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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Pressure Cooker (1985) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Pressure Cooker (1985) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Pressure Cooker (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4745 | 00:41:31

Before Gate was able to rebuild a following stateside, he frequently toured Europe. He recorded the contents of this inexorably swinging set in France in 1973 with all-star backing by keyboardists Milt Buckner and Jay McShann, saxists Arnett Cobb and Hal Singer, among others. Brown indulges his passion for Louis Jordan by ripping through "Ain't That Just like a Woman" and "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens" and exhibits his immaculate fretwork on the torrid title item.

VA - Lightning In a Bottle: Original Soundtrack Recording (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Lightning In a Bottle: Original Soundtrack Recording (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Lightning In a Bottle: A One Night History Of The Blues (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 707 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy | # C2K 92860 | Time: 01:51:54
Blues, Country-Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul-Blues, R&B

This soundtrack to the movie features an astonishing array of blues artists from three generations. Recorded during one long night at NYC's Radio City Music Hall on Feb. 7, 2003, the electricity is in the air and on stage. While it may not have been the finest blues show in history, the collection of founding fathers such as David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Larry Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Solomon Burke, and the ubiquitous B.B. King along with their spiritual offspring (Gregg Allman, John Fogerty, and Steven Tyler) and some usual suspects like Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, and Keb' Mo', makes it arguably the most significant blues session ever captured on film. Beginning acoustic, the double disc builds momentum and volume as we hear the blues mutate to electric and finally hip-hop with Chuck D. exploding on a rap version of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom".

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - No Looking Back (1992)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - No Looking Back (1992)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - No Looking Back (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:33
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4804

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was one of the most jazz-oriented of bluesmen, a colorful guitarist and a primitive but swinging fiddler. On this release he includes many instrumental sections in his performances including four all-out boppish jazz jams ("Digging New Ground," "C-Jam Blues," "The Peeper" and the stomping "We're Outta Here"). Brown's vocals, which feature consistently intelligent lyrics ("Better Off With The Blues" is particularly memorable), are part of the music rather than the entire show; he even gives his obscure backup horns chances to solo. The set is a particularly strong example of Gatemouth Brown's music with each of the 11 selections (except perhaps for "I Will Be Your Friend," a poppish vocal duet with Michelle Shocked) being well worth hearing.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Standing My Ground (1989) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Standing My Ground (1989) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Standing My Ground (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included | 00:36:58
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4779

A delightfully eclectic program spotlighting nearly all of Gate's musical leanings – blues, jazz, country, even a hearty taste of "Louisiana Zydeco" – and a revealing glimpse of his multi-instrumental abilities: he plays guitar, violin, drums, and piano! There's a tender remake of the Chuck Willis R&B ballad and a funk-tinged update of "Got My Mojo Working," but everything else is from Brown's own pen.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Label: Verve, Gitanes Blues Productions | # 314 537 617-2 | Time: 00:56:46
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues, Swing

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's tough-minded approach to the blues, country, Cajun, and jazz insures a minimum of nonsense and a maximum of variety, while his virtuosity on the guitar and fiddle insures the highest standards. Nonetheless, Brown's 1997 album is a landmark for the 73-year-old picker who won a Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. All 13 tunes on Gate Swings find Brown working with his regular road quartet plus a 13-piece horn section, enabling him to prove that Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton have been as important to his music as any bluesman or Creole fiddler. Gate Swings includes tunes by all three of those big-band leaders as well as compositions by Buddy Johnson, Percy Mayfield, Louis Jordan, and Brown himself, and they all swing with the massive force that only a big horn section can muster. Brown has leaned in this direction before, but Gate Swings is special, because it features the horn arrangements of Wardell Quezergue, an alumnus of the Dave Bartholomew band who arranged many of the best New Orleans R&B hits in the '60s and '70s.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Long Way Home (1996)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Long Way Home (1996)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Long Way Home (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: Gitanes Jazz Productions/Verve | # 529 465-2 | Time: 00:55:58
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun

