John Mitchum's Unabashed Love of Country, Cowboys, and God, 2-CD set.
More than 50 celebrity colleagues and admirers read their favorite John Mitchum poem/prose or sing their favorite song in this double-CD collection.
…and many more.
“This is not just Hollywood history. This is PURE Americana!”
— Ben Mankiewicz
“There has never been nor can there ever be a project of this magnitude again.”
— Leonard Maltin
When John Mitchum passed away in 2001, two titans of the Hollywood industry, Ernest Borgnine, and A. C. Lyles, approached John's daughter imploring her to bring Mitchum's writings to the public for the benefit of all.
It is so moving; it literally brought tears to my eyes.
I am not typically an overly emotional person. But I want everyone to know I got chills listening to James Drury recite the Pledge of Allegiance as written by John Mitchum. Cindy Mitchum Azbill has compiled and produced one of the most inspiring CD's I have heard in years. All of the participants singing and reciting Mr. Mitchum's creations are so aptly suited for these works. What an amazing accomplishment. And to hear Mr. Drury's strong, passionate voice at this time is immensely emotional. Thank you Cindy Mitchum Azbill. This is wonderful.
I just received my Tribute CD and listened to it as I drove from Oregon to Montana - 9 hours on and off. I was bawling when I listened to some of the tracks. It is magnificent.
THE CD IS TRULY MAGNIFICENT. A MASTERPIECE OF REAL SPECIAL TALENT.
Got it! Love it!! You guys did a wonderful job. Your Dad is proud of you and beaming that John Mitchum smile in heaven.
Get the CD. It's a lifetime of memories. Got mine. Gold mine.
I’ve been listening to the CDs in my car for a couple of days. OHMYGOSH! This is a great cd. Very versatile, unique, and special in every way. I cannot imagine how you got all these wonderful and famous people to graciously come together for this, but I can certainly tell how much they loved and respected your father!
James Drury’s rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance was very moving. Robert Duvall did an outstanding job on America, Why I love her. Which surprised me, because I couldn’t imagine anyone else doing it except John Wayne! It was amazing. I have heard The Hyphen before, somewhere, or at least I’ve read it. I knew a few lines before they were said. One of my favorites was An American Boy Grows up. My son was in the Army, and of course, it became personal for me. All the Pretty Horses gave me chills. Dearest made me cry. That’s my Mother was very tender and sweet. And I LOVED Julie’s harmonies on California USA and the way that was done. I’ve never heard of Stefan Arngrim before, but I’m definitely a fan now. I love his vocals and the song Hear the Diesel Blowin. I’m a BIG Will Hutchins fan from SUGARFOOT days, but I didn’t recognize his voice until a certain place in the Montie Montana poem. I’ve always loved dogs as family so I loved Jimmy Hampton’s poem, and his voice is unmistakable! And last but not least, Chris really nailed the Ben Johnson poem, emotional and touching.
I know I’m rattling off a bunch of my opinions/ thoughts on the CDs, but I just had to tell someone!
Thank you so much for my copy.
Amazed and feeling happy,
John wrote this in memory of his dear friend, Ben Johnson, read by another dear friend, Barry Corbin.
Read by Richard Yniguez
Martin Kove reads "Purple Heart", a tribute to those wounded in battle in defense of our nation.
Our Land — Our Heritage
Dan Blocker and John Mitchum team up to celebrate American culture as it has been passed down through song.
Dan narrates the history (written by Mitchum) while John sings America's songs, enhanced by the Ken Darby choir.
A few samples from this classic example of Americana, John Mitchum expresses his deep love for the country from traveling the rails of our nation and other youthful adventures.
The amazing life and times of John and Robert Mitchum, full of Hollywood history like you've never read before.
The collected poetry and prose of John Mitchum