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Sons of the Pioneers

In October of 1931, Bob Nolan answered an ad in the Los Angeles Herald that read: "YODELER, for old time act to travel. Tenor preferred." He met a man named Leonard Frank Slye, who had dropped the 'e' from his family name and introduced himself as Len Sly. (Leonard Frank Slye aka Len Sly would later change his name to 'Roy Rogers') Rogers was a ... See full bio »
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 2007 Opry Video Classics: Pioneers (Video) (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 2005 Down in the Valley (performer: "No One To Cry To")
 1998 The Big Lebowski (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1994 Imaginary Crimes (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1992 Radio Flyer (performer: "Blues Eyes Crying in the Rain")
 1990 Air America (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "One More Ride")
 1982 La bête lumineuse (Documentary) (performer: "Ride 'Em Cowboy")
 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II (performer: "Ride Concrete Cowboy, Ride" - as The Sons of the Pioneers)
 1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (performer: "Sing as You Work" - uncredited)
 1962 The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Western Hit Parade (1962) ... (performer: "Yellow Rose of Texas", "Wagon Wheels", "Cool Water", "The Place Where I Worship" - uncredited)
 1957-1958 Ranch Party (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.32 (1958) ... (performer: "Chant of the Plains", "Timber Trail" (uncredited))
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (performer: "Cool Water", "The Cowboy's Dream (Roll On, Little Dogies, Roll On)")
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... (performer: "Chant of the Wanderer", "Roundup in the Sky")
 1956 The Searchers (performer: "The Searchers" (1956))
 1953 This Is Your Life (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Roy Rogers (1953) ... (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard (performer: "I Love the Prairie Country", "Home On the Range" - uncredited)
 1950 Rio Grande (performer: "My Gal Is Purple", "Footsore Cavalry", "Yellow Stripes", "Low Bridge (Fifteen Miles On the Erie Canal)" (uncredited), "Down By the Glenside" (uncredited), "Cattle Call" (uncredited), "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" (uncredited))
 1950 Wagon Master (as The Sons of the Pioneers, "WAGONS WEST", "SONG OF THE WAGON MASTER", "SHADOWS IN THE DUST", "CHUCKAWALLA SWING") / (performer: "WAGONS WEST", "SONG OF THE WAGON MASTER", "SHADOWS IN THE DUST", "CHUCKAWALLA SWING")
 1948 Night Time in Nevada (performer: "Over Nevada", "Night-Time In Nevada", "Sweet Laredo Lou")
 1948 Eyes of Texas (performer: "Texas Trails", "Padre of Old San Antone", "Graveyard Filler of the West")
 1948 Melody Time (performer: "Pecos Bill", "Blue Shadows on the Trail")
 1948 Under California Stars (performer: "Under California Stars", "Rogers, King of the Cowboys", "Dust", "Serenade To a Coyote", "Little Saddle Pal")
 1948 The Gay Ranchero (performer: "Cowboy Country", "A Gay Ranchero (Las Altenitas)", "Wait'll I Get My Sunshine Into the Moonlight")
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail (performer: "On the Old Spanish Trail", "Here Is My Helping Hand")
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras (performer: "Springtime in the Sierras", "A Cowboy Has To Sing", "What Are We Gonna Do Then?", "The Quilting Party (When I Saw Sweet Nellie Home)" (1859) (uncredited))
 1947 Bells of San Angelo (performer: "The Bells of San Angelo", "Lazy Days", "A Cowboy's Dream of Heaven", "Hot Lead")
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947 (performer: "Is Anybody Here From Texas", "Brooklyn Buckaroo")
 1947 Apache Rose (performer: "Apache Rose" (uncredited), "José")
 1947 Ladies' Man (performer: "Away Out West")
 1946 Heldorado (performer: "Heldorado", "My Saddle Pals and I", "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Till You Hear Him Roar")
 1946 Home in Oklahoma (performer: "Home In Oklahoma", "Cowboy Ham and Eggs", "The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma")
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon (performer: "The Jumping Bean", "What's Doing Tonight In Dreamland")
 1946 Under Nevada Skies (performer: "Under Nevada Skies", "Sea-Goin' Cowboy", "Ne-Ha-Nee")
 1946 My Pal Trigger (performer: "Alla En El Rancho Grande")
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas (performer: "Rainbow Over Texas", "Texas, U. S. A.", "Cowboy Camp Meeting")
 1946 Home on the Range (performer: "Over the Rainbow Trail", "Happy-Go-Lucky Cowboy", "Down at the Old Hoe-Down", "Home on the Range")
