By Tony Scherman
Updated November 10, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Rose of the San Joaquin

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A virile-voiced cowboy romantic who’d be stuck for lyrics if there were no such thing as ”ramblin’ down the road” and ”lovin’ ’em and leavin’ ’em,” Tom Russell is nonetheless capable of socking a home run like his classic ”Gallo del Cielo” — which nothing from his new album The Rose of the San Joaquin can match. He’ll have to do better than this to succeed Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot as folk’s Marlboro Man. B-

The Rose of the San Joaquin

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