Real Name:
Maurice Woodward Ritter
Profile:
Born: January 12, 1905 in Marvaul, Tx - Died: January 2, 1974 in Nashville
American singer and actor; Woodward Maurice «Tex» Ritter played cowboy songs on the radio in New York in the first part of the 30s when a Hollywood producer discovered him. He appeared in a total of 85 films.

Short bio:
In late 1932 Tex cut a few records at the ARC Recording Studios in New York but his career only started the next year with 78rpm releases on various labels such as Banner, Conqueror, Columbia, Oriole, Perfect or Romeo. Also known as by "The Singin' Cowboy" Tex then signed on with Decca (1935-39) before he switched to Capitol Records for a long and successful career.
Ritter ended his life in Nashville, TN, were he was still recording a couple of weeks before he died of a heart attack.

Career :
- Early 30s; New York, acted in the Broadway production Green Grow the Lilacs. Then began hosting radio programs like Tex Ritter's Campfire and Cowboy Tom's Roundup. Began recordings with producer Art Satherley.
- Mid 30s : Ritter caught the attention of Hollywood producer Edward Finney, was tapped to star in the Western Song of the Gringo (1936); stared in Trouble in Texas (co-starring a young Rita Hayworth, 1937) and a dozen of films.
- Late 30s-early40s : made some 20 Westerns, including "Take Me Back to Oklahoma" with co-star Bob Wills, worked with Columbia and Universal
- 1942-1972, he became the first country artist signed to Capitol Records, and stayed 30 years with the company.

Tex on the tops :
1944, Tex Ritter & His Texans topped the charts with the single "I'm Wastin' My Tears on You". The record's flip side, "There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder," peaked at #2. The follow-up "Jealous Heart." also made #2
1945 : "You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often" peacked #1 for 11 consecutive weeks. Had another #1 with "You Will Have to Pay"
1948 "Rock and Rye,"
1950 "Daddy's Last Letter"
1953-1960 Ritter hosted the television program "Town Hall Party" while still having recordings for Capitol.
1961(after an 11-year charts absence), a C&W Top Five hit and Pop #20 with "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven"
1974 (posthumously) "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" made the Top 100 hitting pos. #24
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Tex Ritter Discography Tracks

25741 Tex Ritter - Sam Hall / Lady Killin' Cowboy album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - Sam Hall / Lady Killin' Cowboy(Shellac, 10") Panachord 25741 UK 1935 Sell This Version
26040 Tex Ritter - When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley / Sundown On The Prairie album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley / Sundown On The Prairie(Shellac, 10") Panachord 26040 UK 1939 Sell This Version
179 Tex Ritter - Jealous Heart / We Live In Two Different Worlds album art Tex Ritter And His Texans* Tex Ritter And His Texans* - Jealous Heart / We Live In Two Different Worlds(Shellac, 10", Single) Capitol Records 179 US 1944 Sell This Version
174 Tex Ritter - There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / I'm Wasting My Tears On You album art Tex Ritter And His Texans* Tex Ritter And His Texans* - There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / I'm Wasting My Tears On You(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 174 US 1944 Sell This Version
206 Tex Ritter - You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often / Green Grow The Lilacs album art Tex Ritter And His Texans* Tex Ritter And His Texans* - You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often / Green Grow The Lilacs(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 206 US 1945 Sell This Version
Album BD 14, 20037,20038,20039,20040 Tex Ritter - Children's Songs And Stories album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - Children's Songs And Stories(4xShellac, 10", Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Album BD 14, 20037,20038,20039,20040 US 1945 Sell This Version
366 Tex Ritter - Ninety-Nine Years Is A Long Time / One Little Tear Drop Too Late album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - Ninety-Nine Years Is A Long Time / One Little Tear Drop Too Late(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 366 US 1947 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Deck Of Cards album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - Deck Of Cards (Album) Camay Records US 1948 Sell This Version
15176 Tex Ritter - You Little Sweet Little You / The Gods Were Angry With Me album art Eddie Kirk The Gods Were Angry With Me Eddie Kirk - You Little Sweet Little You / The Gods Were Angry With Me(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 15176 US 1948 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter! album art Tex Ritter / Stan Kenton Tex Ritter / Stan Kenton - Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter! Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - How I Love Them Old Songs album art Johnny Bond Johnny Bond - How I Love Them Old Songs Lamb & Lion US 1974 Sell This Version
JS-6155 Tex Ritter Governor And The Kid Tex Ritter - Tex(LP, Comp) Hilltop JS-6155 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
SLFR-8089 Tex Ritter - That Great Gospel Feelng album art Various Here Was A Man and 2 more… Various - That Great Gospel Feelng(LP, Box) Capitol Records SLFR-8089 US 1977 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Country Music album art Various Rye Whiskey and 1 more… Various - The Smithsonian Collection Of Classic Country Music (Comp) Smithsonian Collection US 1981 Sell This Version
R2 72443, S21X 18273 Tex Ritter - Heroes Of Country Music Vol. Four (Legends Of The West Coast) album art Various High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) Various - Heroes Of Country Music Vol. Four (Legends Of The West Coast)(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2) R2 72443, S21X 18273 US 1996 Sell This Version
527 7272 Tex Ritter - Capitol Records From The Vaults (Vol. 1, The Birth Of A Label: The First Years 1942-1943) album art Various (I Got Spurs That) Jingle, Jangle, Jingle Various - Capitol Records From The Vaults (Vol. 1, The Birth Of A Label: The First Years 1942-1943)(CD, Comp) Capitol Records 527 7272 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BVD 20028 AT Tex Ritter - Town Hall Party - November 29, 1958 album art Various Conversation and 3 more… Various - Town Hall Party - November 29, 1958(DVD, NTSC, Bla) Bear Family Records BVD 20028 AT Germany 2004 Sell This Version
5008 61283-2 Tex Ritter - A Musical History Of Disneyland album art Various Country Bear Jamboree (Soundtrack) Various - A Musical History Of Disneyland(6xCD, Comp + Box) Walt Disney Records 5008 61283-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
ACMEM213CD Tex Ritter - Riders From The Sky: Scenes From The American West album art Various Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin' and 1 more… Various - Riders From The Sky: Scenes From The American West(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Él ACMEM213CD Europe 2011 Sell This Version
606360 Tex Ritter - The Alamo & High Noon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Dimitri Tiomkin Dimitri Tiomkin - The Alamo & High Noon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Soundtrack Factory 606360 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
Tex Ritter - Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle / The Oregon Trail album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle / The Oregon Trail Champion (5) US Unknown Sell This Version
AXIS 6082, AXIS-6082 Tex Ritter - The Texas Cowboy album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - The Texas Cowboy(LP, Album) Axis (3), Axis (3) AXIS 6082, AXIS-6082 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
32992 Tex Ritter - A Ridin' Old Paint / Everyday In The Saddle album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - A Ridin' Old Paint / Everyday In The Saddle(Shellac, 10") Banner 32992 US Unknown Sell This Version
8031 Tex Ritter - Bill The Bar Fly / Out On The Lone Prairie album art Tex Ritter Tex Ritter - Bill The Bar Fly / Out On The Lone Prairie(Shellac, 10", RE) Montgomery Ward 8031 US Unknown Sell This Version