Texas Swing

Texas Swing

by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown


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Texas Swing

When Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown walked into the studio in the early '80s to record Alright Again!, he had already had an illustrious career by most standards. Yet, much of Gate's best output had been behind him by more than two decades; with Alright Again!, he set out to prove he was still a relevant artist. The album won Brown a Grammy, and its follow-up, One More Mile, was a Grammy-nominated record as well. Texas Swing combines the two records, culling 17 tracks from the sessions. Listening to this album, it is easy to see why the songs had such impact. Never one to be pigeonholed, Brown and his backup band move from slick blues on "Frosty" and "One More Mile" to breezy swing reminiscent of the best big bands on Roy Milton's "Information Blues" and Brown's own "Dollar Got the Blues." As a listener, it is fascinating to hear Brown pull the tiny nuances out of his guitar, giving the instrumentals and solos previously unheard depth and confirming his position as a master musician.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661152724
catalogNumber: 611527

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Primary Artist,Guitar,Violin,Vocals
T-Bone Walker   Track Performer
Homer Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Campo   Flute,Trumpet
Stanton Davis   Trumpet
Myron Dove   Bass
David Fender   Organ,Piano
Ernie Gautreau   Trombone
Lloyd Herrman   Drums
Red Lane   Rhythm Guitar
Jim McMillen   Trombone
Bill "Foots" Samuel   Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Robert Shipley   Drums
Lawrence Sieberth   Piano
Joe Sunseri   Baritone Saxophone
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Tenor Saxophone
Miles Kevin Wright   Bass
Craig Wroten   Piano
Tommy Moran   Pedal Steel Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Jim Bateman   Producer
Scott Billington   Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Composer,Producer
David Farrell   Engineer

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