Guitar Gable, American singer and musician, Died at 79


Gabriel Perrodin was born on August 17, 1937, in Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and January 28, 2017.

He was known as Guitar Gable.

He was an American Louisiana blues, swamp blues, and swamp pop musician.

Guitar Gable was best known for recording the original version of “This Should Go On Forever”, and his part in the vibrant swamp blues and pop scene in Louisiana in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Gabriel father was Creole.

He was influenced by the music of Guitar Slim and was self-taught in playing the guitar by his mid-teens.

Guitar Gable formed a group called the Swing Masters and was later introduced to King Karl (born Bernard Jolivette).

“Gable had been playing jobs with some little guy out of Lafayette,” Karl recalled to swamp pop historian Shane K. Bernard.

He worked featured on Slim Harpo’s 2011 compilation album, Rocks.

He died in hospital at Opelousas, Louisiana.

Guitar Gable passed away 79 years old.