Monday, April 24, 2006

Curtis Gordon !

Unlike other artists in the fifties Curtis Gordon started working directly for a major label: RCA-records in 1952.
At the end of 1954 he signed with Mercury, where he recorded some great rock-a-billy songs like: "Draggin' " and "Mobile, Alabama".
He played with the best musicians around: guitar-pickers Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, and Eddie Hill and steel-guitar-players Noel Boggs, Al Murray, Bud Isaacs, Jerry Byrd and the young Buddy Emmons. After his last session for Mercury in 1958 Curtis Gordon worked with smaller companies and kept on writing songs.
He died two years ago.

Curtis Gordon - Draggin'
Curtis Gordon - I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World

Oh and did I say thanks to those who already bought my record?


Anonymous G.T. said...

Thanx ? But you're welcome, Rev !

Just come here to say that I write an article 'bout your exceeeellent album on my blog !

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scurvy here-
Verily I did enjoy your album. I've listned to it several times and enjoy it more each time. So thank YOU.

BTW- the Gordon tracks rock too!

3:06 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...


G, Whiskey&coke or guinness?

3:13 PM  
Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

Oh yes wait a minute Mr Postman!
Way-hey-hey-hey-t Mr Postman!

Ah well.

Maybe Tomorrow!

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stuff! Heckuva guitarist. I listen to Howling Wolf's "Sittin' on Top of the World" all the time. Hard to believe they're both the same song.

If anyone ever tells you that country and blues musicians never listen to each other, now you can tell them where to go (and what to listen to when they get there).

5:06 PM  
Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

I love this article in some hi-brow guitar mag (scuse me - pours more) interviewing Paul Burlison of the Rock'n'roll trio here

apparently he played with Howlin Wolf on his radio show before he met Johnny and Dorsey Burnette. I'm getting very fond of saying that he had a thing about Burnette's

The thing is that Wolf's guitar player Willie Johnson was into distortion big time, and what was Paul into? Not saying they copied or stole or anything ...

Just that there was a scene in Memphis. A happening alive and audacious scene. And sharing, and playing together. Awesome. Listening to each other - you bet!

1:40 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

I couldn't write much better...cheers Gumbo !

10:53 AM  

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