Guitar Gable

Real name: Gabriel “Guitar Gable” Perrodin
Born: August 17, 1937, Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Died: January 28, 2017, Opelousas, Louisiana

 


SINGLES

EXCELLO 2082 (78 rpm)/45-2082 (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE AND THE MUSICAL KINGS (feat. King Karl:vcl on a-side)
Life Problem / Congo Mombo (6/1956 US)

REO 8129X (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE AND THE MUSICAL KINGS (feat. King Karl:vcl on a-side)
Life Problem / Congo Mombo (1956 CAN)

EXCELLO 2094 (78 rpm)/45-2094 (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE FEAT. KING KARL (a) / GUITAR GABLE (b) (feat. King Karl:vcl on a-side)
Irene / Guitar Rhumbo (11/1956 US)

MOONGLOW 5021 (78 rpm)/5021 X 45 (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE
Guitar Rhumbo / (reverse by The Gladiolas: Little Darlin’) (1957 BEL)

EXCELLO 45-2108 (promo, 45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides)
It’s Hard But It’s Fair / Cool, Calm, Collected (5/1957 US)

EXCELLO 2108 (78 rpm)/45-2108 (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides)
It’s Hard But It’s Fair / Cool, Calm, Collected (5/1957 US)

EXCELLO 45-2122 (promo, 45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on b-side)
Gumbo Mombo / What’s The Matter With My Baby (10/1957 US)

EXCELLO 2122 (78 rpm)/45-2122 (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on b-side)
Gumbo Mombo / What’s The Matter With My Baby (10/1957 US)

EXCELLO 2140 (78 rpm)/45-2140 (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE, VOCAL KING KARL (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides)
Walking In The Park / Have Mercy On Me (6/1958 US)

EXCELLO 45-2153 (promo, 45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides)
This Should Go On Forever / Please Operator (2/1959 US)

EXCELLO 45-2153 (45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE (feat. King Karl:vcl on both sides)
This Should Go On Forever / Please Operator (2/1959 US)

EXCELLO 45-2094/45-2089 (unofficial reissue, 45 rpm) – GUITAR GABLE
Guitar Rhumbo / (reverse by Vince Monroe: Give It Up (Or Tell Where It’s At)) (2014 US)


In addition, King Karl (Bernard Jolivette) had also the following 45 rpm solo releases (Guitar Gable’s involvement is not known):
– So In Need Of Someone / I Knew It Was Love (Excello 45-2157, 1959, as by King Karl)
– Lead Me To Lover’s Land / Hard Times At My Door (Excello 45-2210, 1962, as by “Chuck” Brown)
– The Moon Without You / “Oh! No Love” (Excello 45-2214, 1962, as by “Chuck” Brown)
– The Tune Of The Rain / I’m Just A Lonely Man (La Louisianne LL-8047, 1963, as by King Karl)
– Just Because / Do You Like To See Me Cry (Tamm T-2002, 1965, as by King Karl)
– Blues For Men / Everybodys Feelin’ Good (La Louisianne LL-8080, 1967, as by King Karl)

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COLLECTIONS

FLYRIGHT FLY 599 [LP] – COOL, CALM, COLLECTED (1984 UK)
Cool, Calm, Collected / This Should Go On Forever / Goodbye Baby (prev. unissued) / Life Problem / Congo Mombo / Have Mercy On Me / String Bean (prev. unissued) / Walking In The Park / Please Operator / Mary Lou (prev. unissued) / No Matter Who (prev. unissued) / Walking With The Kings (prev. unissued) / Irene / Long Way From Home (prev. unissued)

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COMPILATIONS

EXCELLO LP-8001 [LP] – V/A: TUNES TO BE REMEMBERED (1960 US)
Congo Mombo

A-BET LP 401 [LP] – V/A: RECORDS GALORE (1967 US)
Congo Mombo
(Note: distributed by Nashboro Records)

