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The Ramrods

This instrumental rock quartet from Connecticut, USA featured lead guitarist Vincent Bell Lee (b. Gambella), feminine drummer and vocalist Claire Lane, her sibling tenor saxophonist Richard and their cousin, guitarist Eugene Moore. The family members group was shaped in 1956 by Claire, who got originally played within the C&W group, Gino AS WELL AS THE Homesteaders. Lee, who being a soloist got previously documented a rock edition from the cowboy tune ‘Mule Teach’, helped music pupil Claire arrange the outdated Vaughn Monroe 1949 million-seller ‘(Ghost) Riders within the Sky’. They gave this outdated cowboy tune a Duane Eddy -ish treatment, filled with cattle sounds and various particular results. The record, that they positioned with Amy, proceeded to go in to the UK Top 10 and produced the US Best 40 in 1961. The group’s follow-up ‘Consider Me Back again My Shoes & Saddles’ and ‘The Cry FROM THE Crazy Goose’, by Lee with another group, the Challengers, both didn’t click. Lee later on became an in-demand program man and in addition recorded single on Verve Information, Musicor and Decca Information where his edition of ‘Airport terminal Theme’ in 1970 offered a million copies world-wide.

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