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Wayne Cochran - Get Down With It! (The White Knight Of Soul 1959-72) (2005) 

Artist: Wayne Cochran
Album: Get Down With It!
(The White Knight Of Soul 1959-72)
Label: Raven Records
Catalog#: RVCD-183
Format: CD, Compilation

Made in Australia 
Released: 2005
Genre: Blues, Funk / Soul, Rock
Format: FLAC (track+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 01:15:00

Anyone that remembers the lounge scene of the mid to late 80's will remember Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders. Wayne was the standing act at the famous Peppermint Lounge on the 79th Street Causeway where many of us hung out to pick up girls and listen to the blues. In the sixties, every town had at least one large R&B band (in the tradition of the fictional Otis Day & the Knights from the movie "Animal House") to bring some excitement at frat parties. Wayne was our own "Otis Day" and a true oddity in Miami at that time. He was a tall white Georgia boy with a platinum bouffant hairdo who tended to get so involved in his music that he threw bottles tables and chairs around. Yet he was a fine blues vocalist that had a steady following and did manage to claim some national success in the late 60s and early 70's with a b-rated biker movie and ascendancy to the Vegas Lounge scene. He also surrounded himself with fine musicians like bassist Jaco Pastorius that later backed Joni Mitchell for many years and taught for a short period at UM. His musical legacy is a bit checkered since he oscillated between true blues music and commercially oriented papa pushed on him by his sponsors. Still, he was deeply respected by some of the top singers of his day like Otis Redding, James Brown and Elvis Presley. In fact, many called him the white James Brown. His first single was "Last Kiss," a song he wrote, but was beaten to the music charts when Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers who rushed to record and release it before he could. Nonetheless, his version is still the greatest. Interestingly, Wayne's big break came from Jackie Gleason, who saw Wayne's act and promptly arranged for him to appear on Gleason's national broadcast show from Miami Beach. Wayne is immortalized in the "Blues Brothers" movie in a reference to him by Jake and Elwood's manager, telling them to ditch the black suits and wear jumpsuits like Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders. Wayne abandoned the lounge singer scene in 1981 when he became a born again christian. Today, Wayne and his wife Monica have a christian ministry in North Miami, but as you can see from the pictures above, Wayne still loves Miami and his Harleys!

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01. Last Kiss 02:25
02. The Coo 02:16
03. Harlem Shuffle 02:29
04. Get Down With It 02:27
05. No Rest For The Wicked 02:38
06. Goin' Back To Miami 02:40
07. Some-A' Your Sweet Love 03:03
08. When My Baby Cries 03:20
09. Get Ready 02:26
10. Boom Boom 03:03
11. The Peak Of Love 02:12
12. I'm Leaving It Up To You 03:07
13. You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover 02:36
14. Big City Woman 02:57
15. Little Bitty Pretty One 02:12
16. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 02:59
17. Up In My Mind 02:48
18. Somebody's Been Cuttin' In On My Groove 03:45
19. Sleepless Nights 04:14
20. Sittin' In A World Of Snow 04:31
21. We're Gonna Make It 05:39
22. Life's Little Ups And Downs (Part 2) 03:28
23. C.C. Rider 03:46
24. Riders Blues 02:30

Compiled By – Keith Glass
Compiled By (With) – Michael McDonald
Liner Notes – Keith Glass, Michael MacDonald
Mastered By – Warren Barnett
Producer by Abner Spector, Larry Cohn,
Wayne Cochran & The C.C. Riders

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