Thursday, December 16, 2010

Texas Cowboy Blues, Pure Blue And Flickering Like A Flame

Marty Robbins' grandfather was a Texan who told the kid stories of the old west when he was growing up in Phoenix. In World War Two, he was an assault coxswain in the Solomon Islands, then came home to host a local television show where he once featured Little Jimmy Dickens. The star got him a record deal and the rest is history in a white sport coat with a pink carnation.

Dig the way this cat could bend a note blue and bring it back from the edge of bathos, pure and simple.

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