Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

About Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

One of the tightest and most hard-hitting blue-eyed soul acts of the 1960s, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels broke out of the Motor City to become major stars, racking up five Top 30 singles over 1966 and 1967. While Ryder's powerful lead vocals were the band's focal point, on their best work the band's ferocious no-frills attack matched him for passion and impact. After earning their stripes playing frequent club gigs in Michigan, the group's trademark sound -- mighty soul and R&B played with the hard kick of a crack rock & roll band -- scored major chart hits with "Jenny Take a Ride," "Devil with a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly," and "Sock It to Me - Baby!" before Ryder broke away for a solo career.

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