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Playlist of Grady Gaines

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    Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters

    5:23

    The legendary Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters

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    Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters - Looking For One Real Good Friend

    5:07

    made with ezvid, free download at Disclaimer: I do not own the audio which is Looking For One Real Good Friend as well as the image used which belongs to Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters .

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    Shaggy Dog by Grady Gaines

    4:26

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    Respect

    3:56

    Grady Gaines and his Red Hot band from Texas!!! 1990 Dallas

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    grady gaines and the texas upsetters 12 5 15 houston,tx.

    6:43

    Description

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    Grady Gaines & his Blues Ramblers Let Your Thing Hang Down

    2:50

    Lils Records funker from the Deep Southey State of Texas. Copyright remains with the owners, producers artistes, none of which is me. Posted for educational and promotional purposes of the artiste involved in the clip. Check out Grady some good articles on him Enjoy responsibly.

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    Blues in Houston with Grady Gaines

    55

    Love this and the music of our city.

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    Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters Houston 3-3-17

    1:04

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    Blues Guitar Duels - Grady Gaines & Roy Gains, Clarence Holliman - Full Gain

    3:26

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    Joe Hughes with Grady Gaines Band

    4:11

    Joe Guitar Hughes plays a gig Downtown Dallas with Grady gaines & His Upsetters 1990

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    Bob Margolin Band Ft. Nappy Brown, Grady Gaines &Wayne Bennett - Weeping Man

    4:22

    Live from the 1990 Chicago Blues Festival

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    Tullie Brae with Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters at The Little Walter Festival May 24, 2014

    1:55

    Tullie sitting in with Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters singing the B.B. King classic Rock Me Baby and man we're they on fire.

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    David Dean w/ Grady Gaines & His Orch. Too Fine To Be Mine

    2:57

    I do not own the copyrght to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes

    Not a lot is known about David Dean, other than he cut four songs with Grady Gaines & his band at a 1954 session. Two titles were held back in the vaults. In 1958 Fenton Robinson recorded a tune called The Freeze for Duke. On the flip side was Double Freeze with David Dean's vocals overdubbed onto the existing backing tracks from Robinson. That seems to be the extent of Dean's recording career.

    David Dean:Vocals

    Grady Gaines:Tenor Sax

    Other musicians unknown

    Recorded at ACA Recording Studio, Houston, TX. 1954

    Originally issued on and this recording taken from the 1954 single (Peacock 1645) (45 RPM)
    (Note:Also issued on 78 RPM)

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    Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters - There Is Something On Your Mind

    4:26

    I don't own this video.

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    Grady Gaines at Big Easy

    32

    10/21/2016
    The Big Easy - Houston, TX

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    Upsetter Rock - The Upsetters

    1:58

    Early Wild Savage Rockin' Blues Intrumental !!!!! ...In 1953, Little RIchard dissatisfied with his solo career, began to form a new R&B road band that he called The Upsetters. The band began with New Orleans drummer Charles Chuck Connors and two saxophonists, including Wilbert Lee Diamond Smith. By 1955, the band was joined by saxophonists Clifford Gene Burks and Grady Gaines, who became the leader, along with Olsie Baysee Robinson on bass, and Nathaniel Buster Douglas on guitar... Enjoy !

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    Catch That Train

    3:32

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Catch That Train · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines, Jr.

    Beware of My Dog

    ℗ 2018 Carolyn Washington

    Released on: 2018-01-19

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Carolyn Gaines - Stone Out Your Raggly Mind / CD : Beware Of My Dog

