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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Gary "U.S." Bonds Genre : Rock Style : R&B, Rock, 60's Pop, Instr. : Vocals Rating : importance (2) popularity (1) All-Music Guide Biography Bonds's soulful voice led to a series of hits in the early 60s, starting with "Quarter to Three." He was rescued from the oldies circuit in the early 80s by Bruce Springsteen, who worked with him on a couple of albums. ~ William Ruhlmann After moving to the Norfolk, VA, area as a child, young Gary Anderson began plying his vocal wares, first in church, later with a local group called the Turks. When he was not yet 21, he was approached by local record producer Frank Guida to join his tiny Legrand label. Guida changed Anderson's name to US Bonds, hoping the first release would get extra airplay by disc jockeys mistaking it for a public service announcement. The result was the classic "New Orleans," combining rock-combo raunch with impassioned, scorched soul-singing that set the stage for all that would follow. Guida double- and triple-tracked Bonds's voice, and the resulting murky production gave all the hits (including "Quarter to Three," "Not Me," "School is Out," and "Dear Lady Twist") a party-in-outer-space quality all their own. Though he's kept recording, making a couple of excellent solo albums over the last decade, Bonds is best seen today dotting the landscape of oldies-shows the world over, singing the songs that made him famous. ~ Cub Koda, ---------- Related Artists ----------- Turks, The Springsteen, Bruce Van Zandt, Steve Guida, Frank ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Gospel Alternate Name : Gary Anderson Birthdate & Place : Jun 6 , 1939 Jacksonville, FL AMG Artist ID # : P000003736 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Best of Gary 'us' Bonds |1991|MCA |905 | | Good School of Rock 'n' Roll |1990|Rhino |70971 |R |+BestA Best of Gary U.S. Bonds, The |1990|Rhino |270971 |R |+ Good Standing in the Line of Fire |1985|Making Wav|103 | S | Good Gary Us Bonds |1984|K-Tel |0230 | S | Good On the Line |1982|Razor & Ti|1988 | S | Good Certified Soul |1982|Rhino |805 | | Good Meets Chubby Checker |1981|EMI |64431 | S | BestA Dedication |1981|Razor & Ti|1986 |R S | Good Twist up Calypso |1962|Legrand |3002 | S | BestA Greatest Hits of Gary Us Bonds |1962|Legrand |1001 | S T| Good Dance 'til Quarter to Three |1961|Legrand |3001 | S | BestA Gary U.S. Bonds |Z |Deluxe |7795 | | Good Collection |Z |Line |900715 | | Good All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Best of Gary 'us' Bonds Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : compilation Date : 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000002268 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CS MCA MCAC-905 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Best of Gary U.S. Bonds, The Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good (First Pick) Charts : Rock & Roll Disc #5/3 Genre : Rock Time : 52:30 min Type : compilation Date : 1990 (release) AMG ID : R000078113 --------- Album Releases --------- CD Rhino R2 70971 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- ... is so perfect a party soundtrack it should come with a case of beer and a morning-after cleanup crew. The band crashes and stomps around the innovative riffs like an out of control semi, with sax lines blurting out of nowhere and Bonds shouting over the thick stew like a teenaged deacon lost in spiritual rapture. ~ John Floyd, Rock & Roll Disc. ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Certified Soul Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Genre : Rock Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000002260 --------- Album Releases --------- LP Rhino RNLP-805 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Collection Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : compilation AMG ID : R000071281 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Line 900715 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Dance 'til Quarter to Three Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #006, entered Aug 7 , 1961, on charts 028 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1961 (release) AMG ID : R000002263 --------- Album Releases --------- 1961 LP Legrand 3001 Guida 3001 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gary U S Bonds - Vocal ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Dedication Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #027, entered May 2 , 1981, on charts 020 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1981 (release) AMG ID : R000002261 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1991 CD Razor & Tie RE-1986-2 CD Razor & Tie 17051 1981 LP EMI 3017 CD Razor & Tie 1986 1981 Razor & Tie 1986 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Bruce Springsteen, a long-time fan, helped revitalize Bonds's career in the 80s by working with him on two albums. This, the first, is the better one, including Springsteen's songwriting and vocals on "This Little Girl." ~ William Ruhlmann ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Roy Bittan - Keyboards Gary U S Bonds - Vocal Clarence Clemons - Sax John Clemente - Bass Rusty Cloud - Keyboards Luis Conte - Guitar Danny Federici - Keyboards Ricky Gazda - Vocal Ellie Greenwich - Vocal Mikey Harris - Vocal Ula Hedwig - Vocal Brenda Hilliard - Vocal Chuck Jackson - Vocal Ben E King - Vocal La Bamba - Trombone Eddie Manion - Sax Mike Micara - Drums Rob Parissi - Guitar Michael Spengler - Trumpet Bruce Springsteen - Guitar, Vocal Joey Stann - Sax, Vocal Carol Sylvan - Vocal Garry Tallent - Bass Steve Van Zandt - b/g/v Max Weinberg - Drums Carol Williams - Vocal ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Gary U.S. Bonds Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000071283 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Deluxe 7795 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Gary Us Bonds Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Genre : Rock Date : 1984 (release) AMG ID : R000031190 --------- Album Releases --------- 1984 LP K-Tel 0230 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gary U S Bonds - Vocal ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Greatest Hits of Gary Us Bonds Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : compilation Date : 1962 (release) AMG ID : R000002259 --------- Album Releases --------- LP Legrand 1001 LP Legrand 3003 1962 LP Legrand LLP-3003 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gary U S Bonds - Vocal -------- Album Tracks -------- New Orleans Quarter To Three Not Me Dear Lady Twist Mixed Up Faculty School Is Out School Is In So Much Fun Twist Twist Senora Where Did That Naughty Girl Go I Dig This Station Take Me Back To New Orleans ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Meets Chubby Checker Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Rock Date : 1981 (release) AMG ID : R000031189 --------- Album Releases --------- 1983 LP EMI 64431 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gary U S Bonds - Vocal ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : On the Line Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #052, entered Jun 26, 1982, on charts 017 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000002262 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1982 CD Razor & Tie 1988 1982 LP Capitol 3022 CD Razor & Tie 1988 EMI 17068 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Roy Bittan - Keyboards Gary U S Bonds - Vocal J T Bowen - Sax Clarence Clemons - Sax Rusty Cloud - Keyboards Bill Derby - Guitar, Vocal Danny Federici - Keyboards Chuck Jackson - Vocal Joe Martin - Guitar, Vocal Mike Micara - Drums George Ruiz - Bass, Vocal Joey Stann - Sax, Vocal Garry Tallent - Bass Steve Van Zandt - b/g/v Max Weinberg - Drums ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : School of Rock 'n' Roll Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Genre : Rock Date : 1990 (release) AMG ID : R000002267 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Rhino R21S-70971 CS Rhino R41H-70971 CD Rhino 70971 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Gary US Bonds was one of the few people trying to make honest rock & roll in the early 60s, and SCHOOL OF ROCK 'N' ROLL: THE BEST OF GARY US BONDS captures his successes, among them his signature song, "Quarter to Three." ~ William Ruhlmann ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Standing in the Line of Fire Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Good Genre : Rock Date : 1985 (release) AMG ID : R000031191 --------- Album Releases --------- 1981 LP Making Waves 103 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gary U S Bonds - Vocal ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Twist up Calypso Artist : Gary U.S. Bonds Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Rock Date : 1962 (release) AMG ID : R000002265 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1962 LP Legrand LLP-3002 Line 900723 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Gary U S Bonds - Vocal <1994 1 23> Thank you for using All-Music Guide. .

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