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Glenn Yarbrough – The Bitter And The Sweet (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Glenn Yarbrough – The Bitter And The Sweet (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 28:15 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

Glenn Robertson Yarbrough was an American folk singer and guitarist. He was the lead singer (tenor) with the Limeliters from 1959 to 1963. He also had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels. There were numerous obscure attempts, most of them commercially and artistically unsuccessful, by folk revival veterans to move into folk-rock-pop in the last half of the 1960s. This 1968 release considers all sides of romance, with songs by David Gates, Hoyt Axton and Glen Campbell among others. Includes Face in the Crowd; Alamo Junction; Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows; I’ll Be There; When Flora Was Mine, and more.

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Glenn Yarbrough – Let The World Go By (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Glenn Yarbrough – Let The World Go By (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 26:39 minutes | 967 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

Glenn Robertson Yarbrough was an American folk singer and guitarist. He was the lead singer (tenor) with the Limeliters from 1959 to 1963. He also had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels. Here’s his another 1968 release for RCA Victor label. Includes Eternity; Try to Remember; December in Your Heart; The Girls in Their Summer Dresses; You Can’t Ever Go Home Again; Four Seasons; Jenny’s Gone and I Don’t Care, and more.

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Glenn Yarbrough – The Lonely Things (1966/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Glenn Yarbrough – The Lonely Things (1966/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:36 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

This 1966 album of Rod McKuen songs was among Glenn’s most popular! Includes the Word Before Goodbye; Night Song; Hello; the Women; Brownstone; the Summertime of Days, and more.

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Glenn Yarbrough – The Best Of Glenn Yarbrough (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Glenn Yarbrough – The Best Of Glenn Yarbrough (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 32:58 minutes | 286 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © Tradition Records

Glenn Robertson Yarbrough was an American folk singer and guitarist. He was the lead singer (tenor) with the Limeliters from 1959 to 1963. He also had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels. This compilation has been originally released in 1967 on Tradition Records.

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Glenn Yarbrough – Honey And Wine (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Glenn Yarbrough – Honey And Wine (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 26:17 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA/Legacy

On his prior 1967 LP, For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her, Yarbrough had tried to move into contemporary folk-rockish covers, with negligible sales and not much greater artistic success. With Honey & Wine there also seemed to be inclinations to update his sound, but great uncertainty as to which way his music should pull. There was just a bit of a nod to pop/rock on the album, primarily in the title cut, a cover of a relatively little-known Gerry Goffin-Carole King composition. That song is a bluesy, very good yet underrated tune, but Yarbrough was not the best guy to sing it convincingly; look for the Hollies’ version instead. Much of the rest of the disc was given over to Rod McKuen covers with soppy MOR arrangements, which were sometimes (as on the excruciating “Happy Birthday to Me” and the cringingly upbeat “Ain’t You Glad You’re Livin’, Joe”) about as bathetic as McKuen ever got, which is saying something. A couple of Mason Williams tunes, “Here Am I” (with period pop harpsichord) and the bossa nova-flavored “They Are Gone,” are better but hardly memorable. In all, it’s a nearly terrible recording of sluggish easy listening pop, and not worth the money you’ll be charged if you find it in the dollar bin. Some interesting names pop up among the arrangers, though, including Williams, a pre-Bread David Gates, and Mort Garson.

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Glenn Yarbrough – For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Glenn Yarbrough – For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:15 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA Victor/Legacy

For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her is Glenn Yarbrough‘s transistion from the world of folk and straight into the realm of folk-rock-pop. Straying from his usual formulic singer/songwriter role, here he stands on the shoulders of giants, covering hits by: Simon & Garfunkel, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ian & Sylvia, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and Buffalo Springfield.

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Glenn Yarbrough – Come And Sit By My Side (1957/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Glenn Yarbrough – Come And Sit By My Side (1957/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 33:36 minutes | 299 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © Tradition Records

The instantly recognizable tenor of legendary folksinger Glenn Yarbrough — the voice of the Limeliters and eventually Coca-Cola — launches into a three-quarter time version of “Waltzing Matilda” without the slightest bit of irony on 1957’s Come Sit by My Side. His second recording (the first arrived in 1951) was a veritable set list for what was to become the folk revival, and it remains one of the most definitive recordings of the genre. While a much sparser affair than the high-harmony Limeliters records that were to follow, Yarbrough instills each track, from staples like the “Banks of the Ohio” and “Dark as a Dungeon” to more obscure English offerings such as “All ‘Round My Hat,” with the kind supernatural innocence and charm that would inform the approach of numerous ’60s revival groups like the New Christy Minstrels and the Serendipity Singers. ~ James Christopher Monger

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