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.
In 1957, he was one of the first singers to
record the traditional " The House of the Rising Sun" for Elektra Records. Among other career highlights, Yarbrough provided vocals for the Rankin/Bass animated versions of (1977) singing songs such as The Hobbit The Greatest Adventure, as well as The Road Goes Ever On (1980) singing "Frodo of the Nine Fingers" in addition to singing the title song in the 1966 holiday classic, The Return of the King . 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 The Christmas That Almost Wasn't film of the same name), 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
titled " South Park The Death Camp of Tolerance". Discography [edit ] Solo albums [edit ] 1951 Follow the Drinking Gourd/The Reaper's Ghost 1957 Come Sit by My Side 1957 Glenn Yarbrough a.k.a. Here We Go Baby 1958 Marilyn Child and Glenn Yarbrough Sing Folk Songs 1964 Time to Move On 1964 One More Round 1965 Come Share My Life 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall 1965 It's Gonna Be Fine 1966 The Lonely Things 1966 Live at the Hungry i 1967 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her 1967 Honey and Wine 1968 The Bitter and the Sweet 1968 Let the World Go By 1968 We Survived The Madness 1968 Each of Us Alone 1969 Somehow Someway 1969 Glenn Yarbrough Sings the Rod McKuen Songbook 1969 Yarbrough Country 1970 Let Me Choose Life 1970 Jubilee 1970 The Best of Glenn Yarbrough 1971 Bend Down and Touch Me 1971 Glenn Yarbrough and The Havenstock River Band 1974 Kaleidoscope: Glenn Yarbrough Sings Rod McKuen 1974 My Sweet Lady 1977 The Hobbit: Original Soundtrack 1977 Easy Now 1978 Live at The Troubadour 1981 Just a Little Love 1983 Stay with Me 1983 Most Loved Songs 1985 Sentimental Favorites/Treasury of Love Songs 1987 Love for Life 1987 Divine Love 1991 I Could Have Been a Sailor 1992 Holiday Harbor 1992 Christmas with Glenn Yarbrough 1993 Dreamland 1993 On My Butt (CD single) 1994 I Think of You 1994 Family Portrait, Holly and Glenn Yarbrough 1994 Forgotten Carols 1995 Chantyman 1995 Live at Harrah's Reno 1996 Annie Get Your Gun with Holly Yarbrough 1997 All Time Favorites 2001 No One Is Alone with Holly Yarbrough (released 2006) 2004 Old Fashioned Love Story 2005 Heaven Help Us! Recently found San Francisco set I and II With The Limeliters [edit ] 1960 The Limeliters 1960 Tonight: In Person 1961 The Slightly Fabulous Limeliters 1962 Sing Out! 1962 Through Children's Eyes 1962 Folk Matinee 1962 Our Men in San Francisco 1963 Makin' a Joyful Noise 1963 Fourteen 14K Folk Songs 1964 The Best of The Limeliters 1964 The London Concert 1968 Time to Gather Seeds 1974 The Limeliters Reunion Volume One 1974 The Limeliters Reunion Volume Two 1976 Glenn Yarbrough and The Limeliters Chicago tape I (released early 2000s (decade)) 1976 Glenn Yarbrough and The Limeliters Chicago tape II (released in the early 2000s (decade)) 1977 Pure Gold 1991 Joy Across the Land Glenn Yarbrough and The Limeliters 1976 Recently Found- Glenn Yarbrough and The Limeliters Chicago Tapes I and II External links [edit ]