Marty was one of my favorite performers. He is a whole lot of fun to watch perform on the old videos. He was definitely in a class by himself. His voice was so strong and versatile.
Let's take a poll. Who can recite El Paso flawlessly from end to end besides me?
My wife and I took my Mom to see Marty in 1980 and I don't think I ever saw an enteretainer that seemed to genuinely have so much fun doing his job! My wife got his autograph on her Mom's "Gunfighter" album at that time. Merle Haggard was his lead in performer, who was great also. Good thing you said "recite" because I sure couldn't sing it! It was a pretty long song for the time it came out.
Sammy Davis Jr:
This is absolutely amazing! Thanks for posting it!
There is a show on the Velocity channel with Ray Everham. he travels the back woods looking for old special cars and restores them. He recently found a Marty Robbins old 777, Plymouth Belvedere.
They actually found the guy who originally did the lettering and had him redo it again, 50 yrs later, when they restored it.
I was never into the old westerns, but going through my dad's old 33's, I may have some old records you could have Jim. Not sure he has any old country, he was more into Southern Gospel when I was little.
I heard about that but we don't get the network. This link will let me see it! Thanks!
One of my favorite Marty R. songs but the acoustics on this suck...
I grew up listening to this music too..
Great songs! "All I Have To Offer You is Me" is my favorite by Charley Pride!
This pic was on Marty's "Devil Woman" album cover,
P.S. I hope this isn't getting away from the "Cowboy" theme of this thread but I dig the women of country music too, listening to a bunch of Patsy Cline right now.