Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Cates Gang - Wanted (1970)



Some splendid news about The Cate Brothers: the 70's albums have had their CD release for the first time. Apparently Wounded Bird Records were listening after all ;-).. So, go on! Buy that stuff!

And here we have the first album by The Cates Gang, "Wanted" from 1970. At last! I got this from Urk, and I'm well pleased. Thanks man!
I'm loving every minute of this record. Like its follow up, "Come Back Home", this has more to do with Southern Soul than Southern Rock. But it's still the jackpot to me. I guess these must be the oldest recordings of the Cate Bros./The Cate Brothers Band, even predating most of the "Arkansas Soul Siblings"/"Born To Wander" songs. Blue Eyed Soul anyone?

9 comments:

J D said...

Thanks for the Cates Gang. I've been looking for this. I noticed it recently disappeared from your "want list" so I was hoping you'd be posting it. Thanks again.

BTW, I think I may have the first Artimus Pyle album. Do you know the name of it and I'll check. Thanks!!!

velhorockeiro said...

Tks brother, great post.

Skydogg said...

Thanks, I'm very pleased about this post myself. Life is good, running a blog... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I was looking for this for a long long time.

Jenaclap said...

Thanks,thanks. Great album. The Cate Brothers Band: ¿Kings of "Southern Soul-Rock", je,je -)?

Salud,
Jenaclap

Skydogg said...

The first Artimus Pyle Band album is simply called A.P.B.

Urk said...

thanks for the kudos Skydog, glad to share! Thanks for spreading the rock around.

the Cates played in Fayetteville just a couple of weeks ago too. They officially retired the band in 2006, but still come out for shows now and then. Earl (the guitar player) can't stay retired & he and Terry Cagle (drummer from 68-85, Levon Helm's nephew) are holding down a casino gig weekly as much for fun as for the pay.

Skydogg said...

I guess the Cate Brothers are becoming elderly men, by now. Still, I would love to get my hands on some soundboard recordings. Both from recent years as well as from the 70's. I sure miss the singing.

Piet said...

Good stuff! Anyone has this: http://www.popsike.com/Obscure-Rural-Rock-LP-The-Cates-Gang-Come-Back-Home/300390048238.html