Details: Enterprise ENS 7502, copyright Stax Records, stereo, 1974.
Condition: STILL SEALED! Although this album is still sealed, there is some water damage to the lower left corner area of the jacket.
Out of Print and Not Available as CD.
From the All Music Guide:
In the early 70s, Larry Raspberry left his band, the ("Keep On Dancing") Gentrys, to form what would become a Memphis mini-institution, the Highsteppers. Loaded to the gills with talent galore, great tunes and fronted by a man who was absolutely fearless when it came time to mount the stage, Larry and the Highsteppers were a musical force to be reckoned with. They were sassy, crude, raw, swinging, diverse, eclectic, funny, musical and best of all, they didn't sound like anybody. And even though they were from laid back Memphis, they had a competitive spirit like a Detroit band that could mop the floor up with any combo that came in their path. They also had the unfortunate luck to have this-their debut album-released on Stax Records right as that label was going out of business.
But their fans and friends never deserted them, which makes the second coming of this LP more of a 'by popular demand' item than just your garden variety reissue. This album was loaded with potential hits, and a second listening to numbers like "Rock And Roll Warning," "Jive Ass," "Fool In Cheap Clothing" and "Tonite" makes you respect Mister Raspberry's writing abilities just that much more. Jimmy Buffett fans will also note that Larry's harp man was none other than Greg "Fingers" Taylor, long time JB band cohort, who positively shines on the rockin' instrumental "Dixie Diner." The "Jukin' & Jivin'" bonus cuts rounds up some selections from their second album as well as some previously unreleased items, making this one nice collection on a band that deserves a much wider hearing.
The tracks are:
1 Road Blues 5:14
2 Mellow Down 3:43
3 Fool in Cheap Clothing 3:44
4 Dixie Diner 3:26
5 Boomtown Blues 4:09
6 Tonite 4:27
7 Baby Get Out of Bed (Once Is Enough for Me) 3:56
8 Jive Ass 6:00
9 Rock & Roll Warning 4:15
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