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The Best of Ed Bruce
Ed Bruce
The Best of Ed Bruce
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Today Ed Bruce is better known as the author of "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and as James Garner's sidekick in Bret Maverick than as an artist himself. There's a reason for that--he was a mediocre s...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ed Bruce
Title: The Best of Ed Bruce
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: Varese Sarabande
Original Release Date: 2/14/1995
Release Date: 2/14/1995
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 030206556629, 030206556643

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Today Ed Bruce is better known as the author of "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and as James Garner's sidekick in Bret Maverick than as an artist himself. There's a reason for that--he was a mediocre singer. His baritone suffered from a cramped range, a thin tone, and a mumbled delivery. That didn't stop him from having half a dozen Top-10 country hits, however, for he was a skillful songwriter with a knack for coming across as a gruff, grizzled cowboy even as he was being unabashedly sentimental. Between 1980 and '86, Bruce scored 16 Top-25 country singles for MCA and RCA, and all of them can be found on The Best of Ed Bruce, a single-CD anthology filled out by "Theme from Bret Maverick" and Bruce's original '75 version of "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." As a summary of his career, The Best of Ed Bruce has several limitations. It includes none of his early rockabilly and hard-country singles for Sun, RCA, Wand, Monument, and Epic. It also omits his own versions of the big hits he wrote for other singers: "See the Big Man Cry" (Charlie Louvin), "Restless" (Crystal Gayle), and "The Man That Turned My Mama On" (Tanya Tucker). Moreover, the brief liner notes make no mention of the musicians who played on his hits or of his ex-wife Patsy Bruce who co-wrote many of them. --Geoffrey Himes

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CD Reviews

Can't Sing???
Brian Walker | Colorado Springs | 11/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know who Geoffrey Himes is, but, if he thinks Ed Bruce is a mediochre singer, I'd like to hear who he considers good!!
Bruce has the rare ability to sound masculine and has excellent control of his voice. As far as range, Mr Himes has obviously never listened to "After All"."
The Best of Ed Bruce
George in Florida | Florida | 06/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is truly "The Best" of Ed Bruce.His rich baritone voice and smooth styling make this CD a classic collector's item.Songs like "Everything's a Waltz","My First Taste of Texas","Ever Never Lovin'You","If It Was Easy",& "After All" can put a smile on your face or a tear in your eye,and makes you wish "ED Bruce" was still writing and recording music.If you like his style,you'll love this CD."
All his best
Christine Porter | Louisville Ky | 11/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love Ed Bruce..and this is one of his best I love puzzle too=Just wish he was still singing or was doing more tv and movies..love the man and his music"