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Single: Charlie Thomas - Be My Rock

Charlie Thomas (Drifters) and Doc Pomus - Be My Rock

  • SINGLE – “BE MY ROCK” 
  • RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 15TH
  • WEBSITE:MADHANDS RECORDS

The producers of American Masters Sing The Blues (AMSTB) collection on Mad Hands Records are thrilled to announce the debut of “Be My Rock” performed by Charlie Thomas and The Blues Burners. Charlie is one of the original recording Drifters and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The recently unearthed gem was co-written by renowned songwriters/blues performers Doc Pomus and Philip Namanworth. The bonus track will be available on all streaming platforms September 15th followed by broadcast radio and then included on the star-studded AMSTB 20th anniversary re-release next year.

LEGENDS REUNITED!CHARLIE THOMASOF THE DRIFTERS& SONGWRITER DOC POMUS The producers of American Masters Sing The Blues(AMSTB) collection on Mad Hands Records are thrilled to announce the September 15th, 2022 debut release of“Be MyRock”performed by Charlie Thomas & The Blues Burners.

Charlie is one of the original recording Drifters and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The recently unearthed gem was co-written by renowned songwriters/blues performers Doc Pomusand Philip Namanworth.Available now on all streaming platforms, the track wil lalso be included as a bonus on the star-studded AMSTB 20th anniversary re-release next year.“

Be My Rock”reunites Charlie Thomas and Doc Pomus. Doc, who left this world in1991 wrote instantly recognizable hits for The Drifters including, “Save the Last Dance for Me”, “This Magic Moment” and also penned Charlie’s famous lead on “Sweets for My Sweet”. 

Doc himself is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame and Song writersHall of Fame member.He is widely regarded as being incredibly influential in the sound of popular music.Co-writer Phillip Namanworth states; “Doc Pomus and I wrote the song in 1975. 

He had the title and then the lyrics and melody flowed organically. It’s rich with beautiful harmonies and very purposely has a gospel, soulful blues character, it’s the gospel of being in love and feeling alive.”"Be My Rock"4:37-Lead Vocalist-Charlie Thomas (The Drifters), Arnie Brown–Guitar, David Backer–Bass, Mad Mike Cullens–Drums, Eric Lipper–Piano, JoeMartone–Organ, Crispin Cioe of The Uptown Horns–Saxes, Tenor, Alto, Bari, LarryEtkin–of The Uptown Horns-Trumpet, Dave Revels-Background vocals and background vocal arrangements, Samuel White–Background vocals, Gene Grimaldi–Oasis Mastering, Molly Leibel–Cover design, Sonny Maxon–Photographer, 

Cover Photo, Written by–Doc Pomus and Phillip Namanworth,Recorded at The Jam Room Music Complex, Howell, NJ, Produced by: David Backerand Arnie Brown, Released on Mad Hands Records, Engineer-Arnie Brown, Assistant Engineer-Harry Backer.

Here is the story posted on American Blues Scene
 https://www.americanbluesscene.com/2022/09/the-drifters-charlie-thomas-and-legendary-songwriter-doc-pomus-reunite-on-be-my-rock/


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