Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gateway Rock & Roll Soundalikes

Reup. Gateway was part of the Rite Record Productions, founded in 1950 by Carl Burckhardt. Rite started his budget label activities in 1952 by launching its new labels Gateway, Big 4 Hits and Kentucky (later more labels followed). We have the great Delbert Barker here covering some nice Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Rite sold his budget outfits in late 1957/early 1958 and concentrated on its custom pressing service, which began in 1955 (see the That's All Rite blog for Rite custom pressings).


track list:
1. Bob LaMont - Dim Dim the Lights
2. Dick Warren - Rock Around the Clock
3. Delbert Barker - So Doggone Lonesome
4. Delbert Barker - Blue Suede Shoes
5. Delbert Barker - Heartbreak Hotel
6. Marv Lockard - Don't Be Cruel
7. Billy St. Claire - Shake, Rattle and Roll
8. Buddy Thomas - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
9. Earl Robbins - Teddy Bear
10. Jack Daniels - Tutti Frutti

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