Any cd which starts out with Blues Power featuring Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown on vocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, and Leon Russell playing piano and doing vocals is worth a listen to. Long Way Home continues to impress with every track. Brown demonstrates his musical skills, and careful choice of music. His all star cast includes Clapton, Russell, Ry Cooder, John Loudermilk (who wrote Tobacco Road and does the vocals on the cd) Sonny Landreth and Maria Muldaur. Great tracks besides Blues Power are Don't Think Twice with Maria Muldaur doing vocals with Gatemouth, Mean and Evil with Leon Russell sharing the stage with Gatemouth and of course Tobacco Road. This is a great cd for a blues or rock fan.

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

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VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb | Scans included
Texas Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD241 | Time: 02:16:39

The formation of Peacock Records in late 1949 dates back to an event nearly three years earlier when a young guitarist called Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown saw his chance to grab the spotlight - and took it with both hands! 'Gate' had never been backward in coming forward. When legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker fell ill in mid-performance, he leapt up, picked up the guitar left on the stage and started playing his own 'Gatemouth Boogie'. 15 minutes later a star was born. The owner of the club, Don Robey, ensured the young upstart put his autograph on a management contact. Robey would eventually found Peacock Records to release his music, and that's where the label's history starts.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb
Label: HighTone | # HCD8174 | Time: 00:57:36 | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Rock & Roll, Swing

Journeyman blues icon vocalist/guitarist/violinist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown delivers another solid mix of electric Texas blues, country, and swing on Timeless. At this point in his career, Brown essentially represents all that is "roots" music, which is another way of saying he has nothing to prove and the listener has everything to gain. To these ends, Brown's impassioned wail fills the sky on the slow blues "For Now So Long," he reworks "Unchained Melody" into an atmospheric John Coltrane-inspired piece, and he delivers a funny yet compelling Sun Ra-esque spoken word intro on "The Drifter." Featuring a full complement of horns and a rhythm section, Timeless showcases all that makes Brown a living national treasure.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: Rounder | # CD 2028 | Time: 00:35:44

One of the most satisfying contemporary Brown discs of all for the discerning blues fan. Nothing but swinging, horn-abetted blues adorn this album, as Gate pays tribute to an influence and a protege by covering T-Bone Walker's "Strollin' with Bones" and Albert Collins's "Frosty." Brown's jauntily revives Junior Parker's "I Feel Alright Again" and Percy Mayfield's "Give Me Time to Explain," while his own numbers – a funky "Dollar Got the Blues," the luxurious blues "Sometimes I Slip" – are truly brilliant.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:50:18
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3060

A sort of a sequel to Gatemouth's 1974 Cajun country & western cowboy album Down South in the Bayou Country, the originally issued Bogalusa Boogie Man consists of 12 tracks performed in more or less that same vein. "Bogalusa Boogie Man" was recorded in Bogalusa, LA, during March of 1975, almost exactly one year after Bayou Country. Material for this project was composed by Danny Morrison, Red Lane, Hoyt Garrick, David Craig, Jerry Hubbard, Pat Rush, Fred Martin, and Little Feat founder Lowell George, whose "Dixie Chicken" features "vocals by everyone around in the studio, including friends and neighbors and the one and only Woody Lee Lewis." George is said to have singled out this version as his all-time favorite.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: Blue Thumb/Universal | # 549 785-2 | Time: 00:54:51
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues

In 1995, septuagenarian Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown moved from the independent blues label Alligator to Verve, then to the jazz division of PolyGram, part of Universal. In his five albums for the label (the last two of them released on the Blue Thumb subsidiary) – The Man (1995), Long Way Home (1996), Gate Swings (1997), American Music, Texas Style (1999), and now Back to Bogalusa – he has been able to pursue his eclectic inclinations more fully than he did when his label bosses were trying to emphasize his blues guitar playing. The center of Brown's taste is post-World War II jump blues and R&B with a distinctly Southwestern feel. Tasty as his guitar playing is, he likes to add horns and even a bit of country fiddle to the mix. As its title indicates, Back to Bogalusa particularly investigates the Louisiana influences on this Pelican State native, notably on the tracks "Going Back to Louisiana," "Breaux Bridge Rag," "Bogalusa Boogie Man," and the Cajun-styled "Louisian'".

