Hang 'Em High (composition)

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"Hang 'Em High"
Single by Booker T. & the M.G.'s
from the album Soul Limbo
B-side "Over Easy"
Released October 1968 (1968-10)
Format 7"
Genre Soul
Length 3:53
Label Stax
Writer(s) Dominic Frontiere

"Hang 'Em High" is a musical theme composed by Dominic Frontiere for the soundtrack of the 1968 film of the same name. Though it was first covered by Hugo Montenegro, whose orchestra recorded a full album of music from the film, the tune became a hit in an R&B instrumental version by Booker T. & the M.G.'s that charted #9 Pop and #35 R&B.[1]


  1. ^ Galloway, A. Scott (1994). Rock Instrumental Classics Volume 4: Soul (p. 14) [CD booklet]. Los Angeles: Rhino Records.