In the years that followed, the Upsetters became the backing band for Sam Cooke and crisscrossed the country as the go-to-band for revue-style tours featuring James Brown, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Supremes, Jackie Wilson, Little Willie John, and Etta James.
In I’ve Been Out There, the Houston blues and R&B legend Grady Gaines speaks candidly about his sixty-year music career and life on the road supporting some of the biggest names in blues, soul, and R&B. This annotated autobiographical account details Gaines's professional triumphs and personal sacrifices.
The book contains anecdotes about life on the road and in the studio during a period when the entertainment industry was vastly different, affording readers a glimpse into the creative makeup of a man whose distinctive sax playing powered some of the most popular songs of the era, helped define the genre, and mesmerized countless audiences.
|Publisher:||Texas A&M University Press|
|Series:||John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||19 MB|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Rest Is History 1
Chapter 2 Porch Music 9
Chapter 3 "Cut Out All That Noise!" 18
Chapter 4 Tearing Up Them Houses 22
Chapter 5 Down at Peacock Studios 32
Chapter 6 Like Nothin' They'd Ever Seen 38
Chapter 7 Dancin' and Steppin' 42
Chapter 8 Road Warriors 59
Chapter 9 Exit Stage Left 88
Chapter 10 "Ain't Nothin' for a Stepper" 104
Chapter 11 In the Studio 122
Chapter 12 Still Blowm' 143