Who Sang Ray's Rockhouse? The Manhattan Transfer

The Manhattan Transfer Vocalese cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985-9-3
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz/Bop/Contemporary Jazz/Easy Listening/Swing/Ballad
length: 5:10
remixer: Elliot Scheiner
producer: Tim Hauser
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
synthesizer programming: Craig Harris
vocal: Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, Cheryl Bentyne and Tim Hauser
synclavier programming: Craig Harris
arranger: Alan Paul and John Barnes
vocoder programming: Craig Harris
synthesizer: John Barnes
solo: Jon Hendricks
drum machine: John Barnes
synclavier: John Barnes
vocoder: John Barnes
Lyrics
Ray's Rockhouse, that's my joint
House of soul, git my point
We don't care what's your blues
Come in here, lose yo' blues
When trouble comes a-knockin'
Everything looks better while why rockin'
You don't notice trouble while why rockin'
Rock! (Repeat for 12 bars)

[Chorus]
Let's rock! That's what we're offerin' you
Let's rock! That's what we wantcha' t'do
Let's rock! Rock all why' troubles away
Let's rock! Rock till the dawnin' o'day
Let's rock! Rockhouse is ready t'roll
Let's rock! Rockhouse is good f'th'soul

Every Saturday night there's a scene
That's a part o'the fun
Mrs. Tucker will enter the joint
In a search for her son
Every Saturday night he sneaks out
Leavin' her in the lurch
But she's lookin' t'bring him on home
'Cause tomorrow is church
She really hates the rockhouse
She's sure the devil is in control here
Nothin' but rock'n'roll here

Yodle-dole-dole (Echo) Lady who
gotr a lotta rockin' to do
Swing - whatta why'waitin' for
We got plenty o'soul for you

Everybody gotta loosen your hip
Do a few rolls wait'll why'feel
why'back'll slip then why'rockin'
Rock!

[Chorus]

Sisters of the flockhouse
Ain't got no business comin' to th'rockhouse
All the people in here
Are all in t'sin in here
Of this there's no doubt
That's why Miz' Tucker is pullin' Sam out
Rock!

[Chorus]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 That's Killer Joe
  • 2 Rambo
  • 3 Airegin
  • 4 To You
  • 5 Meet Benny Bailey
  • 6 Another Night in Tunisia
  • 7 Ray's Rockhouse
  • 8 Blee Blop Blues
  • 9 Oh Yes, I Remember Clifford
  • 10 Sing Joy Spring
  • 11 Move

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678126628
    script: Latin