Lonnie Lyons, Willie Johnson, Buster Pickens, Henry Hayes, Conrad Johnson
Reference: BMCD 6027
Goree Carter (b. Houston, Dec. 31, 1930; d. Houston c. 1988), singer and guitarist strongly influenced by T-Bone Walke, is one of the pioneer of the Texas sound in early electric blues guitar--the single-string runs and two-string "blue note" chords- It's a sound made famous a few years later by Chuck Berry and is still copied to this day. Carter recorded heavily in 1949 and 1950, but seldom returned to music after having been drafted by the army at 19, and his recordings have drifted into obscurity.
In this first of two volumes to document his career, Goree Carter is usually accompanied by a small band with two saxes, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. This set includes his first two sides from 1949, a demo session that was issued under the name of Little T-Bone.