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

Posted by Designol at Feb. 27, 2018
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.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 11, 2017
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 - Blackjack (1977) Reissue 1999  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 28, 2017
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 | Time: 00:45:08
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Cajun | Label: Sugar Hill | # SHCD-3891

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.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Pressure Cooker (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 14, 2017
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Pressure Cooker (1985)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Pressure Cooker (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 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.

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

Posted by Designol at Nov. 9, 2017
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 - One More Mile (1983) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 3, 2017
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983) [Repost]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:48
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun | Label: Rounder | # CD 2034

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.
Max Ionata, Clarence Penn, Reuben Rogers - Kind of Trio (2011) {Jando Music WJ 074}

Max Ionata, Clarence Penn, Reuben Rogers - Kind of Trio (2011) {Jando Music WJ 074}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 402 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb
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© 2011 Jando Music / Millesuone | WJ 074
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Bass / Drums

A trio of great affection, already experienced in the past with another successful record job, this time Max Ionata, Clarence Penn and Reuben Rogers are working on an original record project using the formula of the trio.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Gate Walks to Board: 1947-1960 Aladdin & Peacock Sides (2015) {Hoodoo Records 263524}

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Gate Walks to Board: 1947-1960 Aladdin & Peacock Sides (2015) {Hoodoo Records 263524}
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© 1947-60, 2015 Hoodoo Records | 263524
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Electric Blues / Texas Blues

This special collector's edition contains 29 remastered recordings by Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, consisting of a selection of the magnicent early sides released between 1947 and 1960 on the Peacock and Aladdin record labels. Several of his most famous songs and enduring singles are featured on this quintessential CD, including “Dirty Work at the Crossroads,” “Midnight Hour,” “Just Before Dawn,” and “Okie Dokie Stomp,” among others. It is truly an indispensable set for any blues and R&B devotee.
Clarence Carter - The Best Of Clarence Carter (Edition Studio Masters) (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Clarence Carter - The Best Of Clarence Carter (Edition Studio Masters) (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:47 minutes | 753 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Singer Clarence Carter exemplified the gritty, earthy sound of Muscle Shoals R&B, fusing the devastating poignancy of the blues with a wicked, lascivious wit to create deeply soulful music rooted in the American South of the past and the present. Born January 14, 1936, in Montgomery, AL, Carter was blind from birth. He immediately gravitated to music, teaching himself guitar by listening to the blues classics of John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Jimmy Reed. He majored in music at Alabama State University, learning to transcribe charts and arrangements in Braille. On this compilation "The Best Of Clarence Carter" are collected 12 of the best tracks from Clarence Carter. Of course, they are much more than 12 tracks, but the Rhino Atlantic label offers us such a choice of this wonderful artist.
Clarence Reid - Dancin' With Nobody But You Babe (1969) {1999 Atlantic CD} **[RE-UP]**

Clarence Reid - Dancin' With Nobody But You Babe (1969) {1999 Atlantic CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 243 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

Dancin' With Nobody But You Babe is the 1969 debut album by singer/songwriter Clarence Reid. Reid wrote or co-wrote tons of pop and soul/R&B songs in the 1970's, including Betty Wright's "Clean Up Woman" and "Let Me Be Your Lovemaker", Vicki Anderson's "Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can", and Gwen McCrae's "Rockin' Chair" but for some audiences, he is infamously known as the horny and filthy costumed singer known as Blowfly. Before he became known as Blowfly, he was signed to Atco Records in an attempt to be a popular soul vocalist. It failed, and chose to do things in the background, both as a songwriter and as the pussy loving superhero. This album shows slight hints of the humor he already had, especially the album closer, "Send Me Back My Money." It also includes a tasteful cover of The Beatles' "Get Back", for Reid knew the advantages of covering a fab four song and publishing. This CD was released in Japan on 27 October, 1999.