Marty Robbins II

Marty Robbins

Marty, own name Martin David Robinson, was born was born in September 26, 1925, in the southwestern region of the United States, in state Arizona. Nickname of this state is rand Canyon State, but in Slovakia and Czech I think, most people know this state name from one famous comedy, western – Limonadovy Joe aneb Konska opera (Lemonade Joe). Unforgiven song – “Arizona, Arizona, that’s all right men’s zone”. :O)

Marty became of 10 siblings. His childhood was formed by his father, who played on harmonica and also songs and stories, which his grandfather (Bob Heckle) spoke. But situation in family was very difficult, unhappilly his father was drunkard and it was main reason to divorce marriage. Marty interested in films of Gene Autry and his dream was to become singing cowboy too.

He left the family in age of 17-teen and sign on US Navy. All The Second World War he spent in Pacific and during this time he learned to play on guitar and to write songs.

After end of War, he left Army and started to play in clubs in Phoenix. During short time he had own TV show. One of his quests was also Little Jimmy Dickens. Jimmy was surprised of Marty and advice Columbia Records to sign exclusive contract with Marty Robbins. In 1952 studio released Marty’s single Love Me Or Leave Me Alone.

Marty RobbinsThe third Marty’s single (I’ll Go On Alone) became No.1 of Country Hit-parade in 1953 and next record I Couldn’t Keep From Crying was in Top Ten.

He was also few times on scene of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and from 1953 he started to be permanent member of it.
His next famous records were Pretty Words, That’s All Right, Singing The Blues, Knee Deep In The Blues, The Story Of My Life, White Sport Coat, Teenage Dream, etc.

He triumphed on country scene and in same time he permeated to pop scene. You can see it on his records from 1958 She Was Only Seventeen and Stairway Of Love. His absolute famous song was El Paso.

In 1961 Marty recorded single Don’t Worry. Next famous song was Devil Woman and brought him again to the top of Pop Hit-parades. In same year Marty recorded Ruby Ann. From that time Marty till his death, stayed only in country scene and brought other famous songs (Begging To You, Ribbon Of Darkness, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, My Woman, My Woman, My Wife.

From 1972 Marty signed three years contract with Decca/MCA. From 1976 he recorded in Columbia Records again. He became on Top Ten with El Paso City and Among My Souvenirs.

You can also see Marty Robbins in movies as actor – The Gun And The Gavel, The Badge Of Marshal Brennan a Buffalo Gun. He showed in many TV shows and had a lot of concerts.

He had been known by kindness to fans. It’s irony of destiny that in 1982 he brought new single You’ll Never Get Out Of his World Alive. Only two months later, when his song named Some Memories Just Won’t Die left Top 10, he died on heart attack.

Family life:

In 1948, Robbins married Marizona Baldwin and he dedicated her his song My Woman, My Woman, My Wife. They had two children – son Ronny (born 1949) and daughter Janet (born 1959). Both stay also in show business (daughter has a singing career in Los Angeles, son create records for recording studios Artic, Columbia, Epic), but they didn’t achieve so large success as their father.

Marty Robbins was also very impassioned race car driver. He had show his passion also in movie, he played himself in Hell of Wheels.

Marty Robbins
Discography:

  • Albums
  • 1956  Rock’n Rollin’ Robbins
  • 1957  The Song of Robbins
  • 1957  The Song of the Islands
  • 1958  Marty Robbins
  • 1959  Marty’s Greatest Hits
  • 1959  Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
  • 1960  More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
  • 1961  More Greatest Hits
  • 1961  Just a Little Sentimental
  • 1962  Marty After Midnight
  • 1962  Portrait of Marty
  • 1962  Devil Woman
  • 1963  Hawaii’s Calling Me
  • 1963  Return of the Gunfighter
  • 1964  Island Woman
  • 1964  R.F.D.
  • 1965  Turn the Lights Down Low
  • 1966  Saddle Tramp
  • 1966  What God Has Done
  • 1966  Drifter
  • 1967  My Kind of Country
  • 1967  Tonight Carmen
  • 1967  Christmas with Marty Robbins
  • 1968  By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • 1968  I Walk Alone
  • 1969  Singing the Blues
  • 1969  Country
  • 1969  It’s a Sin
  • 1970  Story of My Life
  • 1970  El Paso
  • 1970  My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
  • 1971  Greatest Hits
  • 1971  From the Heart
  • 1971  Today
  • 1971  The World
  • 1972  Own Favorites
  • 1972  Bound for Old Mexico
  • 1972  All Time Greatest Hits
  • 1972  I’ve Got Woman’s Love
  • 1972  Have I Told You Lately
  • 1972  This Much a Man
  • 1973  Marty Robbins
  • 1974  Good’n Country
  • 1975  Two Gun Daddy
  • 1975  No Signs of Loneliness Here
  • 1976  El Paso City
  • 1977  Adios Amigo
  • 1977  Don’t Let Me Touch You
  • 1978  Performer
  • 1978  Greatest Hits
  • 1979  All Around Cowboy
  • 1980  With Love
  • 1981  Everything I’ve Always Wanted
  • 1981  Encore
  • 1981  The Legend
  • 1982  Come Back to Me
  • 1982  Biggest Hits
  • 1983  Some Memories Just Won’t Die
  • 1983  Lifetime of Song
  • 1983  Twentieth Century Drifter
  • 1984  Long Long Ago
  • 1986  Christmas to Remember

