You Can Never Keep A Good Man Down
GG Shinn is THE MAN! There are musicians and there are entertainers.
But, it is a true phenomenon when a really great musician is a great
entertainer. The singer, the horn player, the dynamic stage persona never
fails to have GG s audiences begging for more. On this album, he reaches
down deep, pulling his audience with him to the very soul of his music, where
heart and sound collide.
In 1963, he joined “The Boogie Kings : and his professional
From that time on, GG s performances
with the great “Boogie Kings became musical history.
Their album recorded in 1965 is now a collector s item.
In 1966, GG formed his band, “The Rollercoasters, the
rave of the ‘60 s and ‘70 s, and recorded two R&B albums.
In Los Angeles, GG recorded with the group “Chase. The
album competed for a Grammy and GG s reputation as a great musician grew
as he toured internationally with “Chase.
Currently, GG owns nightclubs in Lake Charles and Monroe,
Louisiana-both appropriately named “GG s Club.
He personally manages the bands and performs on a regular basis at
This album features GG at his peak, a
fully matured singer, doing songs that can be enjoyed over and over again.
That is the normal answer to the question: Who is GG Shinn?
From his years with the Louisiana Hall of Fame group: “The
Boogie Kings to his hit recordings with the group “Chase to his brilliant
work with the “Roller Coasters and the “Fabulous Chicken Hawks GG has
proven a masterful performer!
The title “You Can Never Keep A Good Man Down belies the
fact that GG is never down!
talent and personality have kept him “Up throughout his forty-year career.
As one of his fellow musicians put it: “With GG, there is
always another ‘bullet in the gun!
Bass: Robert Wilson
(#4: Allen Arthur)
Lead Guitar: Allen “Alpo Poche
Rhythm Guitar: Harry Ravain (#4: Scott Thomas)
Trumpets: Ruel Pate & Allen Linker. (# 7 solo: G.G.
Boca trombone solo on “Someone, Somewhere.
Percussion: Dave Carboni; Benny Grunch; Lenny McDaniel;
Background vocals: Dave Carboni, Lenny McDaniel, Johnny
Background vocals: Song # 13: Al Farrell & Harry Ravain
& J. Monque D
3. Home At Last (My Little Girl)
5. Two Steps From The Blues
6. Never Keep A Good Man Down
11. Certain Kind Of Something
14. Baby Please