- Released: July 14, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Sony
- 1.I'll Go On Alone
- 2.Singing The Blues
- 3.A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation
- 4.The Story Of My Life
- 5.Just Married
- 6.El Paso
- 7.Don't Worry
- 8.Devil Woman
- 9.Ruby Ann
- 10.Begging To You
- 11.Ribbon Of Darkness
- 12.Tonight Carmen
- 13.I Walk Alone
- 14.My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
- 15.Among My Souvenirs
- 16.Some Memories Just Won't Die
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Recorded between 1952 and 1982.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
This is part of Legacy's "16 Biggest Hits" series.
Personnel: Marty Robbins (vocals, guitar).
Liner Note Author: Arthur Levy .
Recording information: 06/03/1952-02/02/1982.
Unknown Contributor Role: Bob Johnston .
Since Marty Robbins scored 16 number one country hits between 1952 and 1976, a list of them provides a good standard against which to measure an album called 16 Biggest Hits. By that standard, the album scores 15 out of 16, presenting Robbins' number one hits from 1952's "I'll Go Alone" to 1976's "Among My Souvenirs," with one exception. "El Paso City," a number one hit in 1976, is absent, and instead the album ends with "Some Memories Just Won't Die," Robbins' last Top Ten country hit before his death in 1982. As "El Paso City" is a sequel to the included "El Paso," such a substitution is understandable, and so 16 Biggest Hits, which just about lives up to its name, is the best available collection of Robbins' most popular songs through the years. There are several lengthier Robbins compilations on the market, but this one was released with a discounted list price of $11.97, which makes it particularly appealing to the new fan. ~ William Ruhlmann