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Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:20 pm

Pretty song by a Country Music Legend:

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Always liked the tune.
Sorry, I can't provide any further information on the song right now.
Most likely there are some musicians featured that also played with Elvis.

Maybe Doc or somebody can help us out on that one?

Greetz,
lucky

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:47 am

Very good song, I've always liked Bobby Bare. This particular song was recorded in 1970, on the "this is bare country" album.

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:55 am

'This Is Bare Country' is a good album. I especially like 'It's Freezing In El Paso.' I've seen many of Bobby's shows and met him on one occasion.

Good guy and good entertainer.

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:56 pm

Great song indeed, I first heard this song by the French singer Eddy Mitchell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-W4VgQt ... re=related

Thought it was a Tom T. Hall song 'though. Soul legend Solomon Burke recorded the song a few years before his death for his album 'Nashville'.

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:17 pm

Thanks guys, for providing the info. Unfortunately I never had the chance to listen to the "This Is Bare Country" album.

Rob, I know you have a great taste in music - wanna make out a little bit? :smt007 :smt002

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:27 pm

It'll cost you dinner and a movie first.

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:03 am

Nice song!

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:20 am

Rob wrote:'This Is Bare Country' is a good album. I especially like 'It's Freezing In El Paso.' I've seen many of Bobby's shows and met him on one occasion.

Good guy and good entertainer.


2 versions with this title exist, a UK version, and a US version.

The UK album is absolutely AWESOME and among my favourite albums ever!

Other great songs on this LP are 'Don't It Make You Want A Go Home' and Bare's rendition of 'Leaving On A Jet Plane'.

Re: Bobby Bare - How I Got To Memphis (song)

Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:55 pm

Bob-Holland wrote:'Don't It Make You Want A Go Home'.


At the end of 'Just Pretend' (Rehearsal, 07-24-1970) Elvis sings a few lines of this song. Well, the openingline actually.
I guess he liked ths song, and it would have been a brilliant song for him!