b. Gabriel Perrodin, 17 August 1937, Bellvue, Louisiana, USA. Learning guitar in his teens, Gable was influenced by the ringing, melodic style of Guitar Slim. He recorded for Jay Miller with his band the Musical Kings in 1956/7, and several successful singles were issued on Excello Records. The music was very much in the south Louisiana R&B mould, with a touch of New Orleans rock ‘n’ roll. Gable’s distinctive guitar effectively complemented the lead vocals of King Karl. Guitar Gable’s band retained its popularity in local clubs throughout the rest of the 50s, but it appears that he retired from performing when he joined the army around 1959.