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Bob Martinson
Albums

 

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Melekilika Maka   MP3  
We Need A Little Christmas   MP3  
     Christmas
(2014)
    
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All I Want For Christmas Is You   MP3  
Happy Holiday   MP3  
Please Come Home For Christmas   MP3  
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year   MP3  
     Christmas
(2012)
    
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Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer   MP3  
Have Yourself A Merry Christmas   MP3  
Last Christmas   MP3  
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer   MP3  
     Christmas
(2010)
    
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Joy to the World   MP3  
Frosty   MP3  
     "Christmas"
(2008)
    
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911   MP3  
Borderline   MP3  
Drinkin' Champagne   MP3  
     "Old & New"
(2007)
    
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Jingle Bell Rock   MP3  
Rockin' around the Christmas Tree   MP3  
The Christmas Song   MP3  
     "Merry Christmas
with Bob Martinson"

(2007)
    
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Hear Excerpts of Selected Songs:
Be My Love II   RealAudio   MP3  
Time To Love   RealAudio   MP3  
I Saw Elvis (in a Burger King)   RealAudio   MP3  
     "Time to Love"
(2005)
    
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Hotel II   RealAudio   MP3  
Harry Potter's School   RealAudio   MP3  
She's Late Again   RealAudio   MP3  
     "Songs from the
Bob Martinson Band"

(2003)
    
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Have Yourself a Merry Little Chirstmas   RealAudio   MP3  
Holly Jolly Christmas   RealAudio   MP3  
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer   RealAudio   MP3  
White Christmas   RealAudio   MP3  
     "A Very Special
Bob Martinson Christmas"

(2003)
    
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America the Beautiful   RealAudio   MP3  
God Bless America   RealAudio   MP3  
     "Getting Patriotic with
Bob Martinson & Friends"

(2002)
    
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Listen to your Heart   RealAudio   MP3  
I'm an Alcoholic   RealAudio   MP3  
Oh Lord Why Have You
   Taken Me Away
  RealAudio   MP3  
     Bob Martinson
"Then & Now"

(2001)
    
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Hear Excerpts of Selected Songs:
Working for a Living   RealAudio   MP3  
Little Miss Rhythm and Blues   RealAudio   MP3  
     "Music is My Life"
(1998)
    
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Reviews
 
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Jesus and Mama   RealAudio   MP3  
Also on this CD:
Working for a Living
Little Miss Rhythm and Blues
     "A Tribute to Mothers"
(A compilation with
various artists, 1999)
    
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Be My Love   RealAudio   MP3  
You're a Part of Me   RealAudio   MP3  
Take Time to Love   RealAudio   MP3  
Love Me Good   RealAudio   MP3  
     "A Man and His Music"
(1994)
    
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Reviews

 

Reviews of "A Man and His Music"

This 10-song CD, Martinson's first, is a compilation of his first cassette release, "Take Time To Love," plus four new songs. Martinson, a staple on the local club circuit, uses this release to, showcase his varied songwriting abilities, including rock `n' roll ("Shirley's Song," "Love Me Good"), MOR ("Take Time to Love"), and country ("Carolina¨ Past," "Blue Tick Hound.") The CD's strongest cut is "You're A Part of Me," featuring Hall and Oates-type pop with complex harmonies.

-- George Fletcher, Rhythm and News, September, 1994.


Local musician Bob Martinson's recent release, You're a Part of Me, has been receiving some great airplay and substantial chart progress. His single, "Blue Tick Hound" has been hanging out in the top 10 of the Top 40 Independent Country Records list, and another single "Take Time to Love" has been hovering in the 10-15 range on the Top 30 Independent A/C/Pop Records chart. We here at Musicmachine received a copy of You're a Part of Me at the end of 1993, and we're not a bit surprised that it's doing so well.

-- MusicMachine, January, 1994


Sincere vocal arrangements and serious MOR hit potential is the recipe for success for Bob Martinson's Take Time To Love on Empty Sky Records. No stranger to single releases, the compilation cassette showcases the old and new.

If you're in the mood for taste of some good music, take the time to listen Take Time To Love.

-- MusicMachine, January, 1994

Reviews of "Music is My Life"

***** (out of 5)
Poughkeepsie-based Bob Martinson comes out of the gate strong with "Little Miss Rhythm & Blues," the opening cut from this four-track CD sampler of original tunes. It's storytelling approach keeps the listener interested; its cutting rock and roll beat keeps heads bopping.

Likewise on "Workin' for a Livin'" a trusty lament bemoaning the need for a day job (a subject that especially near and dear to many a musician's heart) when there are clearly good times a-waitin' someplace else.

The strongest cuts are the first three. a batch of decidedly country-influenced Martinson originals. The production values are snappy and the harmonies are tight. Adapt and seemingly comfortable with the genre, Martinson smooth vocals are reminiscent of many modern country artists. When utilizing his lower range on sections of "Jesus & Mama," Martinson offers glimpses of Randy Travis. The playful nature of "Little Miss Rhythm & Blues" and "Workin' For a Livin'" are also handled well by the singer.

Guest musicians include Ed Monteleone (pedal steel), Rich Crane (percussion, background vocals), Vince Leggiere (bass), Joe Scalfari (percussion), and Debbie Major (background vocals).

Tom Vala tackles double-duty as guitarist and producer on the recording. All tracks were recorded at 3 Bays Audio by engineer Milt Costakis.

Martinson has kicked around the Hudson Valley area for years now, releasing numerous CDs of mainly of R&B and easy listening material prior to this offering. But "Music Is My Life" breaks the mold. It's a thoroughly enjoyable CD, although short. I look forward to an extension of Martinson and crew's energetic fun on a full-blown country album.

-- Lisa Fairbanks, Rhythm and News, January, 2000.