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Classic Rewind: Bobby Bare – ‘Margie’s At The Lincoln Park Inn’


4 responses to “Classic Rewind: Bobby Bare – ‘Margie’s At The Lincoln Park Inn’

  1. Ken Johnson January 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Song peaked at #4 in May 1969. Written by Tom T. Hall. One of many socially conscious songs that permeated the country charts during that era.

    Love Bare’s voice but this version sounds rather lackluster without Don Tweedy’s exceptional string arrangements that embellished Bobby’s vocal on his RCA Victor single release.

  2. Paul W Dennis January 4, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    The album from which this single was taken, MARGIE’S AT THE LINCOLN PARK INN (AND OTHER CONTROVERSIAL SONGS), remains one of the most interesting albums ever conceived. While Bare covers some of the more thoughful songs of the era, the album is also full of songs that never had singles potential such as Kristofferson’s “The Law Is For The Protection of The People” and David Turner’s bitter “If There’s Not A Hell (There Ought To Be) “

  3. J.R. Journey January 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Bobby Bare is a local boy. He was born in Ironton, Ohio which is just about 20 miles from me. This is one of my favorite Bobby Bare singles, but I agree this live version is kinda flat without the strings.

    • Ken Johnson January 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Not too many country songs from that era use strings/orchestration as the lead instrument. Johnny Cash’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” is another.Brilliant arrangement of that song by Bill Walker.

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