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San Antonio Ballbuster
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
San Antonio Ballbuster
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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Try to get past the lousy sound quality on this recording, because there's some great material here that's not available elsewhere. This excellent sampling of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's early work includes the smoking sl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Title: San Antonio Ballbuster
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drive
Release Date: 8/22/1995
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 723722135125, 7619917320533

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Try to get past the lousy sound quality on this recording, because there's some great material here that's not available elsewhere. This excellent sampling of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's early work includes the smoking slow blues "Dirty Work at the Crossroads"; the crisp, clean guitar of "Gate's Salty Blues" and "Boogie Uproar"; the lead violin on "Just Before Dawn"; and a fantastic take of "I've Been Mistreated"--fantastic despite the fuzz that occasionally threatens to overwhelm the music. Though Brown doesn't mix and match musical genres as easily here as he would in later years, his confidence (not to mention competence) as a performer is already well established. --Genevieve Williams

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zak_mcgregor | Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa | 08/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown's early recordings are covered by this release. The bulk of it is in the fairly generic blues typical of the time, but Gatemouth's style still shines through. 'Boogie Uproar' has great brass work interplayed with a fearsome rhythm and infectious guitar picking, while 'Just Before Dawn' showcases Gatemouth's blues violin capabilities, unfortunately the only track here to do so. If it wasn't for some dodgy recording quality this would have been a perfect blues album."