EXCELLO DBL 28025 [2-LP] – V/A: THE EXCELLO STORY (1972 US)
This Should Go On Forever
– Canadian edition: Excello DBL 28025, 1972 / UK edition: Blue Horizon 2683 007, 1972 –

FLYRIGHT FLY 532 [LP] – V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP-POP (1977 UK)
Walking In The Park (prev. unissued alt. take) / Goodbye Whiskey (prev. unissued)

FLYRIGHT FLY CD 21 [CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP POP (1990 UK/FRA)
Irene / This Should Go On Forever (prev. unissued alt. take)

FLYRIGHT FLY CD 42 [CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA R’NB (1991 UK/FRA)
Walking In The Park

RHINO R2 70896 [LP/CD]/R4 70896 [CS] – V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS, VOL.1 – SOUND OF THE SWAMP (1990 US)
This Should Go On Forever

RHINO R2 70896 [LP/CD]/R4 70896 [CS] – V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS, VOL.1 – SOUND OF THE SWAMP (1990 US)
Congo Mombo

STRIP STRIP-005 [LP] – V/A: JUNGLE EXOTICA (1991 US)
Congo Mombo
– lp reissue: Strip ST-005 LP, 1997 US / cd reissue: Strip CR-ST CD-005, 1997 GER –

ACE CDCHD 400 [CD] – V/A: EXCELLO HITS! (1993 UK)
This Should Go On Forever / Congo Mombo

P-VINE PCD-2818 [CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA BAYOU ROCKERS (1994 JPN)
This Should Go On Forever / Gumbo Mumbo / Irene / Walking In The Park / Guitar Rhumbo / Please Operator / Cool Calm / Have Mercy / Life Problem / Congo Mombo / It’s Hard But It’s Fair / What’s The Matter With My Baby / So In Need Of Someone (King Karl) / I Knew It Was Love (King Karl)

P-VINE PCD-2860 [CD] – V/A: WILD BAYOU CLASSICS (1994 JPN)
This Should Go On Forever

EXCELLO/AVI CD 3001 [CD] – V/A: THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS (1994 US)
This Should Go On Forever / Congo Mombo
– reissue: Excello CD 4203, 1997 –

ACE CDCHD 522 [CD] – V/A: TEEN BEAT, VOLUME 2 (1994 UK)
Guitar Rhumbo

P-VINE PCD-2328 [CD] – V/A: EXCELLO STORY – THE SOUND OF SWAMP (1995 JPN)
This Should Go On Forever

STAX SCD-8595-2 [CD] – V/A: SUPERBLUES, VOL. 3 – ALL-TIME CLASSIC BLUES HITS (1995 US)
Irene

ACE CDCHD 682 [CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA ROOTS – THE JAY MILLER R&B LEGACY (1998 UK)
Cool, Calm, Collected / Irene / Baby Baby Come To Papa (prev. unissued King Karl recording)

ACE CDCHD 686 [CD] – V/A: LOCATED IN THE RECORD CENTER OF THE SOUTH (1998 UK)
Guitar Rhumbo / Walking In The Park (With Sally)

HIP-O HIPD 40108 [CD] – V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN’ & HIP SHAKIN’, VOLUME 2 – LOUISIANA HOODOO PARTY (1998 US)
Congo Mombo

HIP-O HIPD 40131 [CD] – V/A: HOUSE ROCKIN’ & HIP SHAKIN’, VOLUME 3 – KILLER SWAMP BLUES (1998 US)
This Could Go On Forever

HIP-O HIPD 40150 [CD] – V/A: THE EXCELLO STORY, VOLUME 2 – 1955-1957 (1999 US)
Congo Mombo / Irene

HIP-O HIPD 40156 [CD] – V/A: THE EXCELLO STORY, VOLUME 3 – 1957-1961 (1999 US)
This Should Go On Forever

