Accessories


Product no.: RUF 1221

 

Mike Zito has walked many roads. At 44, his backstory is a travelogue that starts in Missouri and finds salvation in Texas, pinballs from solo career to supergroup (and back), dices with both death and glory. And yet, wherever his career leads him, Mike always returns to his founding values of honest, original songs, drawn from the emotional depths, twisting the great American genres into bold new shapes. “Keep Coming Back is all in the title,” explains the songwriter of his latest release on Ruf Records. “I love the blues, I love rock ‘n’ roll and I love country music. It’s what I do and who I am.”

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Accessories

Product no.: RUF 1189

 

We all have one thing in common, make the music feel good! My sincerest gratitude to all the musicians for their heartfelt performances.
It is no surprise that this most important album to me is being released on Ruf Records. I have wanted to be a Ruf recording artist since 1998. Thomas Ruf and I have tried many times get together over the years but the Universe wasn't ready for us until now!

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Product no.: RUF 1265

 

BLUE ROOM

Mike Zito

Re-Release: November 2018

First released: 1989

 

TRACKLIST

001

Hollywood

00:04:05

002

Pull The Trigger

00:04:53

003

It's All Good

00:03:28

004

Gravy Jam

00:05:04

005

Lovering

00:07:43

006

Shoes Blues

00:03:49

007

Ways About You

00:04:14

008

Soundcheck

00:04:17

009

Lightening Bug

00:07:54

010

Rocket Man

00:05:19

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Product no.: RUF 1269

 

MIKE ZITO & FRIENDS

ROCK 'N' ROLL - A TRIBUTE TO CHUCK BERRY

 

TRACKLIST

01

ST. LOUIS BLUES

feat. CHARLIE BERRY III

00:03:20

02

ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

feat. JOANNA CONNOR

00:03:08

03

JOHNNY B GOODE

feat. WALTER TROUT

00:03:49

04

WEE WEE HOURS

feat. JOE BONAMASSA

00:05:25

05

MEMPHIS

feat. ANDERS OSBORNE

00:03:05

06

I WANT TO BE YOUR DRIVER

feat. RYAN PERRY

00:02:55

07

YOU NEVER CAN TELL

feat. ROBBEN FORD

00:04:00

08

BACK IN THE USA

feat. ERIC GALES

00:03:02

09

NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO

feat. JEREMIAH JOHNSON 

00:02:50

10

TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS

feat. LUTHER DICKINSON

00:03:13

11

HAVANA MOON

feat. SONNY LANDRETH

00:04:21

12

PROMISED LAND

feat. TINSLEY ELLIS

00:03:29

13

DOWN BOUND TRAIN

feat. ALEX SKOLNICK

00:04:03

14

MAYBELLENE

feat. RICHARD FORTUS

00:02:55

15

SCHOOL DAYS

feat. ALLY VENABLE

00:03:02

16

BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN

feat. KIRK FLETCHER and JOSH SMITH

00:02:16

17

REELIN’ AND ROCKIN’

feat. TOMMY CASTRO

00:04:01

18

LET IT ROCK

feat. JIMMY VIVINO

00:02:26

19

THIRTY DAYS

feat. ALBERT CASTIGLIA

00:02:56

20

MY DING A LING

feat. KID ANDERSEN

00:03:18

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Product no.: RUF 2035

 

Released in 2016 on Ruf Records, Make Blues Not War is Mike’s second release since leaving the mighty Royal Southern Brotherhood, his 13th overall – and perhaps his most energetic to date. “Make Blues Not War is a really fun album,” he says, “chock-full of blues with lots of guitar playing. It’s a very upbeat record with intense energy. Blues should make you feel good, and I think this record serves the purpose well.”

That atmosphere of positivity began at the album sessions, as Mike tracked alongside Grammy Award-winning producer (and co-writer) Tom Hambridge at the Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. “It was so much fun,” he remembers. “It’s a completely live album, where the musicians all set up and we just hit record and went for it. The energy was awesome and sometimes we’d just be laughing so hard because it was all so intense and exciting.”

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Product no.: RUF 2053

 

Blue Room

Mike Zito

 

TRACKLIST

SIDE A

 

001

Hollywood

00:04:05

002

Pull The Trigger

00:04:53

003

It's All Good

00:03:28

004

Gravy Jam

00:05:04

005

Lovering

00:07:43

SIDE B

 

006

Shoes Blues

00:03:49

007

Ways About You

00:04:14

008

Soundcheck

00:04:17

009

Lightening Bug

00:07:54

010

Rocket Man

00:05:19

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