Joy Joy! the Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/1996
  • Label: Riverside
  • UPC: 025218990929
  • Catalog Number: 9909
  • Sales rank: 150,257

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Joy Joy (1:53)
  2. 2 Whoa Buck (2:35)
  3. 3 This Train (2:56)
  4. 4 Abilene (2:22)
  5. 5 John Henry (2:04)
  6. 6 Pastures Of Plenty (2:31)
  7. 7 Easy Rider (3:31)
  8. 8 This Little Light (1:59)
  9. 9 Money Is King (1:36)
  10. 10 Ol' Bill (2:57)
  11. 11 Titanic (2:21)
  12. 12 The Virgin Mary Had One Son (2:05)
  13. 13 A Wayfaring Stranger (3:03)
  14. 14 Take This Hammer (2:15)
  15. 15 Red Iron Ore (2:38)
  16. 16 Brandy (3:04)
  17. 17 Lula Gal (1:27)
  18. 18 The Rejected Lover (2:12)
  19. 19 Block Island Reel (1:07)
  20. 20 Lost Jimmie Whalen (2:13)
  21. 21 Drill, Ye Tarriers (1:48)
  22. 22 I Come For To Sing (1:18)
  23. 23 There's A Meetin' Here Tonight (1:32)
  24. 24 Alberta (2:58)
  25. 25 The Erie Canal (2:18)
  26. 26 John Riley (2:48)
  27. 27 Mighty Day (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Gibson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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, Composer
Bill Belmont Concept
Samuel Charters Liner Notes
Kirk Felton Remastering
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
Albert Stanton Composer
Lester Brown Composer
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