FTC: Mitch Ryder

Take note hipsters. If you want some real music to dance to, you might want to check out Mitch Ryder. As frontman of The Detroit Wheels, he was a key player in the emergence of rock & roll in the Motor City. He had a loud wailing voice that reminded many of Little Richard. His showmanship was rivaled only by the late great James Brown. Legacy? Bruce Springsteen, the MC5 and Bob Seger all were heavily influenced by Ryder and some say he was a key bridge between the Motown sound and modern rock and roll. Not many artists can make me break out and dance like Mitch does, so I’ll leave you with one of my favorite all-time dance songs, Break Out.


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