Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Amy Records: (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

Depending on when you were born, your memory of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” may be formed from the version by Vaughn Monroe, The Ramrods, or Outlaws. Today, we feature the instrumental version on Amy Records by The Ramrods.

This instrumental features a variety of sound effects and guitar reverb that add to the song’s mystique. It was the highest charting song for The Ramrods and “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” peaked at #30 on the Hot 100 in 1961.

The Ramrods consisted of a brother and sister, Richard and Claire Lane, who respectfully played tenor sax and drums. The Lanes were joined by their cousin, Eugene Mooro, and friend, Vincent B. Lee, who both played guitar.

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