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At Rockpalast


Two medleys: „Jenny Take A Ride” and „Devil With A Blue Dress

On/Good Golly Miss Molly“ - a single that immediately became a million-seller -

were MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS’ greatest hits in the short time they

played together (1965-1966). After that Mitch - born as William Levise jun. on

26 February 1945 in Detroit - decided to go on as a solo artist and immediately

had another Top Ten hit with „Sock It To Me, Baby“ (1967).

On 6 and 7 October 1979, the Rockpalast Eurovision Night in

the Grugahalle Essen, the band - normally used to arriving somewhere, going on

stage and leaving right away after the show - were beyond day and dream. Mitch

appeared on the last minute with a half empty bottle of Jack Daniels -

completely drunk. His live interview with presenter Alan Bangs is TV history.

But what followed was a recognizable concert: Mitch tore his inside to the

outside. The piercing screams of the white soul screecher made his fans shake

and sent cold shivers up and down their spines from “Ain’t Nobody White Can Sing

The Blues to the final with the Doors’Soul Kitchen“.

25 years later - in 2004 - MITCH RYDER was our guest at

Rockpalast again - with an English guitar player and the German band ENGERLING.

This concert also is on the DVD in full length and with an unchanged intensity.

To this adds an interview in which Mitch talks about the 1979 concert.

  • Long Hard Road
  • War
  • Nice 'N' Easy
  • Jenny Take A Ride
  • Ain't Nobody White (Can Sing The Blues)
  • Devil With A Blue Dress On
  • Liberty
  • Dance Ourselves To Death
  • Wicked Messenger
  • Rock 'N' Roll
  • Tough Kid
  • True Love
  • Soul Kitchen
  • Yeah, You Right
  • From A Buik 6
  • Everybody Loses
  • True Love
  • The Porch
  • Ain't Nobody White (Can Sing The Blues)
  • Jenny Take A Ride
  • Rock 'N' Roll
  • Freezin' In Hell
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • The Terrorist
  • Red Scar Eye
  • Devil With A Blue Dress On
  • Heart Of Stone
  • Gimme Shelter
  • It Wasn't Me
  • Soul Kitchen