Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Motor City legends Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels set unsurpassed standards for balls-out American white-boy R&B, influencing rockers from the MC5 to Springsteen. Under the aegis of crack producer Bob Crewe, the Wheels... more »
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Motor City legends Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels set unsurpassed standards for balls-out American white-boy R&B, influencing rockers from the MC5 to Springsteen. Under the aegis of crack producer Bob Crewe, the Wheels shot to fame, propelled by Ryder's sweat-soaked soulful vocals, the piercing, mile-a-minute guitar sting of Jim McCarty, and the piledriver drum attack of Johnny Bee. Sundazed presents their second album, 1966's Breakout . . . !!!, in galvanizing mono from the absolute original analog master tape, with original album artwork and liner notes faithfully reproduced and an ultra-rare bonus track!
What a blast from the past!
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 02/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was the second album by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. It features their biggest hit, "Devil With a Blue Dress On"; another hit, "Little Latin Lupe Lu"; and a should-have-been-a-hit, "Breakout". The b-sides of these songs also appear on the album. The rest of the songs on the album are covers of recent R&B hits by the likes of Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Chris Kenner, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye and Chuck Jackson. Mitch and the boys do a decent job on most of these songs, but they usually don't come close to matching the original hit versions. The sole exception is "Shakin' With Linda", which surpasses the Isley Brothers version (originally titled "Twistin' With Linda"), in my opinion. This is a decent album, but most people would probably prefer to get a Mitch Ryder "hits" CD."