The Gate Swings!
Stephen Maestas | Albuquerque,NM | 08/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard of this guy when he was a sessions man on Professor Longhair's "Rock & Roll Gumbo" album. When I saw the ad for this DVD, I had to take a chance on it and I am not disappointed in the least. He is every bit the talent that the critics said he was. I hope ol' Gate and Fess are still jamming in the hereafter."
M. Huber | Florida | 03/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very fun and entertaining DVD recorded for TV. Austin City Limits is one of my favorite PBS programs. They always had really top notch performers of the time on stage and this is one of them. It's an old recording, but Gatemouth and band were really on that night. The Audio is clean and well mixed, the Video is VERY good, focused and well produced as most all ACL brodcasts were. The performance was outstanding as he showes his personality and love for the blues in his playing style. It's only down side is it's only about an hour long, I could have watched at least another hours worth or more. Gatemouth was one of the original modern Blues Men, now there's only a hand full. He's already sorely missed in my book. This is a piece of musical history and is highly recomended.
I wish Amazon had a 3 criteria rating that would make for a quicker, more accurate and fair rating of Cd's, DVD's and Blu-ray's.
2. Quality of Audio
3. Quality of Video (for DVD's and Blu-ray's)
Artists that wish to have there performances recorded and recognized should be held to a standard. Poor Audio or Video, no matter how good the performance, is still a bad product. Those who would still purchase sub-standard Audio or Video quality recordings and rank that product highly just because of performance are not doing the industry or the band justice. Demand better and we will get it, settle for less and that's what you'll get."