Gaz's Rockin' Blues

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The eldest son of British blues legend John Mayall, sometimes Trojans vocalist Gaz Mayall launched his weekly DJ showcase "Gaz's Rockin' Blues" in July 1980. A quarter century later, his Thursday night residency celebrating vintage R&B remains a staple of London nightlife, reigning as the city's longest-running active one-nighter. Ace first released Gaz's Rockin' Blues on LP in 1981, and its 2005 CD reissue doubles the original's 14-song track listing; across 24 years, Mayall's tastes appear to have changed little, and the new material merges seamlessly with the old. If anything, it's the additional cuts that make the disc worth acquiring, as they feature a number of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The eldest son of British blues legend John Mayall, sometimes Trojans vocalist Gaz Mayall launched his weekly DJ showcase "Gaz's Rockin' Blues" in July 1980. A quarter century later, his Thursday night residency celebrating vintage R&B remains a staple of London nightlife, reigning as the city's longest-running active one-nighter. Ace first released Gaz's Rockin' Blues on LP in 1981, and its 2005 CD reissue doubles the original's 14-song track listing; across 24 years, Mayall's tastes appear to have changed little, and the new material merges seamlessly with the old. If anything, it's the additional cuts that make the disc worth acquiring, as they feature a number of songs not reissued since their original 78 rpm debut. Mayall favors raw, pulsating R&B rooted in jump blues and swing, and it's not difficult to imagine his play lists packing the dancefloor. Highlights include Joe Hill Lewis' "Nappy Head Woman," Cookie & the Cupcakes' "I'm Twisted," and "Open the Door" by Little Booker, later known as Joe Tex.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667014120
  • Catalog Number: 1071
  • Sales rank: 374,590

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Good Rockin' Daddy - Etta James (2:24)
  2. 2 Mary Lou - Young Jessie (3:00)
  3. 3 Open the Door - Joe Tex (1:32)
  4. 4 Oh! Oh! Get Out of the Car - Richard Berry (3:02)
  5. 5 Yama Yama Pretty Mama - Richard Berry (2:14)
  6. 6 Tough Lover - Etta James (2:10)
  7. 7 Have Mercy Miss Percy - Long Tall Marvin (2:31)
  8. 8 Gotta Boogie - John Lee Hooker (2:23)
  9. 9 Shake Holler and Run - John Lee Hooker (2:39)
  10. 10 Who's Been Jivin' You (2:38)
  11. 11 She's Dynamite - B.B. King (2:29)
  12. 12 Whoopin' and Hollerin' - Preacher Stevens (2:24)
  13. 13 Strange Kinda Feeling - Elmore James (2:34)
  14. 14 Texas Hop (3:05)
  15. 15 I May Be Wrong (Boogie Woogie) - Johnny Jones (2:49)
  16. 16 Sweet Little Woman - Johnny Jones (3:01)
  17. 17 Come on Let's Dance (2:15)
  18. 18 Love My Baby - Robbin Ray (2:37)
  19. 19 I'm Twisted (2:58)
  20. 20 The Blacksmith Blues - Chuck Higgins Orchestra (2:40)
  21. 21 Bad Feeling - George Carter (2:53)
  22. 22 Rock and Roll - Scatman (2:56)
  23. 23 Wrong Doing Woman - Joe Fritz (2:44)
  24. 24 Whole Lotta' Love - B.B. King (3:09)
  25. 25 Hollywood Bound - Freddie Simmons Quintette (2:57)
  26. 26 Don't Talk Me to Death - Joe Turner (2:56)
  27. 27 Nappy Head Woman (2:28)
  28. 28 Calypso Daddy - Jeanne Demetz (3:16)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Etta James Composer
Count Basie Composer
Jimmy Rushing Composer
Richard Berry Composer
Connie C. Crayton Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Joe Fritz Composer
Elmore James Composer
William Moore Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Hudson Whittaker Composer
William Lee Conley Broonzy Composer
Jack Holmes Composer
Jake "Vernon" Porter Composer
John Dolphin Composer
Gaz Mayall Liner Notes, Memorabilia
Claude Trenier Composer
Joe Josea Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Sam Ling Composer
Joe Bihari Composer
Traditional Composer
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
Marvin Phillips Composer
Vanessa Robinson Composer
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