Ruby Ann: Rockin' Rollin' Robbins, Vol. 3

Ruby Ann: Rockin' Rollin' Robbins, Vol. 3

by Marty Robbins
     
 
Although the vast bulk of Marty Robbins' rockabilly sides were made in a concentrated period in the mid-'50s, the impulse to rock resurfaced now and then in the 1960s -- and he did some of his best rock & roll work then in fits and starts. Vol. 3 of the Rockin' Rollin' Robbins series gathers ten tracks released on singles and two

Overview

Although the vast bulk of Marty Robbins' rockabilly sides were made in a concentrated period in the mid-'50s, the impulse to rock resurfaced now and then in the 1960s -- and he did some of his best rock & roll work then in fits and starts. Vol. 3 of the Rockin' Rollin' Robbins series gathers ten tracks released on singles and two alternate takes -- and yes, the best of them do rock in a smooth, Nashville manner. Side one contains most of the gold -- "No Signs of Loneliness Here," the insistent hit single "Ruby Ann," "While You're Dancing," and maybe the best one of all, "Teenager's Dad," where Robbins does an extraordinary job of swinging with a cool, easygoing command of the groove. The unreleased alternate take of "Ruby Ann," made two months after the authorized take, is also pretty good, but the vocal lacks the sure, rhythmic feeling of the released version. Side two leads off with "Cap and Gown" and "Last Night About This Time," a 1959 single that sounds like a hangover from the Ray Conniff sessions (Vol. 2 of the RRR series), reeking of prom time in the suburbs. Alas, Bear Family cheats on the last four tracks, for these are just standard country ballads and honky-tonkers of the period; guess they ran out of rockers in the vaults. But if you can locate this impeccably pressed import, grab it for the great stuff on side one.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/1994
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127155696
catalogNumber:
15569
Rank:
260247

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marty Robbins   Primary Artist,Guitar,Ukulele,Vocals
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Billy Grammer   Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar,Leader
Don Arnone   Guitar
Frank Carroll   Bass
Casamenti   Guitar
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Panama Francis   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Farris Coursey   Drums
Louis Dunn   Drums
Jack Pruett   Guitar
William Whitney Pursell   Piano
Elbert Raymond "Dutch" McMillin   Saxophone
Bob Moore   Bass
Jimmy Carroll   Leader
Jerry G. Kennedy   Guitar
Marvin H. Hughes   Piano
Clarence L. Gordon   Trombone

Technical Credits

Mitch Miller   Producer
Roy Bennett   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Hoffmann Nienburg   Artwork,Art Direction
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Rashima Bellamy   Composer
Lee Emerson   Composer

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