Joy Ride: Expanded Edition - Dramatics

Joy Ride: Expanded Edition
·       The follow up to the best-selling album "Drama V” (reissued by SoulMusic Records in 2013, SMCR-5104), the 1976 LP JOY RIDE proved to be even more successful for the Detroit-based Dramatics (originally formed in 1962), spawning a US Top 20 chart hit with ‘Finger Fever’ and two US Top 10 R&B hit singles (‘Be My Girl,’ #3 and ‘I Can’t Get Over You,’ #9) both of which became staple tunes in the group’s live performances.   
·       The quintet (by 1976, consisting of L.J. Reynolds, Willie Ford, Ron Banks, Larry "Squirrell” Demps and Lenny Mayes) had established themselves as hitmakers with  classics such as ‘Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get’ and ‘In The Rain’ for Volt Records. 
·       The three primary producers on JOY RIDE had been key players in the group’s previous success - Don Davis, songwriter Tony Hester and key musician/artist in his own right Michael Henderson.  In addition, two members of the group – Ron Banks and L.J. Reynolds - stepped up with each producing one track while longtime arranger Jimmy Roach wrote and produced another standout cut, ‘I Get Carried Away.’  Henderson’s ‘Be My Girl’ quickly became one of the album’s highlights (with his own version competing with the group’s for US airplay) propelling JOY RIDE into the US Top 20 R&B Albums chart. 
·       This SoulMusic Records’ reissue includes two bonus tracks, single versions of ‘Be My Girl’ and ‘Sundown Is Coming’ along with liner notes by renowned US writer Janine Coveney with 2013 quotes from Michael Henderson.

Available 14/10/2013
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Code: SMCR5108
Weight: 200
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1. FINGER FEVER
2. RICHEST MAN ALIVE
3. STAND UP AND MOVE
4. SING AND DANCE YOUR TROUBLES AWAY
5. I GET CARRIED AWAY
6. BE MY GIRL
7. AFTER THIS DANCE
8. SAY THE WORD
9. I CAN'T GET OVER YOU
10. SUNDOWN IS COMING (HOLD BACK THE NIGHT)

BONUS TRACKS
11. BE MY GIRL (US ABC single edit)
12. SUNDOWN IS COMING (HOLD BACK THE NIGHT) (US ABC single edit )




 

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Watchin’ TV (With The Radio On)/You Can’t Get Off With Your Shoes On
· Barefoot Jerry was an American Southern rock and country rock band, based in Nashville, Tennessee, active from 1971 to 1977.

· It was composed of area studio musicians under the tutelage of Wayne Moss, and Mac Gayden (Barefoot Jerry was a store next to where Mac Gayden lived in the Smoky Mtns. and Barefoot Jerry the older fiddle playing man inside). Mac named the group from him. They were both lead guitarists of Area Code 615 and other 615 alumni.

· Barefoot Jerry's third and fourth albums, Watchin' TV and You Can't Get Off with Your Shoes On have enough moments to make them of interest to serious collectors and fans of early-'70s country-rock.

· These two albums from the bands mid-period, contain some of their finest work and are hard to get on CD. The albums have been re-mastered and contain new liner notes from Malcolm Dome and enhanced artwork

Available 23/09/2013

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The Home Concert
· Thijs van Leer is the founder of the Dutch rock band FOCUS known for their hits Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House of the King.
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· Sir Thijs was the first person in Holland to be knighted for services to music.
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Trouble
We have a small number of signed albums by Ken Hensley! Order now while stocks last!





·       A legendary figure in rock, Ken Hensley has a long and illustrious career, having recorded with and performed with acts as diverse as British 60s psyche rockers The Gods to southern American rockers Blackfoot… but Ken is probably best known for the albums he made in the 1970s as a musician and songwriter with British heavy rock institution, Uriah Heep; from 1970’s "Very ’Eavy Very ’Umble” until 1980’s "Conquest”.
·       He has also guested with bands as diverse as Cinderella, WASP, and Therion! And a special mention to Toe Fat that Ken formed with Cliff Bennett. 
·       In 2006 he formed Live Fire, providing his trademark keyboards, guitar and vocals, alongside Norwegian Ken Ingwersen on guitar, initially just to perform Ken’s songs live.  
·       In 2009, Tom Arne Fossheim joined as drummer, then in 2011 Ken Hensley & Live Fire released their first studio album "Faster”, followed by the self-explanatory "Live!!” earlier this year.  
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·       Kicking off with ‘Ready To Die’, and with a line-up now completed by Roberto Tiranti on bass, "Trouble” will be promoted across Europe with concerts as far apart as Germany, Finland, Spain and the Ukraine. 

Available 07/10/2013
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Keys to the Country/Barefootin'
·       Barefoot Jerry is an American Southern rock and country rock band, based in Nashville, Tennessee, active from 1971 to 1977. It was composed of area studio musicians under the tutelage of Wayne Moss, and Mac Gayden (Barefoot Jerry was a store next to where Mac Gayden lived in the Smoky Mtns. and Barefoot Jerry the older fiddle playing man inside). Mac named the group from him. They were both lead guitarist of Area Code 615, and other 615 alumni. 
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·       These two albums contain some of their finest work and are hard to get on CD. The albums have been re-mastered and contain new liner notes from Malcolm Dome and enhanced artwork

Available 21/10/2013
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·       A missing link in the story of ABBA, The Hep Stars’ It's Been A Long Long Time would be a legendary album even if the band didn’t feature Benny Andersson.

Available 21/10/2013
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