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Rockin' Rhythm Revue

by The Memphis Blazers

The legendary "Memphis Sound" from a very successful 1960's Memphis band with original and cover tracks that blend "blue-eyed" soul, rock and roll plus rhythm and blues for a Rockin' Rhythm Revue.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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1. Have You Ever Had the Blues?
2:00 album only
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2. Hard to Please
2:44 album only
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3. Knock On Wood
2:33 album only
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4. Ain't Too Proud to Beg
2:31 album only
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5. Try Me
2:40 album only
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6. Never
2:44 album only
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7. Tossin' and Turnin'
2:08 album only
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8. Losing Your Love
2:19 album only
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9. Hitch Hike
2:13 album only
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10. Star Baby
2:10 album only
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11. Stand By Me
4:25 album only
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12. Destruction of a Fool
2:10 album only
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13. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
3:09 album only
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14. Sweet Taste of Blue
3:12 album only
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15. Trick Bag
2:56 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Remember the era? It's the mid 1960's in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of rock and roll and Memphis soul music. George Klein, lifelong friend of Elvis and the top disc jockey in the Memphis/Mid-South region, had this to say about the Memphis music scene:
"The Blazers are the hottest thing... I really dig their soul sound".

The Memphis Blazers rocked the Memphis and Mid-South region from 1961 to 1968 and again in 1974-75. Now, over forty years later, get ready to order Rockin' Rhythm Revue by The Memphis Blazers. All of the tracks were recorded in Memphis by recording engineers who were among the best at capturing the Memphis "soul" sound. They included the legendary Sun Studios guitarist, Roland Janes, the master of the mixing board at Sonic Recording Studios. The CD also includes tracks recorded at Ardent Studios and at the world famous Sam Phillips Recording Studios.

The musicians on the earliest tracks were only 16-18 years old; however, this young group produced a mature sound. The collection of original tracks includes a range of music from rhythm and blues, to 1960's rock 'n roll, and even a psychedelic track. Cover tracks reflect the soul music preferences of The Memphis Blazers with classics from Lloyd Price, Eddie Floyd, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, James Brown, Bobby Lewis, Ben E. King, The Guess Who, The Animals, and Earl King.

The Memphis Blazers were formed in 1961 from a group of high school classmates and fraternity friends. The band was rockin' long before the explosion of the garage band era, and entertained thousands of party-goers at dances throughout the six-state region of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Rockin' Rhythm Revue takes you back to those great days of live bands at high school and college dances.

The Memphis Blazers were always more than just a "guitar band". This CD features the driving sound of their blues based instrumental rhythm section and horns, plus the "blue-eyed soul" lead singing and tight vocal harmonies that were this band's signature. Memphis produced many good 1960's bands. However, The Memphis Blazers had longevity and featured some of the best musicians and vocalists in the Memphis area. The band often backed soul music artists like The Masqueraders and the incomparable late, great Rufus Thomas.

Perhaps, the most accurate description of the band came from one of its outstanding lead guitarists, the late Lee Baker, as quoted by Robert Gordon in his acclaimed book, It Came From Memphis.©

"The Blazers had horns, three rhythm pieces and vocalists. Our setup with the horns and all was probably due to the Mar-Keys. Our attitude was, we play the Booker T [stuff] as good as Booker T. and the MGs. We knew we were bad. We played all the Memphis stuff plus we did lots of James Brown, because we had the horns. We worked up about half the James Brown Live at the Apollo; man, we did it with all the kicks and everything...And we were playing real hard blues and rock and roll...In high school, I never asked my parents for any money. We could have worked every night if we'd wanted to." Lee Baker (Used with permission of author)

So, order your copy of Rockin' Rhythm Revue by The Memphis Blazers, crank up your "jukebox" and get ready to hear some Memphis music from a great 1960's Memphis band.

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Michael A. Bernstein

A wonderful, high energy collection definitely worth owning
Wonderful high energy and a passion for playing music that comes across in every tune. There is an awful lot of musical inventiveness here and some cool, sly wit (check out the strange sound at the end of track number 14). A collection of really inventive original numbers, along with covers of classics (e.g., "We Gotta Get Out of This Place") that really rock. Definitely a keeper that will have you up on your feet, and get you to keep listening for a long time!
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Grace Crisman

Super! I bought four! One for myself and three grandchildren!
This cd is super! I bought four! One for myself and one for three of my grandchildren. We are all enjoying this 60s music!
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Sharon Wall

Fun, sunny day or driving CD
These songs are so fun to listen to. Great for listening to on the road or out on the deck on a sunny day. It is just the kind of CD that puts you in a good mood!!
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Helene Todd

Great CD! Makes you want to get up and dance!
Loved this CD! The songs are well chosen. Great to sit back and listen to...although you won't be sitting long as the rhythm will want to make you get up and dance! Wish I could see this band play live. Definitely a 5 Star CD!!!
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Mary Hewes

This is a great cd. I particularly love the original music and lyrics.
These musicians are obviously very talented. I particularly love the original music and lyrics. This cd really captures the music of the 60s and 70s and makes me feel nostalgic!
I wish I could roll back the calendar and be in the audience during one of their live performances! It's hard to believe that they were so young! I'm recommending this cd to everyone I know. Rock on, Blazers. You're awesome!
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Wiley Durden

60's music
I grew up in the 60's and this cd brought back memories of sock hops & concerts at the teen clubs. I am a real music collector, but I didn't have the Memphis Blazers in my collection until now. My CD arrived on time and so did my friends.
We both were very happy about our selections. Thanks CD Baby for being there.
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Don Bailey

Highschool revisited
I had forgotten what some of my old classmates did in high school until we met in another job.
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Steve Walker

An oldies CD, but without the commercial jingles
Fun CD! It's like listening to one of the oldies compilations (TimeLife, etc.)--but instead of hearing only the top-40 from some year (that have now become advertising fodder), you hear all stuff you wish somebody still cared enough to package! It is so nice to listen to an album and not think, "Why didn't they include the song after the over-played one?" Again, fun album--if you like the clips, you'll love the album.
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