The Performer (Marty Robbins album)

The Performer
Studio album by Marty Robbins
Released 1979
Genre Country
Label CBS
Producer Billy Sherrill
Marty Robbins chronology
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The Performer is an album by American country music singer and songwriter Marty Robbins (Martin David Robinson, September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982[1]) released in 1978 by Columbia Records. The album peaked at #47 in the US country chart and #7 in the Canadian country chart. Two singles from the album charted in the country charts, “Please Don’t Play a Love Song” was #17 in both the US and Canada, and “Touch Me With Magic” reached #15 in the US and #18 in Canada. This was his penultimate album issued prior to his death in 1982 and concentrated on country ballads.

Track listing[2]

Side 1

  1. "Please Don’t Play a Love Song” (Billy Sherrill, Stephen Davis) – 3:04
  2. "Confused and Lonely" (Marty Robbins) – 2:37
  3. "Look What You’ve Done” (Steve Gibb) – 3:20
  4. "You’re Not Ready For Me Yet" (Marty Robbins) – 3:07
  5. "Another Pack of Cigarettes, Another Glass of Wine" (Marty Robbins) – 3:00

Side 2

  1. "My Elusive Dreams (Curley Putman, Marty Robbins) – 3:42
  2. "Jenny" (C. Davies) – 3:00
  3. "Oh, Regina" (Marty Robbins) – 2:24
  4. "Touch Me With Magic" (Steve Bogard, Mike Utley} – 2:41
  5. "The Performer" (Marty Robbins) – 3:20

NB: All tracks produced in 1979 except side1, track1 and side 2, track 2 both produced in 1978.



  1. Marty Robbins. [Internet]. 2014. The Biography Channel website. Available from: [Accessed 10 Mar 2014].
  2. 1 2 Original album sleeve notes
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