    4:10

    Realizo casi de todo en el blues tras bambalinas,fue escritora,productora y hasta manager de su querido padre,un bluesman que en los ochenta hizo una obra maestra llamada Gainelining.
    Hoy en día,se da el gran gusto en hacer su debut,con la música que mas apreciaba escuchar mientras Roy Gaines dirigía su club por las noches.Se nota que tomo un largo tiempo vigorizarse adecuadamente para dar este paso fundamental.
    Convencida de sus cualidades,no dudo en absoluto buscar un estilo inherente que se distinga de sus numen y no caiga en la copia corriente.Para tal proyecto,se arropo de correctos músicos como el guitarrista Fred Clark y Del Atkin en bajo,mas la venerable participación del Rey del Honkin' Tenor Sax,su majestad Big Jay McNeely ni mas ni menos.Tambien es de la partida y en representación de la parentela, Grady Gaines Jr en bronces,completando el staff Glen Doll se encarga de las armónicas y Rudy Copeland con Chad Wright hacen eficientes labores en Hammond y tambores correspondientes.
    Carolyn Gaines nos concede un suculento manjar de buen blues,después del sabor amargo del año pasado con exiguo material femenino y que tanto lamentamos cuando realizamos la lista anual.
    Solo nos queda desear,un excelente comienzo de carrera a esta mujer que tuvo la intrepidez de acometer una comprometida prueba,pero con el noviciado instruido saltara la vara en mas de una oportunidad como bien podemos apreciar en este cd con la contundente Stone Out Your Raggly Mind de Jimmy Reed.

    Carolyn Gaines - Beware Of My Dog (2018)

    Tracks :

    01.Beware Of My Dog
    02.I'm Your Cat, Baby
    03.Stone Out Your Raggly Mind
    04.Catch That Train
    05.Hoochie Coochie Woman
    06.Done Got Old
    07.I Want Your Money, Honey
    08.Mr. Dill Pickle
    09.Jerry Rice 'busy Man'
    10.Charlie Mae & Chicago
    11.Something On Your Mind

    Line up

    Carolyn Gaines - Vocals
    Del Atkins - Bass
    Fred Clark - Guitar
    Glen Doll - Harmonica
    Rudy Copeland - Organ
    Big Jay McNeeley - Saxophone
    Grady Gaines Jr. - Saxophone
    Chad Wright - Drums

    Label : Polka Dot Records / Blind Raccoon

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    Deep Moanin Blues

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Deep Moanin' Blues · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines Jr.

    The Thrill Is Gone

    ℗ 2019 Carolyn Washington-Gaines

    Released on: 2019-07-30

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    The Thrill Is Gone

    3:49

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Thrill Is Gone · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines Sr. · Ricjaz

    The Thrill Is Gone

    ℗ 2019 Carolyn Washington-Gaines

    Released on: 2019-07-30

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Stone out Your Raggly Mind

    4:10

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Stone out Your Raggly Mind · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines, Jr.

    Beware of My Dog

    ℗ 2018 Carolyn Washington

    Released on: 2018-01-19

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Id Rather Go Blind

    3:17

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    I'd Rather Go Blind · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines Jr.

    The Thrill Is Gone

    ℗ 2019 Carolyn Washington-Gaines

    Released on: 2019-07-30

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    Bob Margolin Band & Charlie Musselwhite - Sail On

    8:35

    live from the 1990 Chicago Blues Festival
    Bob Margolin Band with guests:
    - Charlie Musselwhite
    - Nappy Brown
    - Wayne Bennett
    - Grady Gaines

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    Red House

    3:32

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Red House · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines Sr.

    The Thrill Is Gone

    ℗ 2019 Carolyn Washington-Gaines

    Released on: 2019-07-30

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    Sweet Home Chicago

    2:42

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Sweet Home Chicago · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines Sr.

    The Thrill Is Gone

    ℗ 2019 Carolyn Washington-Gaines

    Released on: 2019-07-30

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    God Bless the Child

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    God Bless the Child · Carolyn Gaines · Grady Gaines Jr. · Ricjaz

    The Thrill Is Gone

    ℗ 2019 Carolyn Washington-Gaines

    Released on: 2019-07-30

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    Roy Gaines - Make It Easy - Bell: 915 DJ

    3:06

    seldom -seen Northern Soul crossover!

