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Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 8 August 2012

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

On August 7, 1992, Faron Young recorded Live in Branson, MO, USA at Gilley’s Theatre.  Faron said, “This is the first live album I’ve ever made.” He usually gave onstage songs a new personality instead of wanting them to sound like the record. Listening to the CD brings me back in time, to the feeling of being at one of his shows, complete with Dean-Martin-type delivery and jokes about favorite topics: ex-wife, fat people, and being a drunk. He described the show as “Faron Young, half shot in Branson.” The CD contains most of Faron’s greatest hits. “Leavin’ and Sayin’ Goodbye” has never sounded better than with Ernie Reed on fiddle in this version. The other Country Deputies that day were Richard Bass Barish on lead guitar, Stu Basore on steel, Ray Emmett on bass, Mark Gullen on drums, and Gene Dunlap on keyboard.