It Was All Right: Mitch Ryder's Life in Music

It Was All Right Mitch Ryder s Life in Music Songs performed by Detroit rocker Mitch Ryder such as Devil with a Blue Dress On Good Golly Miss Molly and Jenny Take a Ride are among the most well loved of the twentieth century but his fascinatin

  • Title: It Was All Right: Mitch Ryder's Life in Music
  • Author: James A. Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780814333372
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Songs performed by Detroit rocker Mitch Ryder, such as Devil with a Blue Dress On Good Golly Miss Molly and Jenny Take a Ride are among the most well loved of the twentieth century, but his fascinating life story is unknown to many It Was All Right is a portrait of Ryder built on firsthand road stories a rock and roll travelogue that is also an insider s look at famSongs performed by Detroit rocker Mitch Ryder, such as Devil with a Blue Dress On Good Golly Miss Molly and Jenny Take a Ride are among the most well loved of the twentieth century, but his fascinating life story is unknown to many It Was All Right is a portrait of Ryder built on firsthand road stories a rock and roll travelogue that is also an insider s look at fame and popular culture in America.Born in 1945 in Hamtramck, Michigan, Ryder has been in the music business for 47 years, made than two dozen albums worth of recordings, and given upward of 8,000 performances In It Was All Right, author James A Mitchell has collected an impressive array of anecdotes from Ryder s extraordinary life in music, including Ryder s stories of his first gigs in Greenwich Village clubs, singing with a black trio in the early days of the civil rights movement, jamming with Jimi Hendrix, and attending private parties thrown by the Beatles Mitchell also chronicles Ryder s recent career, as he struggled to regain his popularity among American audiences after the 1970s and returned home to the Detroit music scene in the 1980s.In all, Ryder s abundant commentary and Mitchell s easy narration combine to give readers a fast paced tour of a turbulent musical journey that is still unfolding Whether blending musical genres or dabbling in political activism, Ryder s one of a kind experiences will intrigue music fans and anyone interested in musical or cultural history.

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    1. No-nonsense account of the career of Mitch Ryder--one of the the great voices and musical talents to come out of Detroit in the 1960s. Based on Ryder's recollections and anecdotes, the book tells the story of Ryder's struggle not just to make a life in music but to develop as a musician and achieve the full scope of his talent and potential. That this is a "struggle" has to do with the nature of the music industry and the commercialization of rock, which is more interested in packaging and explo [...]

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