Record Company/Release Number: Polydor: PD 6519
Bar Code: NONE
Original release date: 1973
Condition of the cover: Mint
Condition of the record: Sealed - Assumed Mint
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds, 1 ounces
Buy it now price: 24.99
Inventory number: 208430
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Songs: Laundromat Cradle Rock Walk on Hot Coals Who's That Coming? In Your Town Hands Off Too Much Alcohol Bullfrog Blues Credits: Gerry McAvoy: Guitar (Bass) Eddie Offord: Engineer Carlos Olms: Engineer Robin Sylvester: Engineer Wilgar Campbell: Drums Rod De'Ath: Drums Rory Gallagher: Guitar, Producer, Vocals, Main Performer, Harmonica Lou Martin: Keyboards Album Review: ALBUM REVIEW NOT AVAILABLE ON Biography: Rory Gallagher biography by Richard Skelly, All Music Guide
For a career that was cut short by illness and a premature death, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Rory Gallagher sure accomplished a lot in the blues music world. Although Gallagher didn't tour the U.S. nearly enough, spending most of his time in Europe, he was known for his no-holds-barred, marathon live shows at clubs and theaters around the United States. Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish Republic, on March 2, 1948. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cork City in the south, and at age nine he became fascinated with American blues and folk singers he heard on the radio. An avid record collector, he had a wide range of influences, including Leadbelly, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Albert King, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. Gallagher would always try to mix some simple country blues songs into his recordings. Gallagher began his recording career after moving to London, when he formed a trio called Taste. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 1969 in England and later picked up for U.S. distribution by Atco/Atlantic. Between 1969 and 1971, with producer Tony Colton behind the board, Gallagher recorded three albums with Taste before they split up. Gallagher began performing under his own name in 1971, after recording his 1970 debut, Rory Gallagher for Polydor Records in the U.K. The album was picked up for U.S. distribution by Atlantic Records, and later that year he recorded Deuce, also released by Atlantic in the U.S. His prolific output continued, as he followed up Deuce with Live in Europe (1972) and Blueprint and Tattoo, both in 1973. Irish Tour 1974, like Live in Europe, did a good job of capturing the excitement of his live shows on tape, and he followed that with Calling Card for Chrysalis in 1976, and Photo Finish and Jinx for the same label in 1978 and 1982. By this point Gallagher had made several world tours, and he took a few years rest from the road. He got back into recording and performing live again with the 1987 release (in the U.K.) of Defender. His last album, Fresh Evidence, was released in 1991 on the Capo/I.R.S. label. Capo was his own record and publishing company that he set up in the hopes of eventually exposing other great blues talents. FINE PRINT All pictures are of the exact item being sold. This record came from a record store called "Phantasmagoria" which was located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Phantasmagoria went out of business in 1978. I purchased most of their leftover inventory some years later when I owned a new & used record store in Catasauqua called "Music Madness". Music Madness is still listed in the phone book if you want to try to contact me. Phantasmagoria used round colored stickers to indicate the price of the albums. They had a sign on the wall with the color sticker combinations for the customers to use so they knew the price of the albums. Most of the albums still have these stickers on them, and in some rare cases, the stickers are written on. Your item(s) will be shipped within two business days after I receive your payment. I always leave feedback before your item ships....