Album – JOY JOY! THE YOUNG AND WONDERFUL BOB GIBSON

Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson

JOY JOY! THE YOUNG AND WONDERFUL BOB GIBSON

This compilation of early Gibson recordings was re-mastered and released on Fantasy Records in 1996. Joy, Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson includes tracks from of Bob’s four albums released on the Riverside label from Offbeat Folksongs, I Come For To Sing, Carnegie Concert and There’s A Meetin’ Here Tonight.

These tracks feature Bob’s early banjo work and also introduce his first use of the 12-string guitar. An outstanding group of back-up musicians including Johnny Frigo, Earl Bacchus and Dick Rosmini augment Bob’s unique touch of jazz and swing in the folk genre.

Click on the album images below to hear the original albums including the missing tracks.

Fantasy, 1996

Joy, Joy was featured in this animated Coke ad in 2015.

One of the finest folk singers to emerge in the 1950s, Bob Gibson was very much in his prime when the outstanding acoustic sides on this 1996 compilation were released. Gibson, influenced by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger but most certainly his own man, had a direct or indirect impact on Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and other folk-rockers who emerged in the ’60s.

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