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Thread #127899 Message #2857482
Posted By: GUEST
06-Mar-10 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: Remember the Alamo (March 6, 1836)
Subject: RE: BS: Remember the Alamo
BOWERS Jane Gardner Riley Bowers, born May 29, 1921, died Sunday, June 18, 2000. Preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Murphy Tobin and Lowell Meeker Riley. She was the niece of famed aerial surveys pioneer and World War 1 Ace, Edgar Gardner Tobin. Mrs. Bowers was an internationally recognized songwriter.
Many of her songs were recorded by The Kingston Trio. She was honored by Johnny Cash on his HBO Special for her song, "Remember the Alamo". "Señora", "El Matador", "The Coast of California" and thirty-five other songs are still being played and re-recorded in the United States and Europe.
The song was recorded by The Kingston Trio, Tex Ritter, and the version I learned it from, Donovan as well as John Otway and Wild Willy Barratt- whom God preserve!
But Johnny Cash, however loved and respected did not write it- and I like Donovan's chords better too.