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ED RAETZLOFF - IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET TO YOU (CD) 2022 GIRDER RECORDS, LEGENDS OF ROCK

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  • First Time on CD
  • Jewel Case (4 panel fold)
  • Release Date:  May 27, 2022
  • Label: GIRDER RECORDS GR1114
  • 70's / 80's Jesus Music, Southern Rock
  • Originally releases in 1980 NewPax Records NP33078
  • 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 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 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. 

This album does not come with a trading card and it was ripped from vinyl as original sources are not available anywhere. However you are going to be pleased.  After many painstaking hours this is cleaned up to near perfection sounding as if it came right from the master reels.  Just take a listen.

1. Found Someone To Love Me (2:20)

2. Every Man (4:36)
3. I Know The King (2:18)
4. I Want You To Meet A Friend (2:07)
5. It Took A Long Time To Get To You (4:10)
6. Praise Him (4:02)
7. Where He Goes (3:10)
8. I’ve Been Down That Road, Too (2:46)
9. It’s So Easy To Be Free (2:48)
10. Jesus Loves You (2:24)

Produced by Steve Aune

All songs by Ed Raetzloff
Production Assistance by Joe Wilson
Recorded at Sound Stage Studio, Nashville, TN
Remixed at Glaser Studio, Nashville, TN
Engineers: Warren Peterson,
Mike Psanos &  Brent King
Remix Engineer: Joe Wilson
Design: Bill Brunt / Private Eye Studios
Guidance: Larry Black
Stage Manager: Kirk Riley
Published by Farm House Music & LifeSong Music Press
Originally released in 1980 on Newfax Records.
LEGENDS OF ROCK EDITION
Executive Producer: Greg Hays
Remastered by Rob Colwell @ Bombworks Sound
Layout & Design: Scott Waters @ NoLifeTilMetal

Guitars
Dave Perkins, Mark Riley & Joe Wilson

Keyboards
Mitch Humphreys & Atikus Finch

Drums
Larry DeMerritt, Fred Satterfield
& Taylor Rhodes

Bass
Dave Gardner & Bill Hoak

Vocals
Judy Carudi, Diane Leroy, Steve MorRow,
Gary Pigg, Joy McGuire & Delores Deal