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El Paso
Composer: Marty Robbins

First performed by the Grateful Dead in July 1970. Very common in the live repertoire through the 1970's then becoming less common. Not played in 1988 and only rarely in the next few years before returning slightly to favor from 1993 onward. Performed for the last time in July 1995. Subsequently performed by The Dead and Ratdog.

El Paso was first released by Marty Robbins in September 1959 on LP. It was then released on October 26, 1959 both as a single with Running Gun on the B-side and as an EP with They're Hanging Me Tonight, A Hundred and Sixty Acres and The Strawberry Roan. A radio special edition single was also released with a short version of the song (2:58) on one side and a long version (4:37) on the other.

The Marty Robbins single reached #1 in both the country and pop charts at the start of 1960.



Grateful Dead

info Steal Your Face, 1976
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 11, 1998
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info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 23, 2001
info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 28, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 30, 2003
info Rockin' The Rhein, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 33, 2004
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 36, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 3: 10/26/71, 2005
info Reckoning, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 2: October 1977, 2008
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978: Bonus CD, 2008
info Road Trips Download: Philadelphia, Nov 5, 1979, 2008
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/7/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/14/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Aarhus, 4/16/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/17/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Dusseldorf, 4/24/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Frankfurt, 4/26/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Paris, 5/4/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Amsterdam, 5/10/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Rotterdam, 5/11/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Munich, 5/18/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/25/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/26/1972, 2011
info Dave's Picks Vol 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, 2012
info Dave's Picks Vol. 5: Pauley Pavilion, 17/11/73, 2013
info May 1977 (box set), 2013
info Sunshine Daydream, Veneta, 8/27/72, 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol. 9: Missoula, 5/14/74, 2014
info Dave's Picks Vol. 11: Wichita, KS, 11/17/72, 2014

