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Marty Robbins was an established country act by 1959, but this album made him a household name. His rich, agile voice had as much in common with Top 40 crooners as country singers, and his charismatic delivery helped land a number of these cuts on the pop charts. "Big Iron" and "El Paso"—both penned by Robbins—were huge hits, offering dramatic narratives full of danger and romance. And traditional tunes like "Billy the Kid" and "Utah Carol" fit perfectly into the mythic Western world Robbins conjured up.

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" I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle I feel the bullet go deep in my chest " "Man" Marty was cool! got to love these tunes.

the music that really showcases Marty's Superb Vocal Talent

This man had such an amazing voice, was a funny and talented showman, wrote beautiful songs that touched the heart and soul, and was a warm, nice guy who always treated his fans with such respect and gratitude! A gracious, sweet southern cowboy. He was. and is a favorite of our family. We went to his concerts, bought all his albums, listened to him on the radio, and watched him on tv when the opportunity arose. He is missed so deeply by his fans. If you buy Marty's music, you'll find pleasure in listening to it for many years, as perfection never goes out of style. No singer in this country has ever been so undervalued by the music industry! This man was THE BEST!

Do not hesitate

One of the best albums ever done, in any genre. Simple, clear, beautiful, melodic. Awesome.


Born: September 26, 1925 in Glendale, AZ

Genre: Country

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

No artist in the history of country music has had a more stylistically diverse career than Marty Robbins. Never content to remain just a country singer, Robbins performed successfully in a dazzling array of styles during more than 30 years in the business. To his credit, Robbins rarely followed trends but often took off in directions that stunned both his peers and fans. Plainly Robbins was not hemmed in by anyone's definition of country music. Although his earliest recordings were unremarkable weepers,...
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