Play The Blues Clarence!

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  1. black_doug

    black_doug Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve been diggin this cat again lately.

     
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    Nice. He and Lowell Fulson were my introduction to the blues. I could have done a lot worse.
     
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    I once saw him do a show in a small bar in NY ..
    Incredible musician !!!

    And a fine gentleman, who chatted with us and was very gracious ...
    And signed autographs...
     
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    I worked for Gate in the 90’s into the 2000’s. He was the single most naturally gifted musician I’ve ever seen. He could play anything: guitar, violin, viola, harmonica (although he stopped playing it after he got his teeth fixed!), mandolin, drums, piano. And self taught on all of them. One of a kind dude.
     
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    Lucky you! A friend of mine said something similar about Bo Diddley - he could play a whole host of instruments, well, in any style.
     
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    Always great to see Gate, he just seemed to exude joy when he played:D
     
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    do you know bassist David Hyde?
     
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    I did know David Hyde! Lives or lived in Hammond, I believe. He wasn’t Gate’s regular bassist at that time, but filled in a lot. Fantastic bassist, and really excelled on the funkier stuff. It’s a small world!
     
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    Yes he lived in Hammond I haven't seen him in years. I did quite a few jobs with David, he got me on some Paula Rangell jobs in New Orleans, we use to work Ruby's roadhouse quite often. Hyde was one wild and crazy mofo!
     
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    Wow I did not know about this guy, thank you for sharing!
     
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