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Samuel Robert Gibson, 16 November 1931, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 28 September 1996, Portland, Oregon, USA. Although commercial success proved illusive, Gibson was one of US folk musics most influential figures. His songs were recorded by the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul And Mary and he was responsible for launching and/or furthering the careers of Bob Camp, Judy Collins and Joan Baez. Having recorded his debut single, Im Never To Marry, in 1956, Gibson embarked on a series of excellent albums including Offbeat Folksongs (1956) and Carnegie Concert (1957). Indifferent to marketplace pressure, his novelty collection, Ski Songs, was issued in 1959 at the height of the hootenanny boom while Yes I See, arguably the nadir of his recording career, appeared in 1961 as Bob Dylan began to attract peer group acclaim. These disappointing releases were followed by a duet with Bob (Hamilton) Camp, At The Gate Of Horn, paradoxically one...