If any of our readers recognize this name, it will likely be from his Bluegrass rendition of DARK HOLLOW on Don Owens’ Blue Ridge label back in the late 1950s. Gordon was one of those “also rans” who cut some decent music but never really made it big in the country & western scene in the 1950s. This 27 track CD is “country and western” for the most part—in addition to 4 songs on Blue Ridge, the material is drawn from some obscure Starday singles and a bunch of songs that appeared on the so-called “Dollar” labels like Mount Vernon and Spin-O-Rama. At his best Gordon has a soulful country voice obviously influenced by Hank Williams. Some of the best tracks are his versions of DON’T SAY GOODBYE IF YOU LOVE ME, TIME FOR THE WHIPPOORWILL TO SING, and ON THE BANKS OF THE OLD PONCHARTRAIN, as well as the title song. For what it’s worth, I have recently seen bids of over $ 100.00 on one of his 45rpm discs in an e-Bay auction, so he has a following among collectors.