  • singles
  • 1952  I’ll Go on Alone
  • 1953  I Couldn’t Keep from Crying
  • 1954  Pretty Words
  • 1954  Call Me Up (And I’ll Come Calling on You)
  • 1955  Time Goes By
  • 1955  That’s All Right
  • 1955  Maybelline
  • 1956  Singing the Blues
  • 1956  I Can’t Quit (I’ve Gone Too Far)
  • 1957  Knee Deep in the Blues
  • 1957  The Same Two Lips
  • 1957  A White Sport Coat
  • 1957  Please Don’t Blame Me
  • 1957  Teen-Age Dream
  • 1957  The Story of My Life
  • 1958  Just Married
  • 1958  Stairway of Love
  • 1958  She Was Only Seventeen (He Was One Year More)
  • 1958  Ain’t I the Lucky One
  • 1959  The Hanging Tree
  • 1959  Cap and Gown
  • 1959  El Paso
  • 1960  Big Iron
  • 1960  Is There Any Chance
  • 1960  Five Brothers
  • 1960  Ballad of the Alamo
  • 1961  Don’t Worry
  • 1961  I Told the Brook
  • 1961  Jimmy Martinez
  • 1961  It’s Your World
  • 1962  Sometimes I’m Tempted
  • 1962  Love Can’t Wait
  • 1962  Devil Woman
  • 1962  Ruby Ann
  • 1963  Cigarettes and Coffee Blues
  • 1963  Not So Long Ago
  • 1963  Begging to You
  • 1964  Girl from Spanish Town
  • 1964  The Cowboy in the Continental Suit
  • 1964  One of These Days
  • 1965  Ribbon of Darkness
  • 1965  Old Red
  • 1965  While You’re Dancing
  • 1966  Count Me Out
  • 1966  Private Wilson White
  • 1966  The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight
  • 1966  Mr. Shorty
  • 1967  No Tears Milady
  • 1967  Fly Butterfly Fly
  • 1967  Tonight Carmen
  • 1967  Gardenias in Her Hair
  • 1968  Love Is in the Air
  • 1968  I Walk Alone
  • 1969  It’s a Sin
  • 1969  I Can’t Say Goodbye
  • 1969  Carmella
  • 1970  My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
  • 1970  Jolie Girl
  • 1970  Padre
  • 1971  The Chair
  • 1971  Seventeen Years
  • 1971  Early Morning Sunshine
  • 1972  The Best Part of Living
  • 1972  I’ve Got a Woman’s Love
  • 1972  This Much a Man
  • 1973  Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got)
  • 1973  Walking Piece of Heaven
  • 1973  A Man and a Train
  • 1973  Love Me
  • 1973  Crawling on My Knees
  • 1974  Twentieth Century Drifter
  • 1974  Don’t You Think
  • 1974  Two Gun Daddy
  • 1975  Life
  • 1975  It Takes Faith
  • 1975  Shotgun Rider
  • 1976  El Paso City
  • 1976  Among My Souvenirs
  • 1977  Adios Amigo
  • 1977  I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)
  • 1977  Don’t Let Me Touch You
  • 1978  Return to Me
  • 1978  Please Don’t Play a Love Song
  • 1979  Touch Me with Magic
  • 1979  All Around Cowboy
  • 1979  Buenos Dias Argentina
  • 1980  She’s Made of Faith
  • 1980  One Man’s Trash (Is Another Man’s Treasure)
  • 1980  An Occasional Rose
  • 1981  Completely Out of Love
  • 1981  Jumper Cable Man
  • 1981  Teardrops in My Heart
  • 1982  Some Memories Just Won’t Die
  • 1982  Tie Your Dream to Mine
  • 1982  Honkytonk Man
  • 1983  Change of Heart
  • 1983  Love Me (w/ Jeanne Pruett)
  • 1983  What If I Said I Love You
  • Don’t Worry

    El Paso City

    Big Iron

    Mr. Shorty

    Ghost Riders In The Sky

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