Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Robert Mitchum - That Man Robert Mitchum Sings (1967)

Robert Mitchum is probably my favorite actor of all time. I loved him in westerns, war movies, film noir (especially!), as the anti-hero, and as the villain. There was just something about him that was so... manly. His deep voice, bedroom eyes, bad-boy reputation... sigh. His movies are the kind that I can watch over and over again. I especially like "Night of the Hunter", "Cape Fear", "Out of the Past", and every film noir he did. I even looked forward to the commercials where he did the voice over - "Beef... it's what's for dinner." I recognized his voice the very first time I heard that commercial (I think Sam Elliott does it now). Anyway, I got this album on eBay a few years ago and I love it. Whereas his first album (Calyso Is Just Like So) was calypso style songs - even down to his accent - this album is more country. So grab a cold one and sit back to have a listen.

Track listing for That Man Robert Mitchum Sings:

Side 1:
1. You Deserve Each Other
2. Walker's Woods
3. Wheels (Keep A Rollin')
4. In My Place
5. Ballad of Thunder Road
6. That Man Right There

Side 2:
1. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
2. Ricardo's Mountain
3. Sunny
4. Little White Lies
5. Whippoorwill
6. Gotta Travel On


vo5vo said...

Here's another example of your rare record sluthing abilities and pin point acurracy in music I would like to hear, which I am listen to as I write you.
Thanks Esther, Vince

Donna Lethal said...

I sure do love THAT MAN! Thanks for posting.

vilstef said...

I'd been looking for The Ballad of Thunder Road for a long time. This sounds like a remake, not quite like the single, still nice to have. Everything else is a bonus. Thank you!

Oracle said...


The Ballad of Thunder Road can be found there. ;O

Simon said...

Thanks very much!