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 Roy Rogers

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Roy RogersAs a Western Figure in old time radio, Roy Rogers wasn't the gruff Matt Dillion on Gunsmoke or stern Luke Slaughter.  The public was well aware that Roy Rogers wasn't really rounding up cattle in turquoise fringed western shirts.  However, Roy Rogers glamorized the representation of American Cowboy and created an icon with a trick horse, a beautiful cowgirl, an amazing dog, a bumbling sidekick, and lighthearted songs. 

Roy Rogers was born Leonard Franklin Slye on November 5, 1911 in Ohio.  When he was a year old, his family moved onto a houseboat built by his father and blind uncle.  Four years later, the family moved to a rural cabin.  To make ends meet, his father lived away during the week and the young Len only saw his father on weekends.  Dale EvansWith a strong sense of curiosity, Len spent his days "figuring out things" such as raising livestock, hunting, farming, plowing, teaching animals tricks, play musical instruments, and riding a race horse.

About 4 years after coming to California, Len Slye got his break singing with the western music group Sons of the Pioneers and changed his name to Dick Weston.  In 1935, he appeared in his first film and continued working in the western genre.  Len Slye became "Roy Rogers" after Gene Autry temporarily walked off the set and the director needed a new star (Gene Autry came back to the set).  Roy Rogers was born and was soon dubbed The King of The Cowboys.

Roy Rogers and BullettWhat would a King be without his Queen?  Roy Rogers met Dale Evans on the set of The Cowboy and the Señorita.   Soon after the death of Roy Roger's wife, he and Dale Evans married and she was soon dubbed The Queen of the West. 

Roy Rogers had other important sidekicks.  He purchased the golden palomino Trigger in 1938.  No stranger to stardom, himself, Trigger already performed in The Adventures of Robin Hood.  Roy Rogers used his animal training experience from childhood to train Trigger Billed as "The Smartest Horse in the Movies."  Trigger knew 60 tricks and could walk 150 steps on his hind legs; he starred alongside Roy Rogers in 87 movies and had a starring role in The Roy Rogers Show.  Dale and ButtermilkHis German Shepherd Dog, billed Bullet The Wonderdog, could run next to Trigger and often saved the day by untying Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

The Roy Rogers Radio show changed shape and format during it's ten year run.  It was originally a western music and variety show.  The shows from the early 50's are still in the earlier mode of some action in a storyline, whether it be outlaws, or tall tales, or a good old-fashioned deed to the ranch cliffhanger. Somewhere the story is broken up by song, with "The Sons of the Pioneers" and Roy and Dale. The music was always first rate Hollywood-style western music, excellently played. Roy featured other singers as well, some not country or western. Sidekicks included the great Gabby Hayes, then Pat Brady, who went on to TV with Roy and Dale, and for a time in 1951, Forrest Lewis. Roy was a fine singer, actor, and riding Trigger, a pretty good cowboy, too.

A brilliant marketer, Roy Rogers' image was on everything including lunchboxes, comic books, playsets, folding knifes, cookie jars, cap guns, watches, and much more.  The Roy Rogers old time radio show had a number of sponsors by Post Grape Nuts Cereal (Roy's Favorite Cereal), Goodyear Tires, Quaker Oats, among others.  

The show closed with Happy Trails (written by Dale Evans) and performed in harmony with Roy and Dale

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

For kid's favorite cowboys, listen to Tennessee Jed, Tales from the Diamond K, The Cisco Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok. For western adventure, there are a bunch, including Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Frontier Gentleman, and Six Shooter. See also the "Mexican Roy Rogers": Tito Guizar.

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Volume 1: Roy Rogers Show
40 shows - total playtime 19 hours 6 minutes

