Sons of the Pioneers – What this Country Needs

 

Sons of the Pioneers - What this Country Needs
Ragu: “We asked for change and what did America get?”
Festes: “A broken empty Piggy bank.”
Blue Cat walks in.
Ragu: “We need hope and what did we get?”
Festes: “A Muslim Commie mess.”
Blue Cat: “I was on YouTube and found some great songs that lifts the spirits.”
Ragu: “Like what?”
Blue Cat: “Sons of the Pioneers Songs.”
Festes: “Even jean Simmons of Kiss is voting for a Texan.”
Blue Cat, Ragu, Festes, Ragu: ‘What this Country needs is a good old fashioned talk with the LORD!”
Pup Dog: “Sing it brother!”
Sons of the Pioneers – What this Country Needs
What this country needs more than anything else
is a good old fashioned talk with the Lord.
If we’d only try it how happy we’d be,
we’d never have time to be bored.Here me talking brother, don’t spend all your time
wishing for the things you can’t afford.
What this country needs more than anything else
is a good old fashioned talk with the Lord.Yes sir, what this big old wonderful country of ours needs
more than anything else in the whole wide world,
is a good old fashioned talk with the Lord.
I just think if the politicians all over the world
would get down on their knees and ask for help the right way,
peace and happiness could be restored.
There’s no use fighting with our fellowman,
we can find a way to live in perfect accord.
And I still say that what this country needs more than
anything else is a good old fashioned talk with the Lord.And after you have tried it, it’s easy to see
a prayer can do much more than a sword.
What this country needs more than anything else
is a good old fashioned talk with the Lord.
A good old fashioned talk with the Lord.
The Sons of the Pioneers
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The Sons of the Pioneers is an American cowboy singing group founded in 1933 by Roy Rogers, Tim Spencer, and Bob Nolan. They were joined by Hugh Farr (fiddle/bass vocals) in 1934, Karl Farr (guitar) in 1935, and Lloyd Perryman (vocals) in 1936.When Rogers began his film career, the group took on Pat Brady (string bass), who brought with him his flair for comedy (Brady later starred as Rogers’ sidekick in his popular 1951 television program). The group remained popular into the 1960s.Though all of the original members are deceased, the group continues. Group “trail boss,” Dale Warren (a member since 1952, replacing Ken Curtis), died in August 2008, ending a 56-year stint with the group. The group still performs regularly at concerts in Branson, Missouri and other locations, as of 2010, led by current “trail boss” Luther Nallie (who joined 42 years ago). Current members are Luther Nallie, Gary LeMaster, Ken Lattimore, Randy Rudd, Ricky Boen and Mark Abbott.It has been claimed that The Sons of the Pioneers is the oldest continually performing private musical group in history. Ken Curtis is best remembered as an actor, primarily for playing Festus on Gunsmoke, but was a member of the Sons from 1949 to 1953. Western character actor Shug Fisher was a member from 1943–46, 1949–53 and 1955–59.Sons of the Pioneers was the name of a 1942 singing cowboy film starring Roy Rogers and featuring the group. The Sons of the Pioneers recorded songs for the John Ford movies Wagon Master in 1949 and Rio Grande in 1950, and performed the theme song for the John Ford classic The Searchers in 1956. “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” was also used in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski (1998). The group thereafter appeared on ABC’s The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom.In 1962, The Sons of the Pioneers appeared in the short-lived comedy, Western, and variety program,The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show on ABC.The six members who made The Sons of the Pioneers famous in the 1930s with their close-harmonied Western style music were elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980. In 1995, they were inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6845 Hollywood Blvd. for recording.It has been estimated that the group appeared in 150 motion pictures, usually providing musical backup to cowboy stars from Roy Rogers to the non-musical John Wayne.The Sons of the Pioneers recorded for RCA Victor Records (Hollywood, CA) until 1969. Their final RCA album was The Sons of the Pioneers Visit the South Seas. The smooth orchestrated albums produced in the 1950s and 1960s for RCA are perhaps the most familiar to this generation of listeners. Vocalists on those albums were usually the trio of Lloyd Perryman, Dale Warren and Lloyd (Tommy) Doss. Doss retired from the group in 1967 and moved to his home state of Oregon, where he still lives.