Thursday, September 13, 2012

Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs

"Country singer/songwriter (and NASCAR driver!) Marty Robbins was born in Coolidge-era Arizona into a large family, raised on a love of music. Stirring through his rough-and-tumble teens, Robbins straightened his hat and enlisted in the Navy, where he picked up guitar. Postwar, Robbins made his bones on the Arizona club circuit and radio, leading to his own TV show, Western Caravan. By the early '50s, with recording contracts in his pocket, Robbins burned up the country charts, stacking up a legacy of hits and soundtrack features. Collaborations include Ray Conniff, Johnny Cash, Bobby Sykes, Don Winters, and Shirl Milete. Highlights include two Grammys, a Grammy Hall of Fame award, inductions into the Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame (1975) and the Country Music Hall of Fame (1982), and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The cowboy troubadour passed away from heart complications in 1982. Remember him with 'Saddle Tramp,' from his 1959 Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs" (Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin, "Dog Ears Music," 7/6/12).

View catalog record here!


Post a Comment

<< Home