BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT

Latest update on 17/08/2020

Artist: Wellingtons
Author: George Burns/Tom Blackburn
Label: Disneyland
Year: 1954

In the first tv episode of Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter, based upon the life and times of this real Tennessee character (1786-1836), frontier hero, trapper and backwoods statesman who died in the battle of the Alamo, helping Texas win independence from Mexico. The 1955 film (Davy Crockett - King Of The Wild Fronteer) caused an unseen rush for beaver hats.

Covers:

1954:

Fess Parker [main actor in the series but no good singer]

1955:

Bill Hayes [n°1 US]

1955:

Rusty Draper

1955:

Sons Of The Pioneers

1955:

Mac Wiseman

1955:

Homer & Jethro [als Ballad Of Davy Crew-cut]

1956:

Burl Ives

1956:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1956:

Annie Cordy [as La Ballade De Davy Crockett; n°1 Fr]

1956:

Bobbejaan Schoepen

1956:

Steve Allen

1959:

Eddy Arnold

1968:

Louis Armstrong

1991:

Kentucky Headhunters [let's hear it for some other beaver hats]

1991:

Stephen Bishop [on For Our Children benefit album]

2003:

Asleep At The Wheel [on Remember The Alamo cd]

2004:

Riders In The Sky

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