The Drifter (Marty Robbins album)

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The Drifter
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Studio album by
Genre Country
Label Columbia Records
Producer Don Law, Frank James
Marty Robbins chronology
What God Has Done
The Drifter
My Kind of Country

The Drifter is a studio album by country music singer Marty Robbins. It was released in 1966 by Columbia Records. [1]

The album debuted on Billboard magazine's country album chart on September 3, 1966, peaked at No. 6, and remained on the chart for a total of 26 weeks. The album includes the hit single "Mr. Shorty" (No. 16) [2] and the first of two sequels to "El Paso"—the eight-plus minute "Feleena (From El Paso)".

AllMusic gave the album a rating of four-and-a-half stars. [3] Reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine called it "one of the purest cowboy albums Robbins ever made" and "one of Robbins' most artistically ambitious albums, as well as one of his most accomplished." [3]

Track listing

Side A

  1. "Meet Me Tonight in Laredo" [written by Mabel Cordle / Ronnie Robinson]
  2. "The Wind Goes" [Marty Robbins]
  3. "Cry Stampede" [Bill D. Johnson]
  4. "Feleena (From El Paso)" [Marty Robbins]

Side B

  1. "Never Tie Me Down" [Marty Robbins]
  2. "Cottonwood Tree" [Bob Sykes]
  3. "Oh, Virginia" [Marty Robbins]
  4. "Mr. Shorty" [Marty Robbins]
  5. "Take Me Back to the Prairie" [Bob Sykes]


  1. ^ "Marty Robbins - The Drifter". Discogs. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Country Albums 1964-1997. Record Research Inc. 1997. p. 149. ISBN  0898201241.
  3. ^ a b "The Drifter". AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2020.