The Limeliters are an American folk music group, formed in July 1959 by Lou Gottlieb (bass violin/bass), Alex Hassilev (banjo/baritone), and Glenn Yarbrough (guitar/tenor). The group was active from 1959 until 1965, when they disbanded. After a hiatus of sixteen years Yarbrough, Hassilev, and Gottlieb reunited and began performing again as The Limeliters in reunion tours. On a regular basis a continuation The Limeliters group is still active and performing.
Album · 1959 · 12 Songs. Glenn Yarbrough & The Limeliters. Bill Morrissey: The Essential Collection.
The Limeliters, 2005. Battle of Gandessa, 02:45. Charlie the Midnight Maurader, 02:55. When I First Came to This Land, 03:19. Malaguena Salerosa, 02:41. The Bear Chase, 02:05. John Henry (The Steel Driving Man), 02:11. Take My True Love By the Hand, 03:00. Lonesome Traveler, 02:05.
The Limeliters are a folk music group formed in July 1959 by Lou Gottlieb (bass), Alex Hassilev (baritone), and Glenn Yarbrough (tenor). After a hiatus of sixteen years Yarbrough, Hassilev, and Gottlieb reunited and began performing as The Limeliters again.
An impressive debut for the just-born folk trio, this album presents songs that became stalwart parts of their stage act for decades, particularly Lee Hays' "Lonesome Traveler," and the Russian gypsy tune "Gari Gari," and from Mexico, "Malaguena Salerosa. The album is marred by some stilted and obvious overdubbing, but even though some of the performances seem forced, the familiar three-part harmonies of Glenn, Alex, and Lou are already there
Album by The Limeliters. Charlie, The Midnight Marauder. When I First Came To This Land. John Henry, The Steel Driving Man. Take My True Love By The Hand.
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|A1||The Hammer Song
Written-By – Hays*, Seegar*
|A2||Battle At Gandessa
Written-By – Bessie*, Yarbrough*
|A3||Charle, The Midnight Marauder
Written By – DavisWritten-By – Bagby*
Written-By – Allaire*, Seegar*
|A5||When I First Came To This Land
Written-By – Brand*
Written-By – Hassilev*, Bagby*, Renyolds*
|B1||The Bear Chase
Written-By – Bagby*
Written-By – Hassilev*, Sheer
Written-By – Raskin*, Limelifters*
|B4||John Henry, The Steel Driving Man
Written By – Amadeo, GlenWritten-By – Hassilev*
|B5||Times Are Getting Hard
Written-By – Raskin*, Hays*, Brand*
Written-By – Hays*
- Engineer – John Norman
- Executive-Producer [Production Supervisor] – Jac Holzman
- Liner Notes – Ralph J. Gleason
- Musician [Assisting Musician] – Charles C. Berghofer*, Frank P. Devenport*, Gene P. Estes*, John J. Pisano*, Vincent Terri
NotesCatalog # on cover EKL 180, on label EKL-180
White Electra promo label
Stamped on back: DJ copy not for sale
|EKL 180||The Limeliters||The Limeliters (LP, Mono, 1st)||Elektra||EKL 180||US||1959|
|EKTP-7180||The Limeliters||The Limeliters (Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album)||Elektra||EKTP-7180||US||1960|
|EKS 7180, EKS-7180||The Limeliters||The Limeliters (LP, Album)||Elektra, Elektra||EKS 7180, EKS-7180||US||1960|
|EKL 180, EKL-180||The Limeliters||The Limeliters (LP, Mono)||Elektra, Elektra||EKL 180, EKL-180||US||1960|
|EKL 180||The Limeliters||The Limeliters (LP, Album, Mono)||Elektra||EKL 180||US||1960|