|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
Edward Curtis Gordon, 27 July 1928, Moultrie, Georgia, USA, d. 2 May 2004, Moultrie, Georgia, USA. A dedicated traditionalist, Gordon began playing guitar and singing as a child. His country music leaning was strongly towards the western swing of Bob Wills and he also admired Ernest Tubb. As a teenager and still in school, he played on local radio and also played in Mississippi bands including Pee Wee Mills And The Twilight Cowboys. He led his own band for a while, playing mainly in Georgia, which is where he was heard and signed to a recording date with RCA Victor Records. This was in the early 50s and during the next few years, which saw him move over to Mercury Records, Gordons material became increasingly orientated towards rock n roll while maintaining the western swing ambience of his earlier work. He was also writing and recording his own songs, most of which admirably blended the disparate elements of his musical make-up.