Rare Essence - Live At Breeze's Metro Club (CD)


Rare Essence - Live At Breeze's Metro Club (CD)



1. Roll Call

2. One On One

3. I Must Be Dreamin'

4. The Medley: Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk/R.E. Get Busy One Time

5. Shake It (But Don't Break It)

6. Do The Mickey

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Live at Breeze's Metro Club is a live album recorded and released in 1986 by the Washington, D.C.-based go-go band Rare Essence. The album was recorded at the now defunct Breeze's Metro Club, a music venue formerly located on Bladensburg Road in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast, Washington, D.C. The album is also referred to as The Album That Kept the Whole Neighborhood Rockin'.

The album includes the local hits in the D.C. music scene "Roll Call", "Shake It (But Don't Break It)", "One On One", and the nationwide hit "Do the Mickey", which is a remake of The Miracles 1963 song "Mickey's Monkey". The song "Do the Mickey" is a homage to Rare Essence's conga player Milton "Go-Go Mickey" Freeman.

James "Jas Funk" Thomas – lead vocals

Quentin "Footz" Davidson – drums

Milton "Go-Go Mickey" Freeman – congas, percussion

Michael "Funky Ned" Neal – bass guitar

Andre "Whiteboy" Johnson – electric guitar

Byron "B.J." Jackson - keyboards

John "J.B." Buchanan - keyboards, flugelhorn

Donnell Griffin Floyd - saxophone

David Green - timbales, backing vocals

Derek Paige - trumpet

Mike Neal – recording engineers, mixing

Bill Mueller – engineer