John Peel's Record Box 36-37, introducing G.L. Crockett

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John Peel's Record Box 36-37, introducing G.L. Crockett

36. G L Crockett - It's a man down there + Every hour, every day (4 BROTHERS) 1965
37. G L Crockett - Look out Mabel + Did you ever love somebody (CHECKER) 1965
On the evidence of these four songs GL is equally at home with rockabilly or soul. All of these songs are available on various compilations, check out this discography for more info. In fact the 7" of "It's a Man Down there" is currently available here.
I've also found some info on the 4 Brothers label although little about GL himself.
The Killing Floor Blues blog has 'It's Man Down There' online at the moment, and this useful info...
"Bluesman G.L. Crockett is known mainly for his Chess rockabilly 'Look Out Mabel' and today's selection, a mid-'60s blues hit on the Four Brothers label. 'It's a Man Down There' borrowed lyrics from Sonny Boy Williamson's 'One Way Out' and aped Jimmy Reed's backporch boogie beat and boozy vocals to create an engaging tune."

It's probably my favourite of the four songs here, although its soulful flipside 'Every Hour, Every Day' runs it close.
A curious fact about 'Look out Mabel' is that the songs were recorded in 1957 and released under the name G. 'Davy' Crockett, yet different takes of these songs from the same session were released 8 years later as GL. There ends my knowledge of GL, although he is well worth checking out.

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