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Jim wrote at 2007-12-06 04:46:21
The "Man Who Robbed the Bank At Santa Fe" is a great album, but it isn't the one about the gunfighter who had to kill his own father.  I've also tried to find that one without any luck.  I remember hearing it played fairly often in Dallas in 1968. It ended after the gunfight in which he shoots his father, and they look at his father's revolver: " the chamber not a daddy knew he was the fastest gun alive."

Good luck!

Mark O wrote at 2008-01-21 00:37:55
I too heard this song, as late as 1979 up here in Ontario Canada. I have been unable to locate the artist or the name of the song.

Mark O wrote at 2008-01-21 00:49:59
The song is called Fastest Gun Alive. It is by Benny Barnes and is on an album called Poor Mans Riches 1950's recordings. it is available from Goofin Records online.

Donnie wrote at 2013-01-10 05:05:44
Kne & Larry,

I have been looking for that song for about 50 years.

the end of the song goes something like this " And the Story that they tell, In the chamber not a shell"

"Thank you son I thought you would never come, my daddy knew he was the fastest gun alive"



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My "prime time" era is from the mid 50's to the mid 70's. I can identify artists for a wide range of styles--rock, easy listening, country, soul, pop, jazz and big band. My particular specialty is linking songs to record labels.


I've been a music collector since I was a child--first with 45 and 33 1/3 records, reel to reel tapes (never got into cassettes!), CD's and now mp3's. At one point I had more than 25,000 45s and 10,000 LPs. Many have been sold, but the music lives on electronically.

Degree in journalism; 13 years experience in radio and TV. Almost became a music major; I played trumpet in band, orchestra and jazz band.

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