Brown Clarence Gatemouth - Rocks (CD)

Brown Clarence Gatemouth - Rocks (CD)


1-CD (trifold digipak) with 36 page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.
T-Bone Walker, the ’inventor of the electric blues guitar’, opened the gate and young guys like Johnny ’Guitar’ Watson and Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown raced through!
  • In the late 1940s, young Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown first conquered the stages of his home state of Texas with incredible energy and speed.
  • Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown revolutionized the way of playing the electric guitar and remains a role model for whole generations of blues guitarists to this day.
  • Recordings from 1947 to 1960 for Aladdin and Peacock.
  • Compilation of Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown brilliant, up-tempo numbers – both instrumental and vocal!
  • Carefully mastered from the best possible sources.
  • Detailed and enjoyable biography by Bill Dahl in an extensive and illustrated booklet & discography.
One evening in 1947 T-Bone Walker and his band headlined the then popular and huge Bronze Peacock Club in Houston. Walker had to interrupt his show for health reasons – an opportunity that the 23-year-old did not miss. On the instructions of the club owner he took T-Bone Walker’s guitar and went on stage. ”It was the first time I played guitar in public. Well, this crowd, man, we had about 800 people in there, and it was an all black audience. And I went up there and immediately invented ’Gatemouth Boogie’. I made about $600 in tips in about 15 minutes. That was a lot of money back then.”   
Don Robey, the club owner, became his patron and producer. Dissatisfied with the first recordings produced for Aladdin in Los Angeles in 1947, he founded his first own record company, Peacock Records, for which Gatemouth produced exclusively until the early 1960s.
Chicago music historian and blues expert Bill Dahl has put together this luxuriously crafted CD album for Bear Family Records®, featuring the most exciting and innovative faster guitar recordings of Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown.  This is the most comprehensive and competent story about a chapter in Texas blues guitar history, which became so important for the future development of modern blues. The fat booklet contains the excitingly told biography, plus many photos, illustrations and a discography of the recordings on this album.

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01 Okie Dokie Stomp  
02 Baby Take It Easy  
03 Pale Dry Boogie -part I  
04 Without Me Baby  
05 I Live The Life  
06 Too Late Baby  
07 Mary Is Fine  
09 She Walks Right In  
10 Just Got Lucky  
11 Midnight Hour  
12 Ain't That Dandy  
13 Boogie Rambler  
14 You Got Money  
15 Gate Walks To Board  
16 Pale Dry Boogie -part 2  
17 Hurry Back Good News  
18 It Can Never Be That Way  
19 Gatemouth Boogie  
20 Gate's Salty Blues  
21 She Winked Her Eye  
22 Slop Time  
23 That's Your Daddy Yaddy Yo  
24 Atomic Energy  
25 Depression Blues  
26 Dirty Work At The Crossroad  
27 Just Before Dawn  
28 Swingin' The Gate  
29 Rock My Blues Away  

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