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ED RAETZLOFF - DRIVIN' WHEELS (CD) 2022 GIRDER RECORDS, LEGENDS OF ROCK

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      • First Time on CD
      • Jewel Case (3 panel fold)
      • Release Date:  May 27, 2022
      • Label: GIRDER RECORDS GR1113
      • 70's / 80's Jesus Music, Southern Rock
      • Originally releases in 1981 NewPax Records NP33103
      • BlueJug
      • For fans of: Bob Seager, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd & 38 Special

       

       

      Ed Raetzloff, with his group Blue Jug, played with some of the nation’s finest — Lynyrd SkynyrdAllman Brothers BandCharlie Daniels Band. Ed was doing it all, till one day his commitment as a Christian was tested. Ed’s response, in the middle of a contract meeting, was to stand, tear up his contract, and walk out saying, “I’ll either do it for God, or I’ll not do it.” That commitment has not brought him instant joy or fame, but instead some suffering and pain. This album is a testimony to that commitment. A commitment not only to the Lord but also to a style of music. I call it Jesus music. It lifts up the name of Jesus, it praises the name of Jesus, it brings glory to the Father, and it rocks!

      In 1980 this Christian album "It took a long time to get to you" came out of nowhere. One can confidently classify the album under Southern Rock. A year later his second album "Drivin Wheels" was released for the CCM market. Both album contain some of the best, blazin' blues guitar and southern rock. Drivin' Wheels contains an amazing version of People Get Ready that is as strong as any version of this song. For You is another great mid-tempo bluesy tune that fits with the best of Eric Clapton. But it the rockers that just bust out through the speakers. Keep the Big Wheels Turning, Drivin Wheels and This New Love show a guitar prowess unseen elsewhere in CCM at the time.

      Lyrics are not included in this release.

      1.   GOING HOME 3:31
      2.   PEOPLE GET READY  4:03
      3.   KEEP THE BIG WHEELS TURNING  3:27
      4.   FOR YOU 3:35
      5.   HOLY, HOLY 3:35
      6.   HEY THERE STRANGER 3:44
      7.   THIS NEW LOVE 3:40
      8.   WHAT YOU WANT FOR ME 3:58
      9.   YOU’LL HAVE IT ALL 3:26
      10. DRIVIN’ WHEELS 3:44

      PRODUCED BY TURLEY RICHARDS

      ASSISTANT ENGINEERS:
      BILL QUINN/ DOPPLER STUDIOS & BOB CLARK/GREAT CIRCLE SOUND
      RECORDED AT: DOPPLER STUDIO, ATLANTA, GA
      REMIXED AT: GREAT CIRCLE SOUND STUDIO, NASHVILLE, TN

      ARRANGED BY: TURLEY RICHARDS
      VOCAL HARMONIES: TURLEY RICHARDS
      LEAD VOCALS: ED RAETZLOFF
      ALL TRACKS RECORDED BY: “WHITE FACE”
      BASS: BARRY DUNAWAY
      DRUMS: BEN RAPPA
      KEYBOARDS: DOUG BARE
      GUITARS: STEVE HARDWICK
      LEAD GUITARS: RANDY SCRUGGS,
      JOHN (GIT) GOIN, STEVE HARDWICK
      BACKGROUND VOCALS:
      TURLEY RICHARDS, SHARON SCOTT,
      FREDDIE WELLER, BEN RAPPA, BARRY DUNAWAY,
      STAN HENLEY, ‘SHARONE’, DOUG BARE,
      STEVE HARDWICK, BONNIE GALLEY

      CONCEPT & DESIGN: BILL BARNES
       ILLUSTRATION: RANDY MARTIN
      PHOTOGRAPHY: BILL & MATT BARNES
      LETTERING: DEB MAHALANOBIS

      Originally released in 1981 on NewPax Records


      HERE IS A WRITE-UP FROM THE FIRST ALBUM...
      Ed Raetzloff, with his group Blue Jug, played with some of the nation’s finest — Lynyrd Skynyrd,
      Allman Brothers Band, Charlie Daniels Band.
      Ed was doing it all, till one day his commitment as a Christian was tested. Ed’s response, in the middle of a contract meeting, was to stand, tear up his contract, and walk out saying, “I’ll either do for God, or I’ll not do it.” That commitment has not brought him instant joy or fame, but instead some suffering and pain. This album is a testimony to that commitment. A commitment not only to the Lord but also to a style of music. I call it Jesus
      music. It lifts up the name of Jesus, it praises the name of Jesus, it brings glory to the Father,
      and it rocks!
      Larry Black
      Host of the Larry Black Show
      KDF, Rock 103, Nashville, TN