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Ratdog

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Scaring The Children

info 1/4/11, Pool Deck, Jam Cruise 9, US, Scaring The Children, 2011

 
Marty Robbins

info Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs, Marty Robbins, 1959
no info Single (El Paso / Running Gun), Marty Robbins, 1959
no info EP: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Vol 1, Marty Robbins, 1959
no info Single (El Paso / White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)), Marty Robbins, 1961
info More Greatest Hits, Marty Robbins, 1961
no info Bend In The River, Marty Robbins, 1968
no info The Heart of Marty Robbins, Marty Robbins, 1969
info El Paso, Marty Robbins, 1970
info All Time Greatest Hits, Marty Robbins, 1972
no info Marty, Marty Robbins, 1972
no info Marty Robbins' Own Favorites, Marty Robbins, 1974
no info Marty Robbins Gold, Marty Robbins, 1975
info Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs/My Woman, My Woman, My Wife, Marty Robbins, 1976
no info The Double Barrelled, Marty Robbins, 1976
no info The Legendary Music Man, Marty Robbins, Marty Robbins, 1977
no info Border Town Affair, Marty Robbins, 1977
no info The Best Of, Marty Robbins, 1978
no info 16 by 4, Various Artists, 1979
no info All Around Cowboy, Marty Robbins, 1980
no info No. 1 Cowboy, Marty Robbins, 1980
no info Country Music, Marty Robbins, 1981
no info Marty Robbins' Best Hits, Marty Robbins, 1981
no info Biggest Hits, Marty Robbins, 1982
info A Lifetime Of Song: 1951-1982, Marty Robbins, 1983
no info His Greatest Hits And Finest Performances, Marty Robbins, 1983
no info Country Classics, Marty Robbins, 1983
no info The Great, Marty Robbins, 1983
no info Country and Western Classics, Marty Robbins, 1984
no info The Best Of, Marty Robbins, 1984
no info Best Loved Hits, Marty Robbins, 1985
no info Country U.S.A.: 1959, Various Artists, 1989
no info Radio Classics of the 50s, Various Artists, 1989
no info Classic Country Music, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1990
no info Columbia Country Classics: Americana, Various Artists, 1990
no info Country Music Classics, Vol. 1 (1950's), Various Artists, 1990
no info Classic Country Music, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1990
no info Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar: Country, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1990
no info Your Hit Parade: 1959, Various Artists, 1990
info The Essential Marty Robbins 1951-1982, Marty Robbins, 1991
no info Reflections, Marty Robbins, 1991
no info Back to Back, Marty Robbins/Johnny Horton, 1991
no info Smithsonian Collection of Country Music, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1991
no info The Cowboy Album, Various Artists, 1992
no info AM Gold: The Early '60s, Various Artists, 1992
no info Memories In Song, Marty Robbins, 1994
no info All-Time Legends of Country Music, Various Artists, 1994
no info Texas, Various Artists, 1994
info Under Western Skies, Marty Robbins, 1995
no info Concert Versions Of His Greatest Hits, Marty Robbins, 1995
no info Legendary Country Singers, Marty Robbins, 1995
info The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1995
no info The Best of Tragedy, Various Artists, 1995
no info Big Time Country, Various Artists, 1995
no info Country: Life, Times & Music, Various Artists, 1995
no info Super Hits, Marty Robbins, 1995
no info Reflections, Marty Robbins, 1995
no info The 101 Greatest Country Hits, Various Artists, 1995
no info Gunfighter Ballads, Various Artists, 1995
no info Only Country 1955-1959, Various Artists, 1995
info Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs / More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins, 1996
info Story Of My Life: Best of Marty Robbins, Marty Robbins, 1996
no info Stampede! Western Music's Late Golden Era, Various Artists, 1996
info The Best of Marty Robbins, Marty Robbins, 1996
no info Texas Super Hits, Various Artists, 1996
no info Legends of Country Music: The Best of Austin City, Various Artists, 1997
no info The 101 Greatest Country Hits, Vol. 1: Forever Country, Various Artists, 1997
no info The Ultimate Country Collection, Various Artists, 1997
no info Rockfile, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1997
info 16 Biggest Hits, Marty Robbins, 1998
no info Classic Country: Legendary Country, Various Artists, 1998
no info Like Desperados, Various Artists, 1998
no info American Pie: Great Tales & Sagas in Song, Various Artists, 1998
info 14 Best Hits, Marty Robbins, 1999
info Country: The American Tradition, Various Artists, 1999
info Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century, Various Artists, 1999
info Classic Country: 1960-1964, Various Artists, 1999
no info Treasury of the West, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
no info Classic Country: 1950-1964, Various Artists, 1999
no info Classic Country: Early '60s, Various Artists, 1999
no info Columbia Records Hall of Fame, Vol. 5 1958-1959, Various Artists, 19??
no info Country Music Classics, Various Artists, 2000
info Live Classics from the WSM Grand Ole Opry, Marty Robbins, 2001
no info A Year in Your Life: 1960, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2001
no info All Time Country Greats, Various Artists, 2001
no info All Music Guide: Cool Country, Various Artists, 2001
no info Country Legends, Various Artists, 2001
no info Real Country, Various Artists, 2001
no info The Golden Age of American Rock 'N' Roll: Special Country Edition, Various Artists, 2002
no info Classic Country: Great Story Songs, Various Artists, 2002
no info Totally Classic Country, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2002
no info Ultimate Classic Country Collection,Various Artists, 2002
no info Ultimate Country Super Hits, Various Artists, 2002
info The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in American Ballads, Various Artists, 2004
no info The Great, Marty Robbins, 2004
no info The Great Country Collection, Various Artists, 2004
no info Stars of Country, Various Artists, 2004
info The Essential Marty Robbins, Marty Robbins, 2005
no info Hits from the 50's and 60's, Vol. 2 (DVD), Various Artists, 2005
no info Music Anthology (DVD), Marty Robbins, 2006
no info Billboard #1s: Classic Country, Various Artists, 2006
no info All American Country, Various Artists, 2006
no info Legends of Country: Classic Hits from the '50s, '60s & '70s, Various Artists, 2006
no info Classic Country: Best of Classic Country '50's, Various Artists, 2006
no info Best of Classic Country: '50s, Various Artists, 2006
no info Classic Country: Cowboy Country, Various Artists, 2006
no info Fifty #1 Hits of the 50s, Various Artists, 2007
no info Number 1's: Country, Various Artists, 2007