 1946 Ding Dong Williams (performer: "Cool Water" (1936) - uncredited)
 1946 Song of Arizona (performer: "Song of Arizona")
 1945 Don't Fence Me In (performer: "Choo Choo Polka" (uncredited), "Don't Fence Me In" (uncredited), "Last Roundup" (uncredited), "Along the Navajo Trail" (uncredited), "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (uncredited), "Lights of Old Santa Fe")
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado (performer: "Call of the Prairie", "The Quilting Party (When I Saw Sweet Nellie Home)" (uncredited), "It's No Use")
 1945/I Along the Navajo Trail (performer: "Along the Navajo Trail", "Cool Water")
 1945 Man from Oklahoma (performer: "I'm Gonna Have a Cowboy Wedding" - uncredited)
 1945 Bells of Rosarita (performer: "Bells of Rosarita", "Trail Herdin' Cowboy", "I'm Going To Build a Big Fence Around Texas", "When the Circus Comes To Town")
 1945 Utah (performer: "Lonesome Cowboy Blues", "Five Little Miles", "Utah", "Utah Trail", "Welcome Home Miss Bryant")
 1944 Hollywood Canteen (performer: "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds" (1934))
 1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe (performer: "The Cowpoke Polka", "I'm A Happy Guy In My Levi Britches", "Cowboy Jubilee", "Lights of Old Santa Fe", "Ride 'Em, Cowboy")
 1944 San Fernando Valley (performer: "Days of '49")
 1943 Man from Music Mountain (performer: "Smiles Are Made Out of the Sunshine", "Song of the Bandit", "Wine, Women and Song")
 1943 Silver Spurs (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Highways Are Happy Ways (When They Lead the Way to Home)", "When It's Springtime in the Rockies" - uncredited)
 1943 Song of Texas (performer: "Mexicali Rose", "Cielito Lindo", "There's A Rainbow Over the Range", "On The Rythm Range", "I Love the Prairie Country")
 1943 King of the Cowboys (performer: "Ride 'Em, Cowboy", "Biscuit Blues", "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree", "Red River Valley", "Ride, Ranger, Ride")
 1943 Idaho (performer: "Idaho", "Stop!", "Don Juan")
 1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon (performer: "Sagebrush Symphony", "Curly Joe from Idaho", "Blue Prairie", "My Little Buckaroo", "Ridin' Down the Canyon" - uncredited)
 1942 Heart of the Golden West (performer: "River Robin", "Who's Gonna Help Me Sing?", "Cowboys and Indians")
 1942 Sunset Serenade (performer: "Song of the San Joaquin", "I'm A Cowboy Rockefeller", "Mavourneen O'Shea", "He's A No-Good Son-of-a-Gun", "A Cowboy Has To Sing", "A Sandman Lullaby")
 1942 Call of the Canyon (performer: "Montana Plains", "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", " (Give Me Back My) Boots And Saddle", "A Cowboy Has To Sing")
 1942 Sons of the Pioneers (performer: "Trail Herdin' Cowboy", "The West Is In My Soul", "Come And Get It")
 1942 Romance on the Range (performer: "Coyote's Serenade", "O-o-oh, Wonderful World", "Rocky Mountain Lullaby", "Sing As You Work", "When Romance Rides the Range")
 1942 Sunset on the Desert (performer: "It's A Lie", "Faithful Pal O' Mine")
 1942 South of Santa Fe (performer: "We're Headin' For the Home Corral", "Song of the Vaqueros", "Down the Trail", "Yodel Your Troubles Away", "Open Range Ahead")
 1942 Man from Cheyenne (performer: "Home Again in Old Wyomin'", "My Old Pal, Pal of Mine", "When a Cowboy Starts to Courtin'", "Happy Cowboy" - uncredited)
 1941 Red River Valley (performer: "Red River Valley", "When Payday Rolls Around", "Chant of the Wanderer", " (Love Begins At) Sunset on the Trail", "Springtime on the Range" - uncredited)
 1941 Outlaws of the Panhandle (performer: "Ridin' Down the Rio Valley", "I'll Follow My Heart to You", "Come And Get It", "Yippi Yi Your Troubles Away")
 1941 The Pinto Kid (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1940 Thundering Frontier (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "I Love the Prairie Country", "So Long To The Red River Valley", "Jubilation Jamboree", "Moonlight Melody")
 1940 West of Abilene (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1940 The Durango Kid (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (1934), "There's a Rainbow Over the Range" (1940), "The Prairie Sings a Lullaby" (1940), "The Cherokee Strip" (1940) - uncredited)
 1940 Texas Stagecoach (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Roll On With the Texas Express", "Hill Country" - uncredited)
 1940 Blazing Six Shooters (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "It's A Cowboy's Life For Me", "Don Juan")
 1940 Bullets for Rustlers (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "We're Headin' For the Home Corral", "With Someone Like You", "By a Campfire On the Trail")