    Gaines, Roy
    Bell: 915 DJ

    Artist
    Gaines, Roy
    Label
    Bell: 915 DJ
    Format
    45
    A side
    Make It Easy
    B side
    Lay Lady Lay
    Year
    70
    Tracklisting
    Co-produced By Billy Davis Jr.,
    Co-written & Co-arranged By Grady Gaines
    Written, Arranged & Produced By Roy Gaines
    Vocal Arranging By Bob Alcivar
    Flip Written By Bob Dylan
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    Leonard Carbo Pigtails & Blue Jeans

    2:20

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Composed by Chuck Carbo, Leonard Carbo, S. Lovelace & Matthew West

    Leonard Chick Carbo:Vocals

    The Upsetters:

    Clifford Burks & poss. Grady Gaines:Tenor Saxes

    Larry Lennear:Baritone Sax

    Nat Douglas:Guitar

    Wilbert Lee Diamond Smith:Piano

    Olsie Robinson:Bass

    Emile Russell:Drums

    The Spiders:Vocal Group

    Recorded in Chicago, IL. 1958

    Originally issued on the 1958 single (Vee Jay 291) (78 & 45 RPM)

    This recording taken from the album Ballin' In N'awlins Vol. 2 (Mela'dee 502) (CD) (Year of issue unknown)

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    Tadessa Johnson - Love Revolution Part 1 EP Promo

    1:16

    TADESSA is a tremendously talented vocal artist! A graduate of the renowned High School for Performing Arts in Houston, Texas. She has graced stages across the nation, capturing audiences with her dynamic vocal performances. Having performed with great Jazz commanders such as Grady Gaines Jr. and Joe Carmouche, TADESSA has now dedicated her talents to inspiring and uplifting through music reflective of God’s great love.

    LOVE REVOLUTION PART 1 - AVAILABLE on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play
    Website: eveminainc.com
    Email: eveminainc@gmail.com

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    Teddy Reynolds - Puppy Dogs

    2:19

    TEDDY REYNOLDS (1931-1998). Teddy Reynolds, blues pianist, songwriter, and singer, was born in Houston on July 12, 1931.
    He was the son of Ora Lee Reynolds Miles. Reynolds recorded numerous tracks but is most famous among blues aficionados for his studio work and touring with some of the top Texas-based artists of his generation, including Bobby Bland, Texas Johnny Brown, Johnny Copeland, Grady Gaines, Clarence Green, Peppermint Harris (Harrison D. Nelsonqv), Joe Guitar Hughes, B. B. King, and Phillip Walker.

    Reynolds was raised by his maternal grandmother, Hallie Robinson, in the southeast Houston neighborhood known as the Third Ward. In an interview he reported that his father, also named Theodore, had played piano in bootleg houses in Houston. Teddy attended Blackshear Elementary School but discontinued his formal education in the fifth grade. He survived by working a variety of odd jobs until his mid-teens, when his skills on piano, which he had learned at his grandmother's house, earned him a chance to perform in a Third Ward nightclub called Shady's Playhouse (originally Jeff's Playhouse). He soon became a member of the house band there and formed key friendships with guitarists such as Johnny Copeland and Albert Collins,qqv as well as with the man Reynolds always credited as his most significant music teacher, Henry Hayes, plus songwriting collaborator Joe Medwick and pianists Charles Brownqv and Amos Milburn.

    In 1950 Reynolds first recorded in Houston, for the label called Sittin' In With. He provided the vocals for a regional hit single, Cry Cry Baby, by Ed Wiley and His After Hours Band—and thereafter became known to many as Teddy Cry Cry Reynolds. He also released several other singles under his own name from those 1950 sessions, including Why Baby Why, Too Late to Change, Walkin' the Floor Baby, and Right Will Always Win. In 1958 he recorded for the Mercury label, playing piano on the first disc (Rock and Roll Lily) ever made by Johnny Copeland, who reciprocated by contributing guitar to Reynolds' several Mercury singles, including Puppy Dogs.

    Reynolds's did his most prolific and enduring studio work as a regular session player at Duke and Peacock Records in Houston, which in the 1950s was the largest black-owned record company in the world. Starting in 1958 and lasting into the mid-1960s, he played piano or organ on classic sides by Bobby Bland and Junior Parker, with whom he toured constantly in a popular twin-bill revue for almost three years.

    Throughout the 1960s he maintained residency in California, where he recorded his own singles for the Crown label and backed other artists on projects for various other small labels. During this era he also worked with other DukePeacock artists, such as Joe Hinton and Al TNT Braggs. In 1970 Reynolds played on the ABCDunhill album Together for the First Time, which united Bland with B. B. King.

