Duke's Movie Soundtracks- Past Discussion (Archive)

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  • Hi William and Ethan aka Keith

    Ethan is a nice name if I had son I would consider Ethan more likely to be John mind you LOL

    Yes, Bernstein Williams and Goldsmith were geniuses whose work is grossly under rated. The late Bernard Hermann who worked on so many Hitchcock movies was also in their class.

    The sad thing is modern audiences at the cinema will not see their like again as orchestral arrangements cost studios money and they would rather penny pinch with electronic music or forgettable pop songs.

    If somebody asked you to name a film soundtack in the last 20 years you would be hard pushed. The recent Mummy movies are the only ones that come to mind with me and they were composed by Jerry Goldsmith.

    At least we have the CDs. It would be great if Chisum was released as an OST CD.


  • Hello, Arthur:
    I have the folowing on CD's:
    The Alamo - Varese Sarabande
    The Alamo - Coloumbia
    The Alamo - Mike Boldt
    The Barbarian and the Geisha - Intrada
    Big Jake - Varese Sarabande
    Brannigan - La La Land
    Cast A Giant Shadow - Varese Sarabande
    The Comancheros - FSM
    The Cowboys - Varese Sarabande
    El Dorado/Custer of the West - Comanche
    The Green Berets - FSM
    Hatari! - RCA
    The High and the Mighty - FLY Gema
    McQ - FSM
    The Quiet Man - Scannan
    Red River - Marco Polo
    Rio Gande - Varese Sarabande
    Rio Lobo - Prometheus
    The Searchers - Screen Archives Entertainment
    Stagecoach/Fort Apache - The Soundtrack Factory
    True Grit - Capitol (Original)
    True Grit - Tadlow Music (New)

    I have some others that I will send in the morning. Hope that this will wet you whistle.

  • Hi All

    In addition to those mentioned:-

    Cast a Giant Shadow was released with Exodus some years ago

    It has also been released by itself in a 3000 limited edition version see link below:-


    A number of John Wayne themes were also released on this compilation CD.

    Amazon.com: True Grit: Music From The Classic Films Of John Wayne (Film Score Anthology): Various Artists,Lisa Pelikan,Lee Meriwether,James Stephens,Jeff Osterhage,Lee Montgomery,Ramon Bieri,Jack Fletcher,Parley Baer,Lee de Broux,Fredric Cook,Redmond Gleeson,Gregg Palmer,Derrel Maury,Roger Frazier,John Perak,Don Spencer (II),Burt Douglas,Simon Tyme,Charles Burke (II): Music

    A superior True Grit Soundtrack CD was issued this year which has the added bonus of tracks from other films.


    Hatari also turns up on a Henry Mancini CD with Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany's



  • Hi Kalmouk

    You can download Chisum theme via Limewire. Music only no narration.

    The Horse Soldier theme She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and tracks from Rio Bravo and Eldorado are also there.



  • Hello:
    Here are the compilations that I have collected on CD's.
    The Shootist/Big Jake/Cahill, US Marshall - Varese Sarabandie
    The Comancheros/True Grit - Varese Sarabandi
    True Grit - Music From The Classic Films of JW - Silva
    Dimitri Tiomkin - Unicorn-Kanchana
    Rio Bravo, Western and Other Movie & TV Themes- Bear Family
    My Rifle, My Pony and Me, Movie and TV Themes - Rajon

    Then I have dupe the following off of the LP's onto CD's.
    Circus World
    The Horse Soldiers
    El Dorado
    In Harms Way
    The Sons Of Katie Elder
    The Longest Day
    Island In The Sky

    That's just about it. I have seen the original CD, both above and from my earlier posting, and they have been for sale. Hope this helps.

  • Two links for Cast a Giant Shadow CD on ebay

    with Exodus


    on its own



    plus link for Red River CD


    Rio Bravo is widely available on Ebay as well. Check the seller shipping charges before buying they can vary from $7.00 to $20.00


  • Howdy All,
    So far, I think I have just about all of the John Wayne soundtracks (thank you again Arthur, I am eternally indebted to you). The ones I am missing and cannot seem to find (but I'm still looking) are:
    Big Jake
    The High and the Mighty
    The Sands of Iwo Jima
    The Barbarian and the Geisha
    In Harm's Way
    True Grit (the new one, not the old one)

    I do have some of the music from some of these films on compilation CD's, and although they're good and enjoyable to listen to, I try to find "complete" soundtracks that feature just the music from the particular film. I've purchased some from Varese Saraband, and Buysoundtrax.com, but as yet have not found any of these on ebay. But, that's half the fun of collecting John Wayne memorabilia, THE SEARCH!

    Best to all,
    Colorado Bob

    "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.

  • Hi Colorado Bob

    You can get True Grit and Big Jake from Buysoundtrax (USA) and Chris’s Corner (Germany) via Ebay or go directly to their web sites from their ads and buy directly from them if you prefer not to use Ebay.






  • The Cowboys by John Williams would be my favourite selection.

    Elmer Bernstein True Grit Sons of Katie Elder Mc Q

    Max Steiner The Searchers is a classic its own right and Richard Hageman
    virtually visualises the Stagecoach story.

    Also, worth a mention is Rio Lobo by Jerry Goldsmith


  • Thanks Mike! I just went to Buysoundtrax's ebay store and bought the True Grit Complete Original Score CD. They did not Big Jake in stock, but I'll keep looking. I have dealt with them before and they're pretty reliable, and easy to work with. Thanks again!
    Colorado Bob

    "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.

  • Great to hear you got True Grit Bob you will enjoy it.

    The other guy from Germany is okay to deal with as well.

    I use him rather than buysoundtrax because any CDs arrive with me within a few days as it is coming from Germany rather than USA.

    Price wise they are much the same



  • If anyone is looking for CD's of John Wayne's movie, they are being auctioned on ebay. They are around $20 or better. Hope this is something that anyone can use. Good luck.

  • Hi, Mike:
    The titles and the opening bids are:
    True Grit - 24.95
    Big Jake - 29.95
    Brannigan - 24.95
    Red River - 9.95
    Rio Lobo - 26.95
    Comancheros - 24.95
    Green Berets - 24.95
    Undefeated - 24.95
    Quiet Man - 15.95
    That is it. The auctions end in about 5 days.

  • I think some of the titles are getting close to the 3000 mark and will soon be discontinued.

    I had a copy of Big Jake that leaves less 300 units left.

    Nice that they are having a success but if you are missining titles I would act soon.