Saturday, November 8, 2014
Marty Robbins - Gunfigher Ballads (1959)
An absolute classic country album ...total concept album playing an ode to the old wild West! The great thing album this album is that it does not carry an old country vibe.
Of course the famous song "El Paso" which hit #1 on the country charts in 1965 opens side two and also contains my personal favourites "Big Iron" and "In The Valley"
Robbins has the perfect voice to match the twangy west songs actually...its like you can see him almost atop a horse with guitar in hand! On this album you will meet the sheriff, the posse, the gun slingers, outlaws, saloons, the hanging tree and even god himself!
This is an album that would be on my top 100 of all time and a definite desert island pick for me.....i own both the mono and stereo mixes of this classic album.
Cowboy music for life !