El Paso (Level 2) – Solo and Duet (accompaniment style)
Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961
I am putting this on the list of 60’s & 70’s Solos – because of the Grammy in 1961.
NOW – have some fun and PRACTICE your CHORDS ONLY FIRST. TRY to use the original solo part and do your chords – then if you are having trouble – open the Accompaniment part – linked below. OTHERWISE – YOU HAVE AN INSTANT DUET!
Link – El Paso Level 2 Solo
There are a lot of words to this song – Link – El Paso Lyrics
About the song:
“El Paso” is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959.
It was released as a single the following month, and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts, reaching number one in both at the start of 1960. It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961, and remains Robbins’ best-known song.
Members of the Western Writers of America chose El Paso as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.