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Kin To The Wind: Memories Of Martin Robbins

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Don Edwards has dedicated his musical career to preserving Western songs, and the lovely Kin to the Wind follows this inclination. Here, he adds a special twist by concentrating on songs sung or appreciated by Marty Robbins. A number of things seem to make this album a success, including nice arrangements, intricate acoustic guitar, good song choice, and Edwards' vocals. Things get started with "Saddle Tramp," an ode to the freedom of roaming the range, while "San Angelo," an epic narrative of love and death, explores the pleasures and perils of the Western landscape. "I'm Kin to the Wind" is filled with evocative lyrics, painting such an idyllic portrait of Western ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Don Edwards has dedicated his musical career to preserving Western songs, and the lovely Kin to the Wind follows this inclination. Here, he adds a special twist by concentrating on songs sung or appreciated by Marty Robbins. A number of things seem to make this album a success, including nice arrangements, intricate acoustic guitar, good song choice, and Edwards' vocals. Things get started with "Saddle Tramp," an ode to the freedom of roaming the range, while "San Angelo," an epic narrative of love and death, explores the pleasures and perils of the Western landscape. "I'm Kin to the Wind" is filled with evocative lyrics, painting such an idyllic portrait of Western life that the listener may be tempted to saddle up and hit the trail. Even on tragic ballads like "Old Red," this Western landscape is tinged with romanticism; love may not work out in "I'll Step Aside" or "Is There Anything Left I Can Say," but the sadness is laced with beautiful melancholy. Edwards is in good voice, and his plaintive vocals are very reminiscent of Robbins. The arrangements are fairly simple, dominated by exquisite guitar fills, quiet steel guitar, and occasionally trumpets. Each of the 12 songs is a keeper, and it is refreshing that better-known songs and perhaps overplayed ones like "El Paso" were bypassed. It is unfortunate that this music will never end up on the country hit parade, but such is life. Edwards has made a great album that should be warmly appreciated by his fans, Robbins' fans, and lovers of good Western music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Western Jubilee
  • UPC: 803020117327
  • Catalog Number: 8

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Edwards Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Dave Alexander Trumpet
Bill Atwood Trumpet
Tom Morrell Steel Guitar, Guitar (Resonator)
Richard O'Brien Guitar
Bob Boatright Fiddle
Mark Abbott Bass
Rich O'Brien Guitar
Greg Hardy Percussion
Technical Credits
Elvis Presley Composer
Rex Allen Jr. Author
Don Edwards Liner Notes
Richard O'Brien Producer
Mark Petty Engineer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Rich O'Brien Producer
Scott O'Malley Representation
Pete Papageorges Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The 'Don' of Western Singers salutes Marty Robbins

    Western troubadour Don Edwards pays homage to the great Marty Robbins in this fine album of Robbins written or related songs. This isn't Don's first visit to the Robbins songbook as he has tipped his stetson to Marty's songs in several albums previously. One of Marty's great saga songs 'San Angelo' is recreated wonderfully by the warm Edwards voice with trumpets providing a melodic background. A worthy tribute that Marty would have been proud of. Every song is lovingly sung by Don Edwards one of the torch carriers of Western music in this dedication to the greatest of them all.

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