Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels – Jenny Take A Ride
Falling Somewhere in the Venn Diagram intersection of soul, doo-wop and motown music, the group of white boyz known as Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels definitely sounds more enthusiastic than they look playing “Jenny Take a Ride” in this Swingin’ Time clip. But the groove is rock solid, the chorus feel-good, and the organs help accent the classic “wall of sound” approach. Plus you get to hear Ryder before his solo career, which extends all the way to 2009.
Speaking of recent times, the prolific Ryder sounds pretty peeved he’s not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Ryder: “There’s six members on the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame board of directors and three of those men are my enemies. So what are my chances of getting in there?”). How bout some Rust Belt love for Ryder, Cleveland?