Roy Gaines

Roy Gaines

 Los Angeles, California, USA

The "Blues" got pregnant, they named the baby "Rock n Roll." Parenthood infused the "Blues" with maturity. Then along came "Roy Gaines" to 'Dress Up' that "Blues". Now it's called "Tuxedo Blues." Yes that "Blues," in 'High-Brow' fashion, with Big Band arrangements, deliciously spiced for your ears.


In this matter, it may be easier to list the names of the artists with whom Roy Gaines has not performed with, but for the sake of name-dropping here's a few with whom he has worked with; - T-Bone Walker,Joe Turner, Chuck Willis, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Brook Benton, Earl Grant, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Clarence Hollimon, Johnny Copeland, Roy Milton, Big Mama Thornton, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Jimmy Rushing, The Jazz Crusaders, Aretha Franklin, Della Reese, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte, Milt Buckner, just to name a few. Yes, Roy Gaines has done it all - all over the world - and still creating some of the most inspiring compositions for the contemporary scene.


Loud Mouth Lucy 1955
It's Too Late 1956
C. C. Rider 1957
Gainesville 1958
No Use Crying w(Ray Charles) 1966
Roy Gaines Superman 1975
Gainelining 1982
Don't Make Me No Never Mind 1985
Lucille Works For Me 1996
New Frontier Lover 2001
Tuxedo Blues 2009