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At the Gate of the Horn Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (June 20, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 1959
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B00004TFPG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,813 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Come Back
2. Steppin' Out
3. Blue And Lonesome
4. Rocking The House
5. Slim's Blues
6. Gotta Find My Baby
7. Messin' Around
8. Wish Me Well
9. My Gal Keeps Me Crying
10. Lend Me Your Love
11. Sassy Mae
12. Mother Earth

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Docendo Discimus on June 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Judged solely on merit, this magnificent blues record should be the best-known (and best-selling) Memphis Slim album.
So why isn't it?

Honestly? I have no idea. It makes no sense.
"Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn" has everything - rocking arrangements, great sound, great songs, and the deep, burnished voice and masterful playing of the 6'6" John L. "Memphis Slim" Chatman.
This is a better and more immediately accessible introduction to Slim than just about every available compilation. It features almost all of his very best songs: "The Come Back", "Blue And Lonesome" "Sassy Mae", "Mother Earth", "Messin' Around With The Blues" and a powerful "Rockin' The House". The only one missing is the endlessly covered "Nobody Loves Me" (which everybody besides Slim calls "Every Day I Have The Blues").

"Memphis Slim At The Gate Of Horn" is not a live album, despite the title. It's a 1959 studio recording, featuring Slim and a tough R&B unit with Matt "Guitar" Murphy and a couple of saxophones playing well-measured, punchy riffs.
It is also one of the best blues LPs of the 50s, and Slim rocks harder than on any other release. (And thanks to M le Faucheur for the compliment, by the way.)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P.J. Le Faucheur on August 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you never own another blues album you would have it all just by possessing this masterpiece.
Apart from Memphis Slims wonderful presence, his exquisite piano style and the solid repertoire of classic blues songs, there is the unique guitar sound of Matt Murphy. The sound Murphy got here was never to be duplicated, even by himself, and since this recording i haven't heard any other blues guitarist obtain the same sound (and i've heard hundreds since) Listen to the track Lend Me Your Love and you'll know what i mean. The feel he creates is totally beyond words..it's spooky sounding and still sends shivers up my spine.
I first heard these tracks way back in 1968 when they came out on a Stateside l.p. called Preachin' The Blues. I was fascinated by Matt'guitar' Murphys sound and kept playing the album until it wore out.I had to search hard to find it on compact disc---- In honesty,every track is a masterpiece...Mother Earth was never done better than by Memphis Slim.
I have to agree fully with Mr. Anders from Denmark..this c.d should be rated as one of the best EVER blues albums.
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By lonzo lyles on November 29, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
he's one of my favorite piano singing bluesmen,next to otis spann and roosevelt sykes, i love his singing and piano playing.
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