Robert Cray – I Guess I Showed Her

 

Robert Cray – I Guess I Showed Her – Sessions @ West 54th

 Robert Cray – I Guess I Showed Her

 

Robert Cray can play and sing the blues as great as anyone living or deceased. This is is an indisputable fact not open for debate. Some might argue his guitar mastery outshines his vocal croon but I say they hold equal weight in the Durham Cool blues boiler room of love. The song “I Guess I showed her”, demonstrates another indomitable skill of Mr. Cray, songwriting mastery.  Why feature this song on Durham Cool today?  We can thank WICB FM for the aural reminder this morning during their blues show, 91.7 FM.  Strong persuader is aptly titled.  There is not a weak track on this 1986 release. Strong Persuader is the fifth studio album by American blues singer and guitarist Robert Cray. It was recorded by Cray at the Los Angeles studios Sage & Sound and Haywood’s with producers Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker, before being released on November 17, 1986, by Mercury Records and Hightone Records.  You may, like me remember this as your introduction to this amazing artist.  

 

I Guess I Showed Her

 

Robert Cray

 

I paid the clerk and moved right in
A single room with one big twin

 

There’s a chest and mirror

 

The shower’s down the hall
Room 16 ain’t got no view
But the hot plate’s brand new
I guess I showed her
I guess I showed her
Once again I’ve been burned
My suspicion’s been confirmed
I saw her having lunch
With some new guy
I walked up and said, “Goodbye”
She said, “Wait, can we talk tonight?”
I guess I showed her
Mmm, I guess I showed her
I guess I showed her
I guess I showed her
I guess I showed her that a man, yeah
Has his limits
Another man is where I draw the line
She can have the house
And everything that’s in it
I guess I showed her, yeah
I guess I showed her
She will be surprised
When she comes in tonight
Flips on the light
And finds an empty home…

 

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Robert Cray – Right Next Door (Because Of Me)

Music video by Robert Cray performing Right Next Door (Because Of Me). (C) 1986 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Music in this video

Song
Right Next Door (Because Of Me)
Artist
Robert Cray
Writers
Dennis Walker
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Song
Right Next Door (Live)
Artist
The Robert Cray Band
Writers
Dennis Walker
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Song
Time Makes Two (Live)
Artist
The Robert Cray Band
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Robert Cray – Live in Concert 2008

 

Track list: 00:26 – 1. Phone Booth 05:26 – 2. Our Last Time 12:00 – 3. Right Next Door (Because Of Me) 18:38 – 4. Bad Influence 22:54 – 5. Twenty 29:58 – 6. Time Makes Two 37:18 – 7. Sittin’ On Top Of The World 41:45 – 8. I’m Walking Robert Cray – vocals, guitar Jim Pugh – keyboards Karl Sevareid – bass Kevin Hayes – drums Robert Cray – Live in Concert 2008

 

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Discogs Robert Cray Band* - Nothin But Love (2012, KD HD Mastering HQCD

Robert Cray ~ Smoking Gun


 
Gear
Guitar: Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster
Amps: 2 Matchless / Clubman 35
1 Fender / Vibroking
Rack: Zack Manufacturing / Vibroman 1.0
TC Electronics / 2290
Samson / Wireless
Peavy / Valveverb
Korg / DTR-1 Tuner