Flippin' out: Essential Recordings

Flippin' out: Essential Recordings

by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
     
 

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was a versatile and crowd-pleasing entertainer throughout his long career, but it's easy to overlook just how explosive a guitarist he was, and his style mixed an elegant, jazzy tone with a rough rustic edge, and the same could be said of his fiddle playing. Brown pretty much invented his own bayou-tinged and jazzy Texas swing style, and… See more details below

Overview

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was a versatile and crowd-pleasing entertainer throughout his long career, but it's easy to overlook just how explosive a guitarist he was, and his style mixed an elegant, jazzy tone with a rough rustic edge, and the same could be said of his fiddle playing. Brown pretty much invented his own bayou-tinged and jazzy Texas swing style, and that's clearly on display here in this brief sampler of his mid-'80s work with Rounder Records. It's all nicely sequenced, and several aspects of Brown's unique and varied talent are featured, from the jazzy guitar swing of "Flippin' Out" and the funky, folky fiddle jazz of "Catfish" to the R&B jump of "Baby Take It Easy." This set doesn't cover a very big chunk of Brown's long career, but it does show nicely what a vital and unique performer he was.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661220126
catalogNumber:
612201
Rank:
149474

Tracks

  1. Flippin' Out  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  2. Next Time You See Me  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  3. Catfish  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  4. Strollin' With Bones  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  5. I Wonder  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  6. Alligator Boogaloo  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  7. Please Send Me Someone To Love  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  8. Baby Take It Easy  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  9. What a Shame, What a Shame  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  10. Ain't That Dandy  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Primary Artist,Guitar,Violin,Vocals
Homer Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Campo   Trumpet
Stanton Davis   Trumpet
Myron Dove   Bass,Bass Guitar
Harold Floyd   Bass
Ernie Gautreau   Trombone
Lloyd Herrman   Drums
Dan Matrazzo   Keyboards
Jim McMillen   Trombone
Bill "Foots" Samuel   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Robert Shipley   Drums
Lawrence Sieberth   Piano
Joe Sunseri   Baritone Saxophone
Dennis Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Tenor Saxophone
Luther Wamble   Guitar
Mark Wells   Trumpet
Miles Kevin Wright   Bass
Craig Wroten   Piano
Tommy Moran   Pedal Steel Guitar
David Fender "Fingers" Hammond   Organ,Piano,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Percy Mayfield   Composer
Cecil Gant   Composer
Jim Bateman   Audio Production
Scott Billington   Audio Production
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Composer,Audio Production
Lou Donaldson   Composer
David Farrell   Engineer
Bill Harvey   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Jonathan Wyner   Mastering
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Vince Walker   Composer
Wamble   Composer
Floyd   Composer
Earl Forrest   Composer
E. Davis   Composer
Brown   Composer

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