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|Clarence Gatemouth Brown|
No Looking Back
Genres: Blues, Pop
While not as incisive or witty as some of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's other recordings, No Looking Back contains the work of a mature artist, from the introspective lyrics of "Better Off with the Blues" and "My Own Prison... more »
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While not as incisive or witty as some of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's other recordings, No Looking Back contains the work of a mature artist, from the introspective lyrics of "Better Off with the Blues" and "My Own Prison" to the swinging fiddle on "Stop Time." Still, there's not quite enough of what makes Brown what he is; that is, one of the finest genre-bending players of our time. On the other hand, the material's solid, and the jazz jams of "Digging New Ground" and "C-Jam Blues" show that Brown's as at home in the jazz realm as in the blues. The only real misstep here is the pop duet "I Will Be Your Friend" with Michelle Shocked, which can only be described as odd. --Genevieve Williams
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Bete Noire | Vancouver, Canada | 02/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The late great Stevie Ray Vaughan had many jazz hints in his output,however,Clarence'Gatemouth'Brown takes all that to an extreme-a good one-delivering a powerful and authoritative fusion album,bound to please not only those stepped in the Texas blues tradition,but also those more inclined toward jazz and funk.His 1992 album is simply a must!"
He done better
Simon Legree | 08/16/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"So, there are some real gems on this one: "Better Off With The Blues", "Alligator-Eatin Dog", and "My Own Prison". But there just isn't the lyrical and musical kick that Gatemouth has produced in other albulms. The duet is odd. There's plenty of different styles here, if you're new to Gate, but you might be a little more satsfied with "American Music, Texas Style"."