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Gaz's Rockin' Blues

Gaz's Rockin' Blues


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The eldest son of British blues legend John Mayall, sometimes Trojans vocalist Gaz Mayall launched his weekly DJ showcase "Gaz's Rockin' Blues" in July 1980. A quarter century later, his Thursday night residency celebrating vintage R&B remains a staple of London nightlife, reigning as the city's longest-running active one-nighter. Ace first released Gaz's Rockin' Blues on LP in 1981, and its 2005 CD reissue doubles the original's 14-song track listing; across 24 years, Mayall's tastes appear to have changed little, and the new material merges seamlessly with the old. If anything, it's the additional cuts that make the disc worth acquiring, as they feature a number of songs not reissued since their original 78 rpm debut. Mayall favors raw, pulsating R&B rooted in jump blues and swing, and it's not difficult to imagine his play lists packing the dancefloor. Highlights include Joe Hill Lewis' "Nappy Head Woman," Cookie & the Cupcakes' "I'm Twisted," and "Open the Door" by Little Booker, later known as Joe Tex.

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Release Date: 10/25/2005
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667014120
catalogNumber: 1071
Rank: 121312


  1. Good Rockin' Daddy
  2. Mary Lou
  3. Open the Door
  4. Oh! Oh! Get Out of the Car
  5. Yama Yama Pretty Mama
  6. Tough Lover
  7. Have Mercy Miss Percy
  8. Gotta Boogie
  9. Shake Holler and Run
  10. Who's Been Jivin' You
  11. She's Dynamite
  12. Whoopin' and Hollerin'
  13. Strange Kinda Feeling
  14. Texas Hop
  15. I May Be Wrong (Boogie Woogie)
  16. Sweet Little Woman
  17. Come on Let's Dance
  18. Love My Baby
  19. I'm Twisted
  20. The Blacksmith Blues
  21. Bad Feeling
  22. Rock and Roll
  23. Wrong Doing Woman
  24. Whole Lotta' Love
  25. Hollywood Bound
  26. Don't Talk Me to Death
  27. Nappy Head Woman
  28. Calypso Daddy

Album Credits

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Etta James   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Richard Berry   Composer
Connie C. Crayton   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Joe Fritz   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
William Moore   Composer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
William Lee Conley Broonzy   Composer
Jack Holmes   Composer
Jake "Vernon" Porter   Composer
John Dolphin   Composer
Gaz Mayall   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Claude Trenier   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer
Joe Bihari   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Marvin Phillips   Composer
Vanessa Robinson   Composer

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