To me, Clint Eastwood is the rough-around-the-edges, hugely talented, kind of older guy that is better looking than John Wayne. Eastwood is that to most of us, but he’s also the guy that got famous on the TV series “Rawhide” before he became a regular Oscar-nominee (and winner).
Lost somewhere amongst his awards and ill-fated reality TV show on E! was a country and western album, Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites, released in 1963.
Eastwood isn’t a bad singer or a great singer and most songs he recorded had already been hits by the likes of Bob Wills or Gene Autry. In fact, most of the album sounds like a children’s album of country lullabies. Not necessarily a bad thing, if you’re keeping score.
The best cut, for sure, is “Rowdy,” which was said to be kind of a theme song for Eastwood’s “Rawhide” character.
So, the next time you can’t sleep and you need a classic Hollywood movie star to sing you to sleep try Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites.
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