Ladies and gentlemen, horses and mules, I stand before you to direct your attention to a most awesome post on The Hound Blog, about Rosco Gordon. Gordon is a favorite around here, particularly his stuff on Sun. (The compilation of Sun stuff, released in the late 70's, was my introduction.) Listen to "Decorate the Counter" (mp3 link below), the sound is just, I don't know, dirty. The cardboard drums, the gravelly voice of Gordon, his piano playing and some of the best sounds to ever come out of a saxophone. The sax is just filthy. Take a test run below, but, really, go to the Hound for tons more music and a lengthy bio. Among other revelations is not only that Gordon recorded for both Sun and Chess (among other labels), but that he recorded an LP in the 90s for Coxsone Dodd. (?!?) It is an Epic post.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~On Sun Records:
Rosco Gordon - Decorate the Counter mp3 at The Hound
Rosco Gordon - Let's Get High mp3 at The Hound
Rosco Gordon - New Orleans Wimmen mp3 at The Hound
Two versions of "Just A Little Bit"
Rosco Gordon - Just A Little Bit mp3 at The Hound
Rosco Gordon - Just A Little Bit ('68 version) mp3 at The Hound
The Epic post:
Rosco Gordon - Bio and lots of music at The Hound