Glenn Yarbrough

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Glenn Yarbrough
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Glenn Yarbrough in 1965
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Robertson Yarbrough
Born(1930-01-12) January 12, 1930 (age 84)
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Occupation(s)Singer, musician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1951 to present
Websiteglennyarbrough.com
 
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Glenn Yarbrough
Glenn Yarbrough.png
Glenn Yarbrough in 1965
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Robertson Yarbrough
Born(1930-01-12) January 12, 1930 (age 84)
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Occupation(s)Singer, musician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1951 to present
Websiteglennyarbrough.com

Glenn Yarbrough (born January 12, 1930) is an American folk singer. He was the lead singer with The Limeliters between 1959 and 1963, and had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels.

Biography[edit]

Glenn was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.

One of Elektra Records' first artists,[1] he was one of the first singers to record the traditional "The House of the Rising Sun." Among other career highlights, Yarbrough provided vocals for the Rankin/Bass animated versions of The Hobbit (1977) singing songs such as The Greatest Adventure, The Road Goes Ever On as well as The Return of the King (1980) singing "Frodo of the Nine Fingers" in addition to singing the title song in the 1966 holiday classic, The Christmas That Almost Wasn't. His most popular single, and the one for which he is most well-known today is "Baby the Rain Must Fall" (the theme tune from the film of the same name), it entered Cashbox Magazine March 27th,[2] which reached #12 pop and #2 easy listening in 1965. According to Chartmasters of Covington, Louisiana, the song was one of the all time top 100 of the year.

Glenn Yarbrough is also an accomplished sailor who has owned and lived aboard three different sailboats: Armorel, all teak and still in operation; Jubilee, which Glenn helped build, taking three years; and the Brass Dolphin a Chinese junk design, and has, according to Yarbrough, sailed around the world except for the Indian Ocean[citation needed].

His unique style of singing is referenced in an episode of the animated series South Park titled "The Death Camp of Tolerance".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumBillboard 200Record Label
1951Follow the Drinking Gourd/The Reaper's Ghost-Stratford Records
1957Come and Sit By My SideTradition Records
Songs By Glenn Yarbrough a.k.a. Here We Go BabyElektra Records
1958Marilyn Child and Glenn Yarbrough Sing Folk Songs
1964Time to Move OnRCA Victor
One More Round142
1965Come Share My Life112
Baby The Rain Must Fall35
It's Gonna Be Fine75
1966The Lonely Things61
Live at the Hungry I85
1967Honey and Wine141
The Bitter and the Sweet
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her159
1968Let the World Go By
We Survived the Madness
1969Looking Back ?Everest Records
1969Each of Us Alone18Warner Bros. Records
Somehow, Someway; Yarbrough Country
Glenn Yarbrough Sings the Rod McKuen Songbook189
1970Let Me Choose Life
Jubilee; The Best of Glenn Yarbrough
1971Bend Down & Touch Me
1974My Sweet LadyStax Records
1977Easy NowBrass Dolphin Records
1994Family PortraitFolk Era Records
1995Christmas with Glenn Yarbrough
Love for Life
Divine Love
I Could Have Been a Sailor
1997Glenn & Holly Yarbrough Sing Annie Get Your Gun
2000Day the Tall Ships Came
Chantyman

With The Limeliters[edit]

Singles[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsRecord LabelB-sideAlbum
USAC
1957"Here We Go, Baby"Elektra Records"All My Sorrows"Songs by Glenn Yarbrough
1964"San Francisco Bay Blues"RCA Victor Records"The Honey Wind Blows"Time to Move On
"Jenny's Gone and I Don't Care""An Acre of Gal to a Foot of Ground"Let the World Go By
1965"Baby the Rain Must Fall"122"I've Been to Town"Baby the Rain Must Fall
"It's Gonna Be Fine"549"She"
"Ain't No Way""You Can't Ever Go Home Again"
1966"The Lonely Things""Channing Way 2"The Lonely Things
"Spin Spin""Love Are Wine"
1967"Gently Here Beside Me""Golden Under the Sun"For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
"Honey and Wine""Ain't You Glad You're Livin', Joe"Honey and Wine
1968"Times Gone By""Face in the Crowd"The Bitter and the Sweet
"Downtown L.A."Warner Bros. Records"Until You Happened to Pass By"Let Me Choose Life
1969"Somehow, Someway""Child of the Night Time"
"(Don't Let the Sun Shine on You) In Tulsa""Wisconsin"
1970"Jubilee""I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free"
"Goodbye Girl"35Let Me Choose Life

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Weird interviews Glenn Yarbrough". MusicWeird.com. 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  2. ^ Cashbox March 27,1965

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