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#208 – Mitch Ryder – Happy Together Tour

In the mid Sixties, Mitch Ryder was rarity – a white guy who successfully captured the essence of R&B but who could rock as well.  He was also one of the few American artists who gave those four lads from over the big pond a run for their money on the charts.  “Jenny Take a Ride,” “Devil With the Blue Dress,” and “Sock it to Me Baby” were just three examples of this unique sound.  Now, Mitch is back on the road as part of the Happy Together tour which is coming to a city near you.  He also wrote his autobiography (which we reviewed here).  Mitch talks about how music was not his first career choice, about seeing James Brown in concert and how it changed his life, and getting a visit from the Stones during the recording of his first hit song.