Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
June 11, 1992
Source : unknown mics > Sony WM-D3 recorder > Cassette Master (Maxell XL-IIS c100) (courtesy of Wes Meyette collection)
Transfer : Sony TC-WE 475 > Tascam DR-40 Linear PCM Recorder 16/44.1 kHz)
Editing : Soundforge (tracking) > Wave > TLH (SBE aligned) Flac level 8
Traders Den - March 29, 2019
Transferred and Tracked by kingrue upload 1867
Here's something really cool and unique from Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding.
Listening to this tape was the first time I'd really heard Robert Gordon.
This was fun to hear and Gordon reminds me a lot of Elvis Presley.
His influences included Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, Billy Lee Riley, Eddie Cochran and other notable rock 'n roll music artists of the period.
Robert Gordon made his recording debut at age 17 in 1964 with a group called the Confidentials.
Gordon moved to New York City in 1970 and a few years later joined a punk rock band there known as the Tuff Darts.
During 1976, the Tuff Darts recorded "All for the Love of Rock and Roll", "Head over Heels", and "Slash" for a compilation album called Live at CBGB's,
which included a number of other local New York City bands. That same year, Robert appeared in a punk/New Wave style film entitled Unmade Beds,
In 1977 Robert Gordon with Link Wray on Private Stock Records was the result of this collaboration. Due to Elvis Presley's death, the album picked up some airplay,
and the label Private Stock tried to hype Gordon as the heir to Elvis.
In 1978, Gordon made a second album with Wray, on the Private Stock label, called Fresh Fish Special. The record featured The Jordanaires, who had been
background vocalists for Presley, and included the Bruce Springsteen song "Fire", written for Gordon. Springsteen played keyboards on the track.
In late 1978, RCA records signed Gordon to a contract which he described as "a dream come true" to be on "Elvis' label".
In February 1979 "Rock Billy Boogie" album was released, this time without Link Wray, as Chris Spedding joined Gordon, playing lead guitar.
Chris Spedding would also play on the 1980 release "Bad Boy", noted as one of the best mature rockabilly albums ever recorded.
The last album for RCA was 1981's Are You Gonna Be The One. Which included Danny Gatton on lead guitar.
It is Gordon's best selling album to date, with more than 200,000 copies sold.
Thanks goes to Wes for capturing this exciting show and additional thanks elegymart for assisting with the set list.
Chris Spedding's opening set = 23:41
02 Road Runner
04 Walking With The King
05 Shakin' All Over
06 Motor Bikin'
07 I Got Love
08 Guitar Jamboree
Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding = 54:48
09 drum intro
10 The Way I Walk
11 Lonesome Train
12 I Forgot To Remember
13 It Feels So Right
15 The Worrying Kind
16 Twenty Flight Rock
17 Walk On By
-- tape flip --
18 You�re Undecided
19 Love Me
20 Drivin' Wheel
21 Rock Billy Boogie
22 Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache
23 Summertime Blues
24 My Babe (Don't Stand No Kissin')
25 It's Only Make Believe
26 Black Slacks >
27 My Girl Is Red Hot
Total Time = 01:18:30
~~ ENJOY ~~