JSP JSP7796 [4-CD] – V/A: JOOK JOINT BLUES – THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT (GOOD TIME RHYTHM & BLUES 1943-1956) (2007 UK)
Congo Mombo

BLUES TOWN BTCD 1052 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: BADASS ROCKERS (200?)
Walking In The Park

CHEESECAKE CHCD 277 [CD] (unofficial release) – V/A: RED HOT RHYTHM (200?)
Cool, Calm, Collected

TWISTIN RUMBLE TR-62015 [LP] (unofficial release) – V/A: TWISTIN RUMBLE!! VOLUME 5 (200?)
Congo Mombo

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB012 [CD] – V/A: RUMBA BLUES – THE MAMBO YEARS (2010 UK)
Congo Mombo

VIPER CD066 [CD] – V/A: ROCKIN’ IN THE JUNGLE – 1950’S AMERICAN JUNGLE SONGS (2010 UK)
Congo Mombo

UNIVERSAL UMC2029 [2-CD] – V/A: IT’S YOUR VOODOO WORKING – THE BEST OF EXCELLO RECORDS (2011 EU)
Cool, Calm, Collected / Congo Mombo / This Should Go On Forever

GREAT VOICES OF THE CENTURY GVC 2033 [CD] – V/A: ON BENDED KNEE – THE BIRTH OF SWAMP POP (2012 UK)
This Should Go On Forever

JSP JSP77180 [4-CD] – V/A: LOUISIANA SWAMP BLUES (2014 UK)
Congo Mombo / Cool, Calm, Collected / Irene / This Should Go On Forever / Guitar Rhumbo / Walking In The Park (With Sally)

ACE CDCHD 1422 [CD] – V/A: RHYTHM’N’BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU – MAD DOGS, SWEET DADDIES & PRETTY BABIES (2015 UK)
Long Way From Home / Mary Lou

METRO SELECT METRSL101 [2-CD] – V/A: MOD WORLD (2015 EU)
Congo Mambo

ONE DAY MUSIC DAY2CD283 [2-CD] – V/A: THE EXCELLO BLUES STORY (2015 UK)
Congo Mongo / Life Problem

FAREWELL BWR 03 [10″ LP] – V/A: BLUES WITH A RHYTHM, VOL. 3 (2016 FRA)
Walking In The Park

APEX OF THE UNIVERSE APEX001 [CS] (unofficial release) – V/A: SWAMP POP FOR ELVER (2016 US)
This Should Go On Forever / Life Problem / Congo Mombo / Walking In The Park / Irene

NOT NOW MUSIC NOT4CD010 [4-CD] – V/A: 100 BLUES CLASSICS (2017 UK)
Life Problem

RHYTHM & BLUES RANDB054 [CD] – V/A: MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1956-1957 (2019 UK)
Congo Mombo

ACE CDCHD 1547 [CD] – V/A: RHYTHM & BLUESIN’ BY THE BAYOU – BOP CAT STOMP (2019 UK)
Goodbye Whiskey

KOKO MOJO KMCD 50 [CD] – V/A: SHE CAN ROCK (2020 EU)
Walking In The Park

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© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943 To 1970 Volume One (Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven, 1987) | Now Dig This 1/1995 | The History Of Rhythm & Blues Vol.6: 1956 (Galen Gart, 1991) | The History Of Rhythm & Blues Vol.7: 1957 (Galen Gart, 1993) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

Online sources: http://www.allmusic.com | http://www.singlesdb.com | http://www.bsnpubs.com | http://www.ebay.com | http://www.gemm.com | http://www.musicstack.com | http://www.globaldogproductions.info | http://www.discogs.com/artist/797328-Guitar-Gable | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Gable | http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/artist/guitar-gable | http://www.45cat.com/artist/guitar-gable | http://www.discogs.com/artist/1909107-King-Karl

Note: The contents of this website are informative only! All the corrections/additions are welcome. E-mail: petehoppula @ hotmail.com

Revised on April 25, 2021

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