Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW From the publisher of “The Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music

January 17, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of the “Legacy Sessions” of the In-Men Ltd., a show and dance band based in Burlington, North Carolina in the latter part of the 60s. The band enjoyed immense popularity and were often chosen to back major R&B  acts that came to perform at popular venues of the era such as Myrtle Beach’s, “Beach Club”, Greensboro’s “The Castaways” and colleges throughout the South.  Their story is detailed in a 20-page booklet that accompanies the 15- cut CD.  Many of the In-Men were students at Elon College, which is now Elon University. In 2006, members of the band had a reunion and as a result of the reunion, the urge to record ignited several sessions at Charlotte’s StudioEast resulting in updated versions of classics from the 1960s to the 2000s. A few of the cuts were previously released including “Rhythm” . The song was No. 1 on the Beach Music chart from March of 2007 for 17 months, which is not too bad for a band that got back together to reminisce. Of note, “Rhythm” written by Curtis Mayfield of The Impressions and was originally recorded by Major Lance with the Impressions providing background vocals. “Rhythm” as recorded by the In-Men Ltd. features Geoff Smith on lead vocals and yes! those same Impressions sans Mayfield providing background vocals.

Although the In-Men Ltd.  no longer tour, their legacy remains strong and the sound that so many enjoyed remains alive through the “Legacy Sessions.” If you remember the great horn sound of the In-Men Ltd., and the equally strong vocals, this musical experience is for you!
 To Order The Legacy Sessions The In-Men Ltd. CD
send  $20.00 Check to Rare Reads 203 Townsend Place, Atlanta, Georgis 30327 or PayPal or use credit card and receive CD by priority mail: Click on link to purchase by credit card through ABE

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