Who was/is Bobby Bare ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

geb. 7. 4. 1935 in Ironton - Ohio Record

Labels: Fraternity, Capitol, RCA, Mercury, United Artists, Columbia, Rice, Ember, Intercord, Bare Works

Erster Hit: Shame On Me (1962) Erster Top Ten Hit: Detroit City (1963)

Der ehemalige Farm- und Fabrikarbeiter Bobby Bare begann seine Karriere als Gitarrist in einer kleinen Country Band. Kurz bevor er zum Militärdienst eingezogen wurde, nahm er noch rasch den selbstgeschriebenen Titel ,All American Boy“ auf und verkaufte die Aufnahme mit allen Copyrights für 50 Dollar an die Firma Fraternity, welche die Platte auch veröffentlichte, doch nicht unter Bares Name, sondern unter dem Pseudonym Bill Parsons. Der Titel wurde ein Riesenhit und erreichte in der amerikanischen Pophitparade den zweiten Platz im Jahre 1959. Nach dem Militärdienst nahm Bobby Bare einen zweiten Anlauf, schrieb drei Songs für den Film ,Teenage Millionaire“ und hatte mit „Shame On Me“ 1962 seinen ersten Hit.

Bobby Bare gehörte damals, Mitte der 60er Jahre, zu jenen Musikern, die in den Nashville Sound einen „Folksy Touch“ mit dominierenden unverstärkten Gitarren einbrachten und damit dem damaligen Folk-Trend entgegenkamen. Weitere große Bare-Hits hießen ,Detroit City“, „500 Miles Away From Home“, „Miller`s Cave“ und ,Four Strong Winds“.

Nach Exkursionen zu kleineren Plattenfirmen stieß Bobby Bare Ende der 70er Jahre zu Columbia, wo er eine ganze Reihe fantastischer L.P.s einspielte und zahlreiche Hits verbuchen konnte. Dennoch, die ganz großen Erfolge stellten sich nicht mehr ein und so stieß Bobby Bare Mitte der 80er Jahre ein zweites Mal zu Capitol, wo man, ähnlich wie in den 50er Jahren, auch diesmal nicht so recht wusste, was man mit ihm anfangen sollte.

Es blieb bei ein paar Singles mit mittlerem Hitparadenerfolg. Ganz offensichtlich gelingt es Bobby Bare nicht mehr, an seine große Zeit, die 60er Jahre anzuknüpfen.

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Bobby Bare: The All American Boy (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15663

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 40-page book, 126 tracks. Playing time approx. 314 mns. Bobby Bare was the original outlaw, the original Nashville Rebel, and these are his early and great recordings. After starting with Capitol in 1956, Bobby went on to cut All...

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Bobby Bare: Lullabys, Legends & Lies
Art-Nr.: BCD15683

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1-CD with 32-page booklet, 14 tracks. Playing time approx. 58 mns. Soon after Bobby returned to RCA in 1972, he recorded an entire LP of songs by the legendary songwriter, cartoonist and humorist Shel Silverstein. The album yielded three hits, Daddy What If, Marie...

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Bobby Bare: The Moon Was Blue (2005)
Art-Nr.: CDDUAL1209

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(2005/DUALTONE) 11 tracks w.8 page booklet. last stock copies! Astonishing, Nothing Short Of A Masterpiece - LA Weekly Combining Indie-Rock Sensibility With Nashville Sound Arrangements, The Elder Bare Is Likely To Become Country's Latest Legend Du Jour - USA TODAY...

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Bobby Bare: Darker Than Light
Art-Nr.: CDPLOW39471

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(2012/PLOWBOY) 16 tracks (65:18) Superb new album, recorded at the legendary RCA Studio B. Old School Country Highlight! Digipac with 8 page booklet.***** Klasse Song Material, produziert von Bobby Bare und Don Cusic.

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Bobby Bare: As Is (1981) - Ain't Got Nothin' To Lose (1982)
Art-Nr.: CDRV358

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(2012/RAVEN) 24 tracks, two Columbia albums from 1981 & 1982!

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Bobby Bare: 20 Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0720

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​TEEVEE - 20 tracks

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Bobby Bare: Folsom Prison Blues - I'm A Long Way From Home
Art-Nr.: CDCOL7310

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(2004/COL/BMG) 19 tracks (48:04)

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Bobby Bare: Bare, Bobby Darker Than Light (2012) 180g Vinyl
Art-Nr.: LPPLOW1

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(2012/PLOWBOY) 10 titres - Gatefold / Klappcover (Code incl.Downlaod).

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Bobby Bare: Memories (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSPV265152

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(2013/Yellow Label) 46 tracks RCA 1962-69.

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Bobby Bare: Things Change (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBFDR92

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Bobby Bare scored nearly five dozen top 40 hits from 1962 to 1983. In a laconic vocal style that embraces both wry country wit and poignant folk storytelling, his literate, cross-cultural appeal has earned him the sobriquet "the Springsteen of country." On this new...

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Bobby Bare: Vampira - Tender Years (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45BE48010

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(2017/Be! Sharp) In demand Bobby Bare 45rpm record - Fantastic (Halloween) Rocker - the original is very hard-to-find and very expensive!

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Bobby Bare: Down & (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRV243

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(Raven) 22 tracks 1978-83 - 8 page color booklet.  - By 1980, Bobby Bare had been in the music business for over two and a half decades. Yet when he strapped on a Fender Telecaster and recorded live in the studio a rough and rowdy album with a bunch of...

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Bobby Bare: Storyteller - The Anthology 1960-83 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRV388

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(2015/Raven) 51 tracks, including recordings he did for Fraternity, RCA, Mercury and Columbia! Bobby Bare had 29 Top 20 Country Hiits which are all included on this compilation! With the CD comes an informative 12-page booklet with a lot of biographical and...

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Bobby Bare: Real Thing - I Hate Goodbyes - Ride Me Down Easy
Art-Nr.: CDOMNI169

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(2013/OMNI) 24 tracks. t is the great forgotten Bobby Bare album. Recorded at a time of intense fracture with RCA Victor (Bare would indeed leave the label and sign with Mercury before these recordings saw release) ‘The Real Thing’ limped briefly onto the market...

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Bobby Bare with Skeeter Davis, Liz Anderson & Norma Jean: Bobby Bare - Skeeter Davis - Liz Anderson - Norma Jean (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMRLL70

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(2017/Morello Records) 36 Tracks - Three classic RCA Victor albums originally issued in 1965, 1967 and 1970! Plus three bonus tracks featuring duets with Jeannie Bare, Rosanne Cash and Lacy J. Dalton! Classic Country!

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