A wealth of tracks by Robert Mitchum! That's right, THE Robert Mitchum – actor who starred in a wealth of classic noir and action films, a consummate hipster who fancied himself to be quite a singer. In the late 50s, Mitchum focused most of his talents on calypso music – already reissued on the Calypso Is Like So album, and included here with a set of more obscure numbers from the late 60s, country and western tunes recorded in Nashville, mostly during the spring of 1967. Mitchum's easy-going style actually works quite well on the tunes – drawling along with a boozy finish that's somewhere in the same territory as Dean Martin
's country work, but a bit rougher. Bob's not the greatest singer in the world, but overall, his presentation of the material is quite enjoyable – and proof that he's one of the most compelling figures to ever grace the silver screen. Titles include "Not Me", "Sunny", "Ballad of Thunder Road", "Coconut Water", "They Dance All Night", "In My Place", "That Man Right There", "Walker's Woods", "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me", "Mama Looka Boo Boo", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", "You Deserve Each Other", and "Ricardo's Mountain".
(Booklet has a small stain in the lower right corner.)