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Bobby Bare: Detroit City and Other Hits/500 Miles Away from Home (RCA)

Colin Escott, RCA Records, 1993

THE FIRST THE WORLD thought it had heard from Bobby Bare was in the summer of 1963 when 'Detroit City' hit the Top 20 in the United States and overseas, but when Bobby began collecting Most Promising Newcomer awards that year, it was doubly ironic. Not only had he been recording since 1955, but he'd already had a worldwide smash hit – under someone else's name.

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