Grinderswitch

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Grinderswitch was an American southern rock band. They recorded a number of albums for Capricorn Records in the 1970s, but never achieved the same widespread recognition enjoyed by some of the label's other artists, such as The Allman Brothers Band and Marshall Tucker Band. They also recorded for Atlantic. In the UK they are perhaps best known for their recording "Pickin' the Blues", which was used for many years by the disc jockey John Peel as the theme tune for his BBC radio shows.

History[edit]

The nucleus of the band for most of its lifetime consisted of Paul Hornsby (keyboards), Dru Lombar (lead guitar, lead vocals), Joe Dan Petty (bass guitar, vocals), Rick Burnett (drums) and Larry Howard (guitar, vocal). The lineup for their first album was augmented by Dickey Betts (guitar) and Jai Johanny Johanson (congas).

Discography[edit]

1974 Honest to Goodness (US)[edit]

Tracks:

  1. "Kiss The Blues Goodbye" - (Dru Lombar) - 4:57
  2. "Can't Keep A Good Man Down" - (Dru Lombar, Larry Howard, Joe Dan Petty, Rick Burnett) - 3:55
  3. "How The West Was Won" - (Larry Howard) - 5:23
  4. "Eighty Miles To Memphis" - (Joe Dan Petty) - 3:01
  5. "Catch A Train" - (Dru Lombar) - 4:43
  6. "Roll On Gambler" - (Larry Howard) - 5:17
  7. "Homebound" - (Dru Lombar) - 6:47
  8. "Peach County Jamboree" - (Dru Lombar) - 3:49

Bonus:

  1. "You're So Fine (live version)" - (Lance Finnie, Willie Schofield, Bob West) - 3:28
Grinderswich
  • Dru Lombar - lead and slide guitars, lead vocals
  • Larry Howard - electric and acoustic guitars
  • Joe Dan Petty - bass, backing vocals
  • Rick Burnett - drums, congas, percussion
Additional Personnel
  • Paul Hornsby - piano, organ, producer
  • Richard Betts - guitar (1)
  • Jaimoe (Jai Johanny Johanson) - congas (2, 3)

1975 - Macon Tracks (US)[edit]

All tracks written by Dru Lombar, Joe Dan Petty, Larry Howard and Rick Burnett except where noted.

Side 1
  1. "Mail Train Blues" - 3:55
  2. "Put It All In Today" - 4:09
  3. "Now I'm Lovin' You" - 4:04
  4. "Happy Like Me" - 3:25
  5. "The Best I Can" - 2:53
Side 2
  1. "Let The South Wind Blow" - 4:12
  2. "Drifter" - 4:13
  3. "Get It While It's Hot" - 3:30
  4. "Pickin' The Blues" - (Lloyd Copas) - 5:01

Personnel[edit]

Grinderswitch
  • Dru Lombar - lead and slide guitar, lead vocals
  • Larry Howard - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Joe Dan Petty - bass, backing vocals
  • Rick Burnett - drums, percussion
Additional Personnel
  • Charlie Daniels - fiddle, banjo
  • Paul Hornsby - piano, clavinet, organ, production

1977 - Pullin' Together (US & UK)[edit]

Tracks:

Side 1
  1. "Higher Ground"
  2. "I'm Satisfied"
  3. "That Kind Of A Woman"
  4. "Kill The Pain"
Side 2
  1. "You're So Fine"
  2. "Open Road"
  3. "Fact Of Life"
  4. "Nobody Can"
  5. "As Sure As Tomorrow"

1977 - Redwing (US) U.S. No. 144[1][edit]

Tracks: All tracks written by Grinderswitch except where noted.

01. Redwing - 4:27
02. You And Me - 2:50
03. That Special Woman - 2:28
04. Taste Of Love - 7:14
05. This Road - 4:05
06. Wings Of An Angel - 3:33
07. Watermelon Time In Georgia (Harlan Howard) - 2:18
08. I Bought All The Lies - 2:56
09. Faster And Faster - 3:05

Personnel:

  • Dru Lombar - lead guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals
  • Steve Miller - keyboards
  • Larry Howard - electric & acoustic guitars
  • Joe Dan Petty - bass
  • Rick Burnett - drums, percussion


  • Paul Hornsby - producer

1979 - Right On Time (US)[edit]

1981 - Have Band Will Travel[edit]

Tracks:

01. One Hour Into Sunday
02. A Real Good Sign
03. The Warm Kind
04. Ashes And Stone
05. Golden Minutes
06. Lady Luck
07. Open Road
08. The Fever
09. Bound And Determined

2005 - Ghost Train From Georgia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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