    While living in Los Angeles, he married a woman named Barbara. Apparently they had several children. In late 1970 Reynolds returned from the West Coast with his family to settle permanently in Houston. Sometime after their return, the marriage broke up. He married a second wife, Ester, and worked in the construction and oil-refinery service industries.

    In 1986 he began to make music professionally again, joining Grady Gaines's reunited band, the Texas Upsetters. Recording with that group he contributed keyboards, vocals, and several compositions to the CDs Full Gain (1987) and Horn of Plenty (1992), and performed as featured artist on a compilation called Gulf Coast Blues (1990) and various others, all on the Black Top label. In 1991 Reynolds appeared singing and playing piano in a television commercial, so popular that it ran for many years thereafter, for Texas-based Blue Bell Ice Cream. Locally he performed with several groups through the mid-1990s, including the Quality Blues Band, led by his former DukePeacock session mate Texas Johnny Brown. Reynolds's final studio work appears on Brown's 1998 CD Nothin' But the Truth. In February 1997 he received an award from the Houston Blues Society. He died in Houston on October 1, 1998.

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    Tadessa Johnson - Love Revolution Part 1 EP Promo

    1:16

    TADESSA is a tremendously talented vocal artist! A graduate of the renowned High School for Performing Arts in Houston, Texas. She has graced stages across the nation, capturing audiences with her dynamic vocal performances. Having performed with great Jazz commanders such as Grady Gaines Jr. and Joe Carmouche, TADESSA has now dedicated her talents to inspiring and uplifting through music reflective of God’s great love.

    LOVE REVOLUTION PART 1 - AVAILABLE on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play
    Website: eveminainc.com
    Email: eveminainc@gmail.com

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    The World Famous Upsetters - Cabbage Greens - Sound Of Soul SS 105

    2:26

    Wild and Primitive R&B Instrumental by Little Richard's backing band The World Famous Upsetters, led by saxophonist, arranger and producer Grady Gaines. Released on the Richmond, Viriginia-based Sound Of Soul label in 1966. Supposedly Melvin Sparks taking over solo guitar duties.

    Written by Grady Gaines

    Arranged by Grady Gaines

    A Sound OF Soul Production

    B Side to K.P.

    Feel free to contact me if you want to add some information on this release

    Possibly The Best Sound Quality Available On YouTube

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    THE UPSETTERS with JIMI HENDRIX - Cabbage Greens Sound Of Soul 105 1966

    2:22

    (Grady Gaines)
    Mr. Wiggles Music BMI
    Matrix Number: SS105B

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    Tadessa Johnson - Love Revolution Part 1 EP Promo

    1:15

    TADESSA is a tremendously talented vocal artist! A graduate of the renowned High School for Performing Arts in Houston, Texas. She has graced stages across the nation, capturing audiences with her dynamic vocal performances. Having performed with great Jazz commanders such as Grady Gaines Jr. and Joe Carmouche, TADESSA has now dedicated her talents to inspiring and uplifting through music reflective of God’s great love.

    LOVE REVOLUTION PART 1 - AVAILABLE on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play
    Website: eveminainc.com
    Email: eveminainc@gmail.com

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    Roy Gaines-Gainesville-Deluxe 6119

    3:08

    Heres an good one from 1957:This great guitarist, Roy Gaines (brother of Grady Gaines) was born in Waskom, Texas.He molded his style around that of T-Bone Walker.He was an in demand session musician at Duke & Peacock.
    He has played with:Little Richard (he played sax with the Upsetters for a while),Roy Milton,Junior Parker,Big Mama Thornton,Ray Charles,Jimmy Rushing,Jazz Crusaders, Chuck Willis and Bobby Blue Bland (It's My Life Baby & Woke Up Screaming).
    He has also recorded for Groove, Deluxe,RCA , Del-Fi and Uni labels.

