Personnel: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (vocals, guitar, violin); Luther Wamble (guitar); Bill "Foots" Samuel (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dennis Taylor, Homer Brown, Alvin "Red" Tyler (tenor saxophone); Joe Sunseri (baritone saxophone); Mark Wells, Stanton Davis, Jr., Bobby Campo (trumpet); Ernie Gautreau, Jim McMillen (trombone); David Fender "Fingers" Hammond (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ); Lawrence Sieberth, Craig Wroten (piano); Dan Matrazzo (keyboards); Myron Dove (bass guitar); Robert Shipley, Lloyd Herrman (drums).
Audio Mixer: David Farrell .
Recording information: Caravan Of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX (1983); Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, LA (1983).
Photographer: Jack Vartoogian.
To call Louisiana/Texas legend Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown a blues player would be an oversimplification. He based his career on breaking down boundaries between blues, Cajun music, country, and more. Brown started out at the tail end of the 1940s, but his career enjoyed a revival in the early '80s when he began recording for Rounder Records. This short-but-effective sampler of his music centers around Brown's Rounder period, and allows a glimpse into the full breadth of this eclectic multi-instrumentalist's expansive musical universe.