Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pistolero - Pistolero

Danny was master of picking up good unknown songs for himself to cover. One of those was "Pistolero" that he recorded in 1968. It was Mexican -flavoured western song that originated from the movie "The Fastest Guitar Alive" (1967) It was a MGM motion picture starring singer Roy Orbison in his only starring role as an actor. A musical western, the story is set near the end of the American Civil War with Orbison portraying a Southern spy with a bullet-shooting guitar given the task of robbing gold bullion in order to help finance the Confederacy's war effort. The film features Orbison performing several original songs which appeared on his 1967 album of the same name. "Pistolero" is one of the best tracks.

Here's the pair:

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