1. Rock Me Baby

Vocalist LaRhonda Steele and I started playing together in 1994, but very sporadically at first.  The gigs were generally of the very informal variety, i.e., "Do you know, 'Walking the Dog?'  Cool: let's play it. Key of D?  One, two, three..." The result was almost invariably magic!  When we finally decided to record a CD, we resisted the temptation to approach it any differently.  For instance, we decided to take a stab at "Rock Me Baby" with a total of seven minutes to go on the second and last day of organ/drum tracking.  We liked it so much we all laughed afterwards, and we put it on the CD just like that (laughter & all)!  Critics said they loved the spontaneity as well; e.g. Downbeat gave the CD 4 out of 5 stars!