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Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career,[2][3][4] Robbins often topped the country music charts, and several of his songs also had crossover success as pop hits.
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"A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)" is a 1957 rock and roll song with words and music both written by Marty Robbins. It was recorded January 25, 1957 and released on the Columbia Records label March 4, 1957.[1] The arranger and recording session conductor was Ray Conniff, an in-house conductor/arranger at Columbia. Robbins had demanded to have Conniff in charge of the song after his earlier hit, 'Singing the Blues', had been quickly eclipsed by the Guy Mitchell version scored & conducted by Conniff in October, 1956.

Robbins recalled writing the song in about 20 minutes while being driven in a car.[2] He is said to have had the inspiration for the song while driving from a motel to a venue in Ohio where he was due to perform that evening. During the course of the journey, he passed a high school, where the students were dressed ready for their prom.[citation needed]

The song reached number one on the U.S. country chart becoming Marty Robbins' third number one,[3] the song reached number two on the Billboard pop chart in the U.S.[4] and #1 in the Australian music charts in 1957. A version by Johnny Desmond got some play also, peaking at #62 on the US pop charts.

In UK the song was a notable hit for the English Rock'n'Roll singer Terry Dene, and also for The King Brothers. The Terry Dene version reached #18 in the UK Charts, while The King Brothers' recording peaked at #6, both in early summer 1957.

American singer Jimmy Buffett released an album in 1973 that was a play on the title of this song: "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean" which included hits such as 'He Went To Paris', 'Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit', and 'Why Don't We Get Drunk'. The album was Buffett's third release and first major-label release. It tracked to #43 on the Billboard Top Country Album chart but did not enter the more general Billboard 200 chart.

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Marty Robbins - El Paso


"El Paso" is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959.

It was released as a single the following month, and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts, reaching number one in both at the start of 1960. It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961, and remains Robbins' best-known song. It is widely considered a genre classic for its gripping narrative which ends in the death of its protagonist, its shift from past to present tense, haunting harmonies by vocalists Bobby Sykes and Jim Glaser (of the Glaser Brothers) and the eloquent and varied Spanish guitar accompaniment by Grady Martin that lends the recording a distinctive Tex-Mex feel. The name of the character Feleena  was based upon a schoolmate of Robbins in the fifth grade—Fidelina Martinez.

Members of the Western Writers of America chose El Paso as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
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Marty Robbins - Devil Woman


Devil Woman is a song written and performed by American country music artist Marty Robbins.

It was released in June 1962 as the first single and title track from the album Devil Woman. "Devil Woman" was Robbins' seventh single to reach number one on the country chart, spending eight weeks at the top spot. "Devil Woman" also crossed over onto the pop chart, peaking at number sixteen. This same version of the song was also recorded by Trini Lopez for his 1968 album Welcome to Trini Country.
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Marty Robbins - Lovely Hula Hands
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Marty Robbins - Singing The Blues
Singing The Blues


The Marty Robbins version made it to number one on the Billboard C&W Best Sellers chart for 13 weeks in late 1956 and early 1957 and peaked at number seventeen on the US pop chart.

In 1983, Gail Davies recorded a cover version, taking her version into the top 20 of the Hot Country Singles chart in the spring of 1983.
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Devil Woman
Devil Woman
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White Sports Coat
White Sports Coat
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