Thu Jun 2 21:52:24 EDT 1994
Jon asks if Gatemouth has done any GOOD songs. Oh, I guess, over the past 50
years he has been able to muster up a couple. Most are found on the
following and are some of my favorite Gate recordings:
1. One More Mile
2. Texas Swing - a compilation of songs from Alright Again and One More
Mile, both Rounder recordings.
3. The Original Peacock Recordings - 50's recordings with the wonderful
Okie Dokie Stomp, 2 minutes and 31 seconds of just about the best Texas blues
you'll ever hear, IMO.
BTW, Pressure Cooker, though its more in a relaxed Jazz vein, is low on
the wimp-factor scale, IMO. Although it certainly is not Gate's best
recording (again, my opinion), any recording with the great Jay McShann and
Arnett Cobb as sidemen is a keeper. It's just one more musical side of this
extremely talented blues musician. And Gatemouth, bless his heart, will make
sure we don't forget that!
Diane "love that Texas blues thang" Vaux
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