Essential Gunfighter Ballads & More

Essential Gunfighter Ballads & More

by Marty Robbins
     
 

Primo Records is a compilation label from the Czech Republic; they assemble solid collections of big name American roots artists primarily from the genres of country, blues, soul, and rhythm & blues, and sell them for budget prices. This set presents Marty Robbins signature Gunfighter Ballads album from 1959 with its chart-topping hit "El Paso," and packages it…  See more details below

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Primo Records is a compilation label from the Czech Republic; they assemble solid collections of big name American roots artists primarily from the genres of country, blues, soul, and rhythm & blues, and sell them for budget prices. This set presents Marty Robbins signature Gunfighter Ballads album from 1959 with its chart-topping hit "El Paso," and packages it with most of his singles from the '50s, going as far back as 1953 with "I'll Go on Alone," which hit the number one spot, and its follow-up, "Crying Cause I Love You." His historically significant covers of Hank Williams' "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Kaw-Liga" are here, as are some of his rockabilly and rock & roll hits including "White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation," and his readings of Chuck Berry's "Maybelline" and Little Richard Penniman's "Long Tall Sally." In all, there are 40 cuts that run the range of Robbins' wildly diverse gift for interpretive song inside and outside of the country tradition, given his knack for nailing hit after hit with his singles during the period. Given the price, this is preferable to many other compilations that rely too heavily on the gunfighter songs and/or ballads he recorded after 1959. Certainly, Robbins had many hits in the '60s and even into the '70s, but these '50s sides are inarguably among the best in his catalog.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2010
Label:
Primo
UPC:
0805520090957
catalogNumber:
2009095

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. El Paso
  2. Cool Water
  3. Big Iron
  4. Billy The Kid
  5. They're Hanging Me Tonight
  6. A Hundred and Sixty Acres
  7. The Strawberry Roan
  8. In The Valley
  9. The Master's Call
  10. Running Gun
  11. The Little Green Valley
  12. Utah Carol
  13. Tomorrow You'll Be Gone
  14. I'll Go on Alone
  15. I Couldn't Keep From Crying
  16. Pain And Misery
  17. Lovesick Blues
  18. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  19. Moanin' The Blues
  20. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Disc 2

  1. That's All Right
  2. Singing The Blues
  3. Knee Deep In The Blues
  4. The Story of My Life
  5. A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)
  6. She Was Only Seventeen (He Was One Year More)
  7. Kaw-Liga
  8. The Hanging Tree
  9. Long Tall Sally
  10. Maybelline
  11. Just Married
  12. Wedding Bells
  13. Shackles And Chains
  14. The Hands You're Holding Now
  15. Then I Turned And Walked Slowly Away
  16. Waltz Of The Wind
  17. Judy
  18. Sweet Lies
  19. Crying Steel Guitar Waltz
  20. Song Of The Islands

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