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 loveā€”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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