Marty Robbins – Gunfighter and Hitmaker

marty1   I used to be so worried for Marty Robbins. He couldn’t help himself about wicked Felina, the girl that he loved. He was a lonely cowboy, west Texas is big, and the cattle are restless.

El Paso

That album, Gunfiighter Ballads, with Marty looking so dangerous floating there in the middle of that incredibly pink cover, was one of the first I owned. I must have gotten it from the Columbia Record Club, along with the ones by Pepe Romero, the exciting guitars of Tom and Jerry, and A Date with the Everly Brothers.

marty10  Singing The Blues

Of course, that’s not all he was about. He was Singin’ The Blues, Don’t Worry about Me, Devil Woman, and a long string of others, but in my mind he’ll always be a cowboy, out in the elements, calling to those little doggies, and on the lookout for stampedes. His voice is dreamy, he can actually play guitar, and, face it, he looks good in a Stetson.

marty7 Don’t Worry About Me Every singer, musician, performer, is the star of his own show and there’s always a place in our hearts for one more someone doing something only he can do.

At least, he got to kiss her.

About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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One Response to Marty Robbins – Gunfighter and Hitmaker

  1. Valari Jack says:

    that album cover has to be one of the best ever. It’s just so pink! So strangely pink.
    loving the blog as always, Ted. Thanks for keeping it going!

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