Manny Pacheco on The Singing Cowboys of Yesteryear

John Coleman and Art Kirsch, of Celebrating Act 2™ probe Hollywood Historian Manny Pacheco about the short-lived trend of Singing Cowboys in film and TV. While Roy Rogers and Gene Autry are most famous because they transitioned to TV many other great names are discussed including Tex Ritter, Monte Hale and Eddie Dean. Their musical ability, songwriting skills and place in the history of music are talked about and John waxes poetic about Herb Jeffries, the ‘Bronze Buckaroo’ who was the hero in numerous ‘Race Film’ westerns made for black audiences and almost unknown to whites of the 40’s and 50’s. You don’t have to be over 50 to appreciate all this nostalgia since Manny put it all into perspective for you!

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