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Bob Gibson Web Site Launched

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vlmagee 24 Aug 06 - 09:39 AM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 24 Aug 06 - 09:55 AM
BuckMulligan 24 Aug 06 - 11:42 AM
Bill Hahn//\\ 24 Aug 06 - 05:31 PM
open mike 24 Aug 06 - 06:55 PM
vlmagee 24 Aug 06 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,art thieme (sheepishly) 24 Aug 06 - 08:12 PM
johnross 24 Aug 06 - 10:38 PM
bflat 25 Aug 06 - 12:19 AM
Deckman 25 Aug 06 - 09:13 AM
Joe Offer 02 Sep 08 - 08:23 PM
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vlmagee 13 Nov 08 - 12:36 PM
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Art Thieme 17 Feb 09 - 01:48 PM
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WFDU - Ron Olesko 17 Feb 09 - 03:00 PM
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Subject: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: vlmagee
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 09:39 AM

I am happy to announced that a new, official web site for folk legend Bob Gibson, at bobgibsonlegacy.com , was launched early in August. The new web site is the result of a major labor of love by his musician daughter, Meridian Green, with the help of family and friends.

Bob Gibson wrote or revitalized a huge catalog of songs, and was one of the most influential folk troubadors of the folk revival of the 1950s and 1960s. Many leading singer/songwriters including Gordon Lightfoot and Roger McGuinn credit Gibson as being a pivotal influence on them (some of you folks too!).

Lightfoot has credited Gibson with influencing his guitar playing (Gibson was key in popularizing the 12-string guitar), and Gibson's three-part Civil War Trilogy helped inspire Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy.

Roger McGuinn was tremedously influenced by Gibson, having attended many Gibson & Camp shows at the old Gate of Horn. Mcguinn wrote a song to honor Gibson, and often mentions him in performances and liner notes.

I am honored and proud to be able to claim the new Gibson site as one of mine, although I must credit the writing and implementation to others. Please visit the site, join the mailing list, maybe pick up a CD or two, and let us know what you think. Any personal recollections, recordings or stories are most welcome; you may use email or the signup form at the web site.

I hope you all enjoy the new - and long overdue - web site.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 09:55 AM

Well done!!   This is a wonderful site and a great resource! Bob Gibson deserves greater recognition. We all miss him.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: BuckMulligan
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 11:42 AM

Great site, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 05:31 PM

What a great history and site. And what a touching and wonderful way to be remembered by friends and relatives alike. You can feel the love.

BH


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: open mike
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 06:55 PM

IT LOOKS GREAT...AND WE HAVE HAD MERIDIAN GREEN PERFORM FOR OUR FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY. Good Job!

just one problem...when i open the drop down menu for recordings,
i cannot see anything below "Makin' a mess"..it looks like there are
other titles in the list, but they are below the page and i cannot
scroll to them and when i try to move the page down the drop down
menu dissappears.

but i see if i click on "all" i can see "Joy, Joy" and "Best of Friends"
which are the last two listed.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: vlmagee
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 07:57 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind words about the web site. And thank you, "open mike" for reminding me about that navigation problem! It doesn't occur at 1024x768 (or larger) so we hadn't noticed initially, but I realized shortly after launch that the full list of recordings wouldn't fit at 800x600. We do want all our sites to be fully functional at that resolution too, so we will get it fixed. I'm glad you found the additional items on the "All" page.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: GUEST,art thieme (sheepishly)
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 08:12 PM

You certainly are correct when you say that others here were influenced by Bob Gibson. I am definitely one of those from those mesmerizing nights and days in Chicago. I'm feeling bad about not getting back to Meridian after their good e-mail arrived here. Many things have been put on back burners by me of late. Just know I'm glad this site came to fruition. It looks wonderful.--- And my sincere appreciation and congratulations go out to Ms Green and cohorts for making this happen!! It does look great.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: johnross
Date: 24 Aug 06 - 10:38 PM

There's a lot of good, solid information on that site, but the design has some serious problems. The black background and tiny text font (at 1024 x 768) makes it extremely difficult to read.And many of the LP covers are lost against the black background.

Also, the discography is not complete. It does not include the Riverside "Chicago Mob Scene: A Folk Song Jam Session" LP (RLP-12-641), where Bob appeared as "Sam Hall," the Vanguard LPs from the Newport Folk Festivals ("Folk Festival at Newport 1959, Volume 2," VRS-9063/VSD-2054 with Joan Baez; and "The Newport Folk Festival 1960, Volume 2," VRS-9084/VSD-2088 with Bob Camp), or the "Courtship of Carl Sandburg" cassette.

Ben Cohen assembled a much more complete BG discography almost ten years ago. The final version is not longer online, but you can find an early version at http://www.lyon.edu/webdata/users/kadler/public_html/rmcguinn/gibson.html

It also misses all the reissues and "various artists" collections that include tracks from his records. And you spelled "Elektra" consistently wrong.

