Jody Reynolds has been here before, but it's been a while and seeing as how some of the old links are dead, I figured you could use another chance to familiarize yourself with the criminally overlooked singer. Reynolds was versatile, capable of almost Rick Nelson-like vocal stuff and some Duane Eddy type instrumentals (with guitar by his Storms band mate and future Wrecking Crew stalwart Al Casey). For many, though, Reynold's forte was the smoky proto-Cramps semi-creepy sounding stuff, and nowhere is that more evident than "Fire of Love," famously covered by the Gun Club (who put it on their second LP, after borrowing the title for their first LP) Ho, hum, you say, hot shot? Been there, done that? Despite your flippant know-it-all attitude, there's something down there for you too. A mix I practically tripped over, with Jody Reynolds kicking off a pretty good line up of others you probably have multiple copies of. Quit alphabetizing for a minute. Rock out.
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Jody Reynolds - Fire of Love mp3 at Clumsy and Shy
Jody Reynolds - Thunder mp3 at Clumsy and Shy
Jody Reynolds - Closin' In mp3 at Clumsy and Shy
Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep mp3 at Clumsy and Shy
Jody Reynolds - The Whipping Post mp3 at Probe Is Turning-On the People
Jody Reynolds - I Want To Be With You Tonight mp3 at Probe Is Turning-On the People
Jody Reynolds and Bobby Gentry - Ode to Love mp3 at Clumsy and Shy
Nice Boys Don't Play Rock 'n' Roll - 35 song mix (via DivShare) at Ghetto Blasters and Switchblades With Jody Reynolds, the Cramps, the Scientists, the Saints, the Nomads,the Gories, the Weirdos, he Flesh Eaters, the Gun Club, X, the Oblivians, the Black Lips, Mudhoney, Pussy Galore, the Stooges, Ty Segall and more.
Jody Reynolds - Profile at The Hound Blog