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    LROMSTIIIWDC57

    2:16

    Ooh! My Soul
    Estudios de radio desconocidos
    Washington D.C.
    19 de Enero de 1957

    Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman): voz, piano

    Nathaniel Douglas, guitarra
    Clifford Burks, Wilbert Smith y Grady Gaines, saxos tenores
    Olsie Robinson, contrabajo
    Samuel Parker Jr., saxo barítono
    Charles Connor, batería

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    Fell In Love

    2:37

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Fell In Love · Oscar Wright

    Cameo Parkway Pop And Soul Gems Of 1966 Vol. 6

    ℗ 2016 ABKCO Music & Records

    Released on: 2016-12-16

    Composer Lyricist: Grady Gaines

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    THE UPSETTERS with JIMI HENDRIX - K.P. Sound Of Soul 105 1966

    2:37

    (Grady Gaines)
    Mr. Wiggles Music BMI
    Matrix Number: SS105A

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    Joe Medwick with The Texas Upsetters

    3:58

    A native Houstonian and vocalist, Joe Medwick Veasey is best remembered as a songwriter whos most famous tune, Farther On Up the Road, has been performed by Eric Clapton, James Brown, T-Bone Walker, Jimmie Smith, Robin Trower, Gary Moore, Lonnie Mack ,Freddie King and more. Medwick began singing Gospel with the Chosen Gospel Singers in the late 1940's. In the 1950's he began recording for and selling songs to Don Robey at Duke-Peacock Records. Although their records are incomplete, it seems certain that Medwick wrote Further On Up The Road, I Pity The Fool, Cry Cry Cry and Call On Me for Bobby Blue Bland and Driving Wheel for Junior Parker before an disagreement led to a split with Robey. Medwick's classic recordings from this period include Second Time Around , I Cried and You Ain't Treating Her Right, but Medwick's recordings for Duke were hampered by the fact that Bland usually had first pick of all songs, including those written by Medwick himself. Throughout the 1960's Joe Medwick wrote for a variety of Houston based labels including Huey Meaux's Crazy Cajun, recording blues and soul sides such as You Made Me Love You , Nearer To You , Have Fun Baby and This Is Why The End Must Begin . Medwick's 1985 single She Fooled Me This Time / If I Don't Get Involved led to interest from Black Top Records who paired Medwick with Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters , This was recorded during the time of the Benson & Hedges Blues Fest. in Dallas Texas 6-19-1990 near the West End.Joe passed away 4-1992.

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    Clarence Gatemouth Brown with Maria Muldaur - Dont Think Twice

    4:51

    Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Maria Muldaur do a bluesy version of Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice on the album Long Way Home from 1996. Eric Clapton on guitar. Enjoy!
    Album Personnel:
    George Bitzer Organ (Hammond), Piano
    Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Primary Artist, Viola, Violin, Vocals
    Bobby Campo - Cabassa, Cowbell, Guiro, Trumpet
    Bobby Charles - Guest Artist, Vocals
    Eric Clapton - Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
    Ry Cooder - Guest Artist, Mandolin, Slide Guitar
    Eric Demmer - Sax (Alto)
    Teddy Jack Eddy - Gourd
    Grady Gaines - Sax (Tenor)
    Amos Garrett - Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Rhythm)
    Gene Gunulfsen - Vocals
    Jim Keltner - Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
    Sonny Landreth - Guest Artist, National Steel Guitar
    John D. Loudermilk - Guest Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Peter McEachern - Trombone
    Maria Muldaur - Guest Artist, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
    Leon Russell - Guest Artist, Piano (Electric), Vocals
    Willie Weeks - Guitar (Bass)

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    Clarence Gatemouth Brown with Leon Russell - Mean and Evil

    3:07

    Leon Russell's Mean and Evil done by Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Leon from Long Way Home released in 1996. These two are rockin' it. Enjoy!

    Album Personnel:
    George Bitzer Organ (Hammond), Piano
    Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Primary Artist, Viola, Violin, Vocals
    Bobby Campo - Cabassa, Cowbell, Guiro, Trumpet
    Bobby Charles - Guest Artist, Vocals
    Eric Clapton - Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
    Ry Cooder - Guest Artist, Mandolin, Slide Guitar
    Eric Demmer - Sax (Alto)
    Teddy Jack Eddy - Gourd
    Grady Gaines - Sax (Tenor)
    Amos Garrett - Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Rhythm)
    Gene Gunulfsen - Vocals
    Jim Keltner - Drums, Maracas, Tambourine
    Sonny Landreth - Guest Artist, National Steel Guitar
    John D. Loudermilk - Guest Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Peter McEachern - Trombone
    Maria Muldaur - Guest Artist, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
    Leon Russell - Guest Artist, Piano (Electric), Vocals
    Willie Weeks - Guitar (Bass)

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    Little Richard - Long Tall Sally - In HQ Audio )))

    2:08

    Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and actor.

