Ponderosa Stomp presents Ride in my 225 with Spyder Turner, Dennis Coffey, and Lil Buck

Spyder Turner

Spyder Turner was born in West Virginia, but grew up in the shadow of Motown in Detroit. He became a polished performer at an early age, forming a doo-wop group called the Nonchalants and individually entering talent shows in Detroit and beyond. He won a talent show at the Apollo Theatre at age 16. Two years later, a demo tape he recorded landed him a contract with MGM Records. The recording, a unique cover of "Stand By Me," featuring Turner's impersonations of Smokey Robinson, David Ruffin, Jackie Wilson and others singing the Ben E. King classic, took Pop and Soul Radio by storm and started a professional career for Turner that is still going on to this day.

Turner never scored another major national hit as a singer, but continued to record solid albums throughout the 70s. He also began working with songwriting legend Norman Whitfield, penning Rose Royce's "Do Your Dance," and also appeared and or performed in a number of movies, including Motown's The Last Dragon, Agent Secret 00 Soul and Street Wars.

After working with legendary Detroit bandleader Johnny Trudell in the 90s, Turner has now assembled a crackerjack band of Detroit musicians and is touring, performing an entertaining show of his past hits as well as more impersonations of classic soul stars. He is also working on a new album, cuts from which are featured on his website. -- SoulTracks.com

Dennis Coffey

Dennis Coffey – legendary guitarist and producer. Dennis started his playing career by completing his first record date at the age of 15. While still in his early twenties, he was offered a job to play as a member of famous Funk Brothers, the studio band at Motown. Dennis has worked with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, and The Four Tops in Detroit and LA. He has worked with Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, and Tom Jones. He has also played with Les Paul and Larry Carlton.
His career encompasses fourteen solo albums and CD's and movie theme songs for Black Belt Jones from Warner Brothers. He has had three international top ten hits himself with "Scorpio", "Taurus", and "Wings of Fire" and has two gold singles and one gold album. He has won numerous awards from Billboard Magazine and BMI and has played on over 100 million selling recordings. He also received a Pioneer Award as a Motown Funk Brother from the R&B Foundation in Philadelphia. He has also written a book entitled "Guitars, Bars, and Motown Superstars" published by the University of Michigan Press.
Dennis is back from a tour of the US, Canada, London, and Paris supporting his latest CD on Strut Records called, "Dennis Coffey". He is in the documentary, "Standing in the Shadows of Motown", the PBS Special "Rhythm, Love, and Soul", and the TV Special, "The Four Tops 50th Anniversary Show". He is featured in the Academy Award winning Best Documentary "Searching for Sugarman". He also co-produced the soundtrack. Dennis has recently appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show, 60 Minutes, The History Channel, and the new documentary "Six String Meltdown" debuting at the Chicago International Music and Film Festival on April 21st. 2013.

Lil Buck Sinegal and his Buckaroos

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