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Robert Gordon | Rockabilly for Life

The eternal rockabilly boogie man welcomes a long list of VIPs to his party.

You can’t beat Robert Gordon. So you might as well join him.

That is precisely what a whole slew of rockers do on the eternal rockabilly cat’s umpteenth platter of vintage hillbilly boogie and blue-jean bop. You’ve got guitar slingers like old pal Chris Spedding, roots master Dave Alvin, the legendary Steve Cropper and even The StoogesJames Williamson; female-foil vocalists like Linda Gail Lewis and Rosie Flores; new wavers like like Blondie drummer Clem Burke and The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, along with plenty more — in truth the whole disc is verifiable VIP section. But Gordon is still the man of the hour — and still rockin’ the house with the same booming slapback baritone from 45 years ago. And what else would you expect from a guy who calls his album Rockabilly For Life? And for those who prefer their Gordon unaccompanied, the disc also includes the original solo versions of all the tracks. That’s life.

THE PRESS RELEASE: “One of the original rockabilly revivalists, the legendary Robert Gordon, celebrates the roots of rockabilly and early rock accompanied by a host of stellar guests! Guest performances by The Stooges James Williamson, longtime collaborator Chris Spedding, country music icon Steve Wariner, Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer, blues giant Joe Louis Walker, Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, and much, much more! Gordon’s voice has never sounded better, whether he’s crooning ballads or letting ‘er rip on some classic rock n’ roll shakers! Produced by one of the leading figures in rockabilly today, the great Danny B. Harvey (HeadCat, The 69 Cats)!”