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Five Bar Romp

by Bobby Lynn

Hardcore country collides with electric blues in this long-awaited debut.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Five Bar Romp
Bobby Lynn
2:57 $0.99
2. Twice As Much
Bobby Lynn
2:26 $0.99
3. Love, Come Back To Me
Bobby Lynn
1:53 $0.99
4. Mean Eyed Cat
Bobby Lynn
3:09 $0.99
5. A Good While 'Fore The Dawn
Lucia Lynn
4:05 $0.99
6. Ode To Jimmy Reed
Bobby Lynn & Myrna Lake
3:29 $0.99
7. Last Day Of July Woman
Bobby Lynn
2:38 $0.99
8. Sooner Or Later
Bobby Lynn
3:47 $0.99
9. The Likes Of You
Bobby Lynn
4:59 $0.99
10. Baby Driver
Bobby Lynn
4:12 $0.99
11. Love's Last Chance
Bobby Lynn
4:00 $0.99
12. Another Heart You'll Never Own
Bobby Lynn
4:04 $0.99
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Album Notes

Bobby Lynn was born on December 8th, 1964 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. When his mother Linda was a little girl, she'd often play in a sandbox with a boy three doors down on Audubon Drive named Elvis Presley. Bobby's earliest musical memories are of sitting in front of a portable turntable at age three listening to Burt Bacharach LPs over and over again. His first live performance resulted in a second place finish at his elementary school's talent show when he sang "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". Bobby's parents would often let him spend weekends at their housekeeper Mary's home on the other side of town. Mary and her family would take Bobby to their church, where he received his first exposure to gospel music. Bobby had never heard live drums, bass and guitar before, much less in a church. He was instantly hooked. By the time he was 9, Bobby was sneaking into his older sister's room to play the guitar she had received as a birthday gift from their grandmother. Instead of taking lessons, Bobby would lock himself in his room with the guitar and his Led Zeppelin LPs.

Fast forward ten years, and Bobby found himself in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. It was here that he set his rock albums aside and dove headlong into early blues and country recordings. He was soon mesmerized by the likes of Blind Willie McTell, Reverend Robert Wilkins, Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell, J.B. Lenoir, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Horton.

Soon thereafter, Bobby formed a band which made its debut at New York's now defunct Lone Star Roadhouse. The lineup included "Cowhide" Freddie Levine on drums, "Slim" Tim Givens on bass and "Padre" Mike Abbott on electric guitar. It was shortly after forming the band that an editor at Circus Magazine arranged for Bobby to speak with Johnny Cash on the phone. Circus had just completed an interview with Cash about his recent collaboration with U2. Bobby mentioned to Johnny that his band loved to play an old and obscure Johnny Cash song called "Mean Eyed Cat". Upon hearing this, Cash revealed that he had just written an extra verse to the song, and offered to send it to Lynn. This stroke of luck inspired Lynn to begin writing and recording the material that would become his debut CD, "Five Bar Romp". The record was released in February of 2004 on Lynn's independent label, Clementine Records.

In addition to the core live band, Lynn found an impressive array of talent in New York to help him record "Five Bar Romp". The roster includes blues guitarist Bobby Radcliff, a protégé of the late, great Magic Sam. On pedal steel and electric guitars is the remarkably versatile David Hamburger. Bobby's younger sister Lucia Lynn provides a heartfelt vocal to "A Good While 'Fore the Dawn", a ballad Bobby wrote for the late Patsy Cline. And veteran jazz vocalist Myrna Lake teams up with Bobby for the blues duet, "Ode To Jimmy Reed".



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Bobby Lynn

This guy has my name and i like the music.
I can't believe this guy has the same name as me, good times, i also like the music mostly because of the name.

Mike PaschaL

I am his Nephew!
My name is Michael Paschal. I have never been close to my uncle until his CD came out. My mother is louisa Lynn his sister. i do not live with her. I am actually quite far away from her. i live in Hanover, Virginia. Although when i first got my copy of five bar rump my brother (Robert) and i were amazed. We are both very talented singers. and listening to this CD gave me an idea from which side of the family our talent came from. Thank you uncle robert

Louisa Lynn

That's my BROTHER????
I may be biased. I may be his sister, the one who got her guitar stolen, but I was amazed at Bobby's (I call him Robert)talent that I hadn't heard since Take ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME when he was just a little boy. My little girl, Kala goes to sleep at night listening to him sing. Her favorite song that she plays over and over again is FIVE BAR ROMP. I was thrilled and so was she when we saw a reviewer compare Robert to Elvis Presley! Kala who is normally an Ashley Simpson fan digs Robert more than her!! So he appeals not just to the ecclectic/country/blues fans but to the tween generation too!! You go Robert!!! I love you.

Amy Emerman, Dreamscape Entertainment

country music's Antichrist has arrived
There comes a time when the music industry needs to be revamped. When sterility governs the mainstream, people get sick and tired of being fed on steroid-ingested music. Well, Nashville can step aside and take note of this new character on the scene. He brings an eclectic mix of country, blues, rockabilly, and more all wrapped up in one dangerous little package: this CD. Whoever said Elvis was dead? He lives on in Bobby Lynn's shirttails...Pop/Country music has received its new Antichrist, and the timing couldn't be better...

Long Beach Gazette

Excellent mix of blues, country and charismatic romp. Unequaled!
I enjoyed all of the songs, especially the 5 bar romp..
Since it's release, I am sure that many of the critics
have applauded this release. I enjoyed all aspects of this

Dorothy Taylor Summerall

Hi Robert, it's Dot from Midtown Memphis & Grace St. Lukes!
Hi Robert! Your cd is simply amazing! I lovvvvvve it! I was in the audience, along with my late Mother, the night you sang "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" so beautifully. I will never forget it - my Mother talked about it for years and years as a moment that she always cherished in her heart. She so loved you & Louisa. I miss you & Louisa so much. I'm back in Memphis taking care of some family business here...would love to talk to you & Louisa...Love you always, Dot S.

Dallas Midnight

Strong Buy!
Bobby Lynn's Five Bar Romp CD is damn happening! Although short of a five star rodeo, the production is stellar. Hell, you can't go wrong with Johnny Cash personally giving Bobby the extra verse that was up to now never recorded. This is Americana at its finest. A sonic journey that easily remains in my Cadillac CD changer to this day. For $6.99 you are fool for not buying it. That is little over $0.50 a song!

kala lynn

im his neice
i am his neice and i love him to death. his cd is like the best cd i've ever heard. he lives in nyc. my fave song was five bar romp

jodie elektra

wow that's really cool
cool...I really like country music and this is like totally infused with like rock and blues...that's awesome like when are you playing in my hometown?

Eric Lintz

Very Old Friend (CMA '81) are sounding great! Been a very long time. Going to download this. How can I get a hold of you? Please let me know.