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10 CD's + MP3's are available at live performances and online at all major music stores including CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify.

 

 

 

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2019 - IN MOTION 

FAN CLUB RELEASE - This fan club CD features 12 live songs that were performed at Cuda's Bar & Grill in 2018 & 2017, and Beer House Chicago in 2015. The line up features Rev on vocals, harmonica and guitar, Famous Dave Steffen on ripping lead guitar and vocals, Mickey Gentile "MG" on bass, Bluesy Frank on drums and Clif Lee on Sax (Track 5). "In Motion" was released for promotional use.
 

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2015 - LIVE AT THE MACHINE SHOP 

FAN CLUB RELEASE - This fan club CD features live songs that were performed live in a machine shop blues party when the band opened up for Larry McCray. The line up includes Famous Dave on ripping lead guitar, who is also featured on two of the bands top selling retail releases titled, "The R&B Sessions" and all original release "Swing Out Chicago". This performance also included Mickey "MG" on bass, his first recording with the band. 

 

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2013 - LIVE IN CHICAGO II 
FAN CLUB RELEASE - This fan club CD features live versions of the the bands most popular songs from 2012 to 2014. Plus a fan club favorites like "Alley Cat Blues", the patriotic theme "Red, White & Blue" and a rare version of "Love Reaction" with saxophone. It was released for promotional use only and is available while supplies last. The music was recorded live in 2012 featuring the band performing as a (6) piece line up including Hammond organ, flute and saxophone.
  

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2012 - ROCKIN' AT THE LAKEHOUSE

RETAIL RELEASE - Tracked live at The Lake House. Revved up Classic, Latin and Blues Rock! This compilation of songs displays the band’s signature style of guitar driven rock n' roll. It was tracked "live" and showcases the bands full on rhythm section complemented by rippin' electric guitars, soulful vocals, bluesy harmonica and classic Hammond organ tone! Highlights include a funky version of Fortunate Son, full on renditions of Whipping Post and Stormy Monday, plus several gutsy guitar instrumentals such as Freeway Jam, Comin' Home Baby, Soul Sacrifice and Europa. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) & Red House "Written by Jimi Hendrix, Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. Used by permission. All rights reserved".

STUDIO TRACKS:

1. Fortunate Son

2. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

3. Soul Sacrifice

4. Whipping Post

5. Stormy Monday

6. Messin' With The Kid

7. Freeway Jam

8. Woke Up This Morning

9. Comin' Home Baby

10. The Little Red Rouse

11. Flor D' Luna (Moonflower)

12. Black Magic Women

13. Europe

14. Red House

 

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2011 - THE R&B SESSIONS

RETAIL RELEASE - Recorded at Elmhurst College in 2010 & 2011, Gretsch Recording Studio featuring alternative, jazzy and instrumental versions of 6 popular cover songs! This is the only WCRU release that features saxophone & flute solos.

STUDIO TRACKS: 

1. Riviera Paradise

2. Mozambique

3. Paint It Black

4. Moondance

5. Ain't No Sunshine

6. Coming Home Baby

 

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2010 -  LIVE & ACOUSTIC VOL. 2

 

FAN CLUB RELEASE - This fan club CD features rarely performed songs. It was released for promotional use only and is available while supplies last. The music was recorded live in 2010 with a band line up of diverse, top notch Chicago area professional musicians. 

  

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2010 - LIVE & ACOUSTIC VOL. 1

 

RETAIL RELEASE - Recorded live in 2010 featuring 16 songs including several fan club favorites.

LIVE TRACKS - VOL. 1: 

1. Sweet Home Chicago, 2. Use Me, 3. Evil Ways, 4. One Way Out, 5. Can't Find My Way Home, 6. I'm Tore Down, 7. What I'd Say, 8. Susie Q, 9. Swing Out Chicago (Original), 10. Halfway Home (Original), 11. Love Reaction (Original), 12. Red, White & Blue (Original), 13. Low Rider, 14. Cross Cut Saw, 15. Mustang Sally, 16. Moondance (Instrumental)

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2009 - REV IT UP 

 

FAN CLUB RELEASE - This fan club CD features many of the bands most popular songs from their earlier days up to 2007. It was released for promotional use only and is available while supplies last. The live recording showcases the bands full on rhythm section complemented by edgy guitars, soulful vocals and a classic Hammond organ fused with authentic Leslie speaker tone!
 
  

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2008 - SWING OUT CHICAGO

RETAIL RELEASE- All original CD, tracked live. 

 

CD INFORMATION: This studio release displays the band’s signature style of dynamic blues mixed with hot roddin’ rock n’ roll. This diverse collection of revved up rock, blues, dance & swing music serves as notice that the Windy City Rev Ups have arrived on the modern Chicago blues rock scene! The ensemble of Chicago based musicians is complemented by a full throttle rhythm section, burnin’ lead guitars, soulful singin' and a B3 organ with authentic Hammond/Leslie tone. The recording sessions were tracked live and performed with untamed spontaneity and emotion. Collectively, the Windy City Rev Ups create a sound that is passionate, impulsive and edgy! The songs on this debut studio release range from the radio friendly title track “Swing Out Chicago” to the praise worthy “Red, White & Blue”. Stir it up with a pinch of “Halfway Home” boogie, “Alley Cat Blues” the country inspired rocker and the biker inspired “Rolling Thunder” and you have an appetizing blend of roots rock mixed with hootenanny style shakers. “Can’t Stop Time”, “Shine So Bright” and “Here Tonight” add a little jam band flavor to mix. The tasty swing tune “I Should Have Known” combined with two slow blues numbers “Maxwell Street” and “Senorita” complete the presentation, Chicago style.
  

STUDIO TRACKS:

1. SWING OUT CHICAGO 3:09 (Radio Single)
2. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN 3:55
3. MAXWELL STREET 6:32
4. HALFWAY HOME 4:40
5. ALLEY CAT BLUES 3:42
6. ROLLING THUNDER 3:29
7. CAN'T STOP TIME 2:40
8. SENORITA 4:57
9. SHINE SO BRIGHT 4:47
10. HERE TONIGHT 4:33
11. RED, WHITE & BLUE 5:03
 

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2008 - LIVE IN CHICAGO

RETAIL RELEASE - CD features 8 live songs and 2 studio tracks, including the radio single "Swing Out Chicago". 

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CD INFORMATION: This recording captures the band as they prepared to perform live at the 2008 Taste Of Chicago music festival. This compilation displays the band’s signature style of revved up music performed "live" with uncompromising raw energy. The intimate live night club recording showcases the bands full on rhythm section complemented by edgy guitars, soulful vocals and a classic Hammond organ fused with authentic Leslie speaker tone! The studio bonus tracks display the band's original style of dynamic jump blues mixed with hot rod style rock n’ roll. Collectively, the Windy City Rev Ups create a sound that is spontaneous, energetic and full of life!
 

LIVE TRACKS:


1. EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES 3:44
2. CADILLAC ASSEMBLY LINE 5:07
3. THE SKY IS CRYING 5:08
4. COLD SHOT 5:40
5. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER 3:47
6. MAMMER JAMMER 3:44
7. FOLLOW YOUR HEART 3:23
8. BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN 4:16

BONUS STUDIO TRACKS:

9. SWING OUT CHICAGO 3:09 (Original)
10. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN 3:55 (Original)



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