Thursday, April 23, 2015


Danny Gatton (September 4, 1945 – October 4, 1994) was an American guitarist who fused rockabilly, jazz, and country styles to create his own distinctive style of playing. A biography, Unfinished Business: The Life and Times of Danny Gatton by Ralph Heibutzki, was published in 2003. It has a voluminous discography. When Rolling Stone magazine selected the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time in 2003, senior editor David Fricke ranked Gatton 63rd on his ballot. On May 26, 2010, ranked Gatton as the 27th best guitarist of all time.

Gatton's playing combined musical styles such as jazz, blues and rockabilly in an innovative fashion, and he was known by some as "the Telemaster." He was also called "the world's greatest unknown guitarist". His most common nickname was "The Humbler", owing to his ability to out-play anyone willing to go up against him in "head-cutting" jam sessions. It was Amos Garrett, guitar player for Maria Muldaur, who nicknamed Gatton "The Humbler". After a successful gig, Garrett would pull out a tape of Gatton and tell his band, "You think we played well tonight. Let's take a minute to listen to the Humble-lizer." A photo published in the October 2007 issue of Guitar Player magazine shows Gatton playing in front of a neon sign that says "Victims Wanted".

Jack and the Degenerates
Riverside Church, NYC -- Soundboard
Dec. 26, 1989: 1-16

Lone Star Roadhouse, NYC -- Soundboard
18 November 1989: 17-19

1. Intro
2. Baby What You Want Me To Do
3. Come Back Baby
4. Jack and the Parakeet 
5. Deep Feelin' 
6. Shake Rattle And Roll 
7. Rock Me Baby
8. Jack and the Thunderbird 
9. Jack and the Epileptic 
10. Orange Blossom Special
11. Folsom Prison Blues 
12. Johnny B. Goode 
13. Keep On Truckin' 
14. Medley Of Theme Songs 
15. Parchment Farm 
16. Louis Prima Medley: Oh Marie-Pennies From Heaven 
17. Salt Peanuts 
18. One-Note Samba 

Danny Gatton -- Guitar
Jack Casady -- Bass
Jorma Kaukonen -- Guitar, vocals
Billy Windsor -- Rhythm guitar, vocals
Dave Elliott -- Drums


spunkie said...

Very cool show . Many thanks

drogos said...

As again a beautiful gem on your blog. Neber heard about that band. looking forward listening to the shows. Many thanks for sharing.
Best regards from the French West Coast

24HOURDEJAVU said...

Robert You are quite welcome Always nice to hear something new and thanks for visiting. Good to hear from you Bill

Anonymous said...

What a great find! Thank you! You may already know Jack Casady and Danny Gatton played together in assorted bands during Jacks youthful days in D.C. I lived in DC for 14 yrs. and saw Danny Gatton perform often enough.Roy Buchanan too. It was at a mid-80's Hot Tuna concert I was attending at the Warner Theater in DC that Danny joined in for several songs. What a treat. Thanks again for this post!

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