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Here We Go, Baby
Genres: Folk, Pop
Here we go, indeed-not a bad title for a record that launched a career in folk music matched by few! Though his first recording with the Limeliters was still four years away, already on this 1957 Elektra release Glenn f... more »
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Here we go, indeed-not a bad title for a record that launched a career in folk music matched by few! Though his first recording with the Limeliters was still four years away, already on this 1957 Elektra release Glenn flashes that trademark powerful tenor. A landmark album, the debut release of a legend, here reissued with new notes...a Collectors' Choice Music exclusive!
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Henry R. Kujawa | "The Forbidden Zone" (Camden, NJ) | 04/14/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"HERE WE GO BABY! is a bit of a historic artifact. As Glenn Yarbrough's 2nd album (following COME SIT BY MY SIDE, currently out-of-print) it was the 1st Folk album put out by the fledgling folk-based Elektra label aimed at a wider, "commercial" audience, predating The Kingston Trio's immense success by about a year. At the time, however, as Lou Gottlieb once quipped... "But it didn't sell!"This may be the lamest-sounding Glenn Yarbrough album I've ever heard (and I've just played my entire collection again) but I'm still very glad it's finally available to hear, if only for comparison with what came later. About half the songs here were later redone-- MUCH better-- by The Limeliters, including "Rich Gal, Poor Gal" (alias "Charmin' Besty" on SING OUT!), "Spanish Is The Loving Tongue" (on FORTEEN 14K FOLK SONGS, also done by The Chad Mitchell Trio), "Johnny I Hardly Knew You" (the "depressing" version of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"-- another CMT staple), "Hard Ain't It Hard" (the recording Lou referred to on THE SLIGHTLY FABULOUS LIMELITERS), "Wasn't That A Mighty Day" (CMT's 2nd album was MIGHTY DAY ON CAMPUS), "This Land Is Your Land" (redone with the kiddies on THROUGH CHILDREN'S EYES) and "House Of The Rising Sun" (how many realize when The Animals had their huge hit in '64 they were at LEAST the 6th band to record this?)About half of Glenn's prodigious output is still out-of-print; I hope between the Folk Era and Collector's Choice labels this changes before long. Thanks to CCM, I can now hear this, and then put on the CD of 1960's THE LIMELITERS (their debut), 2 albums missing from the public eye for way too long."
Good early work
Eileen Walker | Denver, CO USA | 08/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was so happy to find Glenn Yarbrough's early album and am really enjoying it.
HERE WE GO BABY! Is really what you would expect from the late fifties era. It includes a wide range of styles from traditional folk ballads to toe stomping, knee slapping music, proving that Glenn is a very versatile singer. Many of the songs done in the traditional style have been updated on later albums. I particularly wanted to hear "Hard Ain't it Hard", since it was referred to as a flop by the Limeliters on their SLIGHTLY FABULOUS album. I actually enjoyed this earlier version.
If you are interested in Glenn's music in a historical sense, then by all means buy this album. Personally, I love this album.
ANOTHER GREAT CD BY GLENN
W. G. Ellis | MORROW , GEORGIA | 12/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE SOME OF GLENN'S SONGS HERE THAT ARE ON OTHER RECORDINGS, THERE ARE SOME "NEW" "OLD" SONGS NOT ON HIS
OTHER RECORDINGS. IT IS A GREAT CD FOR ANYONE WISHING TO COLLECT
GLENN'S MUSIC AS I AM."