Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson & Bob Camp

Early History
Bob was a prime mover in the early days of the folk revival. He introduced a young Joan Baez at Newport in 1959 and helped other folkies, like Judy Collins and Phil Ochs. And influenced rockers like John Lennon.

He released several albums from 1956-1961 on the Riverside and Elektra labels: Offbeat Folksongs (9/56), I Come For To Sing (6/57), Carnegie Concert (10/57), There's A Meetin' Here Tonight (10/58), Ski Songs (11/59), and Yes I See (7/61). You can check them out at the Discogs link at the bottom. Early singles are listed at 45Cat.

Bob started a long-time partnership with noted Playboy magazine cartoonist/humorist Shel Silverstein. Together they wrote ~200 songs. We pick up Bob's recordings with the live album he did with Hamilton Camp in 1961.

At The Gate Of Horn
Elektra EKS-7207
10/61 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Billboard Article

Side One
Skillet Good And Greasy - -
Old Blue Goode-Kuhl -
St Claire's Defeat Gibson -
I'm Gonna Tell God Gibson -
Two In The Middle Camp-Gibson -
Civil War Trilogy   -
   First Batallion Camp-Silverstein  
   Yes I See Gibson  
   Two Brothers Gordon  
Side Two
Daddy Roll 'Em Gibson -
The Thinking Man Camp-Gibson -
Butternut Hill Camp-Gibson -
Wayfaring Stranger Gibson -
Chicago Cops Gibson-Hamilton -
Betty And Dupree Camp-Gibson -
Bob Gibson-guitar, vocals
Bob [Hamilton] Camp-guitar, vocals
Herb Brown-bass
§Cover Photo-Pompeo Posar
Produced by: Mark Abramson

Note: Recorded at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, April 1961
First issues had the song Butternut Hill, but the composer filed suit (see note 2).
Records pulled, track deleted, and reissued. Contrary to the article, a substitute track was NOT included.

Gibson & Camp reunited in 1977 for the album Homemade Music.
and revisited this album in 1986 (at Holstein's in Chi-town) and released the CD in 1999

Where I'm Bound
Elektra EKS-7239
10/63 [UK: ?/66]
Back Cover

Side One
Where I'm Bound (Gonna Be Singing In That Land) Gibson-Thompson 2:00
The Waves Roll Out Gibson-Silverstein 3:08
12-String Guitar Rag Gibson 2:02
Wastin' Your Time Gibson-Silverstein 2:28
The New "Frankie And Johnnie" Song Gibson-Silverstein 1:50
Fog Horn Gibson-Silverstein 2:50
Baby, I'm Gone Again Gibson-Silverstein 2:23
Side Two
Farewell My Honey, Cindy Jane Gibson 2:00
Some Old Woman (There Is A Woman) Gibson-Silverstein 3:24
Stella's Got A New Dress Camp-Gibson 2:29
The Town Crier's Song (Ten O'Clock All Is Well) Camp-Gibson 2:57
What You Gonna Do? Gibson-Neil-Silverstein 1:48
Betsy From Pike Gibson 2:15
Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song) arr Gibson 2:35
Bob Gibson-guitar, vocals
Art Davis-bass
Produced by: Jac Holzman, Mark Abramson


Note: Bob lost time in the 60s due to drug/alcohol addiction

Sam Stone / About Time
Prine (6:10) / Camp (3:46)
Capitol 3134, 6/71


Bob Gibson
Capitol ST-742
7/71 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Fog Horn Gibson-Silverstein 4:34
Sam Stone Prine 6:11
Leavin For The Last Time Gibson-Mapes 3:52
For Lovin Me Lightfoot 2:51
A Hard Rains Gonna Fall Dylan 4:01
Side Two
About Time Camp 3:46
Just Like A Woman Dylan 4:31
The Ballad Of Fred And Mark Fisher-Gibson 3:39
Easy Now Gibson 4:02
If I'm There Gibson-Silverstein 2:36
Bob Gibson-guitar, vocals
Thank the following for their gracious cooperation:
Ann Goodman, Bernie Leadon, Bud Shank, Chris Hillman, Cynthia Goyette, Cyrus Faryar, David Crosby,
Denny Doherty, Dick Rosmini, Earl Ball, Eddie Fischer, Emil Richards, Hamilton Camp, Kay Reynolds,
Linda Woodward, Mark Hammerman, Mike Bohs, Mike Deasy, Nigel Pickering, Rick Roberts, Roger McGuinn,
Severen Darden, Sneeky Pete, Spanky McFarland, Steve La Fruer, Susan Gibson
The Cosmo Alley Choir-backing vocals
Produced by: Jim Dickson


Bob cured most of his demons and resumed recording in the mid 70s,
including two albums with his old friend Hamilton Camp.


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