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Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology
     

Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology

by Danny Gatton
 
It's hard to look at Danny Gatton's career and not feel melancholy. As one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation, he always commanded the respect of his peers and critics, but he never was widely celebrated during his life. Nobody will ever know exactly why he chose to take his life at age 49, but there's little question that he left behind some impressive

Overview

It's hard to look at Danny Gatton's career and not feel melancholy. As one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation, he always commanded the respect of his peers and critics, but he never was widely celebrated during his life. Nobody will ever know exactly why he chose to take his life at age 49, but there's little question that he left behind some impressive work -- even if it is difficult to listen to his joyous, lively playing and not ponder why he chose suicide. Nevertheless, Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology is a glorious tribute to the unsung guitar hero, boasting 30 tracks that vividly illustrate why he was always considered a guitarist's guitarist. The compilers reach back to American Music, his 1975 indie debut with the Fat Boys, then touch on every phase of his career, including such rarities as a live cut with Robert Gordon. Even with such obscurities gracing the collection, Hot Rod Guitar is not a rarities compilation, it's a career history that traces the progression of Gatton's music quite gracefully. Die-hard fans may find a track or two missing, but most of the major pieces are here and all 30 tracks add up to a definitive portrait of a prodigiously talented, boundlessly inventive, and unfortunately tragic guitarist.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1999
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227569129
catalogNumber:
75691

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Gatton   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Banjo,Guitar,Percussion,Pedal Steel Guitar,Drums,Lap Steel Guitar,5-string Bass
Delbert McClinton   Vocals
Buddy Emmons   Pedal Steel Guitar
Charles Fambrough   Bass
Roy Hargrove   Trumpet
Bobby Watson   Alto Saxophone
Danny & the Fat Boys   Track Performer
Robert Gordon   Vocals
Joshua Redman   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Battistone   Trumpet
Timm Biery   Drums
Joey DeFrancesco   Organ,Track Performer
Dave Elliott   Drums
Shannon Ford   Percussion,Drums
Tony Garnier   Bass
Dick Heintze   Piano
Bill Holloman   Organ,Clarinet,Piano,Trombone,Trumpet,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Evan Johns   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Tom Lepson   Organ
John Previti   Bass
Lance Quinn   Rhythm Guitar
Bruce Swaim   Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Tilley   Vocals
Steve Wolf   Bass
Franck Amsallem   Piano
Terry Benton   Background Vocals
Bob Hancock   Rhythm Guitar
Rick Davis   Drums
Tim Dunn   Background Vocals
Billy Hancock   Bass
Ralph McDuffie   Tenor Saxophone
Jay Monterose   Hollers
Dave Elliot   Drums
Scott Taylor   Drums

Technical Credits

Delbert McClinton   Contributor
Danny Gatton   Arranger,Special Effects,Producer
Roy Hargrove   Contributor
Joshua Redman   Contributor
James Austin   Liner Notes,Production Compilation
Timm Biery   Producer,Contributor
Billy Bird   Composer
Joey DeFrancesco   Contributor
Dan Doyle   Producer
Ed Eastridge   Producer
Richard Harrington   Liner Notes
Dick Heintze   Arranger
Bill Holloman   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Evan Johns   Arranger
Ian Kimmet   Producer
Teddy McRae   Composer
John Previti   Producer
Billy Windsor   Producer,Contributor
Howard Thompson   Producer
Elizabeth Pavone   Editorial Coordinator
Henri Woode   Composer
Glenn Holley   Producer
Chris Neal   Production Compilation
Billy Hancock   Arranger,Producer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Norma Gatton   Producer,Liner Notes

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