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Jay Gordon

Jay Gordon - Live at the Sunset Strip: No Quarter Given - 2005 - Blue Ace

This dvd and cd is a true testament to blues and rock. Gordon's music is a sacred baptism- he plays guitar like a man on fire in a petroleum plant. © cdbaby.com

Ferocious, explosive, heavy blues rock from the great power blues rock guitarist, Jay Gordon. Among the eight live tracks are dynamic covers of Elmore James' "The Sky Is Cryin", Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man", and Buddy Guy's "Leave My Little Girl Alone". If you're gonna play this album loud, please refrain from smoking ! Check out Jay's "Broadcasting the Blues Live" album. N .B :"No Quarter Given" is also available on DVD, and VHS


1 Big Boss Man - Dixon, Smith
2 Hoochie Coochie Man - Dixon
3 Leave My Little Girl Alone - Guy
4 Voodoo Boogie/Dust My Broom - Gordon, James
5 Black Top Alley - Gordon
6 Sky Is Cryin - James
7 Message to Collins [instrumental] - Gordon
8 The Original Sin - Gordon


Jay Gordon - guitar, vocals
Russ Green - bass
Butch Black - drums


Electric blues guitarist Jay Gordon recorded a series of albums for Blue Ace that inspired comparisons to such legendary guitarists as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Beginning with Blues Infested (1994), Gordon won much praise from the blues community. Each successive album became increasingly successful — Broadcasting the Blues Live (1996), Electric Redemption (1998), and so on — and the guitarist soon found himself being compared to some of the most legendary guitarists to ever play electric blues. In 2000, Gordon collaborated with Phillip Walker on the Jaywalkin album for Blue Ace, yet another accomplishment for the celebrated guitarist. Furthermore, in addition to his guitar playing, Gordon also produces and sings on many of his own recordings. © Jason Birchmeier, allmusic.com


Texas enjoys a reputation for putting out more top notch contemporary blues and blues-rock guitar players than any other state in the US, and considering the rich history of players coming out of that state, few can argue. One state that may have a legitimate contention for equal rights however is California. While many of the top players from the West Coast may not be as well known, there are quite a number of them non the less. Jay Gordon is among those making a strong case for the capabilities of guitar players from California. As electric blues has migrated into the contemporary music scene, it's been broken down into several sub-categories, including Chicago blues, Texas blues, blues-rock, and what I had considered to be the last frontier and farthest reaching boundries of the blues, Heavy-blues. But Jay's style necessitates a new classification, at least one I haven't considered before. Shred-blues is the best description I can come up with that aptly describes Jay's style of play. Even though I'm a major league fan of seriously guitar oriented blues, I recognize that as the boundries are move outward there's the risk that emphisis on speed and technique will undue the passion. However, Jay plays with fiery passion that matches the power and ferocity of his style. Jay's guitar playing talents are amazing to say the least. His picking attack is fast and furious, and he's also very capable on slide guitar. His axe has a piercingly crisp, heavily over-driven tone with tons of sustain and bite. Vocals are on the hard side and a bit harsh at times, but for the most part they're solid and a good match for his style of blues. The band is a minimal three piece arrangement of guitar, bass & drums. © Herm, © ElectricBlues