Album of the Day
Where I'm Bound
Born on this day in 1931, Bob Gibson was a 10-year veteran on the folk scene when he released WHERE I'M BOUND in 1964, and he brings all that experience to bear on this fine set. Most of the 14 tracks on the Elektra collection feature simple acoustic guitar and vocal arrangements, but Gibson is a stirring singer and his 12-string playing was never better. In contrast to earlier releases, most of the material here is original, including such highlights as “The Town Crier's Song” (penned with frequent collaborator Hamilton Camp), “Fog Horn” and “The New 'Frankie and Johnnie' Song,” one of several co-written with author/cartoonist Shel Silverstein. Gibson's final album of the 1960s and one of his very best, WHERE I'M BOUND shows why such stars as Roger McGuinn, Judy Collins and Simon & Garfunkel were fans of the performer.