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Customer Reviews

Remembering the Irish Blues Master

What a great compilation. Although for the most part culled from his studio releases, check out this new version of "Overnight Bag". It Rocks! If you don't know Rory, then you don't know Rock or the Blues. But here's your chance!


Finally, a representation of Rory that does not smudge his voice into the amplifiers! You can actually hear him and his guitar as they cleanly sail through these favorites and not so well known songs. Very happy to have this collection at the front of my IPOD mix!


Almost all of Rory's great songs, My favorite song and one of his best "Cradle Rock" is not included, should have been


Born: March 2, 1948 in Ballyshannon, Donegal, Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

For a career that was cut short by illness and a premature death, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Rory Gallagher sure accomplished a lot in the blues music world. Although Gallagher didn't tour the U.S. nearly enough, spending most of his time in Europe, he was known for his no-holds-barred, marathon live shows at clubs and theaters around the United States. Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish Republic, on March 2, 1948. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Cork City...
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