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listen  1. All American BoyBobby Bare 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Shame on MeBobby Bare 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Detroit CityBobby Bare 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. 500 Miles Away from HomeBobby Bare 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Miller's CaveBobby Bare 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Four Strong WindsBobby Bare 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. A Dear John LetterSkeeter Davis & Bobby Bare 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. It's AlrightBobby Bare 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Streets of BaltimoreBobby Bare 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Game Of TrianglesNorma Jean with Bobby Bare and Liz Anderson 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Charleston Railroad TavernBobby Bare 2:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Margie's at the Lincoln Park InnBobby Bare 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. God Bless America AgainBobby Bare 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Your Husband, My WifeBobby Bare with Skeeter Davis 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Ride Me Down EasyBobby Bare 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Daddy What IfBobby Bare 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Marie LaveauBobby Bare 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. The WinnerBobby Bare 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Dropkick Me, JesusBobby Bare 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. VegasBobby Bare with Jeannie Bare 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (February 11, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000002X1E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,475 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jim Bagley on June 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Bobby Bare's catalog has long been neglected by RCA (a few stingy nine and ten track collections were put out and then deleted years ago). Razor & Tie released a nice twenty-one track retrospective of his `60s RCA work The Best Of Bobby Bare in 1994. The Essential Bobby Bare contains quite a few overlaps to that set, like his career-establishing folk numbers "500 Miles," "Four Strong Winds," and "Detroit City" plus the countrypolitan "Streets Of Baltimore" and the humorous "(Margie's At) The Lincoln Park Inn." What gives the Essential volume the clear edge is its addition of Bare's biggest hits from the `70s, including the novelty items "Marie Laveau" and "Daddy What If" as well as the oddly philosophical "Drop-kick Me Jesus" (which Bare claims is President Clinton's favorite song). Essential also offers all of Bare's collaborative hits, including a "A Dear John Letter" with Skeeter Davis and "Game of Triangles" with Liz Anderson and Norma Jean. Solo or tandem, every track is a winner and reveals Bare and his rich baritone to be an underappreciated but important part of country music history.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 1999
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This is a wonderful compilation from one of the greatest musical storytellers of our time. Songs such as "The Winner" and "Marie Laveau" capture the listener in a musical net that will not let go. In my opinion, this album contains what modern country music lacks, it has a soul.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 1999
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BOBBY BARE IS AS WARM AS HIS MUSIC. I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE AND PRIVELAGE OF MEETING HIM AS WELL AS HIS DEAR WIFE, JEANNIE AND SON, BOBBY JNR. WHAT GREAT PEOPLE. IN MY OPINION, BOBBY IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY SINGER OF ALL TIME AND CAN INTERPRET A SONG LIKE NO ONE ELSE CAN. HE HAS FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON NOT BEEN GIVEN THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES BY THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION. HE SHOULD BE IN THE COUNTRY HALL OF FAME FOR ALL HE HAS DONE FOR THE COUNTRY INDUSTRY
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jess on August 31, 2005
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One of the better "Best OF...." albums. To be honest, I care little for the sound of '70's country music, although there were a few notable exception. Bobby Bare, despite his early Rock-n-Roll venture, stayed true to form and put out a few memorable hits for a wasted decade. I could do without the obligatory "father to son" talking song so popular in this era (Thank you Red Sovine, Bill Anderson, etc....), but the good far outweighs the bad on this album. Not sure that Bobby was ever an "outlaw" (and after judging by today's definition of that crowd, he may not want to be associated with the term anyway!), but he did things his own way; which is why I think he flourished during the death of the Nashville Sound and the increasing Disco beats of Barbara Mandrell and Kenny & Dolly. The recordings on this albium are superb, and you can really appreciate Bobby's straight-forward, no-nonsense, approach to presenting a song. Overall, I give the album a grade of B.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By john thomas on September 29, 2014
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This cd is pretty good. It has a lot of his early songs. Most of which I didn't know. Including All American Boy which has been on several cds. But I had never heard before. Although I had read about it. It seems like early in his career he was being marketed as a folk singer. With songs like Detroit City,500 Miles Away From Home, Miller's Cave and Four Strong Winds. One of the first songs I remember by Bobby Bare was Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn. Which I liked when it was new. But it's one of those songs that doesn't really hold up well now. Then Bobby Bare had a great run in the '70s with Marie Laveau, Daddy What If and The Winner. And on into the 80s. Which is my favorite part of his career. Bobby Bare is from the same generation as Johnny Cash, Waylon and Willie and Merle and that great generation of singers. And he may not have reached the upper superstar status as some of them. You never heard about him being involved in any scandals either. And he ended up in the Hall Of Fame also. This is a pretty good cd. That shows how he changed his style to fit the times.
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I haven't heard a Bare song on the radio in quite a while and it is quite enjoyable to listen to his songs.The best being Detroit City followed closely by 500 miles from home and The All American Boy. The delivery service was better than expected and the cd as I stated is a good one.

I haven't had the oppertunity to watch Path to Power as of yet, so I can offer no review on this dvd, except to say the delivery service was better than expected.
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I thought I purchased a piece of sheet music for God Bless America Again
can't seem to copy, HELP! PLEASE
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Good classics for my library. Some songs are great but some are just not very good. Cheesy duets from 70s aren't my favorite.
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