Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Okie Dokie Stomp"

Happy Thanksgiving from Dad's 45s & 78s.
This one's no turkey from 1954 on the famous Peacock label. This is badass rhythm and blues guitar work from a master that inspired countless players. Rock composer, Frank Zappa credits Gatemouth, along with Guitar Slim and Johnny Guitar Watson, as important influences on his guitar playing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hutch Davie - "Woodchopper's Ball"

Robert Bunyan Davie III (born c.1932), known as Bob "Hutch" Davie is an 
orchestra leader, arranger, pianist, and composer of popular music. He composed the song "Green Door", and led the orchestra which backed Jim Lowe on the best-selling version of the song in 1956. With record producer Bob Crewe, he also arranged Santo and Johnny's hit "Sleep Walk", and in 1958 had this #51 chart hit, as "Hutch Davie and his Honky Tonkers", with his version of Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball"

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "The Duke You Say!"

Howard Rumsey is a Californian bassist primarily known for his leadership of the Los Angeles group the Lighthouse All-Stars in the 1950s.The Lighthouse CafĂ© is a nightclub located at 30 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, California. It has been active as a jazz showcase since 1949 and, under the name "The Lighthouse", was one of the central West Coast jazz clubs from the 1950s through the late 1970s.

The Lighthouse Then & Now