VARIOUS – GAZ’S ROCKIN’ BLUES – 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – STAG-O-LEE CD

Stag-O-Lee is proud to be able to continue its DJ set series with a Champions League record player and entrepreneur.
Gaz Mayall, son of the blues hero John Mayall, is an integral part of the London club scene. Over 40 years ago, on July 3, 1980, he started his first club night, back then in the basement of Gossips at 69 Dean Street, right in the heart of Soho. After 14 years he moved to the basement of St. Moritz at 159 Wardour Street around the corner.
The St. Moritz is actually a Swiss restaurant, but time has stood still in the cellar and nothing has been changed there since what felt like the beginning of the 1970s.
For 40 years there has been a blues dance in London every Thursday evening, Gaz and his buddies play (strictly vinyl) and a band plays every evening. Gaz’s Rockin Blues has enjoyed widespread popularity for over four decades.
This double album now provides an insight into the music that is being played there. 50s rhythm & blues, rock`n´roll from that time, with gospel the inspiration for black post-war music and finally the ska sound from Jamaica in the early 60s. Everything neatly distributed on four sides of the record.
I hope you enjoy this album for many years to come. Treasure it as I and all at Gaz’s Rockin Blues have treasured these tracks.
40 years and still going strong!
Gaz Mayall 29th October 2020

Rock`n´Roll
1. Little Richard – Long Tall Sally
2. Cledus Harrison – Rock And Roll In The Groove
3. Screamin ‘Joe Neal – Rock And Roll Deacon
4. Pretty Boy – Bip Bop Bip
5. Jackie Brenston – My Real Gone Rocket
6. Dave Bartholomew – Can’t Take It No More
7. James Brown – Chonnie-On-Chon
 Rhythm & Blues
1. Lowell Fulson – Don’t Drive Me Baby
2. Jimmy Witherspoon – Don’t Ever Move A Woman Into Your House
3. Brownie McGhee – I’m 10,000 Years Old
4. Clarence Gatemouth Brown – You Got Money
5. Bob Gaddy – Slow Down Baby
6. Floyd Dixon – Hey, Bartender
7. Sonny Knight – But Officer
 Gospel
1. The Flying Clouds – I’ve Got A Right To The Tree of Life
2. Sensational Nightingales – To The End
3. The Pilgrim Travelers – Hold On
4. The Gospel Clefs – By The Waters Of Babylon
5. Brother Joe May – It Doesn’t Cost Very Much
6. Bessie Griffin – More Like Jesus
7. Archie Brownlee – In The Wilderness
Jamaica
1. Owen Gray – Let Me Go Free
2. Count Ossie Afro Combo – Cassavubu
3. Rico’s Combo – Gee’s Boogie
4. The Blues Busters – Little Vilma
5. The Moonlighters – I Need Your Love
6. Theophilus Beckford – Now You’re Dead
7. Duke Reid And His Group – Pink Lane Shuffle

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