Let's talk about Marty Robbins - c/d, s/d, etc

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I got my hands on the Under Western Skies box, and the 2 Country box sets...am in full Marty Robbins mode.

I have lots of nostalgic fondness for old Marty - my dad had Marty Robbins Gold on vinyl, when I was little I thought the photo of Marty on the cover was Australian cricketer Max Walker lololol. I love his gunslinger story-songs, and I am very fond of his theatrical, properly-enunciated singing-style.

So. Classic? Corny? Awesome? Terrible? Discuss!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:10 (six years ago) link

and here's a cool photo

http://poplife-shop.de/Bilder/613374.JPG

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:11 (six years ago) link

He drove NASCAR!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/923245_10151409797990878_1615056798_n.jpg

Marty loved NASCAR racing and as he had the funds to do so, he raced occasionally. His cars were built and maintained by Cotton Owens. Marty Robbins always tried to run at the big race tracks (Talladega Superspeedway, Daytona International Speedway) every year, and then a smattering of the smaller races when time permitted. In 1983, one year after Robbins' death, NASCAR named the Nashville Fair Grounds race the Marty Robbins 420 in honor of him. Robbins typically ran cars bearing either number 42 or number 22. Over the years he ran a few makes and models (Dodges or Fords) before buying a 1972 bodied Dodge Charger race car from Owens. Robbins had 6 top-ten finishes as well as a few major wrecks during the 70's and had Owens rebuild the car and update the sheet metal to the 73-74 Charger spec, and then finally 1978 Dodge Magnum sheet metal, which he raced till the end of 1980. This car was superbly restored by Owens and donated to the Talledega Museum by his family, and was displayed there from 1983 to 2008. The car is now in private hands in Southern California and raced on the Vintage NASCAR club circuit. Marty's final NASCAR race car was a 1981 Buick Regal that he rented and drove in a few races in 1981 and 82 before his death.

Suck on that, Toby Kieth!

Sheela-Tubb-Mann, You Real Know-It-All (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:34 (six years ago) link

I do hear that Neil Young wants the LincVolt to compete in the 2014 Nextel Cup series.

Sheela-Tubb-Mann, You Real Know-It-All (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:37 (six years ago) link

yeah most of his Wiki entry is NASCAR related, which is pretty funny/cool

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:42 (six years ago) link

hmm... well I'm going to keep trying to keep this thread going, lol

You Gave Me a Mountain is one of my favorite Marty Robbins songs -- though I honestly think it ticks over to fantastic in Elvis' hands at the 72 Vegas shows, this one in particular

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC1zUC0vZd8

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:02 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

Good thread to start this year, VG.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 September 2013 02:14 (six years ago) link

yeah NOW everyone flocks to my thread

harrumph

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 September 2013 03:11 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

always loved Marty's hawaiian/caribbean/mexican excursions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iEqzCkTO6M

nomar, Sunday, 3 April 2016 23:49 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

ha just came here to praise Hawaii's Calling Me album. Marty + Hawaiian is right up my alley.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 25 November 2019 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

ooh i havent heard that one.

any standout tracks/s you recommend?

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 November 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

only listened once but the 1st track, Lovely Hula Hands, is v pretty

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 25 November 2019 21:25 (two weeks ago) link

Haven’t been about to get “Devil Woman” out of my head this week: Songs where it's fun to say HOOS in place of the actual lyrics

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 November 2019 13:24 (two weeks ago) link


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