Create account Log in

The Very Best: The Shasta Masters


Download links and information about The Very Best: The Shasta Masters by Tex Ritter. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 36:13 minutes.

Artist: Tex Ritter
Release date: 2000
Genre: Country
Tracks: 14
Duration: 36:13
Buy on iTunes $9.99


No. Title Length
1. High Noon (a/k/a Do Not Forsake Me) 2:47
2. Green Grow the Lilacs 2:24
3. Have I Stayed Away Too Long? 2:22
4. The Gallows Pole 2:40
5. The Fool's Paradise 3:06
6. Cimarron [Instrumental] 2:01
7. The Boll Weevil 2:12
8. Froggy Went A-Courtin' 2:04
9. Cielito Lindo 1:59
10. Conversation With a Gun 3:11
11. The Keeper of the Keys 1:56
12. Son of a Saginaw Fisherman 2:49
13. (I Dreamed of A) Hillbilly Heaven 3:19
14. These Hands 3:23



Exactly half of these recordings previously appeared on the Hollywood Records compact disc Conversation With a Gun, including excellent remakes of "The Boll Weevil" and "Green Grow the Lilacs," both of which were recorded by Ritter for Capitol in the '40s. These recordings are said to be from a 1964 session for overseas radio broadcast, and Ritter remakes a number of his well-known songs. An answer to Lefty Frizzell's "Saginaw Michigan" is included ("Son of a Saginaw Fisherman"), along with the Harlan Howard's "The Gallows Pole" and an instrumental treatment of Johnny Bond's "Cimarron." The Very Best isn't Tex Ritter's very best — not even close — but fans will greatly enjoy a number of these tracks.