Moon Was Blue CD (2005)

Artist: Bobby Bare

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Product Overview

The Moon Was Blue should prove a thirst quencher for those who've long loved Bare's worldly baritone and mastery of a song. At the same time, it will be an invitation to the Bare Jr. generation to discover an artist whom veteran music writer Chet Flippo recently called one of the most overlooked and underrated in country music history. Bare was a singer capable of sophisticated hits like "Detroit City" or "How I Got To Memphis" and the subversive humor of "Drop Kick Me Jesus." He befriended and championed the finest songwriters to ever shake up Nashville, including Kris Kristofferson and Tom T. Hall. He was among the first Nashville country artists to embrace Bob Dylan. And he pioneered ideas like the concept album, dodging the Nashville rules to bring a whole record of Shel Silverstein songs to life in the classics Lullabys, Legends & Lies. Often tagged an "outlaw" in the Waylon and Willie camp, Bare's discography actually transcends categories with a boldly eclectic embrace of American music.


Label Dualtone/ada
SKU 64011162
UPC 803020120921
UPC 14 00803020120921
Format CD
Release Date 11/1/2005
Author Bobby Bare
Associated Artist/Work Parsons
Associated Artist/Work Parsons, Bill
Artist Influence Chet Atkins
Artist Influence Conway Twitty
Artist Influence Elvis Presley
Artist Influence George Jones
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Johnny Cash
Artist Influence Ray Price
Artist Influence Roy Acuff
Artist Influence Slim Whitman
Artist Contemporary B.W. Stevenson
Artist Contemporary Billy Joe Shaver
Artist Contemporary Dave Dudley
Artist Contemporary David Allan Coe
Artist Contemporary Don Williams
Artist Contemporary Dottie West
Artist Contemporary George Jones
Artist Contemporary Harlan Howard
Artist Contemporary Hoyt Axton
Artist Contemporary Jerry Jeff Walker
Artist Contemporary Jerry Reed
Artist Contemporary John D. Loudermilk
Artist Contemporary Johnny Cash
Artist Contemporary Johnny Darrell
Artist Contemporary Johnny Paycheck
Artist Contemporary Johnny Rodriguez
Artist Contemporary Kris Kristofferson
Artist Contemporary Lee Hazlewood
Artist Contemporary Merle Haggard
Artist Contemporary Mickey Gilley
Artist Contemporary Mickey Newbury
Artist Contemporary Roger Miller (Country)
Artist Contemporary Sandy Posey
Artist Contemporary Shel Silverstein
Artist Contemporary Skeeter Davis
Artist Contemporary Tammy Wynette
Artist Contemporary The Geezinslaws
Artist Contemporary The Stoneman Family
Artist Contemporary Tom T. Hall
Artist Contemporary Tompall Glaser
Artist Contemporary Waylon Jennings
Artist Contemporary Willie Nelson
Artist Follower Bobby Bare, Jr.
Artist Follower Hem
Artist Follower Jimmy Buffett
Artist Follower Lambchop
Artist Follower Rodney Crowell
Artist Follower Rosanne Cash
Artist Follower Toby Keith
Technical Info
Engineer Mark Nevers
Producer Bobby Bare, Jr.; Mark Nevers; Mark Nevers; Bobby Bare, Jr.
CatalogID 80302012092
Lable Name Dualtone Music
Released 10/04/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 36m : 15s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00803020120921
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Bobby Bare (vocals); Dennis Wilson , The Jeannie Bare Kids Choir (vocals); G Daddy, John Henry Jackson, John Jackson, G-Daddy, Chris Masterson (guitar); Pete Finney (steel guitar); David Steele (mandolin); Erin Hugely (cello); Doug Moffet (reeds, brass); Dennis Crouch, Mike Doster (bass instrument); Ben Martin (drums); Gary Kubal (percussion); Bobby Bare, Jr. (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards); Cindy Walker, Gordon Mote, Carey Kotsionis, Carol Anderson (vocals); Mark Nevers (guitar, piano, keyboards); Paul Burch (guitar, vibraphone, drums); Kenny Vaughn, William Tyler (guitar); Andrew Bird (violin); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Barry Green , Steve Patrick (brass); Tony Crow (piano, keyboards); Brian Kotzur (drums).
Audio Mixer: Mark Nevers.
Recording information: The Beach House Recording Megaplex.
