artist: BOBBY BARE
label: RCA VICTOR 47-8294
release: February 1964, USA, 7" 45rpm
A-side: Miller's Cave (2:45)
(Jack Clement)
B-side: Jeannie's Last Kiss
comment: Bobby Bare's story is nearly as fascinating as his music. His first appearance on record was in 1958, as he recorded his own talking blues "The All American Boy," which was credited to Bill Parsons. Before Bare could capitalize on his success, he was drafted into the armed forces. While he was on duty, Fraternity hired another singer to become Bill Parsons and sent him out on tour. After Bare left the army, he became roommates with Willie Nelson. During this time, he decided to become a pop singer.

In 1962, Chet Atkins signed him to RCA Records. By the end of the year, he had a hit with "Shame on You," which was notable for being one of the first records out of Nashville to make concessions to the pop charts by featuring horns. The production worked, as the single broke into the pop charts. The following year, he recorded Mel Tillis and Danny Dill's "Detroit City," which became his second straight single to make both the country and pop charts. Bare followed up the single with a traditional folk song, "500 Miles from Home." It was another big hit for the singer, peaking in the Top Ten on both the country and pop charts. [Stephen Thomas Erlewine - All Music Guide ]


LP 10729
artist: BOBBY BARE
label: RCA VICTOR APL1-1222
release: 1975, USA, LP
  1. The Cowboy And The Poet (Faster Horses) (3:07)
    (Tom T. Hall)
  2. Cowboys And Daddys (3:07)
    (Marty Cooper)
  3. High Plains Jamboree (2:36)
    (Terry Allen)
  4. Chester (4:03)
    (Shel Silverstein)
  5. Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother (3:51)
    (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
  6. The Stranger (2:03)
    (Shel Silverstein)
  1. Amarillo Highway (3:35)
    (Terry Allen)
  2. Speckled Pony (3:20)
    (Dave Hickey)
  3. Pretty Painted Ladies (3:03)
    (Fred Koller)
  4. He's A Cowboy (2:40)
    (Charlie Williams - Shirl Milete)
  5. Calgary Snow (3:59)
    (Dave Hickey)
  6. Last Dance At The Old Texas Moon (2:53)
    (Bob McDill)