Listen to “Into the West” – music themes from classic Westerns

Our friend and fellow-hobbledehoy Wayne Cresser contributes the latest installment from his terrific weekly radio program, Picture This.

On this episode entitled “Into the West” you’ll hear themes from composers Ennio Morricone, Elmer Bernstein, Carter Burwell, Alexandre Desplat and other musical giants who wrote for the big screen and occasionally television, back when these required rabbit ears.

And – “not so fast, you sidewinder!” – there’s also some fine guitar pickin’ from Duane Eddy, Ry Cooder, and that cowpoke-turned-poet, Bob Dylan. For the complete playlist from this and other episodes, drop your six-shooter and proceed to Wayne’s blog Mischief Time

“Picture This” airs Monday evenings on WRIU: 90.3 FM the radio station for the University of Rhode Island. You can hear live streaming at

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