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb
Label: Rounder | # CD 2034 | Time: 00:39:48 | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun

For his second Rounder album, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown offers his "World Music Texas Style" - a compelling synthesis of blues, jazz, Cajun music and even a touch of country. With horn arrangements by Bill Samuel and Homer Brown, the album is a showcase for Gate's virtuoso abilities as a guitarist and violinist, which always tap his blues roots while offering constant musical surprises. 1983 Grammy Award finalist.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Blackjack (1977) Reissue 1999

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Blackjack (1977) Reissue 1999

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Blackjack (1977) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sugar Hill | # SHCD-3891 | Time: 00:45:08
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Cajun

To call the multitalented Gatemouth Brown, a mainstay of the Texas music scene for over half a century, a bluesman would be inaccurate. Not completely wrong, for Brown's influence on Texas blues has been enormous, but certainly not the whole picture. On Blackjack, Brown (who sings and plays harmonica and a plethora of stringed instruments, from guitar to viola) goes from blues ("Chickenshift") to jazz ("Honey Boy," with a nice drum solo from David Peters) to country ("Dark End of the Hallway") and back again. Not every musician can handle this kind of variety, but Brown makes it work, whether it's the straight-ahead blues of "Here Am I" or "Street Corner" (which has a great harmonica intro), the Cajun-inflected "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again," or the jazz-blues feel of "Tippin' In." It's easy to see, or rather to hear, why Brown has been so influential: every track on Blackjack is performed with the deft assurance of a master.

Dave Alvin with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)

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Dave Alvin with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)

Dave Alvin - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)
with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Label: RockBeat Records | # ROC-CD-3285 | Time: 01:03:28
Blues, Roots Rock, Americana, Country Rock, Rock & Roll

In 1997, Dave Alvin – former guitarist and songwriter with the Blasters, and one of the leading advocates of classic blues and R&B on the West Coast roots rock scene – played a special show in Long Beach, California, where he was joined by three very special guests. The fabled Texas fiddler and guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Chicago harmonica master Billy Boy Arnold, and San Francisco-born blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker all sat in with Alvin that evening, making for a very eventful evening for fans of blues and American roots music. The show was captured on tape, and Live in Long Beach 1997 allows listeners to hear Alvin mix it up on-stage with a few of his heroes. Songs include "Barn Burning", "Long White Cadillac", "I Wish You Would", "Chains of Love", "Jolie Blon", "Wabash Cannonball", and more.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Sings Louis Jordan (1973)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Sings Louis Jordan (1973)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Sings Louis Jordan (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Label: Black & Blue (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions) | # BB 936.2 | Time: 00:57:33
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Swing

A fresh sort of setting for Clarence Gatemouth Brown – as the session focuses his bluesy talents on the music of Louis Jordan – a combination that comes across surprisingly well on this early 70s set! The tunes are mostly numbers from the 40s vintage of Jordan's big years of recording – but they're nicely recast here in a smaller combo mode, with more distinct touches of electric blues and jazz – thanks to Brown's work on guitar, the Hammond of Milt Buckner, and tenor of Arnett Cobb! Clarence takes the tunes in an easygoing vocal style that's maybe more his own than Jordan's – which is a great way to change up the tunes – and titles include "Ain't Just Alike A Woman", "Somebody Done Changed The Lock Of My Door", "Salt Pork West Virginia", "It's A Low Down Dirty Shame", and"Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby".