Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Michael Martin Murphey|
Cowboy Songs 3
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 03/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This mix of traditional cowboy songs and contemporary compositions with a wild west theme is my favorite MMM release.
As a general rule, I like my cowboy ballads done with only a male voice and a guitar, but on this disc, MMM's adornments usually work quite well. The "duet" with the late Marty Robbins on "Big Iron" works surprisingly well, and MMM's version of "El Paso" is almost as good as Marty's original...a distant almost, but a worthy imitation. Even better are: "Billy the Kid", "Billy Gray" and "Strawberry Roan". While "The Ballad of Jesse James" is good, his rendition of "Frank James' Farewell" is even better. "Cole Younger" and "Sam Bass" are high-quality, but the one I wanted to hear most often is "Belle Starr." Another reviewer mentioned that he did not think that song held up well to repeated listenings, but for me it does. Michael wrote this, and he crams so many facts into his verses that it is amazing he could keep it so musical. It is very close to the quality of Woody Guthrie's great ballads, "Tom Joad" and "East Texas Red." Not as dramatic as those, of course, but still a fine achievement. If you like songs about the old west's badmen, you will find this CD worthwhile. If you just like MMM, but have limited yourself to his pop and country hits from the 1970's, try out this item for another side of a fine musician."
Cowboy songs 3
Mehmet Gokcedaglioglu | Turkey | 07/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was 20 years old when I first met MMM. I was a student at that times. One day, when I was passing by a music market I heard a cowboy song playing. I asked who's singing this song. The salesman said "He's Michael Martin Murphey. This cassette is very well. I recommend you to buy it." As I like cowboy songs, I bougth it.
Now I'm 35 years old and still MMM is my favorite singer.
In fact, once I used to have this "Cowboy songs 3" audio cassette. But it's become deformed and out of use by the heat of the sun. I wanted to buy a new one but I could not find it in Turkey.That's why I ordered this cassette.
The songs are really very well. Especially Big Iron is the best for me.Thanks to MMM."
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OK_Cowboy72 | Oklahoma | 11/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved the original "Cowboy Songs" by MMM, but I was a little disappointed in the style he recorded some of the songs on this cd; these songs remind me a little bit of "Pop Country Music", not the way you would hear an old cowboy sing them. I like the all the songs on this cd, just put a little more "cowboy" sound to them. I do however recommend this cd, just beware that it may not be quite what you are expecting."