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Robert Gordon & Danny Gatton: Robert Gordon with Danny Gatton - The Real Humbler (CD)

(Growling Guitar) 25 tracks - Digipac
 
The singular status of ’The Humbler’ is well-known among rock music aficionados, most notably due to the virtuoso guitar work by the late Danny Gatton. Reportedly, a soundboard tape from a ‘81 Robert Gordon gig in Berkeley, CA. was passed around amongst musicians in the eighties, and quickly became highly revered. Most guitarists who heard the tape were humbled by Gatton’s exceptional playing, hence its title. The recording was finally released in ’96 by Danny Gatton’s mother on her own NRG label. And even though it’s not mentioned in the liner notes, that release is actually a composite of two different soundboard tapes, one from ’81 and the other from ’83.

The tape that’s presented on this CD is an entirely different recording, originally broadcast by KLIR radio in June ’81. This show was recorded in the middle of a hectic tour, and it really captures the band at its best. Robert was promoting his latest RCA release, ‘Are You Gonna Be The One’, and the repertoire offered a solid mix of songs from Gordon’s first five albums, as well as interesting choices like Gene Vincent’s Cruisin’ and Webb Pierce’s There Stands The Glass. This vibrant, dynamic live recording places you in the crowd on that hot summer night in ’81, and the fresh stereo sound enables you to hear many interesting details, such as the intricacies of the interplay between Danny Gatton and Lance Quinn. It’s a sensational live performance, with Gordon in good voice, and the band playing with more bite than a pack of angry Rottweilers. When I listened to it recently together with Robert, he commented that this tape is actually better than the one now known as ‘The Humbler’. And it was Robert himself who came up with the CD title, ‘The Real Humbler’.

We are proud to be able to release this unique recording. It’s an amazing slice of American roots music, an eclectic mix of rockabilly, country and jazz as performed by some of the finest players in the industry. As a bonus, we’ve added the encores from a gig in Newark, DE. a couple of nights later, as well as a backstage interview with Robert later that same evening. In the interview, he states that he never tried to recreate anything, and this release underlines that fact. Though clearly steeped in the tradition of their influences, Robert & his fantastic band grabbed those sounds by the throat and took them to a different place.

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Gordon, Robert - Robert Gordon with Danny Gatton - The Real Humbler (CD) CD 1
01THE WAY I WALKRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
02UBANGI STOMPRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
03LOVE MY BABYRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
04BAND INTRORobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
05LOOK WHO'S BLUERobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
06LOVE YOU SORobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
07LOTTA LOVIN'Robert Gordon & Danny Gatton
08DRIVIN' WHEELRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
09FIRERobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
10LOVER BOYRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
11CRUISIN'Robert Gordon & Danny Gatton
12THERE STANDS THE GLASSRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
13ROCKBILLY BOOGIERobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
14MYSTERY TRAINRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
15BLACK SLACKSRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
16RED HOTRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
17SLEEPWALK [INSTRUMENTAL)Robert Gordon & Danny Gatton
18LONESOME TRAINRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
19TWENTY FLIGHT ROCKRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
20ROBERT TALKSRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
21SOMEDAY, SOMEWAYRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
22IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVERobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
23RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHERobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
24FLYING SAUCER ROCK 'N' ROLLRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
25INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT GORDONRobert Gordon & Danny Gatton
Robert Gordon March 29, 1947 - October 18, 2022 ROBERT GORDON OBITUARY Robert... more
"Robert Gordon & Danny Gatton"

Robert Gordon
March 29, 1947 - October 18, 2022


ROBERT GORDON OBITUARY

Robert Gordon 

Mainstream interest in rockabilly had ebbed to a disturbingly low level when Robert Gordon helped restore the idiom to international prominence. His vocal style heavily influenced by Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, and Billy Riley, Gordon rendered the classic music of those hallowed ‘50s legends cool to a new generation of fans that in many cases weren’t even aware of their existence prior to Gordon’s emergence. For others, he represented a throwback to the beloved rock and roll of their youth, when pomade and pegged pants were imperative fashion statements.

Gordon, who died October 18, 2022 in Bethesda, Maryland at age 75, had little use for rock music of the ‘60s and beyond. Born in Bethesda, Maryland on March 29, 1947, Gordon heard Elvis’ immortal Heartbreak Hotel on the radio when he was nine and knew what he wanted to do with his life. During the ‘60s, Gordon preferred attending shows at the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C., where James Brown and Otis Redding drove crowds into a sweat-stained frenzy, to listening to the British Invasion crowd.

