Album – WHERE I’M BOUND

Bob Gibson FUNKY IN THE COUNTRY

WHERE I'M BOUND

This is Bob’s last album on Elektra and, at the time, the recording with which he was most pleased. He took great pride in the fact that he wrote, or co-wrote, 13 of the 14 songs – half in collaboration, for the first time, with Shel Silverstein. Bob’s 12-string playing was fully realized and, to coincide with the release of the album, TRO published The Bob Gibson Song Book, complete with sheet music and tablature.

Elektra, 1964
Collector’s Choice Music (Re-issue) 2001

“This is a fine, tasteful item for the pop and folk markets. The set features Gibson singing and playing 12-string guitar. Most of the tunes are of his own devising. The material has a poignant simplicity and directness that’s bound to appeal to college and folk students. “Where I’m Bound,” “Farewell My Honey, Cindy Jane,” “Some Old Woman” and “Wastin’ Your Time” are some first-rate tracks.”

Billboard - Dec. 21, 1963

NEWS, REVIEWS & NOTES

…the strongest album of the early phase of his career. There was a more serious, at times even somber, mindset and purpose to his vocal delivery and instrumental arrangements. At no other point in his discography was his vaunted twelve-string guitar playing as forceful, and his singing as high, clear, and engaging.

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Liner Notes
Richie Unterberger