Real Thing/I Hate Goodbyes/Ride Me Down Easy

The Real Thing/I Hate Goodbyes/Ride Me Down Easy

by Bobby Bare
     
 
Country singer and songwriter Bobby Bare was always eclectic, especially by country standards, choosing songs to record based on quality rather than trendiness, and he's always fallen to the maverick outlaw side of Nashville, placing himself in the company of artists and songwriters like Kris Kristofferson,

Overview

Country singer and songwriter Bobby Bare was always eclectic, especially by country standards, choosing songs to record based on quality rather than trendiness, and he's always fallen to the maverick outlaw side of Nashville, placing himself in the company of artists and songwriters like Kris Kristofferson, Tom T. Hall, and Billy Joe Shaver. He's had chart hits here and there, but he never built his career on them, and stayed away from mere replication. This welcome two-fer reissue amounts to the great lost Bobby Bare album, combining 1970's The Real Thing (recorded at a time of discord between Bare and his then label, RCA Victor, Bare left the label and had signed with Mercury Records by the time the LP was released) and 1973's I Hate Goodbyes/Ride Me Down Easy, which marked his return to RCA after two years with Mercury. All of this is merely the back-story. Taken together, these two albums (and the extra bonus tracks included from the same time period) show Bare arguably at his peak, passionate, poignant, at times tongue-in-cheek, and endearingly just slightly off-kilter, all traits Nashville was a little nervous about.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/2013
Label:
Omni
UPC:
0725543916921
catalogNumber:
169
Rank:
99706

Tracks

  1. Sunday Mornin' Comin’ Down
  2. The Chicago Story
  3. Barbara Joy
  4. California Dreams
  5. Singer of Sad Songs
  6. The Real Thing (More Than a Memory)
  7. Tulsa County
  8. Maggie (I Wish We'd Never Met)
  9. Homecoming
  10. Come On Home and Sing the Blues to Daddy
  11. I Hate Goodbyes
  12. What's Your Mama's Name, Child
  13. You Know Who
  14. A Train That Never Runs
  15. An Offer She Couldn't Refuse
  16. A Restless Wind
  17. Send Tomorrow to the Moon
  18. Poison Red Berries
  19. I'll Love the Hurt Out of You
  20. Ride Me Down Easy
  21. The Streets of Baltimore
  22. The Town that Broke My Heart
  23. A Rainy Day in Richmond
  24. (Margie's At) the Lincoln Park Inn

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Bare   Primary Artist
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Jordanaires   Vocals,Accompaniment
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Harold Bradley   Electric Guitar
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Bill Rice   Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Jerry Stembridge   Guitar
Pete Wade   Guitar
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica,Vibes
Bob Moore   Bass,Electric Bass
Fred Carter   Electric Guitar
Danny Flowers   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Bobby Bare   Producer
Tom T. Hall   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Shel Silverstein   Composer
Eddie Noack   Composer
Tompall Glaser   Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler   Composer
Billy Joe Shaver   Composer
Jack Clement   Producer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
David Landis   Layout
Cam Mullins   Arranger
Roger Murrah   Composer
Pachucki   Engineer
Tom Pick   Engineer
Curly Putman   Composer
Bill Rice   Composer
Chuck Seitz   Engineer
Don Tweedy   Arranger
Bill Vandevort   Engineer
Bergen White   Arranger
Alex Zanetis   Composer
Ray Corbin   Composer
Jerry Foster   Composer
Earl Montgomery   Composer
Dan Lomax   Composer
David Thrussell   Reissue
Roy Baham   Composer
Lee Emerson   Composer
Billy Large   Composer
Alvin Lucia   Liner Notes
Jerry McBee   Composer
Pamela Pollard   Composer

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