Personnel includes: Bobby Bare (vocals); Hank Levine (conductor); The Jordanaires (background vocals); Jeannie Bare, Skeeter Davis, Liz Anderson, Norma Jean.
Producers include: Chet Atkins, Bob Ferguson, Felton Jarvis, Jack Clement, Ronny Light.
Compilation producer: Steve Lindsey.
Includes liner notes by Wade Jessen.
Digitally remastered by Randy Kling (DiscMastering, Nashville, Tennessee).
This is part of RCA Records' The Essential Series.
Personnel: The Jordanaires (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Wade Jessen.
Recording information: 08/??/1963-11/29/1976.
Editor: Richard Lescallette.
Arranger: Hank Levine.
Like all the other volumes of RCA's Essential series, The Essential Bobby Bare contains a cross-section of Bare's hits, lesser-known singles, rarities and album tracks. Though it is a useful and entertaining collection, Razor & Tie's compilation remains a more definitive retrospective. ~ Thom Owens