History Music / MartyRobbins

15th Nov '17 1:55:46 PM dlchen145
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Born 1925 in Glendale, Arizona, Marty Robbins was one of the more diverse CountryMusic artists. After working on his older brother's ranch in Phoenix, living as a hobo, serving in the Navy and teaching himself to play guitar. With some performances under his belt in the late 1940s, he finally signed to Creator/ColumbiaRecords in 1951. Although his first two singles tanked, "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" went to number one and started a string of varied singles that lasted until his death in 1982.

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Born Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 in Glendale, Arizona, Marty Robbins December 8, 1982) was one of the more diverse CountryMusic artists. After working on his older brother's ranch in Phoenix, living as a hobo, serving in the Navy and teaching himself to play guitar. With some performances under his belt in the late 1940s, he finally signed to Creator/ColumbiaRecords in 1951. Although his first two singles tanked, "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" went to number one and started a string of varied singles that lasted until his death in 1982.
15th Nov '17 1:01:08 AM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: "El Paso" mostly uses (4+3+4)/4, or 11/4. There are occasional extra measures of 4/4 thrown in when it suits the flow of the song.
21st Sep '17 8:54:28 AM Ezclee4050
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* PornStache: Grew one in TheSeventies.
20th Sep '17 5:40:02 PM Ezclee4050
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* EpicRocking: "El Paso" was nearly five minutes in an era when songs very rarely exceeded three minutes. It held the record for the longest #1 song before it was broken by [[Music/TheBeatles "Hey Jude"]].
20th Sep '17 5:35:49 PM Ezclee4050
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* CoverVersion: Had the distinction of being the first person to cover Music/ElvisPresley, by doing his own version of "That's All Right" shortly after Elvis released it as his debut single.
1st Sep '17 1:57:02 AM DeepRed
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Although his sound wasn't always mainstream, it was often innovative. Songs such as "El Paso" and "Big Iron" were known for their strong Western gunfighter imagery; "Devil Woman" had strong calypso overtones; "Don't Worry" was the first country song to use guitar distortion; and so on. Robbins' vocal was more croon than twang, but he is still one of the most prominent singers in the genre.

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Although his sound wasn't always mainstream, it was often innovative. Songs such as "El Paso" and "Big Iron" were known for their strong Western gunfighter imagery; "Devil Woman" had strong calypso overtones; "Don't Worry" was the first country song to use guitar distortion; distortion (albeit a [[ThrowItIn happy accident]]); and so on. Robbins' vocal was more croon than twang, but he is still one of the most prominent singers in the genre.
15th Aug '17 6:58:08 PM KoopaKid17
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* DeadAllAlong: The narrator of "El Paso"; shot upon his return and kisses Faleena as he dies.

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* DeadAllAlong: The narrator of "El Paso"; shot upon his return and kisses Faleena as he dies. Confirmed in "Feleena (From El Paso)".
15th Aug '17 6:49:30 PM KoopaKid17
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* DeadAllAlong: The narrator of "El Paso"; shot upon his return and kisses Faleena as he dies.
11th Mar '16 4:49:36 PM SventheCrusader
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!!Tropes present in his work:

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!!Tropes present !!To the town of Agua Fria rode a troper one fine day...
* BadassGrandpa: Bill Thaxton
in "Sundown/The Texas Ranger", incidentally another ranger with a big iron on his work:hip.
10th Apr '15 4:32:56 AM Patachou
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* LocationSong: "El Paso", about a cowboy who fled the town after shooting down a cowboy making advances at his girlfriend.
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