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Essential Bobby Bare
Genres: Country, Pop
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Nelda F. (aarickasmom) from PINEVILLE, LA
Reviewed on 12/29/2006...
I only bought this CD because of the song Marie Leveau.
His Best on RCA
James E. Bagley | Sanatoga, PA USA | 06/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bobby Bare's catalog has long been neglected by RCA (a few stingy nine and ten track collections were put out and then deleted years ago). Razor & Tie released a nice twenty-one track retrospective of his `60s RCA work The Best Of Bobby Bare in 1994. The Essential Bobby Bare contains quite a few overlaps to that set, like his career-establishing folk numbers "500 Miles," "Four Strong Winds," and "Detroit City" plus the countrypolitan "Streets Of Baltimore" and the humorous "(Margie's At) The Lincoln Park Inn." What gives the Essential volume the clear edge is its addition of Bare's biggest hits from the `70s, including the novelty items "Marie Laveau" and "Daddy What If" as well as the oddly philosophical "Drop-kick Me Jesus" (which Bare claims is President Clinton's favorite song). Essential also offers all of Bare's collaborative hits, including a "A Dear John Letter" with Skeeter Davis and "Game of Triangles" with Liz Anderson and Norma Jean. Solo or tandem, every track is a winner and reveals Bare and his rich baritone to be an underappreciated but important part of country music history."
THE GREATEST COUNTRY SINGER OF ALL TIME
Eclectic Revisited | 10/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"BOBBY BARE IS AS WARM AS HIS MUSIC. I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE AND PRIVELAGE OF MEETING HIM AS WELL AS HIS DEAR WIFE, JEANNIE AND SON, BOBBY JNR. WHAT GREAT PEOPLE. IN MY OPINION, BOBBY IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY SINGER OF ALL TIME AND CAN INTERPRET A SONG LIKE NO ONE ELSE CAN. HE HAS FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON NOT BEEN GIVEN THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES BY THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION. HE SHOULD BE IN THE COUNTRY HALL OF FAME FOR ALL HE HAS DONE FOR THE COUNTRY INDUSTRY"