(Ghost) Riders In The Sky
Composer: Stan Jones
The following list is not intended to be comprehensive.
Cool Water: 17 Timeless Favorites, Sons of the Pioneers, 1959
Pipeline, Chantays, 1963
King of the Surf Guitar, Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, 1963
Guitarist, Arlen Roth, 1963
Surfbeat, Vol. 2, Surfriders, 1963
Bold Conceptions, Bob James, 1963
Green, Green Grass of Home, Tom Jones, 1967
Journey with the Travellers, The Travellers, 196?
Present Original Songs And New Banjo Sounds Of The 70's, Jake Landers & Tom McKinney, 1971
Dennis Stoner, Dennis Stoner, 1971
Nashville Brass Turns to Gold, Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass, 1972
Superpicker, Roy Clark, 1973
Spotnicks, Spotnicks, 1975
Prairie in the Sky, Mary McCaslin, 1975
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Roy Clark, 1975
In Concert, Roy Clark, 1976
Bluegrass, Sawtooth Mountain Boys, 1976
Poor Richard's Almanac, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1976
When Scopes Collide, Kaleidoscope, 1976
Cowboy Classics, Grady Martin, 1977
Nashville Album, Chip Hawkes, 1978
Dean of Cowboy Singers, Dean Atcher, 197?
String of Hits, Shadows, 1979
Three on the Trail, Riders in the Sky, 1979
Silver, Johnny Cash, 1979
Free Man, Johnny Cash, 1981
Ghost Riders, Outlaws, 1981
Greatest Hits of the Outlaws/High Tides, Outlaws, 1982
Cowboy Way, Riders in the Sky, 1982
King Kurt, King Kurt, 1983
Gene Autry Collection, Gene Autry, 1983
Best Of Vaughn Monroe, Vaughn Monroe, 1983
Memories Of You, Bluegrass Reflections, 1985
Greatest Western Themes, Various Artists, 1986
History of Rock Instrumentals, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1987
I Love Country, Johnny Cash, 1987
Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Vaughn Monroe, 1987
Columbia Records 1958-1986, Johnny Cash, 1987
Country Store, Johnny Cash, 1988
Best of the West, Riders in the Sky, 1988
Gunfight at O.K. Corral, Johnny Western, 1989
King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale, Dick Dale, 1989
Sunset on the Range, Sons of the Pioneers, 1990
On the Trail, Frankie Laine, 1990
Many Sides of Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash, 1991
Best of Country Music, Various Artists (Johnny Cash), 1991
The Essential Marty Robbins 1951-1982, Marty Robbins, 1991
Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983, Johnny Cash, 1992
On The Trail Again, Frankie Laine, 1992
The Cowboy Album, Various Artists (Vaughn Monroe), 1992
Things We Said Today: The Best of Mary McCaslin, Mary McCaslin, 1992
Singing Cowboy Rides Again, Johnny Bond, 1992
Pops Roundup, Boston Pops Orchestra, 1993
Cowboy Songs III, Michael Martin Murphey, 1993
Hittin' the Road, The Outlaws, 1993
Ballads, Blues & Bebop, Tony Campise, 1993
Unknown Territory, Dick Dale, 1994
Best of Southern Rock, Various Artists (Outlaws), 1994
Dulcimer Wizardry, Cecilia Webster, 1994
Hit Parade Shows, Frank Sinatra, 1994
Country for Kids, Vol. 3: I Like Cowboy, Various Artists (Willis Brothers), 1994
Under the Western Sky, Jim Hendricks, 1994
Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1994
Under Western Skies, Marty Robbins, 1995
When Men Were Me..., Strangers Eighteen Hundred, 1995
Rebel Rock, Various Artists (Outlaws), 1995
Sagebrush Symphony, Micheal Martin Murphey, 1995
Greatest Hits, Roy Clark, 1995
Surf's up at Banzai Pipeline, Various Artists (Original Surfaris), 1995
Country memories, Tom Jones, 1995
Cowboy Songs, Riders in the Sky, 1996
Ghostrider/Great Guitar Hits, Duane Eddy, 1996
Another Smash!!!/Ventures, Ventures, 1996
Larger Than Life, Sleepy LaBeef, 1996
Best of the Outlaws: Green Grass & High Tides, Outlaws, 1996
Platinum Rock, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Outlaws), 1996
Rock the First, Vol. 9, Various Artists (Outlaws), 1996
Greatest, Cockspur Steelband, 1996
Way Out West, World's Greatest Jazz Band, 1996
The Best of Marty Robbins, Marty Robbins, 1996
Taste of Tradition, Vol. 3, Various Artists (World's Greatest Jazz Band), 1996
Sings His Best, Johnny Cash, 1996
Arena Rock 80's, Various Artists (Outlaws), 1997
Southern Rockin' Rebels, Various Artists (Outlaws), 1997
Patsy Decline - Horsin' Around, Lannie Garrett, 1997
Singing Cowboy, Chapter One, Gene Autry, 1997
Country Stars , Various Artists (Slim Whitman), 1997
Smoky Mountain Memories, Country Standards, 1997
More Instrumental Gems of the '60s, Various Artists (Baja Marimba Band), 1997
On the Ponderosa: Lorne Green and His Western Classics, Lorne Greene, 1997
Selection of Western Film Music, Various Artists, 1998
Brothers Four/B.M.O.C., Brothers Four, 1998
Bird Call! The Twin City Stomp Of The Trashmen, Trashmen, 1998
Greatest Cowboy Songs Ever, Various Artists, 1998
Man In Black - His Greatest Hits, Johnny Cash, 1999
Mending Fences, The Larkin Family, 199?
Ridin' West, Vol. 1: Reflections, Various Artists, 19??
Axes & Saxes: Great Instrumentals, Various Artists (The Ramrods), 19??
Neck of the Wood, Jerry Donahue, 19??
Better Shred Than Dead, Dick Dale, 19??
Cattle Call/Thereby Hangs a Tale, Eddy Arnold, 199?
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Bob Wills, 19??
Gene Autry Collection, Gene Autry, 19??
Dixieland Hits - Country and Western, Various Artists, 19??
Motion in Percussion, Hollywood Pops Orchestra, 19??
The Best Of Southern Rock, Various Artists (Outlaws), 2001?
The Essential Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash, 2002
Live at Lock 3, Brick Road Ramblers, 2003
Fresh Out of the Barn, Red Star Express, 2003
El Paso, Andrew Heller, 2004
The Legend, Johnny Cash, 2005
HighTone Records Anthology: Rockin From The Roots, Various Artists (Dick Dale), 2007
BlackJack Live!, BlackJack, 2007
Country Trilogy Collection, Various Artists (Fendermen), 2008
Played by Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, David Crosby and John Cipollina at a studio session in Novato on August 21, 1971.
The song is registered as and occurs as both (Ghost) Riders In The Sky and Riders In The Sky but the former occurs most frequently. Sometimes occurs with the subtitle (A Cowboy Lament). Occurs as an instrumental and with lyrics. It may be that the two titles refer to the original instrumental, Riders In The Sky, and the version with lyrics and that the distinction between the two has subsequently been lost. This is only a theory at present. The recordings listed above cover both titles.