Bonus Video: Clint Eastwood Sings

Before he was a movie star, Clint Eastwood co-starred in Rawhide, a classic TV Western, vintage 1960 and thereabouts. The song he sings here, Beyond the Sun Over the Mountain, was auxiliary theme music for the show–and I always thought it was a mighty fine song. I only just found out it was composed by Russell Garcia, whose music soundtrack for The Time Machine (1960) is some of the most haunting movie music ever written.

You might want to try this one as a lullaby. I’ll bet it’ll work.

P.S.–The two guys assisting Eastwood in the scene were among the best character actors ever–Buddy Ebsen (Beverly Hillbillies) and Paul Brinegar. Now that was television!

9 comments on “Bonus Video: Clint Eastwood Sings

  1. wow, I never knew Clint could sing. He is pretty good if that was really his voice and not a dub.

  2. Clint Eastwood has a musical side part from his acting. He plays piano well and is quite knowledgable with regard to jazz. He’s what I call a smart musician, smart as in smart enough to make his living in another field. 🙂

    Anyhow, this is a great song and a great rendering by Clint Eastwood. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Another great trip down memory lane. Thanks, Lee 🙂 I’m with Erlene on this – I didn’t know Clint Eastwood could sing, but he does a fine job here. Rawhide was good wholesome TV too!

    1. Funny thing: the regular Rawhide cast did include a guy who made a lot of money with his singing–Sheb Wooley. His big hit was “The Flying Purple People Eater.”

      Now, how many of you knew that!

    2. Yes, I sure do remember The Flying Purple People Eater! We all thought it was a great song lol

  4. Oh, yes, I do remember that very well. In fact, sometimes, that little song
    runs through my head. Just show how nutty I am. lol

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