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Grooves in Orbit
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Grooves in Orbit
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
NRBQ (the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet) have amassed a fanatical cult following over more than two decades of recording & touring with their incredibly versatile eclecticism; their music might veer from country to rockabil...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nrbq
Title: Grooves in Orbit
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 1/17/2006
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140381728

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NRBQ (the New Rhythm and Blues Quartet) have amassed a fanatical cult following over more than two decades of recording & touring with their incredibly versatile eclecticism; their music might veer from country to rockabilly to pop to bar-band R&B to blues to free jazz, all in the same album. Grooves In Orbit was orIginally released in 1983 on the Bearsville label. This CD release contains two tracks, which were not on the original album. Wounded Bird Records. 2005.

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A welcome return...
Gary Hobish | San Francisco, CA USA | 01/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"... to "in print" status for this, amongst the most accessible studio recordings from the long & storied career of NRBQ. "Rain At The Drive-In," of course, is one of the bands many "shoulda-beena" hits; a definitive version of Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm" (recorded again for "At Yankee Stadium," another essential Q recording); "I Like That Girl," one of many 'Q recordings to appear on The Simpsons; live set stalwarts like "12 Bar Blues," "Smackaroo" and "Daddy-O." Simply a great, great, American rock& roll album."
Outstanding
Howlglen | USA | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This work is simply outstanding, I think NRBQ may have peaked with Grooves. The LP starts with the raucous Smackeroo and then proceeds to display the full range of Q's talent. Great melodies (Girl Like That) great jazz (My Girlfriend's Pretty) great country (Hit the Hay). And then again, just great R & B: 12 Bar Blues, I Like That Girl, When Things Was Cheap, Rain at the Drive-In. The only low point, in my mind, is Get Rhythym. I don't why they re-recorded it, the Yankee Stadium version is superior, to me. But, if you're looking for one of their best, do try this early 80s offering. You can't go wrong."