Album of the Day
Bob Gibson & Bob Camp at the Gate of Horn
Bob Gibson was one of the great unsung heroes of the folk revival. A 1953 encounter with Pete Seeger inspired Gibson to become a musician, and his travels eventually brought him to Chicago and an extended engagement at Albert Grossman's seminal folk club the Gate of Horn. Recorded with fellow performer Bob Camp (later known as Hamilton Camp), AT THE GATE OF HORN captures the pair's stirring harmonies and inventive 12-string guitar playing on 11 songs including such standards as “Wayfaring Stranger” and “Betty And Dupree.” Gibson & Camp's exuberant approach underlined the rich possibilities of folk music, and the 1961 Elektra collection helped pave the way for such hitmakers as Peter, Paul & Mary and Gordon Lightfoot. Bob Gibson was born on this day in 1931, and we'll salute the singer with BOB GIBSON & BOB CAMP AT THE GATE OF HORN.