Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Dirty Work at the Crossroads 1947-1953

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The great Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown developed into the very template for gritty Americana, taking on almost every corner of American roots music with his guitar, fiddle, and charismatic stage presence, but in his earliest recordings, the ones collected here when he was recording for Peacock Records in the 1940s and 1950s, he was more of a T-Bone Walker-inspired guitar wizard slashing through what could only be called electric Texas blues. This is vintage and explosive stuff.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:32
2
2:35
3
2:46
4
2:33
5
2:45
6
2:28
7
2:49
8
2:42
9
2:46
10
2:52
11
2:47
12
2:57
13
2:41
14
2:54
15
2:57
16
2:55
17
2:48
18
2:39
19
2:51
20
2:53
21
2:34
22
2:49
23
2:29
24
2:42
25
2:50
26
2:34
27
2:48
28
2:30
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