Editors: Matt Rovey; John Kelton.
Photographer: Alan Messer.
Arranger: Lloyd Barry.
Veteran country singer Bobby Bare's return to solo recording after a 20-year hiatus is overseen by his son, Bobby Bare, Jr., who augments strictly traditional arrangements with off-kilter sonic flourishes and appearances from neo-country interpreters like violinist Andrew Bird and singer-songwriter Paul Burch. Bare's world-weary voice eases comfortably into a set of tried-and-true covers that spans classics like Shel Silverstein's "Ballad of Lucy Jordan," "Love Letters in the Sand," and "Am I That Easy to Forget," while Bobby Jr.'s frequently inspired production both highlights the music's familiarity and accentuates its weirdness.
Artist Overview
Adept at a wide cross-section of country music styles--including countrypolitan, outlaw, and oft-kilter singer-songwriterism--Bobby Bare was one of country music's most versatile and talented artists, though never its most commercially successful. A strong songwriter in his own right, Bare fits in nicely with other Nashville misfits like Kris Kristofferson, Tom T. Hall, and Billy Joe Shaver. And like those artists, Bare also managed the occasional charting hit. Bare released the lovely, understated THE MOON IS BLUE, produced by his son Bobby Bare, Jr., in 2005.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (No. 847, p.87) - "...This is the comeback event of 2005...." - Grade: A-
Artist Bio
Bobby BareBobby Bare was born in Ohio and spent his teens in California, and he played music from the time he made his first guitar out of a coffee can and screen door wire. Back in Ohio in 1958, he helped his friend Bill Parsons make a demo, and with twenty minutes of spare time at the end of the session, Bare asked to cut one of his own songs, a sort of talking blues called "The All American Boy." The record, under Parsons' name, became a smash. But Bare was fine with that. Once out of the Army, he returned to California where he wrote and sang his way on to American Bandstand and tours with Roy Orbison and Bobby Darin.Friendship with Harlan Howard brought him to Nashville and Chet Atkins signed him to RCA, where he launched a career quite unlike any other. He scored hits with unusually intelligent songs. He became perhaps the first major label artist in Nashville permitted to produce his own albums. And he made early concept albums, including an all-Silverstein opus called Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends & Lies, an outlaw classic. When Nashville went disco and pop in the late 70s/early 80s and labels began pressuring Bare to simply repeat himself, he turned away from the mic and toward his fishing poles.When GRAMMY-winning country star Bobby Bare retired from recording in the 1980s, the reasons were as complex as the business he had been married to for 25 years. His welcome, if surprising, return in 2005 was motivated by something much simpler."Bobby Jr. was really pumped over doing this," says Bare in his matter-of-fact drawl. "He was the driving force behind it." Yes, he's talking about his son--the son whose five-year-old voice helped make the Shel Silverstein confection "Daddy What If" a left-field hit in 1973--and the artist widely known to the indie rock world as Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals Starvation League., a musical iconoclast who has more in common with his father than their surface sounds would suggest. Bobby Jr., working with his trusted friend, producer/engineer Mark Nevers (Lambchop), was able to do what no Nashville record label has been able to do in two decades--coax a great voice and a legendary song hound back onto disc.
Disc 1
1 Are You Sincere
2 I Am An Island
3 Everybody's Talkin'
4 Yesterday When I Was Young
5 Love Letters In The Sand
6 Ballad Of Lucy Jordan, The
7 My Heart Cries For You
8 It's All In The Game
9 Shine On Harvest Moon
10 Am I That Easy To Forget
11 Fellow Travelers
Product Attributes
Artist Bare,Bobby
Label Dualtone
Music Format Compact Disc

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