael, Happy Trails: Our Life Story, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Guideposts, 1994

Stowers, Carlton, Happy Trails - the Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Word Books, Inc 1979

Stubblebine, Donald J. E., Cinema Sheet Music – A Comprehensive Listing of Published Film Music from Squawman (1914) to Batman (1989), McFarland, 1991

Summers, Neil, Candid Cowboys Volume 2, The Old West Shop, 1993

Sword, Elmer, Roy Rogers Hometown Photo Album, Knauff Offset Printing, 1982.

Tatnall, Edward, C. G. Burke and Irving Kolodin, Saturday Review Home Book of Recorded Music and Sound Reproduction, Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1952

Taylor, Rosemary, Chicken Every Sunday, McGraw-Hill, 1943

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, Poems of Tennyson, Henry Frowede, 1906

Thomas, Bob, King Cohn: the Life and Times of Harry Cohn, G P Putnam’s Sons, 1967

Thorp, N. Howard (Jack) with Neil M. Clark, Pardner of the Wind, University of Nebraska Press, 1977

Thorp, N. Howard (Jack) with Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, Songs of the Cowboys, Bramhall House, NY, 1966

Tinsley, Jim Bob, For a Cowboy Has to Sing, University Of Central Florida Press, 1991

Tinsley, Jim Bob, He Was Singin’ This Song, University Press of Florida, 1981

Tompkins, Jane, West of Everything: the Inner Life of Westerns, Oxford University Press, 1992

Tuska, Jon, The Filming of the West, Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1976

Tyson, Ian with Colin Escott, Ian Tyson: I Never Sold My Saddle, GreyStone Books, Douglas & McIntyre, 1994.

Uys, Errol Lincoln, Riding the Rails - Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression, TV Books, 1999.

Variety Obituaries: 1905-1986, Westport; Garland: 1988

Vaughan, Gerald F., Ray Whitley: Country-Western Musicmaster and Film Star

von Schmidt, Harold with intro by Walt Reed, The Western Art of Harold von Schmidt, Peacock Press / Bantam Book, 1976

Wallis, Michael, The Real Wild West: The 101 Ranch and the Creation of the American West, St. Martin’s Press, 1999 ISBN 0-312-19286-X

Warner, Alan, Six-gun Scoring

White, John I., Git Along, Little Dogies: Songs and Songmakers of the American West, University of Illinois Press, 1975

Wieghorst, Olaf, Olaf Wieghorst Retrospective, Tucson Museum of Art, 1981

Wilson, Leland, The Will Rogers Touch, The Brethren Press, 1978

Witney, William, Trigger Remembered, Earl Blair Enterprises, 1989

Wright, Will, Six-Guns and Society, a Structural Study of the Western, U of California Press, 1975.

Young, J. R., The Singing Cowboys, Country Music Magazine in The Illustrated History of Country Music Random House/Times Books, 1995

Zinman, David, Saturday Afternoon at the Bijou, Arlington House, 1973



Bindas, Kenneth J., Bob Nolan, Western Mystic, Western Historical Quarterly v17 #4 1986

Bowen, William, Portrait of a Pioneer, Pioneer News No. 10-13, Spring 1980

Griffis, Ken, The Beverly Hillbillies, JEMF Quarterly v16 #57 1980 Spring