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Cruisin' Deuces

Danny GattonAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 18, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: May 18, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HCI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,753 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Funhouse
2. Sun Medley: Mystery Train / My Baby Left Me / That's All Right
3. Harlem Nocturne
4. Thirteen Women
5. Sky King
6. Beat Of The Night
7. So Good
8. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
9. Puddin' And Pie
10. Tragedy
11. Cruisin' Duece
12. Satisfied Mind

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the greatest guitar player period June 15, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've never encountered anyone who could touch this guy. He is just insane as a guitar player. this is a fantastic album that shows Danny is a complete master of any style he chose to play. What a shame to have so much God given talent and then take your own life. I'm sure he worked very hard to get chops like this but alot of his talent had to be a gift from above. If you really want to get an idea of just how good this guy was just check out his hot licks videos, available right here on amazon. You have to see it to believe it. Don't listen to these others who have given these bad reviews for the most lame reasons. One guy is whining about amazon and gives the cd a bad review. Danny is the star here, just listen to Him. You won't be sorry, I PROMISE.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album will blow you away! August 7, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This was my first Danny Gatton Album. I bought it after reading how he was the world's most underrated guitar player. I did not know what to expect when I put it on for the first time. Needless to say I was absolutely blown away with "Funhouse", the first track. I knew what I had to do....buy everything he ever recorded! I suggest the same for anyone who can appreciate the master of all styles of guitar! No one can ever touch his virtuosity.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Gatton "Cruisin' Deuces" January 26, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Daniel W. Gatton was a phenomenal musician who is difficult to categorize or assign to any one genre of music. It is in this his final album, "Cruisin' Deuces" that he lives to his namesake "The Humbler" as the album takes you through a rip-roaring array of guitar styles and musical genres from Rockabilly, Jazz, Blues, to good old Rock. Yet for all of his unbridled raw talent, the world at large hardly knew his music before his untimely death in 1994. As a follow up album to "88 Elmira St," this album does well and stands alone. From the first track of 'Funhouse' to the last track 'Satisfied Mind,' Mr. Gatton blazes through covers and originals alike showcasing one of the greatest backing bands ever assembled in recent memory. "Sun Medley," a standard song for Mr. Gatton and his band for many years, finally found its way on to a recorded album, and this gifted guitar chameleon accompanied by Del McClinton's vocals did not dissappoint. One thing to mention: this album features a few songs with vocals (not something Mr. Gatton was known for in the past). His cover of Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" sung by Rodney Crowell was tasteful to say the least; however if you can find "88 Elmira St," his 1991 major label debut, you'll see why in my opinion, it is still the greatest representation of his style and tone. The vocals on many of the cover songs on "Cruisin' Deuces are done very well, but for me, when I listen to Danny Gatton, I don't need vocals to puncutate his already incredible abiltiy to make these songs his own. The world may never truly know all that Danny Gatton was capable of. For many of us who followed his music long before he 'hit it big,' his passing left an enormous void in the world of music that has yet to be filled.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Country-Rockabilly-Jazz on the edge March 24, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is an album likely to appeal to a broader spectrum of musical tastes than almost any I've come across.
From the opening medley through an eclectic/electrifying version of "Harlem Nocturn" which sounds throughout as if it is likely to get completely out of control though is held together with masterful invention and unexpected twists of harmonic invention, to the haunting Willy Nelson cover "Misery".
If you like Rock, Jazz, Country, Rockabilly or just appreciate consumate musicianship you'll appreciate this gem from the "world's greatest unknown guitarist"
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smokin' CD ! April 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am new to Gatton's music, but like the other reviewers, I was blown away by his guitar playing on this. "Funhouse" should have been platinum instead of "Smooth". Danny makes Santana look like a beginner. His blend of Rock, Blues, Country was unique. He had great taste, chops. He had everything. "Harlem Nocturne" is searing, haunting. The other numbers include beautiful ballads, rockish numbers, and miscellanous pieces, all of them great because of Gatton. Buy this and enjoy !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars " The Greastest Un-Known Guitar Player on the Planet " November 11, 1998
Format:Audio CD
I've seen Danny Gatton play many times before his death. He without a doubt was the best guitar player in the business. I knew Danny as a musician and friend. His music will live on forever. He is greatly missed! His music posesses every musical style known. I love the way he plays the blues and his Rock-A-Billy has made many guitar players put down the guitar. Don't take it from me....all you have to do is listen to " Harlem Nocturne ".. You'll be hooked..!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gatton at his Telecaster best!! December 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Excellent, excellent album - if you are new to Danny's music, this is the cd to check out. Not only do you get a feeling for his virtuosic performance on most of the popular genres of music (rockabilly, jazz and country), but the other performers and performances are right there with him. Danny Gatton's musical gift was his ability to mix and match many musical styles (kind of like a musical Chinese menu) and make it look effortless. The musical community surely misses his great and unequaled to this day talent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible guitarist May 26, 2008
Format:Audio CD
i guess that like so many talented artists they get their recognition after they have left this life,danny gatton has been a revelation to me his styles and techniques cross over with no boundaries, it may not be for everyone out there but he is or was one of the greats i just wish i had heard of him before. dave
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool album. The guitar playing throughout is true genius ...
Cool album. The guitar playing throughout is true genius but this studio version of Harlem Nocturne is absolutely transcendent. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Sidney Mccauley
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Gatton essential own
Essential Danny and such a great work of art.Masterful playing as expected. Sad he ended his life so tragically.
Published 16 days ago by E. Oskanian
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Gatton - Wow
I just recently became familiar with Danny Gatton .Crusin Deuces is filled with a wide variety of songs fast paced, a little humor, slower sultry sounds, but most importantly the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Joan Feiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Best purchase thus far.
Was so excited to get this cd. I play it everyday, At least 6 times a day and just one song, the Elvis medely Mystery Train, Since my baby left me and that's all right mama... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Bill Eaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Envoi CD
Rien à redire : rapidité d'envoi et qualité du produit. Je suis pleinement satisfait.
Je recommande ce produit à tous les amateurs de guitare.
Published 19 months ago by jcss0747
5.0 out of 5 stars So good
Danny was so good it's ridicolous, he will always be in my all time favourite musicians Hall of Fame. No question. Read more
Published on August 26, 2008 by Jazzcat
2.0 out of 5 stars GATTON'S CHANCE FOR THE BIG TIME, AND HE BLEW IT....
About five years before this album came out, Danny Gatton started gaining notoriety as being touted the "world's greatest unknown guitarist" from magazines such as Guitar Player... Read more
Published on September 28, 2005 by J. J. Myers
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
[Reviewer note: This review was updated on 02/07/2005.]

I spent a fair amount of time searching for a Danny Gatton CD and, to be honest, it was a little difficult... Read more
Published on January 20, 2004
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