    Little Richard's next hit single, Long Tall Sally (1956), became his first to reach No. 1 on the R&B chart and the first to reach the top ten of the pop charts in both America and Britain. The single sold over a million copies. Following his success, Little Richard built up his backup band, The Upsetters, with the addition of saxophonists Clifford Gene Burks and leader Grady Gaines, bassist Olsie Baysee Robinson and guitarist Nathaniel Buster Douglas. Little Richard began performing on package tours across the United States, often appearing last, where he would steal the show. Art Rupe described the differences between Little Richard and a similar hitmaker of the early rock and roll period by stating that, while the similarities between Little Richard and Fats Domino for recording purposes were close, Little Richard would sometimes stand up at the piano while he was recording and that onstage, where Domino was plodding, very slow, Little Richard was very dynamic, completely uninhibited, unpredictable, wild. So the band took on the ambience of the vocalist.

    An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Little Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Little Richard influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations to come, and his performances and headline-making thrust his career right into the mix of American popular music.

    Little Richard has been honored by many institutions. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Little Richard's Tutti Frutti (1955) was included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2010, which stated that his unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music. In 2015, the National Museum of African American Music honored Little Richard with a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award for his pivotal role in the formation of popular music genres and in helping to shatter the color line on the music charts, changing American culture significantly.

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    The Upsetters Blues

    2:22

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes.

    For more information about this group, please visit the website:



    Composed by Avant

    Grady Gaines & Clifford Burks:Tenor Saxes

    Larry Lennear:Baritone Sax

    Unknown:Flute

    Milt Hopkins:Guitar

    Wilbur Smith:Piano

    Olsie Robinson:Bass

    Emile Russell:Drums

    Recorded probably in New York City, N.Y. 1959

    Originally issued on and this recording taken from the 1959 single (Gee 1055) (45 RPM)

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    Nappy Brown w/ the Bob Margolin Blues Band – The Night Time Is The Right Time

    5:13

    Nappy Brown with the Bob Margolin Blues Band – The Night Time is the Right Time - Excerpt from Chicago Blues Fest. Grant Park, Chicago, Il. 1990

    Nappy Brown- vocals
    Bob Margolin- guitar
    Bass - Mookie Brill
    Drums - Clark Matthews
    Guitar- Wayne Bennett
    Tenor Sax- Grady Gaines

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    Part 1*GALLOWS POLE*The Blue Riders acoustic blues rock ?

    3:08

    The Blue Riders:
    Ben Andrews guitars and vocals
    Tim Jarvis drums and percussion
    Hugh Feeley diatonic and chromatic harmonicas
    First part of our 15 minute set closer, too big for single youtube clip. Part 2 is at

    All clips Search above right: tymjar
    They took more time doing the sound check for this radio session. For BBC, Ben abbreviated it, leaving out a section, the full version was over 15 minutes...not youtubable. Too bad it has to be heard with all the compression, part of why the harmonica is a little overwhelmed sometimes.
    ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART had a interesting version of this song.
    Cheers to friends across the pond:
    Arthur Adams, Arthur Williams, BB & the Blues Shacks, Big Boy Henry, Billy Flynn, Bob Stroger, Bobby Parker, Bert Jansch, Boo Boo Davis, Boyd Small, Burton Gaar, Joe Byther Smith, Chicago Bob Nelson, Chris Millar, Clara McDaniel, Clarence Walker, Clifford Curry, Dave MacKenzie, Deitra Farr, Derek O'Brien, Diamond Jim Greene, Doug MacLeod, Earl Gaines, Earl Poole Ball, Eddie Stout, Elliott Chavers, Elvin Bishop, Ernie Durawa, Ernie Payne, Erskine Oglesby, Frank Frost, Frankie Lee, Fred James, George Rains, Grady Gaines, Harrison Kennedy, Hosea Leavy, James Wheeler, Jody Williams, Johnnie Bassett, Johnny Jones, King Brothers, Alex Maher & the Untouchables, King Ernest, Larry Garner, Lee Shot Williams, Levi Williams, Lightnin' Wells, Li'l Brian & the Zydeco Travelers, Little Arthur Duncan, Little Hatch & the Houserockers, Little Smokey Smothers, Long John Hunter, Lou Ann Barton, Matthew Robinson, Michael Burks, Mike Andersen Band, Mississippi Heat, Percy Strother, Preston Shannon, Ray Sharpe, RJ Mischo, RJ Spangler, Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Roscoe Chenier,
    Roscoe Shelton, Roy Roberts, Sam Carr, Sista Monica, Smokey Wilson, Souln Drivers, Speedy Sparks, Studebaker John & the Hawks, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Sunset Travelers, Tail Dragger, Teddy Morgan, Teresa James,Thornetta Davis, Zora Young