A 1970 relocation to New York City with his young family preceded Robert Gordon joining what’s been described as a punk rock outfit, The Tuff Darts, as their lead singer. Their All For The Love Of Rock And Roll and two more songs were included on a compilation album, ‘Live At CBGB’s,’ dedicated to New York’s thriving new wave scene. Producer Richard Gottehrer, formerly of The Strangeloves and a longtime successful record producer, caught a Tuff Darts rehearsal and rather than opting to work with the band, suggested teaming a solo Gordon with grizzled guitar legend Link Wray, whose thundering instrumental Rumble was a major 1958 hit and went a long way towards introducing the concept of the crunching power chord. 

Gottehrer produced the young vocalist’s 1977 debut album ‘Robert Gordon with Link Wray’ for the Private Stock imprint, its contents an intriguing mix of ‘50s rockabilly covers from the repertoires of Vincent, Riley, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, and Sanford Clark and three Wray originals. Gordon’s revival of Billy ‘The Kid’ Emerson’s Sun label classic Red Hot, done Riley-style and decorated with Wray’s slashing lead guitar, made inroads on the pop singles charts. Gordon steadfastly dressed the part of a ‘50s rocker, complete with high hair. 

Gottehrer, who shared his production credit with the singer this time, summoned The Jordanaires to handle the backing vocals on Gordon’s ’78 Private Stock encore set ‘Fresh Fish Special,’ Wray again lending his blistering fretwork to the proceedings. Once again, remakes of classic rockers by Vincent, Scott, Cochran, Elvis, Johnny Burnette, Bob Luman, and Frankie Ford were the order of the day, along with a couple more of Link’s originals. But there was a rooker: Fire was the work of prolific rocker Bruce Springsteen (who played piano on the song), and the feel was quite a bit more modern. The Pointer Sisters’ smash version of Fire killed any chance of Gordon enjoying a hit with the theme.

After Private Stock tanked, Robert Gordon switched over to RCA for his ’79 LP ‘Rock Billy Boogie,’ and Wray was gone, replaced on lead guitar by British rocker Chris Spedding. Gottehrer was still in charge and the basic concept survived the move intact, Gordon tearing into classics by Conway Twitty, Hayden Thompson, Burnette, Cochran, Presley, Fats Domino, Leroy Van Dyke, and Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones along with a freshly prepared tribute to Vincent, The Catman. It turned out to be his highest-charting album.

‘Bad Boy,’ produced by Gottehrer and Robert Gordon and issued on RCA in 1980, stayed in the same rockabilly-obsessed groove, with Spedding handling lead guitar as Gordon dug deep into vintage Tommy Sands, Warner Mack. Roy Orbison, Bill Haley, Marty Wilde material, along with more Burnette.

But change was decidedly in the air on ‘Are You Gonna Be The One,’ Gordon’s last RCA long-player in 1981. Instead of Gottehrer ensconced in the driver’s seat, Robert produced the album with Lance Quinn and Scott Litt, and the emphasis was no longer on familiar remakes apart from Don Gibson’s Look Who’s Blue. Originals now dominated the proceedings, including three compositions by young rocker Marshall Crenshaw. One of Crenshaw’s contributions, Someday, Someway, briefly cracked the pop hit parade as a single. Washington, D.C. guitar wizard Danny Gatton was Gordon’s fret foil this time.

The relative success of Someday, Someway wasn’t enough to keep RCA interested in Gordon’s services. He branched into acting in 1982, co-starring with newcomer Willem Dafoe in director Kathryn Bigelow’s first feature, a motorcycle film entitled ‘The Loveless’ that’s taken on cult status. Gordon recorded intermittently after leaving RCA, reuniting with Spedding and The Jordanaires for 2007’s Elvis tribute disc ‘It’s Now Or Never’ on Rykodisc. Lanark released his 2014 set ‘I’m Coming Home.’ 

One thing’s for sure: Robert Gordon’s lifelong love for real deal rockabilly never wavered, defining his career from one end to the other.

 

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Tracklist
Gordon, Robert - Robert Gordon with Danny Gatton - The Real Humbler (CD) CD 1
01 THE WAY I WALK
02 UBANGI STOMP
03 LOVE MY BABY
04 BAND INTRO
05 LOOK WHO'S BLUE
06 LOVE YOU SO
07 LOTTA LOVIN'
08 DRIVIN' WHEEL
09 FIRE
10 LOVER BOY
11 CRUISIN'
12 THERE STANDS THE GLASS
13 ROCKBILLY BOOGIE
14 MYSTERY TRAIN
15 BLACK SLACKS
16 RED HOT
17 SLEEPWALK [INSTRUMENTAL)
18 LONESOME TRAIN
19 TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK
20 ROBERT TALKS
21 SOMEDAY, SOMEWAY
22 IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE
23 RED CADILLAC AND A BLACK MOUSTACHE
24 FLYING SAUCER ROCK 'N' ROLL
25 INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT GORDON