16 Biggest Hits

16 Biggest Hits

5.0 1
by Bobby Bare
     
 

16 Biggest Hits does a good job representing the highlights of Bobby Bare's unwieldy catalog, which ranges from the early '60s to the early '80s and includes a stint with RCA Victor (1962-1969), Mercury (1970-1972), a second one with RCA (1973-1977), and then one with Columbia (1978-1983). Most Bare best-ofs round up his RCA hits, especially those from the '60sSee more details below

Overview

16 Biggest Hits does a good job representing the highlights of Bobby Bare's unwieldy catalog, which ranges from the early '60s to the early '80s and includes a stint with RCA Victor (1962-1969), Mercury (1970-1972), a second one with RCA (1973-1977), and then one with Columbia (1978-1983). Most Bare best-ofs round up his RCA hits, especially those from the '60s. Some even tack on a little of his Columbia work now that the RCA and Columbia vaults both fall under Sony BMG ownership. In rare cases, a best-of will include licensed Mercury recordings. 16 Biggest Hits is one such rarity. Granted, it only includes a token Mercury hit, "That's How I Got to Memphis," but one is better than none, especially when it's such a fine song. And so 16 Biggest Hits represents all eras of Bare's career. His first RCA stint is well represented with seven inclusions: "500 Miles Away from Home," "The Streets of Baltimore," "Detroit City," "Miller's Cave," "Four Strong Winds," "(Margie's At) The Lincoln Park Inn," and "It's Alright." The second RCA stint is fairly well represented with five inclusions: Billy Joe Shaver's "Ride Me Down Easy," a trio of Shel Silverstein-penned songs from the 1973 live classic Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies ("Daddy What If," "Marie Lavaux," "The Winner"), and "Dropkick Me, Jesus." The generally neglected Columbia era is poorly represented, unfortunately, with only a pair of songs from Bare's second live classic, Down & Dirty ("Tequila Sheila," "Numbers" -- both Silverstein-penned). Some non-live Columbia inclusions would have been nice, even if it were only a single song, if only for the sake of representation. On the other hand, there's precious little room on this 16-track best-of for a catalog as deep and wide-ranging as Bare's. Curiously, the compilers tacked "The All American Boy," Bare's often-compiled 1958 rarity, onto the end. It's a fun addition, even if doesn't fit in, and it only adds to the wondrous scope of 16 Biggest Hits.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2007
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886970553223
catalogNumber:
705532
Rank:
23691

Tracks

  1. 500 Miles Away from Home  - Bobby Bare
  2. The Streets of Baltimore  - Bobby Bare
  3. Detroit City  - Bobby Bare
  4. Miller's Cave  - Bobby Bare
  5. Four Strong Winds  - Bobby Bare
  6. (Margie's At) The Lincoln Park Inn  - Bobby Bare
  7. It's Alright  - Bobby Bare
  8. That's How I Got to Memphis  - Bobby Bare
  9. Ride Me Down Easy  - Bobby Bare
  10. Daddy What If  - Bobby Bare
  11. Marie Lavaux  - Bobby Bare
  12. The Winner  - Bobby Bare
  13. Dropkick Me, Jesus  - Bobby Bare
  14. Tequila Sheila  - Bobby Bare
  15. Numbers  - Bobby Bare
  16. The All American Boy  - Bobby Bare

Read More

Album Credits

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >