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Amazing Rhythm Aces (Official Thread)

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  1. eberg15101

    eberg15101 Senior Member

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    The Amazing Rhythm Aces
    "How the Hell Do You Spell Rhythum?"

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    Formed in 1972, in Memphis, Tennessee, the Amazing Rhythm Aces are one of the highest, critically acclaimed and almost under-appreciated country rock acts of the 1970s. They released seven albums from 1975's Stacked Deck to 1982's Full House: Aces High. They disbanded until 1994, and they have been released albums and compilations from 1994, up through 2009 featuring various lineups.

    They're music combines elements of blues, rock n roll, bluegrass, jazz, and country. They're music to me, represents the perfect sound of the heartland of America. They are to the heartland, what Skynyrd is to the south, IMO.

    Albums

    1975 Stacked Deck
    1976 Too Stuffed to Jump
    1977 Toucan Do It Too
    1978 Burning the Ballroom Down
    1979 The Amazing Rhythm Aces
    1980 How the Hell Do You Spell Rythum?
    1981 Full House: Aces High
    1982 4 You 4 Ever: Best of Amazing Rhythm Aces
    1997 Out of the Blue
    1998 Chock Full of Country Goodness
    1999 Live in Switzerland
    Concert Classics, Volume 3
    2000 Absolutely Live
    2001 Between You and Us
    2004 Nothin' but the Blues
    2007 Midnight Communion
    2009 Very Best of Amazing Rhythm Aces


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  2. Groovy Man

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    Re: The "Official" Amazing Rhythm Aces Thread

    eberg, I've heard of The Amazing Rhythm Aces over the years, but never heard their music. Which is kinda suprising since I'm a big fan of this type of music.

    Growing up, and even hanging out with my older brother and an older crowd who was into this style of music, I never met any of their fans. This music is right up my alley. They sound pretty fun - goodtime music.

    I'm going to hunt down their first three albums...

    1975 Stacked Deck
    1976 Too Stuffed to Jump
    1977 Toucan Do It Too

    and give them a listen and report back to this thread. I'll see if I can get them over the weekend - and if not, I'll order them from Amazon.com...

    Cant wait to hear them. Thanks for the thread, man...good job.

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    Re: The "Official" Amazing Rhythm Aces Thread

    At first I thought I didn't know who this group was, but I do remember "Third Rate Romance" :)


    Awesome vocal harmonies, with a "jimmy buffet" style groove.


    I am not familiar with much else, but they do have a really cool country-rock thing going on. I will explore them a bit more, since I do enjoy this type music.


     
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    Re: The "Official" Amazing Rhythm Aces Thread

    Like everyone else I know their one hit song..."Third Rate Romance...Low Rent Rendevous" but never bought any of their albums.

    I might have an MP3 compilation of theirs laying around somewhere...I'll have to look and see.
     
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    Re: The "Official" Amazing Rhythm Aces Thread

    LG, their album Stacked Deck was produced really nicely, that's the one with "Third Rate Romance", so find the vinyl, or CD:heheh:

    You guys both hit the nail on the head:D

    @Groovy,
    I have a feeling that they just weren't promoted very well, I can't think of a single reason that they weren't popular..
    But definitely track down those first 3.. They seem to fit your tastes perfectly:tup:

    @Magic

    They can even throw down a nice bluesy groove:)

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    Re: The "Official" Amazing Rhythm Aces Thread

    They sure do lay down some killer blues grooves. These are all from the "Out of the Blue" album:

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    Re: The "Official" Amazing Rhythm Aces Thread

    A nice little gospel-y, country-y tune:grinthumb

     
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    Re: The "Official" Amazing Rhythm Aces Thread

    Well, I got the first two albums, eberg. They're good albums - kind of old time country mixed with rock, bluegrass and other styles. It's ok - but thought I'd like it better - but, don't get me wrong, there are good songs found on both albums. I'll be putting some of these tunes in my mixes. :grinthumb
     

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