Records and Other Phonographia


Roy Rogers Rip Roaring Adventures of Pecos Bill, RCA Victor Youth Series, three 10" records, 78 RPM, Y-375, 1949


Roy Rogers, RCA Victor Model 9-EY-36 , 45 RPM, c. 1950 (FP0403)

See Children's Phonographs - Roy Rogers for other examples




Roy Rogers tells and sings about Pecos Bill Roy Rogers on RCA Victor Extended Play 45 RPM, EYA-5, c.1950


Roy Rogers Rodeo - RCA Victor Little Nipper Series, 78 RPM (2 records) Y-418, 1950

"Completely Dramatized With Full Cast, Sound Effects, Songs and Music."



Little Golden Record R183 - 25¢


Newspaper Ad for Sugar Crisp Golden Records as Cereal Premium, 1955



Silvertone Model 4 AM Cowboy Tube Radio referred to as the Roy Rogers Radio (Courtesy Larry Small and Flatwater Toys). Silvertone was sold by Sears.

Although a radio does not literally play records, many recordings of music and stories were heard on the radio. The radio is also an example of a sound reproducing device with advertisements promoting the radio as a home entertainment following in the footsteps of the phonograph ads and their "best seat in the house" home entertainment phonograph marketing.

Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys," had a radio show (1944 to 1955) and a television show (1951 to 1964) and was in a number of movies.

The Roy Rogers Show was a 30-minute Western radio program in the United States. It began in 1944, ended in 1955, and was carried on more than 500 stations. Because of demands on Rogers' time for personal appearances and making films, the show was one of the first radio series to be transcribed. Wikipedia

More than seventy (70) episodes of the Roy Rogers Radio Show can be heard on the Internet Archive.