9.11.2008

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels: Detroit Breakout! (Us,1966/68, Superb Compilation)

BAND INFO

The unsung heart and soul of the Motor City rock & roll scene, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels' blue-eyed R&B attack boasted a gritty passion and incendiary energy matched by few artists on either side of the color line. Born William Levise, Jr. in Hamtramck, MI on February 26, 1945, as a teen Ryder sang with a local black quartet dubbed the Peps but suffered so much racial harassment that he soon left the group to form his own combo, Billy Lee and the Rivieras. While opening for the Dave Clark Fivethe Rivieras came to the notice of producer Bob Crewe, who immediately signed the group and, according to legend, rechristened the singer Mitch Ryder after randomly selecting the name from a phone book.


ALBUM REVIEW

If you want a Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels greatest-hits-plus package that's one-stop shopping of the highest order, then look no further. This two-disc, 50-track set collects all three of the group's original albums plus Ryder's solo album, What Now My Love. With only three single sides (not counting the original single edit of "Devil With a Blue Dress On/Good Golly, Miss Molly," available on Sundazed's reissue of the All Hits album) missing to keep this from being a "complete" set, this does provide an awful lot of bang for a buck; unless a single hits compilation will fill the bill in your library, this is the way to go. Great notes and superlative sound on this one, too.

Make some space for this double cd set of 50 tracks... containing the band first 3 lps, plus some sinlges and rarities. Highly but higly recommended for those lovers of Detroit 60s rock sound.
Pure R&b, Frat Rock and classic tunes...yeah... dig it.

LINK: LONG TIME NO VIDDY DROOG...

26 comments:

24HourDejaVu said...

Looks like this one is a must
Have not heard Ryder in quite a while

Thanks for your comments on my two blogs
wish I knew how to get more comments
Thanks for your posts

Bill
24hr

germt said...

Si le sirve a alguien diré que es un disco magnífico, lo mejor de Ryder para mi gusto.

Laurie said...

This sounds like it'll be good! Can't wait for the link.

Thanks in advance,
Laurie
60sbeatfan

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Passw:
mza-garage.blogspot.com

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Link:

http://www.megaupload.com/es/?d=OQ12HUQK

(x those who had troubles with mega)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this real killer one. The only thing that doesn't fit is the inclusion of the first mitch Ryder lp without the Detroit Wheels, but nothing is perfect ? isn't it ?
Jack

Oliver said...

Wanted to let music fans know that My Damn Channel posted the Don Was Detroit All Star Revue:

http://www.mydamnchannel.com/explore.aspx?channel=1326

Mitch Ryder is on video...

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Thankx oliver for the link!
and yes Jack...hard to be perfect ! !
thanks to all for the comments ..bill..germt...jack ... laurie...etc !
stay in tune !

Anonymous said...

hey pablo muchísimas gracias por tu esfuerzo, este blog lo copa, FENOMENAL!!! SALUD Y ROCANROL PARA ESTE 2009!

Anonymous said...

wonderful! thank you :-)

Kevin Anthony said...

Pablo-thanks for this set...I've started my own 60's Psychedelic Rock and Garage Band stream off Shoutcast if any of your readers care to hear what we play. The station link is on our home page:
www.psychedelicjukebox.com
Thanks again,
Kevin Anthony

piratecyan said...

Your site has a lot of interesting bands I haven't heard of. Some of your descriptions make me want to check out the bands. Thanks heaps and keep up the good work

Soul Live said...

Great Item Mitch Ryder. Is there a password to open?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!
Zeno

littledarkone said...

bomber
you are unstopable you cant beat a bit of mitch ryder.....will return the favour soon as i'm setting up my own blog and have over 10,000 [mostly quality] albums to upload....its gonna be comin' from a very irish angle and spreading out in all directions from there...
tiocfeadh ar la
kieran

The Bomber said...

hi hi hi there !
good luck with your site.

iggy said...

Another bomb from the mad bomber! Gracias my friend. All the best,

Iggymo

The Bomber said...

B-o-m-b O-n !

The Bomber said...

Still surprised that this link it´s available...well...great.

oviya said...

Thank you for posting such a useful, impressive and a wicked article./Wow.. looking good!
American Racing Wheels

Anonymous said...

Hey, any Michigan stuff is good. I've been happy to meet a number of the rock veterans here in MI: surviving MC5 members, Scott Morgan, Mitch Ryder (briefly), among many others. Morgan and those MC5 members and their families were wonderfully generous, kind, and obviously have a great legacy of music, but here in MI, we have long had great music.Back then, and now.

The Bomber said...

I suppose you are from Detroit, MI...great....
Scott rocked hard always...an idol indeed...

Anonymous said...

big thanx from Texas!

Anonymous said...

need the password for this please.

The Bomber said...

mza-garage.blogspot.com

KDNYfm said...

Any chance of a re-up on this? Link appears to be broken!
Thanx
Al