Hey Cat !

Hey Cat !

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Gateway Records !

Joe 'Cannonball' Lewis 
Gateway Record # 3006 - 1953
I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down / Before I Met You.

Joe Cannonball Lewis was Born april 12, 1924. He was inspired by Jimmie Rodgers and was a highly underrated artist in the 1950s. He had a preference for railroad songs and that is why producer Fred Rose gave him the name "Cannonball". Lewis recorded with musicians like Chet Atkins (Guitar), Joe Talbott (Steel Guitar), Gordon Terry (Fiddle), Goy Farmer (Rhythm Guitar), Shorty Whittaker (Mandolin) and Ray Brandenburg (Banjo).

This is pure rip roaring country honkytonk at it's finest. This is top shelf stuff, a mind blowing record of heavyweight proportions ! savage lead, snappy rhythm guitar, red hot Steel and the great vocals by Joe.....this is heaven .....pure heaven !

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