Album – I COME FOR TO SING

Bob Gibson FUNKY IN THE COUNTRY

I COME FOR TO SING

This classic album features Bob on banjo, guitarist Dick Rosmini (with whom Bob recorded and performed for over two decades) with Trigger Albert on bass, and Pete Berry on conga. Bob’s most famous song “Abilene” first recorded here, was a big hit for George Hamilton IV in 1963 and has since been recorded by hundreds of other performers. Another of Bob’s songs, “To Morrow” has been recorded by many groups including The Kingston Trio and The Muppets Bluegrass Band. Many traditional songs were later recorded by other folk singers and groups who followed in Bob’s footsteps including Bob Dylan who recorded “Ol’ Bill” and Joan Baez who recorded “Lily of the West”.

PLAYERS:
Dick Rosmini, guitar
Trigger Alpert, bass
Pete Berry, conga drum

Riverside, 1957


JOY JOY! THE YOUNG AND WONDERFUL BOB GIBSON
Fantasy/Concord Music Group
Includes tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 14.

Digital recording not yet available except tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 14 which are included on Joy, Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson.

There can be few musical experiences more exciting than the emergence of a young new star in a beloved old tradition. And it is precisely such an experience that can be sampled in this album…

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Orrin Keepnews
Liner Notes

NEWS, REVIEWS & NOTES

…“Abilene,” recorded by George Hamilton IV, topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart in 1963.

…“Abilene,” the version with which most listeners are familiar, first appeared on Bob Gibson’s album, I COME FOR TO SING, in 1957.


ABILENE IN SONG

Joe Specht

The Women There Don't Treat You Mean

A traditional jazz bassist and bandleader, Trigger Alpert issued one album on Riverside in 1956 titled Trigger Happy! It had an all-star lineup with Tony Scott, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Joe Wilder, Urbie Green, and Ed Shaugnessy joining Alpert.


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Trigger Alpert

Sept. 3, 1916 – Dec. 21, 2013