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Bobby Bare

Informations générales
Nom de naissance Robert Joseph Bare
Naissance (81 ans)
Ironton (Ohio)

Bobby Bare, né Robert Joseph Bare le à Ironton (Ohio), est un chanteur et parolier de musique country. Il est le père de Bobby Bare junior, né en 1966, lui aussi musicien.

Biographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Début de carrière[modifier | modifier le code]

Bare avait vainement proposé ses chansons dès les années 1950. Il signa finalement avec Capitol Records et enregistra quelques morceaux de rock and roll, sans succès. Son jour de chance arriva en 1959 alors qu'il allait partir au service militaire: il réalisa une démo de The All-American Boy pour son ami Bill Parsons, et la compagnie Fraternity Records décida de diffuser la démo plutôt que l'enregistrement réalisé ensuite. Ce fut un succès du Billboard mais sous le nom de Bill Parsons[1],[2]

Carrière chez RCA (1962–1970)[modifier | modifier le code]

La grande percée en country music arriva chez RCA Records. Le premier morceau publié fut Shame on me en 1962.

Carrière chez Mercury (1970–1972)[modifier | modifier le code]

Bare passa chez Mercury Records en 1970.

Seconde carrière chez RCA (1973–1977)[modifier | modifier le code]

Après une paire d'années chez Mercury, Bobby retourna chez RCA Records en 1973.

Carrière chez Columbia Records (1978–1983)[modifier | modifier le code]

Bobby signa avec Columbia Records et continua avec des succès comme Sleep Tight Good Night Man.

Aujourd'hui dans la country music[modifier | modifier le code]

De 1983 à 1988, Bobby présenta Bobby Bare and Friends sur The Nashville Network (aujourd'hui Spike TV).

Discographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Albums[modifier | modifier le code]

Year Album Chart Positions Label
US Country US
1963 'Detroit City And Other Hits 9 119 RCA Victor
500 Miles Away from Home 9 133
1964 The Travelin' Bare 14
1965 Tunes for Two (w/ Skeeter Davis) 8
Constant Sorrow
1966 The Best of Bobby Bare
Talk Me Some Sense 6
The Streets of Baltimore 7
This I Believe 17
1967 The Game of Triangles (w/ Norma Jean & Liz Anderson) 16
A Bird Named Yesterday 20
The English Country Side (w/ The Hillsliders) 29
1968 The Best of Bobby Bare - Volume 2 33
1969 (Margie's At) The Lincoln Park Inn
(And Other Controversial Country Songs)
39
1970 Your Husband My Wife (w/ Skeeter Davis)
Real Thing
This Is Bare Country 37 Mercury
1971 Where Have All the Seasons Gone 44
I Need Some Good News Bad
1972 What Am I Gonna Do? 19
High and Dry
1973 I Hate Goodbyes / Ride Me Down Easy 31 RCA Victor
Bobby Bare Sings Lullabies, Legends and Lies 5
1974 Singin' in the Kitchen (Bobby Bare and Family) 27
1975 Hard Time Hungrys 33
Cowboys and Daddys 21
1976 The Winner and Other Losers 18
1977 Me and McDill 27
1978 Bare 44 Columbia
Sleep Wherever I Fall
1980 Down & Dirty 21
Drunk & Crazy 47
1981 As Is 43
1982 Ain't Got Nothin' to Lose 29
1983 Drinkin' from the Bottle

Singles[modifier | modifier le code]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US US AC
1959 The All-American Boy (as Bill Parsons) 2 Detroit City
1962 Shame on Me 18 23
1963 Detroit City 6 16 4
500 Miles Away from Home 5 10 4 500 Miles Away from Home
1964 Miller's Cave 4 33 The Best of Bobby Bare
I Have Stayed Away Too Long 47 94 single only
Four Strong Winds 3 60 The Best of Bobby Bare
1965 A Dear John Letter (with Skeeter Davis) 11 Tunes for Two
Times Are Gettin' Hard 30 Constant Sorrow
It's All Right 7
Just to Satisfy You 31
Talk Me Some Sense 26 Talk Me Some Sense
1966 In the Same Old Way 34 single only
Streets of Baltimore 5 Streets of Baltimore
The Game of Triangles (with Liz Anderson and Norma Jean) 5 The Game of Triangles
Homesick 38
1967 Charlestown Railroad Tavern 16 The Best of Bobby Bare Vol. 2
Come Kiss Me Love 14
1968 Find Out What's Happening (with The Hillsiders) 15 English Country Side
Little Bit Later on Down the Line 14 Talk Me Some Sense
Town That Broke My Heart 16 single only
1969 (Margie's At) The Lincoln Park Inn 4 Margie's at the Lincoln Park Inn
Which One Will It Be 19 single only
God Bless America Again 16 This Is Bobby Bare
1970 Your Husband, My Wife (with Skeeter Davis) 22 Your Husband, My Wife
That's How I Got to Memphis 3 This Is Bare Country
Come Sundown 7
1971 Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends 8 Where Have All the Seasons Gone
Short and Sweet 57 I Need Some Good News Bad
1972 What Am I Gonna Do 13 What Am I Gonna Do
Sylvia's Mother 12
1973 I Hate Goodbyes 25 I Hate Goodbyes/Ride Me Down Easy
Ride Me Down Easy 11
You Know Who 30
1974 Daddy, What If (with Bobby Bare Jr.) 2 41 Lullabyes, Legends and Lies
Marie Laveau 1
1975 Singin' in the Kitchen (with His Family) 29 Singin' in the Kitchen
Back in Huntsville Again 23 Hard Time Hungries
Alimony 18
Cowboys and Daddys 29 Cowboys and Daddys
1976 The Winner 13 The Winner and Other Losers
Put a Little Lovin' on Me 23
Drop Kick Me Jesus 17
1977 Vegas (with Jeannie Bare) 30 The Essential Bobby Bare
Look Who I'm Cheatin' on Tonight 21 Me and McDill
1978 Sleep Tight Good Night Man 11 Bare
1979 No Memories Hangin' Round (with Rosanne Cash) 17 Bobby Bare: The Columbia Years
1980 Numbers 11 Down and Dirty
1982 New Cut Road 18 As Is
1983 It's a Dirty Job (with Lacy J. Dalton) 30 Bobby Bare: The Columbia Years
The Jogger 29 Drinkin' from the Bottle

Références[modifier | modifier le code]

  1. Whitburn, Joel (2000). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, p.49. ISBN 0-8230-7690-3.
  2. Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits, p.38-39. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6.
  • Vinicur, Dale. (1998). Bobby Bare. In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 28–29.

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