Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lorne Greene sings "Bonanza"


Who knew there were lyrics to the Bonanza theme? Lorne Greene sang them on a 1962 cast LP called Bonanza Party Time. Other vocal versions were recorded by Johnny Cash, Bruce Low (in German) and the Lawrence Welk singers. Tune into the Almanack long enough and you'll likely hear them all.

"Bonanza" by Lorne Greene

5 comments:

JerThom said...

That's an interesting bit of trivia I never knew, though I always loved his version of "Ringo."

Evan Lewis said...

I have him singing Ringo in another language. French, maybe? Coming soon.

A man called Valance said...

Yup, I knew. And I'm gonna puff my chest out and add that I'm pretty sure Lorne Greene sang it when he topped the bill on Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I knew. When the show first started the whole cast barked out the lyrics.

JimG said...

Johnny Cash Album "Ring of fire" has his cover of Bonanza.