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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by black_doug, Aug 22, 2020.
I’ve been diggin this cat again lately.
Nice. He and Lowell Fulson were my introduction to the blues. I could have done a lot worse.
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...
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.
Lucky you! A friend of mine said something similar about Bo Diddley - he could play a whole host of instruments, well, in any style.
Always great to see Gate, he just seemed to exude joy when he played
do you know bassist David Hyde?
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!
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!
Wow I did not know about this guy, thank you for sharing!