In 1963 Trini Lopez scored one of the biggest and most played hits of the decade, with his version of 'If I Had A Hammer'. It turned him into a star almost overnight, and was the foundation for his lengthy and successful career as a singer and actor. Here's how Trini Lopez sounded before he had that hammer. He made his first record six years before his biggest hit in his home state of Texas. He'd recorded frequently, but with little chart success. "Sinner Not A Saint" collects up almost all of the tracks, 29 total, that he cut while on the road to stardom, between 1959 and 1962.