Joy Joy! the Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson

Joy Joy! the Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson

by Bob Gibson
     
 
One of the finest folk singers to emerge in the 1950s, Bob Gibson was very much in his prime when the outstanding acoustic sides on this 1996 compilation were released. Gibson, influenced by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger but most certainly his own man, had a direct or indirect impact on

Overview

One of the finest folk singers to emerge in the 1950s, Bob Gibson was very much in his prime when the outstanding acoustic sides on this 1996 compilation were released. Gibson, influenced by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger but most certainly his own man, had a direct or indirect impact on Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and other folk-rockers who emerged in the '60s. And yet, this music generally lacks the anger and disillusionment that would later characterize so much folk. Not that Gibson shied away from sociopolitical commentary -- on the painfully honest "Money Is King," he sings, "If you're poor, God help you/Even a dog is better than you." But quite often, Gibson's outlook is sunny and optimistic. On both traditional songs and originals like "This Little Light" (Gibson's best-known composition) and "Alberta," Gibson epitomizes '50s folk at its finest.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/03/1996
Label:
Riverside
UPC:
0025218990929
catalogNumber:
9909
Rank:
65660

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Gibson   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Track Performer
Trigger Alpert   Bass
Earl Backus   Guitar,Tambourine
Johnny Frigo   Bass
Dick Rosmini   Guitar
Peter Berry   Conga

Technical Credits

Bob Gibson   Arranger
Bill Belmont   Concept
Samuel Charters   Liner Notes
Ray Fowler   Engineer
Johnny Frigo   Contributor
Kenneth S. Goldstein   Producer,Engineer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Bill Stoddard   Engineer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Peter Berry   Contributor
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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