Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

This episode spotlights one of the most dynamic stars in rock and roll history.


His live shows and his recordings emanated pure energy. Most of his hits were blistering re-makes of other singers’ originals – often combined into medleys. He injected them with a power that excited audiences and a unique sound that sold millions of 45s and 33s.


Although he and his backup band were a popular attraction in his hometown Detroit area, international stardom finally came when a tape of one of performances was sent by a well-known Motor City radio disc jockey to the famed producer of the Four Seasons, who also just happened to own a record company.


Our featured artist is Mitch Ryder – best known for his hits with the Detroit Wheels.


So, buckle the seatbelt on your podcast player, as we take a ride through rock and roll history with all of Mitch Ryder’s hit singles and a whole lot more.