Sony Music Special Products' The Legendary Marty Robbins shouldn't be thought of as a hits collection -- after all, it's missing "El Paso," "Don't Worry," "Devil Woman," "The Story of My Life" and "Begging to You," among many others. Instead, think of the compilation as a sampler of sorts, one that spotlights Robbins' ease with a song, whether it's Hank Williams ("I Can't Help It [If I'm Still In Love With You]," "Kaw-Liga"), "Singing the Blues," aor "A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)." Some listeners may be frustrated that there aren't many hits here, but it's an enjoyable (albeit brief at under 25 minutes) sampler for listeners on a tight budget.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine