Singing Partners – Clint And Roy

In the four years I’ve been doing this blogging thing, I’ve mentioned Roy Rogers several times. I’ve written about how Roy was my favorite cowboy star, in a piece I called Saturday Matinees With The King Of The Cowboys, and as recently as last week I related how Western Swing star Spade Cooley imagined that his wife was fooling around with the his friend Roy. (As if my boyhood hero would do such a thing, or that Dale Evans would allow it — or Trigger either, for that matter.)

One of the ironic things about Roy’s friendship with Spade was that the two looked a little alike, and today I though I’d focus on Roy’s brief partnership with another guy who most people think looks a little like him too.

As was the case with Spade, it’s probably mostly the eye-squint that makes people think that Clint Black reminds them of Roy, who died in 1998. But whatever the case, Clint respected and admired Roy and even recorded a duet with him in 1991.

Roy Rogers & Clint Black – “Hold On Partner”

And below is a video of Roy and Clint singing the same song as a salute to cowboy stars — watch it to the end and you’ll see a funny surprise.

(Sorry — video has apparently disappeared from source.)

 

4 thoughts on “Singing Partners – Clint And Roy

  1. I just loved this one. Roy Rogers was my v ery favorite and of course Dale but that singing fellow was so good on a horse. I was in awe. Then Fred and Ginger entered my life and I studied dancing until I was 27. But always had a horse. I got to meet Roy at the Victorville museum. I was astounded how small he was cause in my eyes he was an easy 6’7.

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, Roy was small…but he wasn’t the only one. Many movie leading men were tiny. I guess there’s something to be said for star power and charisma, because most fans just never noticed.

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  3. Loved the video. Never been a huge Clint Black fan but now I am. Any friend of Roy’s, well….you know.

    Some great memories from those Saturday afternoon matinee ‘shoot-um’-ups’ in that video also!! 🙂

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  4. I thought it was also a nice touch that the phony horse Roy’s riding in the video is sort of palomino-looking…like Trigger. They always said Roy had Trigger stuffed and mounted, but I don’t think that was actually him. 😉

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