Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Fiery Horse With The Speed Of Light, A Cloud Of Dust and A Hearty "Hi Yo Silver!"

There is no mistaking the above quote. It is the introduction to the legendary Lone Ranger radio and television shows that brought the great character into our living rooms. I loved the Lone Ranger. I even had a Lone Ranger play set that included a mask, a white hat and a gun and holster set. (not to mention the action figure I had had posed on Silver that stood guard over the top of my dresser). Over the years I collected quite a few Lone Ranger items. One of those was an album of the first few episodes of the radio drama. I actually never cared for this as I felt there was too much narration. Then I came across a collection of 78s that featured a four sider with the actors from the radio drama. I loved it! I was expecting it to be the same as the album that I owned but instead it was a different rendering of the story. An interesting side not about that recording; over the years, the debate over the Lone Ranger's real name has waged on as to whether it was John or Dan. This record is actually a deciding factor in proving that his brother's name is Dan. Side 3 features a story entitled, "He Finds Dan Reid". Obviously he wouldn't find himself! Anyway, here is that great 4 sided 78 album that I have loved for so many years. Here is "The Adventures of The Lone Ranger". Enjoy!

The Adventures of The Lone Ranger


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Dartman!

But I'm wondering if there's something weird going on with the zip...I'm only getting 4 tracks when I open it (numbered 1, 4, 5 & 8?!?)...

Thanks again! You're the BEST!

Dartman said...

Oops! In my haste to get this up I only upload all the first sides! I re-upped it and fixed the link. Sorry about that.

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