Other recordings

info 12 Great Hits, Mac Wiseman, 1960
info Great! Great! Great!, Pat Boone, 1961
info Tumbleweed Trails, The Sons of the Pioneers, 1962
info The Big Folk Hits, The Brothers Four, 1963
no info Single (El Paso / Theme From Malamondo), Gardy Martin, 1964
info Songs of the Cities, Roy Drusky, 1964
info Instrumentally Yours, Grady Martin, 1965
info A Taste of Tequila, The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker, 1966
info Picks the Best, Chet Atkins, 1967
info Spanish Fire Ball and Other Great Hank Snow Stylings, Hank Snow, 1967
info Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, Tompall Glaser, 1967
info Country's Best on Record, Jim Ed Brown, 1968
info Country Music's Greatest Hits, The Mills Brothers, 1968
no info The Nashville String Band, The Nashville String Band, 1969
no info Spirits of the West, Esteban, 1969?
no info Play the Hits. The Buckaroos, 1971
no info Lonesome Whistle, Hank Snow, 1971
no info The Wreck of the Old 97, Hank Snow, 1972
info Nashville Brass Turns to Gold, Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass, 1972
no info Great Hits From Two Decades, Tompall Glaser, 1973
info Country Bouquet, Percy Faith, 1974
no info Single (Riders In The Sky / El Paso), Grady Martin, 1976
info Cowboy Classics, Grady Martin, 1977
no info Best Of The Best, Billy Walker, 1979
info Golden Anniversary / Country Music's Greatest Hits, The Mills Brothers, 1987
info Pickin' The Hits, Chet Atkins, 1988
no info The Best of Texas Country Music, Various Artists (Billy Walker), 1988
no info Book of Hours, Blaine Reininger, 1989
no info Coming Home, Johnny Rodriguez, 1990
no info Bring Back the Music, Joey Welz, 1992
info Cowboy Songs III, Michael Martin Murphey, 1993
info A Historical Retrospective, Solar Circus, 1993
info Teenage Hangout, Mac Wiseman, 1993
info Under the Western Sky, Jim Hendricks, 1994
no info The Singing Ranger, Vol. 3, Hank Snow, 1994
no info Movin' Country Instrumentals, Various Artists (Grady Martin), 1995
no info Country Hit Kit, Nashville Super Guitars, 1995
no info The Best of Billy Walker, Billy Walker, 1995
no info Left Turns in Cross Traffic, Tunic Sol-Fa, 1996
no info Jack Jezzro & the Nashville Players, Jack Jezzro & the Nashville Players, 1996
info Dead Delites, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1998
no info I've Been Everywhere: Encore Collection, Hank Snow, 1998
no info Live from Kendalia Halle, Geronimo Trevino, 1998
no info Country Favorites, Various Artists (Tennessee Riders), 1998
no info Sensational Sounds of Country, Various Artists (Nashville Super Pickers), 1998
no info 20 Golden Country Waltzes, Various Artists (Nashville Super Pickers), 1998
no info Campfire Harmonica, Trailenders, 1999
info King of the Hill Soundtrack, Various Artists (Old 97's), 1999
info The Brothers Four Songbook / The Big Folk Hits, The Brothers Four, 2000
info Sings Marty Robbins, Don McLean, 2001
info Broadway Bouquet / Country Bouquet, Percy Faith, 2001
no info Under the Big Black Sun, X, 2001 (Bonus track)
info The Harbor Lights Concert, John Denver, 2002
no info Ultimate Collection, Percy Faith, 2002
no info Masters, Hank Snow, 2002
info 'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Complete Recordings 1951-1964, Mac Wiseman, 2003
no info My Fightin' Side, Bruce Curtis Fallgren, 2003
info Texas Outlaws, Various Artists (Max Stalling), 2003
info Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, Tom Russell, 2004
info El Paso, Andrew Heller, 2004
info Country Bouquet / Disco Party, Percy Faith, 2004
no info #1 Country Hits, The Countdown Singers, 2004
no info 20 Best of Country, The Countdown Singers, 2004
no info I'll Take Romance, Percy Faith, 2004
no info By Request, Tonic Sol-Fa, 2004
no info Great Country, Various Artists (Robbie Robbins), 2004
no info Country's Most Wanted, Various Artists (Robbie Robbins), 2004?
no info 25 Country Classics, Various Artists (Robbie Robbins), 2004
no info Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey, Don McLean, 2005
no info Kite, Kirsty MacColl, 2005 (bonus track)
no info Vintage 52 Great Country & Western Hits, Frank Chacksfield, 2006
info A Taste of Tequila / Hats Off, The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker, 2006
info Hit by a Train: The Best of Old 97's, Old 97's, 2006
no info 20 Great Western Hits, Billy Walker, 2007
info Ithaca 30 Years Later, Dark Star Orchestra, 2008

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