Picks and Pans Review: The Performer

updated 04/23/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/23/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST

Marty Robbins

In his 70 or so albums C&W veteran Robbins has had a Tex-Mex period (Adios Amigo, Alamo, Bound for Old Mexico), a gunfighter period (Gun-fighter Ballads & Trail Songs, More Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighters) and a dozen "Best of" LPs. Now the bourbon voice that brought you El Paso is pouring out lush country pop about love—neat (Touch Me with Magic) and on the rocks (Please Don't Play a Love Song). The result sounds a little like Elvis Presley trying to sing with Lawrence Welk's band.

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