Paul Gayten

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": blues jump blues new orleans rhythm and blues bayou shuffle r&b Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

29 January 1920, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 29 March 1991. This R&B band leader and producer began his professional career when he formed a combo in the late 30s. Gayten made his first sides for the New Jersey-based Deluxe label in 1947 and immediately had a US R&B hit with ‘(You Don’t Love Me) True’ (number 5). The follow-up, ‘Since I Fell For You’ (number 3, 1947), featured vocalist Annie Laurie, who would lead on many other Gayten hits, including ‘Cuttin’ Out’ (number 6, 1949) and ‘I’ll Never Be Free’ (number 4, 1950). Another chart record, ‘Goodnight Irene’ (number 6, 1950), featured the Coleman Brothers ensemble on vocals. By 1949 Gayten had expanded his combo into a nine-piece orchestra and switched to the Regal label. Besides his own hits on the label, he backed and produced Larry Darnell on a spate of hits. He moved to OKeh Records in 1951. In 1954 Gayten moved to Chess Records,...

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