addition to my vinyl LP record collection I'm selling, I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes as well. This is an entry about one of
them that is for sale on eBay (see link below). Interested? Contact me by email, please, not by a comment.
The Robbins 1957 recording of A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. This song always brings back fond memories of my Junior year in high school. I loved the song so much I actually bought a neat sport coat that was off-white with subtle, very tiny specks of red colored threads in it. I loved that coat as much as the song.
His musical accomplishments include the Grammy Award for his 1959 hit and signature song El Paso, taken from his album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. El Paso was the first song to hit No. 1 on the pop chart in the 1960s. It was followed up, successfully, by Don't Worry,
which reached No. 3 on the pop chart in 1961, becoming his third, and
last, Top 10 pop hit. El Paso was followed by one prequel and one sequel: Feleena and El Paso City. The Grateful Dead did a cover of El Paso.
He won the Grammy Award for the Best Country & Western Recording 1961, for his follow-up album More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs,
and was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1970, for My
Woman, My Woman, My Wife. Robbins was named Artist of the Decade
(1960–1969) by the Academy of Country Music, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982, and was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998 for his song El Paso.
An interesting music history note: when Robbins was recording his 1961 hit Don't Worry, session guitarist Grady Martin accidentally created the electric guitar "fuzz" effect — his six-string bass was run through a faulty channel in a mixing console. Marty decided to keep it in the final version. The song reached No. 1 on the country chart, and No. 3 on the pop chart.
A1 - This Much A Man written by Marty Robbins - 2:56
A2 - Funny Face written by Donna Fargo - 2:56
A3 - Franklin, Tennessee written by Marty Robbins - 3:03
A4 - She's Too Good To Be True written by Johnny Duncan - 2:54
A5 - You Don't Really Know written by Jim Easterling - 3:16
A6 - Leaving Is A Whole Lot Harder written by Bill D. Johnson - 2:39
B1 - Overhurt And Underloved written by Buddy Mize - 2:55
B2 - It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) written by Glenn Martin, Frank Cochran - 3:47
B3 - Eyes written by Karen Russell, Marty Robbins - 3:03
B4 - Making The Most Of A Heartache written by Bob Binkley, Phoebe Binkley - 2:55
B5 - Guess I'll Just Stand Here Looking Dumb written by Johnny Holland, Larry Locke - 2:15
Engineer – Mike Figlio, Stan Hutto
Liner Notes – Sammy Jackson
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Hope Powell
Producer – Marty Robbins
Marty Robbins, This Much a Man, 7½ ips reel-to-reel tape, country