The Great Gates 1949-1957 CD

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Edward Gates White
The Great Gates 1949-1957 CD

This release is believed to be the first ever CD collection – and the first collection of any kind since the mid-1980s – of the excellent Rhythm & Blues recordings of Edward Gates White, also known as The Great Gates, and occasionally The Man In The Moon.
ates was typical of the many West Coast-based artists who recorded consistently throughout most of the 1950s  without ever really getting the recognition his superb records should have earned him.
His one R&B Top 10 hit Late After Hours was a calling card that saw him label hopping across a host of small L.A. independent labels, always making great music and always hoping that another hit might eventually come.
It never didn’t, but that was no reflection on the quality of his recordings, which – as you will hear in this collection – are uniformly excellent.
Backing Gates on these tracks are some of Los Angeles’ most eminent session musicians of the period, including Marvin Phillips (later of Marvin and Johnny) on saxophone, Chuck Norris on guitar and Richard Lewis on piano.
Gates lived a long and full life, long enough to benefit from and appreciate the first wave of collector interest in his music almost 40 years ago.
Sadly he passed in 1992, but his music sounds as great now as it did when he first recorded it more than 70 years ago.

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Disc 1
  1. Home Town Boy
  2. Late After Hours
  3. Race Track Blues
  4. Change Your Ways
  5. Rock Me
  6. Blue After Hours
  7. Cold Blooded Blues
  8. Come Back Home
  9. Sad and Lonesome
  10. Checkin’ Up Blues
  11. Rock Me Baby
  12. Evening Blues
  13. Rocking Time
  14. Farewell Baby
  15. Old Maid Win
  16. All Along
  17. Cold Blooded Woman
  18. Ain’t Got No Money
  19. Central Rocks
  20. Tired Of Being Mistreated
  21. Love Is A Mistake
  22. Mother-In-Law
  23. Rockabye Baby
  24. Darling
  25. Jump Jump Jump
  26. One If
  27. You Are My Love