    The Blue Riders championed the East Coast Piedmont style of blues, a style of music first popularized by artists like Blind Boy Fuller, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Willie McTell and Blind Blake. This 1996 clip is from Virginia, U.S.A.
    ALL 71 YOUTUBE CLIPS AT:

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    Big Walter Price and His ThunderBirds - Calling Margie

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    Walter Price Price was already in his early forties when he made his first records, for Bob Tanner's TNT label in San Antonio. Three TNT singles were released in 1955, the first of which, Calling Margie, sold quite well locally. They were credited to Big Walter and his Thunderbirds. Soon Price would call himself Big Walter the Thunderbird. Later in 1955, Walter moved to Houston and joined his friend Clarence Gatemouth Brown at Don Robey's Peacock label. Of the five Peacock singles that were issued in 1956-57, the first two are the best known and also the strongest sellers. Shirley Jean (Peacock 1661) sounds like an early swamp pop song and was later recorded by several real swamp pop artists from Louisiana. On Pack Fair And Square (clearly inspired by Flip Flop And Fly), Price was backed by a few members of Little Richard's band, the Upsetters (Grady Gaines, Clifford Burks, Nat Douglas). The song was revived in the 1970s by the J. Geils Band.

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    Nappy Brown with the Bob Margolin Blues Band – Cause You Weep & Moan

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    Nappy Brown with the Bob Margolin Blues Band – Cause You Weep & Moan - Excerpt from Chicago Blues Fest. Grant Park, Chicago, Il. 1990


    Nappy Brown- vocals
    Bob Margolin- guitar
    Bass - Mookie Brill
    Drums - Clark Matthews
    Guitar- Wayne Bennett
    Tenor Sax- Grady Gaines

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    Carolyn Gaines - Beware Of My Dog

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    Tracklist:
    1. Beware Of My Dog (Feat. Big Jay McNeely)
    2. I'm Your Cat, Baby (Feat. Big Jay McNeely)
    3. Stone Out Your Raggly Mind (Feat. Grady Gaines, Jr.)
    4. Catch That Train (Feat. Grady Gaines, Jr.)
    5. Hoochie Coochie Woman
    6. Done Got Old
    7. I Want Your Money, Honey
    8. Mr. Dill Pickle
    9. Jerry Rice 'busy Man'
    10. Charlie Mae & Chicago
    11. Something On Your Mind (Feat. Big Jay McNeely)

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    Part 3 Of Houston Blues Documentary On PBS Channel 8

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    Trudy Lynn, Grady Gaines And The Texas Upsetters, Jimmy T99 Nelson on The Connection

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    The Upsetters Rolling On

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    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Composed by Milt Hopkins, Clifford Burks, Grady Gaines & Olsie Robinson

    Grady Gaines & Clifford Burks:Tenor Saxes

    Larry Lennear:Baritone Sax

    Milt Hopkins:Guitar

    Wilbur Smith:Piano

    Olsie Robinson:Bass

    Emile Russell:Drums

    Recorded prob. in New York City, N.Y. 1959

    Originally issued on and this recording taken from the 1960 single (Gee 1055) (45 RPM)

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