Fiesta In Old El Paso: When anyone mentions Sundown Pete, we think of a Gary Cooper type of westerner dressed in a cavalry bib shirt, hip hugging Levis, and a snowy white Stetson. Pete, along with his singing and real life partner, the popular Margie Lane, have crossed the line - or should we say the border - from western ballads to romantic, authentic Mexican melodies, just as Pete's friend , Marty Robbins once did.
Margie featured with Pete in this new presentation is already on the charts saluting the music of Mexico with her own award-winning CD/cassette, "Romantic Moments" on the Broadcast Label. Margie calls it "Border Music" and says it's honest, sweet and the music of life and love. Incidentally " She smiles proudly, "many of the songs were written just for the session by Pete, and backed by the lushed sound of Arriba Juarez Mariachi and the Midnight Strings"
This is a first ever recorded in English.
Sundown Pete and Margie Lane take pride in dedicating "In El Paso" to the spirit of their friend, the late Marty Robbins who did so much to bring two geographically close nations even closer musically.
"Marty Robbins was truly an ambassador of good will between America and Mexico" Sundown Pete said. "We hope to carry on the tradition this talented star began during his wonderful career"
The Late Harry Schreiner columnist
Putnam County Courier-Trader