Part 107 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series
Friday May 20, 2022
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Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats.
– Live and Onstage @ World Records Friday, May 20, 2022
Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, were music video pioneers of the MTV generation and secured their place in the history of rock and roll. The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has included “Rock this Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock.
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Stray Cat’s Lee Rocker has just released Gather Round, which marks the rockabilly bass icon’s first solo album of all original music since 2007’s Black Cat Bone. The standup bassist wrote the new tunes during a six-week road trip last year from California to New York in an Airstream trailer with his wife, Deborah.
“We just hopped in and took off after the [pandemic hit], and it was an amazing journey during a horrible time. But looking back in a funny way, this record shows what I did this past year!” Rocker told the Houston Press. “And we had to go about making it in a completely different way. There’s the ‘Let it Rip’ way where you and the band are all together and bounce ideas off each other, but I was in the studio alone. It was a meticulous process, and a solitary one.”
Rocker got home and recorded all the parts himself before sending it to his band to do their parts in their home studios. Gather Round includes eight originals plus a cover of “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” and The Band’s “Ophelia”. From the record’s opening bass line, the group takes you on a journey just as Rocker took in his Airstream. It has rockabilly, blues, country beats, jazz vibes, and plenty of Americana.
Lee Rocker has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers.
He is known for making his upright double bass appear as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it on stages throughout the world.
From the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining the US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all.
In addition to the Stray Cats, he has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Keith Richards, and John Fogerty.
In 1982 Rocker and his father Stanley Drucker, (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations, this was something that has only occurred twice in the history of the Grammy Awards.
In 2012 Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” and in 2014 he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame.
Rocker has received numerous honors for his contributions to music and the arts including being inducted to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and he is a recipient of the Visionary Artist Award by the City of Laguna Beach California.
In his concert performances, Lee Rocker rocks every town and leaves every audience on their feet and cheering.
LEE ROCKER – Live and Onstage
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