Sunday, December 16, 2012

Larry Dale - Let The Doorbell Ring & Let Your Love Run To Me

During the early 1950s Ennis Lowery (his legal name) took initial inspiration on guitar playing from B.B. King, soon making his first recordings as a sideman for Paul Williams & His Orchestra (on Jax Records) and for Big Red McHouston & His Orchestra, and under his then chosen moniker "Larry Dale" (for the RCA subsidiary Groove Records) with a band that included Mickey Baker and pianist Champion Jack Dupree.
Larry Dale, guitar

Dale worked the New York club circuit with the pianist Bob Gaddy. He also was a frequent session guitarist in the New York studios, playing on all four of Dupree's 1956–58 sessions for RCA's Groove and Vik subsidiaries, and on the best known Dupree LP, 1958's Blues from the Gutter, for Atlantic. His playing on that album inspired Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones.
Dale made most of his best sides as a leader when the decade turned from the 1950s to the 1960s. For Glover Records he recorded the party blues "Let the Doorbell Ring" and "Big Muddy" in 1960, then revived Stick McGhee's "Drinkin' Wine-Spo-Dee-O-Dee" in 1962 on Atlantic. He died in New York in May 2010, at the age of 87.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this nice selection of NYC blues.
Do you happen to have Larry Dale's version of Things I Used To Do (Fire 2022)?

Thanks and regards,