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By Grady Gaines

In the Nineteen Fifties, because the chief of the Upsetters, the unique backing band for rock pioneer Little Richard, Grady Gaines first uncovered the track international to his exact model of “honkin’,” bombastic, attitude-drenched saxophone playing.

within the years that undefined, the Upsetters grew to become the backing band for Sam Cooke and crisscrossed the rustic because the go-to-band for revue-style excursions that includes James Brown, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Supremes, Jackie Wilson, Little Willie John, and Etta James.

In I’ve Been Out There, the Houston blues and R&B legend Grady Gaines speaks candidly approximately his sixty-year song profession and existence at the street helping a number of the largest names in blues, soul, and R&B. This annotated autobiographical account info Gaines's expert triumphs and private sacrifices.

The booklet comprises anecdotes approximately lifestyles at the street and within the studio in the course of a interval whilst the leisure was once greatly various, affording readers a glimpse into the artistic make-up of a guy whose specific sax taking part in powered probably the most well known songs of the period, helped outline the style, and mesmerized numerous audiences.

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