Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs

Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs

Music CD - 1999
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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1959 album from the Country great. Marty Robbins was one of the most successful Country and Western singers of his nearly four-decade long career. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs was released in September 1959 on Columbia Records and featured all western and cowboy songs. It was a huge success and peaked at #6 on the U.S. pop albums chart. "El Paso" was a #1 hit song and, also from this album, "Big Iron" made the Top 10 of the Country charts. The classic album is featured in it's entirety along with many more of Robbins' hits. 28 tracks total.
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia/Legacy, p1999
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 31, 2017

One fine album

Dec 25, 2016

Originally from Glendale, Arizona - Martin David Robinson (a multiple music-award winner) was born September 26, 1925 into an abusive family situation.

Martin was known professionally as Marty Robbins. He was a highly successful singer, as well as a talented songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and semi-pro racing-car driver.

One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near 4-decade career - Marty Robbins often topped the country music charts, and several of his songs also had crossover success as pop hits.

This "Gunfighter Ballads" CD contains 15 tracks in all which were recorded by Robbins (with accompanying musicians) in 1959. Two of my favourites are - El Paso, and They're Hanging Me Tonight.

(*Watch music-video*)

*Note* - In 1982 (at the age of 57) Marty Robbins died from a heart attack.


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