Picks and Pans Review: Peaks Valleys Honky-Tonks & Alleys
updated 04/30/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/30/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
None of his subsequent tunes has sold like Wildfire, but Murphey is an original whose country tunes have a Plains-state sweep to them. Here he reprises his own lament, Backslider's Wine, as well as Sam Cooke's 1960 smash Chain Gang, and amusingly turns (My Baby Loves the) Western Movies into a medley with his own Another Cheap Western. The results would be perfect background music for, say, a 55-mph drive across Oklahoma.