Album – THERE’S A MEETIN’ HERE TONIGHT
THERE'S A MEETIN' HERE TONIGHT
This was Bob’s last album on Riverside before moving to the Elektra label. By the time this recording was made he had appeared as a regular on the Arthur Godfrey Show and was quickly developing a widespread following. Here he continues to feature gospel and traditional type songs with his innovative arrangements and upbeat style. For the first time, Bob features the 12-string guitar.
Earl Backus, guitar
John Frigo, bass
Digital recording of tracks 3, 5, 14 and 15 are not yet available. All other songs are included on Joy, Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson.
August 6, 1953
HE STRUMS THAT TUNE
ON HIT PARADE
Much of the responsibility for the guitar’s current surge in popular favor rests upon the shoulders of mild mannered, soft spoken Earl Backus.
A list of singers and instrumentalists Backus has supported… reads like a Who’s Who of the popular music industry.
NEWS, REVIEWS & NOTES
Johnny Frigo was an American jazz violinist, bassist, and a musician’s musician. Among his credits are numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He first appeared in the 1940s as a violinist before working as a bassist, recording several albums as a leader. He was one of the world’s greatest jazz violinists and enjoyed a comeback in the 1980s.
…some of the most zestful and spirited singing ever heard anywhere, and that features a wonderfully compelling musical beat. It is also an album that makes it quite clear why Bob Gibson has, within the space of a very few years, risen swiftly and surely to a position very close to the top of the heap in his chosen field.