2019 - IN MOTION (2021 Available on-line!)
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 Rich "Rev" on vocals, harmonica and guitar, Famous Dave
Steffen on ripping lead guitar and vocals, Mickey Gentile on bass, Bluesy Frank on drums and Clif Lee on Sax (Track 5).
2015 - LIVE AT THE MACHINE
SHOP (2020 Available on-line!)
RETAIL 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 Rich "Rev" lead
vocals, full throttle harmonica, guitar paired with 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" and Bluesy Frank on drums! This performance included Mickey Gentile on bass, his first recording with the Windy
City Rev Ups band.
2013 - LIVE IN CHICAGO II (2019 Available on-line!)
RETAIL 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. The music was recorded live in 2012 featuring the band
performing as a full on (6) piece line up including Hammond organ, flute and saxophone. It's one of the band's best
2012 - ROCKIN' AT THE LAKEHOUSE (Available on-line!)
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".
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)
Black Magic Women
14. Red House
2011 - THE R&B SESSIONS (Available on-line!)
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.
1. Riviera Paradise
3. Paint It Black
5. Ain't No Sunshine
6. Coming Home Baby
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.
2010 - LIVE & ACOUSTIC VOL. 1 (Available on-line!)
RETAIL RELEASE - Recorded live in 2010 featuring 16 songs including several fan club favorites.
TRACKS - VOL. 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)
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!
2008 - SWING OUT CHICAGO (Available on-line!)
RETAIL RELEASE- All original CD, tracked live.
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.
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
ROLLING THUNDER 3:29
7. CAN'T STOP TIME 2:40
8. SENORITA 4:57
9. SHINE SO BRIGHT 4:47
10. HERE TONIGHT
11. RED, WHITE & BLUE 5:03
2008 - LIVE IN CHICAGO
RETAIL RELEASE -
CD features 8 live songs and 2 studio tracks, including the radio single "Swing Out Chicago".
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!
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
BONUS STUDIO TRACKS:
OUT CHICAGO 3:09 (Original)
10. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN 3:55 (Original)