Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders

Wayne Cochran

In the 60's, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders appeared at a place called The Barn on the 79th Street Causeway in Miami. Some called him "The King of Blue-eyed Soul."
So, they built a place on 79th Street Causeway in Miami called "The Barn". We played soul music, rhythm and blues music with horns. They called it the "Home of Soul". That became our home base.
In a January 1966, Miami News article, Cochran called the eight members of his band, his "home boys." Cochran was ahead of his time in more ways than one.

From the Miami News, Jan. 15, 1966.
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  1. Thanks for that, never heard of him before

  2. Looks like Wayne spent a lot of time watching James Brown. I wonder if Jackie Gleason ever had J.B. on his show or just stuck with the old, white guy imitator.


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