Rory Gallagher is the first solo album by Irish blues rock musician Rory Gallagher, released in 1971. It marked his departure from Taste. He decided on two Belfast musicians; drummer Wilgar Campbell, and bass guitarist Gerry McAvoy to be the core of his new power trio band.
The complete and fully authorized story of Rory Gallagher, Ghost Blues follows Rory s life and career from his upbringing in Cork, his early days with a show band, the brief success of Taste and then his legendary solo career leading up to his health problems in later life and tragic death at the age of just 47. There are archive interviews, both audio and visual, with Rory and contributions from many of his friends and admirers including his brother Donal, Bob Geldof, The Edge, Cameron Crowe, Slash, Johnny Marr, James Dean Bradfield, Ronnie Drew, Bill Wyman, Martin Carthy, band members Ted M. .
The discography of Rory Gallagher, an Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter, consists of 11 studio albums, 6 live albums, 13 compilations, and 5 singles. Gallagher was a solo-artist and collaborated with artists such as Muddy Waters and Jerry Lee Lewis. Before his career as a solo-artist, Gallagher was the guitarist, vocalist, and saxophonist for the Irish rock trio Taste.
Guitarist Rory Gallagher never wanted to be a star. He only wanted to make music on his own terms and have the opportunity to play that music for an audience who would genuinely appreciate it. Watching the double DVD set Ghost Blues and The Beat Sessions illustrates the Irish-born blues-rocker's success on those terms he set for himself so emphatically, and to which he remained loyal throughout his career. Director Ian Thullier does a remarkable job maintaining a linear narrative during The Story of Rory Gallagher. Tracing the man's roots back to his birth and upbringing in the city.
Born William Rory Gallagher on March 2, 1948, Rory was the first child of Daniel and Monica Gallagher, who both were musically talented with not only singing, but Daniel also played accordian. At around age 5 or 6, Rory loved to sing and play his songs on a little dimestore plastic ukelele. The stories from his brother Donal are wonderful, as we hear how there were no blues bands in Ireland, so Rory had to learn everything from listening to Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and other blues greats on the radio and tv. Rory's genius didn't stop with just the guitar, he also played slide guitar, alto saxophone, bass, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and coral sitar.
Track Listing - Disc 2. Title/Composer. blue highlight denotes track pick.
Rory's album 'Defender' was released on this day in 1987. Of all my albums, ‘Defender’’s my absolute favourite, purely because it was blood on the tracks. That album had to be done without any help or assistance. It's the usual Barry Manilow quote, I really put a lot of myself into the album. It's not going to change the world, it says what it means and it means what it says. From the vaults of the Rory Gallagher archive comes Blues, a collection of rare and mostly unreleased recordings of Rory playing his favourite blues material. to/Blues Ranging from never heard before tracks to special guest sessions with legendary blues artists like Muddy Waters and Albert King plus lost radio sessions, this album uncovers Rory’s love of the blues throughout his solo career from 1971 right through.
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|Disc 1 Ghost Blues|
|1-1||Ghost Blues - The Story Of Rory Gallagher|
|Disc 2 The Beat Club Sessions 1971-72|
|2-4||Just The Smile|
|2-5||Used To Be|
|2-6||In Your Town|
|2-7||Should've Learned My Lesson|
|2-8||Crest Of A Wave|
|2-10||Pistol Slapper Blues|
|2-11||I Don't Know Where I'm Going|
|2-12||Going To My Hometown|
|2-13||I Could've Had Religion|
|2-16||Messin' With The Kid|
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- Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): ifpi L573
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