The Story of My Life: The Marty Robbins/Ray Conniff Recordings

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Marty Robbins' brief flirtation with the teen idol crowd during the late '50s may not be his best period in the eyes of most fans, but it did result in some of the brightest, most effervescent vocal pop of the era. Robbins, with the help of arranger Ray Conniff, crossed over to the teen-entranced pop charts and still kept his soul -- unlike Elvis Presley -- with hits like "A White Sport Coat And a Pink Carnation," "Just Married," "The Story of My Life," and "She Was Only Seventeen He Was One Year More." This Bear Family compilation includes 16 of these gems, none better than the hits mentioned above, but many still a revelation for those who enjoyed the period. Also included ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Marty Robbins' brief flirtation with the teen idol crowd during the late '50s may not be his best period in the eyes of most fans, but it did result in some of the brightest, most effervescent vocal pop of the era. Robbins, with the help of arranger Ray Conniff, crossed over to the teen-entranced pop charts and still kept his soul -- unlike Elvis Presley -- with hits like "A White Sport Coat And a Pink Carnation," "Just Married," "The Story of My Life," and "She Was Only Seventeen He Was One Year More." This Bear Family compilation includes 16 of these gems, none better than the hits mentioned above, but many still a revelation for those who enjoyed the period. Also included is "The Hanging Tree," the one Robbins-Conniff collaboration that looked ahead to his trail-blazing Western smashes, "El Paso" and "Devil Woman."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051155674
  • Catalog Number: 15567

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marty Robbins Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Ray Conniff Leader
Dick Hyman Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Al Caiola Guitar
Tony Rizzi Guitar
Billy Mure Guitar
Don Arnone Guitar
Frank Carroll Guitar
Dick Hixson Trombone
Carl Mastren Guitar
Tony Mottola Guitar
Danny Perri Guitar
William Pitman Guitar
Allan Reuss Guitar
Todd Sommer Drums
Phil Stevens Bass
Tiny Timbrell Guitar
Andrew Ackers Piano
Simon Zenther Trombone
Robert M. Rosengarden Drums
Technical Credits
Faron Young Contributor
Mitch Miller Producer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Phil Wells Tape Comparison
Hoffmann Nienburg Artwork
Rebecca Everett Mastering
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
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