Roy Rogers 40000x 0000 Russian Kid
Roy Rogers 450123 0010 Sara Berner Impersonator afrs
Roy Rogers 450130 011 Story Of Tom Barnes Texas Ranger
Roy Rogers 450403 020 Story Of Joaquin Murietta
Roy Rogers 450508 0025 Legend Of Pecos Bill afrs
Roy Rogers 480328 000 Case Of Mysterious Puppet Audition
Roy Rogers 480829 0001 Mystery Of Circle E Ranch
Roy Rogers 480905 002 Horse Thieves Of Paradise Valley
Roy Rogers 480919 004 Ghost Town Men
Roy Rogers 480926 005 Plot Against Bank
Roy Rogers 490626 044 Mystery Of Squatters Island
Roy Rogers 490717 047 Mysterious Loot At Bad Luck Cave
Roy Rogers 490724 048 Disappearing Trail Mystery
Roy Rogers 510000 0000 Constable Jerry Stewler afrs
Roy Rogers 510304 127 Wagon Raiders
Roy Rogers 511012 002 Ed Baileys Bad Luck
Roy Rogers 511019 003 Cattle Thief
Roy Rogers 511026 004 Old Prospecting Friend
Roy Rogers 511102 005 Doug Manson Gang
Roy Rogers 511109 006 Counterfeiters
Roy Rogers 511116 007 Lawmans Badge
Roy Rogers 511123 008 Glenn Debona Gang
Roy Rogers 511130 009 Map
Roy Rogers 511207 010 Getaway
Roy Rogers 511214 011 Framed Sheriff
Roy Rogers 511221 012 Prodigal
Roy Rogers 511228 013 Border Fugitives
Roy Rogers 520104 014 Andy Sales
Roy Rogers 520111 015 Lynn Snyder And His Son Bill
Roy Rogers 520118 016 Owlhoot Trail
Roy Rogers 520125 017 Downed Wires
Roy Rogers 520201 018 Human Game
Roy Rogers 520208 019 Loco Weed
Roy Rogers 520215 020 Gold Camp At Winding Creek
Roy Rogers 520222 021 Ride For Life
Roy Rogers 520229 022 Phony Geologist
Roy Rogers 520307 023 Mine Murder
Roy Rogers 520314 024 Lee Bulough Gang
Roy Rogers 520321 025 Herb Selby And Counterfeit Money
Roy Rogers 520328 026 Seeded Desert

Volume 2: Roy Rogers Show
33 shows - total playtime 14 hours 12 minutes

Roy Rogers 520404 027 Frogs And Rustlers
Roy Rogers 520411 028 Teenager
Roy Rogers 520828 001 Trigger Shoots Works new Season Starts
Roy Rogers 520904 002 Smugglers Stampede
Roy Rogers 520911 003 Fish That Told Story
Roy Rogers 520918 004 Red Danger And Black Gold
Roy Rogers 520925 005 Roguery At Rodeo
Roy Rogers 521002 006 Smuggling Aliens
Roy Rogers 521009 007 Fred Apt Wants To Buy Ranch
Roy Rogers 521016 008 Seven Arrows
Roy Rogers 521023 009 Wrong Cowboy
Roy Rogers 521030 010 Wailing Gold Mine
Roy Rogers 521106 011 Range War
Roy Rogers 521113 012 Prodigal Southpaw
Roy Rogers 521120 013 Horse That Captured Captor
Roy Rogers 521127 014 Stealing Cattle By Whirley Bird
Roy Rogers 521204 015 Land Grabbers
Roy Rogers 521211 016 Boiling Treasure Chest
Roy Rogers 521218 017 False Charges
Roy Rogers 521225 018 Night Before Night Before Christmas
Roy Rogers 530101 019 Corky Lewis
Roy Rogers 530108 020 Key
Roy Rogers 530115 021 Poisoned Gold Mine
Roy Rogers 530122 022 Meanest Thief
Roy Rogers 530129 023 Shack
Roy Rogers 530205 024 Rattlesnake
Roy Rogers 530212 025 Greedy Trapper
Roy Rogers 530219 026 Sheriffs Birthday Cake
Roy Rogers 530226 027 Checkered Neckerchief
Roy Rogers 530305 028 Apache Warpath
Roy Rogers 530312 029 Calf Scramble
Roy Rogers 530319 030 Rolling Gusher
Roy Rogers 530326 031 Cattle Racketeers

Volume 3: Roy Rogers Guest Appearances
23 shows - total playtime 11 hours 9 minutes

Bergen Mccarthy 430328 W Roy Rogers
Bergen Mccarthy 460331 W Roy Rogers
Bergen Mccarthy 470125 Roy Rogers
Bergen Mccarthy 470423 Roy Rogers
Bergen Mccarthy 471207 Roy Rogers
Bill Stern 470613 393 W Roy Rogers
Bing Crosby 440629 With Roy Rogers
Bob Hope 520610 San Diego Nas Dale Evans & Roy Rogers
CP 430110 047 Joan Blondell Roy Rogers Connie Haines
Cpusa 440325 112 Don Ameche
Cpusa 440624 126 Maxine Sullivan N Eddy T Dorsey
Cpusa 450301 164 Helen Forrest Jack Ca
Fred 421025 Roy Rogers Courting Of Jenny Sugs
GI Journal 44-10-20 65 Edgar Bergen
Hallmark Hall Of Fame -'54-01-03 34 Tom Mix
Hedda Hoppers Hollywd 510304 20 Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
Kmh 440629 With Roy Rogers
Kmh 490317 Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
Lux 440313 431 In Old Oklahoma
Night Before Christmas 521225 Roy Rogers
Opportunity USA 49-05-16 Guest - Al Jolson, Bing Crosby
Request Performance 46-02-03 (18) Frank Morgan Boris Karloff
Roy Rogers Audition Bloopers And False Starts 480328



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