Flashback: “El Paso” by Marty Robbins

For the relatively new viewers of this blog, I should probably explain the Flashback segment every week I’ve been doing since 2013.

Every Friday (occasionally late on a Thursday night, rarely a Saturday) I post a YouTube clip from a song from pop or country history. Usually a different song every week (although twice I’ve erroneously put up the same song on two separate occasions), and the song it’s always at least 10 years old. Thus with the passing of a new year, everything from 2007 and older is currently eligible.

I thought “El Paso” would be a good start to the year, as this Marty Robbins epic tells quite a good yarn. It spent two weeks at #1 in late 1959 and early 1960, straddling not only two years but two decades.

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