Show Details
:: Title :: The Chisholm Trail
:: Station :: BBC (New York)
:: Date :: 00-00-1944
:: Description :: Produced by Roy Lockwood, The Chisholm Trail is "a ballad opera of the old west" with script written by Elizabeth Lomax and music arranged by Bess Lomax. This program is part of a series of feature programs produced by BBC in the United States presenting American life to British listeners.
:: Note 1 ::Original notes for TD144 read: Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie, et al - The Old Chisholm Trail, parts 1 & 3 - Ballad opera, CBS - A BBC/New York Production, directed by Roy Lockwood.
:: Note 2 ::Original notes for TD145 read: Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie et al - The Old Chisholm Trail, parts 2 & 4 - Ballad opera, CBS - A BBC/New York Production, directed by Roy Lockwood.
:: Note 3 ::Original notes for TD146 read: Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie, et al - The Old Chisholm Trail, part 5 - Ballad opera, CBS - A BBC/New York Production, directed by Roy Lockwood.
Track List
Seq No Topic Duration Media File
1 Cattlemen in America (The Chisholm Trail, part 1) 00:12:10
Songs: [Diamond Joe], [The Old Chisholm Trail]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Hays, Lee], [Houston, Cisco], [Ives, Burl], [Ledford, Lily May], [Lockwood, Roy], [Mainer, Wade], [Terry, Sonny], [The Coon Creek Girls]
Editor Note:A Kansan rancher, Kansas Jim Johnson visits Dodge City with hopes of striking up a deal with Diamond Joe Chisholm regarding the cattle trade. A deal is arranged, but is it a scam?
Technical Note:Engineer notes: renamed audio file TD144-01 > TD144-02. Renamed audio file TD144-01-01 > TD144-01
1 Cattlemen in America (The Chisholm Trail, part 1) 00:12:10
Participants: null
2 Cattlemen in America (The Chisholm Trail, part 2) 00:11:44
Songs: [I Never Will Marry], [Kansas Boys]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Hays, Lee], [Houston, Cisco], [Ives, Burl], [Ledford, Lily May], [Mainer, Wade], [Terry, Sonny], [The Coon Creek Girls]
Editor Note:Diamond Joe stirs up a crew of riders to check on the legitimacy of Kansas Jim. Diamond Joe's daughters' love lives enter the picture.
3 Cattlemen in America (The Chisholm Trail, part 3) 00:09:34
Songs: [Get Along Home, I'll Marry You Someday], [Get Along Little Dogies]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Hays, Lee], [Houston, Cisco], [Ives, Burl], [Ledford, Lily May], [Mainer, Wade], [Terry, Sonny], [The Coon Creek Girls]
Technical Note:Engineer notes: Renamed audio file TD144-01 > TD144-02. Renamed audio file TD144-01-01 > TD144-01
Editor Note:The herd moves onto the prairie on the way to Kansas. Diamond Joe is convinced that Kansas Jim Johnson is a thief. Mr. Chisholm discovers his daughter has married Kansas Jim Johnson and vows to kill Kansas Jim.
4 Cattlemen in America (The Chisholm Trail, part 4) 00:10:05
Songs: [Bury Me Not On The Old Prairie], [It's Hard Times In The Dodge City Jail], [Unidentified duet]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Hays, Lee], [Houston, Cisco], [Ives, Burl], [Mainer, Wade], [Terry, Sonny], [The Coon Creek Girls]
Editor Note:A storm is brewing on the prairie. The cattle are getting restless. A stampede ensues and Spanish Johnny is killed as the herd crosses the Kansas line and heads for Dodge City. Diamond Joe is arrested by Wild Bill Hickock for wanting to shoot Kansas Jim Johnson. Molly and Dave run off to get married.
5 Cattlemen in America (The Chisholm Trail, part 5) 00:08:55
Songs: [Roll 'Em On, Roll 'Em On], [The Old Chisholm Trail]
Participants: [Guthrie, Woody], [Hays, Lee], [Houston, Cisco], [Ives, Burl], [Ledford, Lily May], [Lockwood, Roy], [Mainer, Wade], [Terry, Sonny], [The Coon Creek Girls]
Editor Note:Wild Bill Hickock accepts the herd from Kansas Jim Johnson and leads it through the streets to the station. Kansas Jim Johnson is asked to go to the Dodge City Jail to settle his differences with Diamond Joe Chisholm. Differences are settled, agreements are made, and everyone celebrates.

 

 

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