6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2000
This is an excellent recording of Gatemouth which features his usual variety of blues/swing styles. What sets this one apart for me, though, are the four Louis Jordan numbers: "Choo-Choo", "Let the Good Times Roll", "Caldonia", and "Salt Pork". I have approx. 3,000 recordings on CD & vinyl and I've listened to every Jump/Blues/Swing/Jazz artist you can think of. This recording, & especially these 4 cuts, swing incredibly. Gatemouth on guitar, Arnett Cobb on tenor sax, & Milt Buckner on organ. I don't remember who is in the rhythm section, but they also sound incredible. Milt Buckner can barely control himself on "Salt Pork W. VA" & the result should be placed in the Smithsonian as one of the all-time best definitions of "swing". Buy it & play it loud. It will definitely cure your blues.