 1939 Two-Fisted Rangers (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1939 The Stranger from Texas (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (1934), "Ridin' on the Sunshine Trail", "Coyote's Serenade", "Yippi Yi, Yippi Yo", "Old Pioneer" - uncredited)
 1939 Outpost of the Mounties (performer: "The Timber Trail", "Rocky Road in the Rockies", "Always Rolling Home", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" - uncredited)
 1939 Riders of Black River (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Ridin' On the Rocky Range", "Ridin' the Range With You", "Campfires of Heaven")
 1939 The Man from Sundown (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "On the Rhythm Range", "Roundup Time is Over", " (Love Begins At) Sunset On the Trail", "Springtime On the Range")
 1939 Western Caravans (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Wagons Westward Ho!", "Moonlight On the Trail", "Chant of the Wanderer", "Oh, Susanna")
 1939 Spoilers of the Range (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Saddle the Sun", "Sagebrush Symphony", "Trail Herdin' Cowboy", "Trail Dreamin'")
 1939 North of the Yukon (performer: "Ne-Ha-Neé", "Love Song of the Waterfall", "Still Water Pool")
 1939 Texas Stampede (performer: "Rise and Shine", "Grab Your Saddle Horn and Blow", "The Boss is Hangin' Out A Rainbow", "Chant of the Wanderer")
 1939 Community Sing: Songs of the West (Short) (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Cool Water")
 1939 The Thundering West (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Rocky Roads", "Cody of the Pony Express", "Echoes From the Hills")
 1938 Rio Grande (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (1934), "The West Is in My Soul" (1938), "Old Bronco Pal", "Slumbertime On the Plains" - uncredited)
 1938 West of the Santa Fe (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", " (When the Prairie Sun Says) Good Mornin'", "Hello, Way Up There", "Song of the Prairie")
 1938 The Colorado Trail (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Bound For the Rio Grande", "Cottage In the Clouds", "Lone Buckaroo")
 1938 South of Arizona (performer: "One More Hand on the Range", "Tumbling Tumblweeds", "When Payday Rolls Around", "Roundup in the Sky", "Saddle Your Worries to the Wind")
 1938 West of Cheyenne (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Over the Santa Fe Trail", "Night Falls on the Prairie", "Biscuit Blues")
 1938 Law of the Plains (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1938 Call of the Rockies (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds")
 1938 Cattle Raiders (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Happy, Rovin' Cowboy", "This Ain't the Same Old Range", "The Devil's Great-Grandson", "Welcome To the Spring")
 1937 Outlaws of the Prairie (performer: "Open Range Ahead", "My Saddle Pals and I", "Blue Prairie", "Song of the Bandit")
 1937 The Old Wyoming Trail (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "(He's) Ridin' Home", "Goodbye Old Paint", "Love Song of the Waterfall")
 1937 The Star Reporter in Hollywood (Short) (performer: "Way Out There")
 1936 The Old Corral (performer: "He's Gone, He's Gone Up the Trail" (uncredited), "Silent Trails" (uncredited), "Down Along the Sleepy Rio Grande")
 1936 The Big Show (performer: "Wild and Wooly West", "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine" (1935), "Roll, Wagons, Roll" - uncredited)
 1936 California Mail (performer: "Love Begins at Evening" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range (performer: "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)", "If You Can't Sing It (You'll Have to Swing It)", "Drink It Down", "One More Ride" - uncredited)
 1936 Song of the Saddle (music: "A Happy, Rovin' Cowboy" - uncredited) / (performer: "Underneath a Western Sky" (1936), "A Happy, Rovin' Cowboy" - uncredited)
 1936 The Mysterious Avenger (performer: "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Oh, I Miss You So My Darling")
 1935 Gallant Defender (performer: "Covered Wagon (Roll Me Westward Ho)", "The New Frontier", "Boggy Road to Texas")
 1935 Way Up Thar (Short) (performer: "Listen To the Mockingbird", "Barnyard Jubilee")
 1935 The Old Homestead (performer: "When Our Old Age Pension Check Comes To the Door", "Moonlight in Heaven", "Plow Boy", "Old Rover", "Way Out There", "Honey Dat I Love So Well", "Happy Cowboy", "That Old White Mule of Mine", "Tiger Rag (Hold That Tiger)")
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Inducted (Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer , Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr and Karl Farr) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1995. See more »

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