It would also be very helpful to have the catalog numbers and alternate covers of all the LPs included in their descriptions.

As a work in progress, that site has great potential. But if it's supposed to be a finished product, it leaves a lot to be desired.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: bflat
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 12:19 AM

I'm not going to be critical, not my nature, tho' I also recognize that growth came come from scrutiny. Love learning more about a talent I've admired.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Deckman
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 09:13 AM

My consistant memories of Bob Gibson revolve around the ability he had to "grab" an audience. No matter what crowd he had, be it a noisy tavern crowd, or a concert audience, he had you in the palm of his hand within 15 seconds of striking his first bamjo note. Simply amazing. CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:23 PM

A number of Bob Gibson albums are being reissued. More information at http://bobgibsonlegacy.com/home.asp

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 08:46 AM

Ah, this brings back a painful (and embarrassing) memory. Back in the olden days, a couple of friends and I made a pilgrimage across Illinois to Chicago, with Old Town one of our key destinations.

While going over our options for what we were going to do in the evening, a slight but amiable difference of opinion came up. Gene, Mike and I couldn't quite come to an agreement as to what show we were going to see.

Now here comes the painful part. Avert your eyes if your stomach is the least bit queasy.

I no longer remember where I wanted to go, but to make the long story short, Gene and Mike saw Bob Gibson, I wound up at a local theater which was screening Love Me Tender with Elvis Presley.

In my defense, if there is any, I was a big fan of Elvis long before it was the popular thing to do, courtesy of late night country radio from WCKY in Cincinnati. I'm not quite sure that makes up for such a horrible lack of judgment or good taste.

Tonight happens to be our annual phone call for Gene and I. I guess I will have to remind him of that and face the inevitable ridicule once more.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: vlmagee
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 12:36 PM

Meridian Green, Bob's daughter, has put together a group to celebrate her Dad's music. On her first trip to the Northeast in a long time, Meridian will be at NERFA this week (showcases Friday and Saturday), and in Middleburgh, NY next Thursday (11/20), and Middletown, CT next Friday (11/21). Details at bobgibsonlegacy.com. She will be back in the Northeast in March (a gig at Caffe Lena is scheduled for March 6th, and there will hopefully be a few more).


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 12:50 PM

Refresh!!

I missed this thread the first and second time around. Meridan Green and her group are performing in Baltimore on March 13th at the Cellar Stage. Try Uptownconcerts.com for more information. Certainly Bob was an inspiration to me. He later collaborated with Shel Silverstein. I am glad to see his music is being reissued. Some of it is available now. If you haven't heard of him, then go to the bobgibsonlegacy.com web-site. You are in for a treat.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Art Thieme
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 01:48 PM

Roger,
I hope all goes great. Give my regards to Ms Green.

The last time I saw Shel was at the farewell party Bob, literally, tossed for himself in '96---I think it was. (Shel borrowed my guitar for his set that night.) Bob passed away a week after that musical bash that I was glad I was a part of. --- And Shel is gone now too.

The more things change, the more they get different.

Art


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: topical tom
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 02:55 PM

Somewhere in the dust bins of history I have Bob's LP "The Perfect High",a collection of great songs by a great singer.Thanks for the link.
I saw Bob perform once only, at the Winnipeg Folk Festival of 1979,and a very good set it was.


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 03:00 PM

I saw Meridian and the group at NERFA - do NOT miss this show!!!! They are a wonderful group in their own right, and the stories and songs about Bob are incredible!


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Chris in Portland
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 03:45 PM

On the recent BBC folk concert, Roger McGuinn mentioned that Bob Gibson was the first folksinger that he had heard, when Bob came and played for Roger's high school class. Bob is not forgotten.
Chris


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: open mike
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 07:08 PM

There is a feature article about Bob in Dirty Linen magazine.
see here: http://www.dirtylinen.com/
and look for Shakin' out the Sheets


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Beer
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 09:21 PM

I just finished reading his Bio and I must say it was very moving.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Bob Gibson Web Site Launched
From: Deckman
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 11:37 PM

One night, in 1959, Don Firth and Patti and I walked into "The Anchor Steam House" ... in Sausalito, California. Bob was the performer that night. We joined him at the bar and I started talking about the noisy house. The "Anchor Steam House" was a large place and was known for it's rocous crowds. I asked him how in the hell he was going to get the attention of this crowd ... being that they were so noisy. He winked and said: "just watch."

He walked up on stage ... the noise level held ... and nobody seemed to notice him at all. Then he did the most amazing thing: He stood at the mike and strummed his banjo VERY QUIETLY. Then he started singing a love song ... VERY QUIETLY.

It was like magic. I swear in 10 seconds, you could have heard a pin drop. As the stunned faces turned up to the stage, he looked at me and winked!

That's a lesson I remember yet! Bob(deckman)Nelson


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