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Check This Action (Deluxe Reissue)

by LeRoi Brothers

The quintessential Texas roadhouse band, playing backseat, back-beat driven rhythm and blues, rockabilly and blue-collar rock 'n' roll with the grit, grease and power of an old V-8 engine.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Are You with Me Baby (Say Yeah)
3:26 $0.99
2. Can't Be Satisfied
2:32 $0.99
3. Ain't I'm a Dog
2:22 $0.99
4. Big Time Operator
2:47 $0.99
5. Steady with Betty
3:00 $0.99
6. Check This Action
2:36 $0.99
7. Chicken and Honey
3:15 $0.99
8. Rockin' Daddy
2:09 $0.99
9. Cotton Pickin'
1:27 $0.99
10. Crazy, Crazy Lovin'
2:29 $0.99
11. Ballad of a Juvenile Delinquent
3:52 $0.99
12. 'Til It's Too Late
2:09 $0.99
13. Check This Action (EP Version) [Bonus Track]
2:44 $0.99
14. Rockin’ Daddy (EP Version) [Bonus Track]
2:09 $0.99
15. Moon Twist (Bonus Track)
2:55 $0.99
16. Chicken & Honey (EP Version) [Bonus Track]
3:26 $0.99
17. Eternally Blue (Bonus Track)
3:01 $0.99
18. Pretty Little Lights of Town (Bonus Track)
3:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Everybody has their favorite LeRoi Brothers story. There was the time in the early 1980s when the LeRois were playing The Spot, a great little bar in Wichita Kansas. The LeRois were a three-piece outfit then, just two guitars and a drummer but they could definitely kick out the volume, a fact that did not escape the local police who raided the place after a noise complaint. The first words out of the cop's mouth after he entered the bar were: "My gawd there's only three of 'em!"

This album captures the best of those early LeRoi Brothers days, the times that devout fans still get in a lather over. To save money the album was recorded between 11 PM and 5AM when the studio offered cheap rates. Perhaps the lateness of the hour contributed to those wonderful rough edges that still jump out of the tracks today. No gimmicks, just real rock'n'roll. Producer Vince McGarry just let the boys play. The original LeRois - Mike Buck, Steve Doerr and Don Leady—were backed by guest bass player Keith Ferguson except on the cut "Are You With Me Baby" which was done sans bass.

This record made many people's Top Ten List after it came out in 1983. Turn up the volume, put the beer on ice and you'll discover the reason why!

This 2017 Deluxe Reissue adds to the mania by including Six Bonus Tracks! Four are from the legendary Moon Twist EP originally released on Amazing Records in 1981 and features Alex Napier on bass. Two additional tracks are outtakes from the 1983 Check This Action sessions. 

Check This Action Tracks:

STEVE DOERR guitar vocals
DON LEADY guitar vocals

KEITH FERGUSON bass an all cuts except "Are You With Me Baby (Say Yeah)"
KRIS CUMMINGS organ on "Til It's Too Late ," courtesy of MCA Records
Background vocals and handclaps Tina, Monica, Yvonne, Gary, Steve, Mike and Don

Produced by Vince McGarry and Gary Rice
Executive Producers Bruce Sheehan and Jim Yanaway
Mixed and engineered by Vince McGarry at Lone Star Recording Studios, Austin, Texas.
Assistant Engineer Jay Hudson.
Photos by Chuck Flores.
Graphics and Cover design by Guy Juke.
Type and Layout by Dale Wilkins.

Originally Released 1983

Moon Twist Credits:

Steve Doerr (Flip LeRoi) – Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
Alex Napier (X LeRoi) - Bass
Don Leady (Donnie Ray LeRoi) - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Mike Buck (Buck LeRoi) - Drums

Recorded June 1981
JD&D Sound Studio, Grand Prairie, Texas.
Produced by the LeRoi Brothers
Executive Producer - Jim Yanaway
Engineer - Dennis Hughes
LeRoi Brothers Photo by Christina Patoski
Cover by Christina Patoski & Mike Buck
Layout & Typography - Seleta Maler
Chicken & Honey – Moon Twist Outtake

Originally Released 1981 as Amazing AM-EPB2

Bonus Tracks Credits:

Eternally Blue – Previously Released on Rounder CD 9034 - Mixed by Jesse Henderson at Longview Farms Recording Studio, North Brookfield, MA.
Pretty Little Lights of Town – Previously Unreleased

CD Reissue Layout and Design by Billie Buck.
CD Reissue Produced by Jungle Productions.



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