Rock & Roll Is Mine                    (turn up your speakers & click on the song title)

©1993 James A Graves, Jr.            

 

I have often wondered why I like to thunder,

And why this rock and roll's in me.

My guitar is screamin', it's so hard belivin',

This feels just like fantasy.

 

Rock and roll is mine, is mine, it's mine,

Rock and roll is mine, is mine, it's mine,

It's mine......mine.......rock and roll!

 

Man, I have to show ya' 'cause there's no way to tell ya',

Just how good it makes me feel.

My music takes me under man it is no wonder,

The people scream; that's how they feel.

 

Rock and roll is mine, is mine, it's mine,

Rock and roll is mine, is mine, it's mine,

It's mine.....mine....rock and roll!

 

Don’t ask me to play low down or ever, ever slow down,

Rock and roll is got to be kickin' you see.

Don't ask me when I'll quit now 'cause I will never sit down,

I will rock and roll 'till it kills me.

 

Rock and roll is mine, is mine, it's mine,

Rock and roll is mine, is mine, it's mine,

It's mine......mine.....rock and roll!

 

             Words & Music by J. Graves   

             From the album Erik The Red—The Sweet Bay Sessions

             Recorded at Sweet Bay Studios, Tallahassee, FL October 1979

             Recorded & Mixed by Engineer “Magic Fred” Chester                        Road Manager: Larry Lanier

             Produced by David Summerlin & Erik the Red                                     Road Technicians:

             J. Stephen Scruggs—Lead Vocals                                                            Dicky Fitzgerald

             Erik the Red—Lead Guitar                                                                        James Gafferty

             James A Graves, Jr.—Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals

             Vernon Ross—Bass Guitar

             Rick Day—Percussion—Drum Kit

             Jon Neal Sutton—Rhythm Guitar

 

Note: This recording was dubbed from an acetate LP test press, made from the master LP disk.  The test press was provided to the band by the pressing company, GRT, for review and approval prior to the production run of the commercial vinyl LP album.  Acetate LP’s have poor audio quality and are only good for a few plays. 

Unfortunately, the vinyl LP never came to fruition because, due to litigation against GRT, the LP master was destroyed by GRT without the permission of the Erik The Red organization.  Thankfully, one acetate LP survived with enough grooves remaining to dub to audio tape.  The recordings were then mixed, mastered (so to speak), and burned to CD at Graves-Scruggs Studio.  The hiss and background noise that you hear at the beginning of this recording is caused by the poor audio quality of the acetate LP.  Amazingly, and thankfully, the LP didn’t skip during the dubbing process.

 

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