SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lair    Marty Robbins - el paso (vinyl)

Moderators: parabellum
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Marty Robbins - el paso (vinyl) Login/Join 
Why don’t you fix your little
problem and light this candle
Picture of redstone
posted
When I was a boy, Marty Robbins set my imagination loose. One day I hope to find this little cantina in el paso.




This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it. -Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joshua Painter Played by Senator Fred Thompson
 
Posts: 3039 | Location: Central Virginia | Registered: November 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
"Member"
Picture of cas
posted Hide Post
That is the only album I've ever owned in all the common formats. Vinyl, 8-track, cassette, CD and MP3. Cool
 
Posts: 18987 | Location: 18th & Fairfax  | Registered: May 17, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Run Silent
Run Deep

Picture of Patriot
posted Hide Post
My Mom and Dad had his gunfighter ballads album.

I used to listen to it all the time...


_____________________________
Pledge allegiance or pack your bag!
The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. - Margaret Thatcher
Spread my work ethic, not my wealth
 
Posts: 6324 | Location: South East, Pa | Registered: July 04, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Bookers Bourbon
and a good cigar
Picture of Johnny 3eagles
posted Hide Post
To be immediately followed by his "El Paso City"




BUCK FIDEN

“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back, 'I AM THE STORM."


NRA ENDOWMENT LIFE MEMBER
 
Posts: 6072 | Location: Arkansas  | Registered: November 06, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Objectively Reasonable
Picture of DennisM
posted Hide Post
For all of Dad's cross-country PCS moves that I was old enough to remember, the music in the car might as well have been limited to two "stations": Marty Robbins (Gunfighter Ballads) and Johnny Cash.

Hated both then.

Love both now.
 
Posts: 2039 | Registered: January 01, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
"Member"
Picture of cas
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny 3eagles:
To be immediately followed by his "El Paso City"


I assume you mean here, because the song was released 17 years later.


(and wasn't particularly good IMO)


_____________________________________________________
Sliced bread, the greatest thing since the 1911.

 
Posts: 18987 | Location: 18th & Fairfax  | Registered: May 17, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Bookers Bourbon
and a good cigar
Picture of Johnny 3eagles
posted Hide Post
Yes, in the song rotation.



BUCK FIDEN

“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back, 'I AM THE STORM."


NRA ENDOWMENT LIFE MEMBER
 
Posts: 6072 | Location: Arkansas  | Registered: November 06, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of Greymann
posted Hide Post
Always liked Marty Robbins.

 
Posts: 1040 | Location: New Mexico | Registered: March 21, 2017Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Why don’t you fix your little
problem and light this candle
Picture of redstone
posted Hide Post
so you guys, once again I am amazed.

Not only is there 'el paso city' there is also 'feleena (el paso)' as well.

Further, I found there are two versions of el paso, one that has an extra verse that was not on the 'gunfighters disc' it was a single but because it was over 4 min, columbia worried it would not get radio play.

Anyway, I have ordered the full version. After all these years, the things I learn on this forum Smile



This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it. -Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joshua Painter Played by Senator Fred Thompson
 
Posts: 3039 | Location: Central Virginia | Registered: November 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Patriot:
My Mom and Dad had his gunfighter ballads album.

I used to listen to it all the time...


I may still have it on cassette! A classic.
 
Posts: 2485 | Registered: August 03, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
"Member"
Picture of cas
posted Hide Post
Funny thing about this song, despite knowing every other song on the album well as a kid, I have no recollection of this song until I was an "adult". Maybe my dad just didn't like it? lol




_____________________________________________________
Sliced bread, the greatest thing since the 1911.

 
Posts: 18987 | Location: 18th & Fairfax  | Registered: May 17, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by redstone:

...Further, I found there are two versions of el paso, one that has an extra verse that was not on the 'gunfighters disc'...


The extra verse would have been the 5th, he shows some remorse over shooting the guy:

Just for a moment I stood there in silence
Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done
Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there
I had but one chance and that was to run


This 4:43 live version includes the extra verse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAO7vs_Q9is
 
Posts: 15048 | Location: Eastern Iowa | Registered: May 21, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
"Member"
Picture of cas
posted Hide Post
It may just be my fuzzy memory, but I swear I remember hearing (in an interview) the shorter version was just that, made shorter for the radio.


_____________________________________________________
Sliced bread, the greatest thing since the 1911.

 
Posts: 18987 | Location: 18th & Fairfax  | Registered: May 17, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
I Deal In Lead
Picture of Flash-LB
posted Hide Post
I used to have this album until my divorce when the soon to be ex-wife stole it and a bunch of other stuff.
 
Posts: 7228 | Location: Gilbert Arizona | Registered: March 21, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lair    Marty Robbins - el paso (vinyl)

© SIGforum 2021