Toward the end of the century, I was immersed in the Internet business and riding the early bubble of the dotcom era. That’s when I met Dave Seig, the owner of ZFX.

A creative talent in many ways, Dave went to Dobyns Bennett High School – graduating in the early seventies I think and while in school he played with Bill Robinson in a band called ‘The Carousel.’ Dave and Bill grew up on the Beatles and started jamming.

After all those years and logs of great old songs, it was too tempting for me and The Retro Rockits were in the sky. Besides, the instrumentation was full of horns and they called in my old friend David Sproles and Alan Wilder, a drummer who also worked with The Carousel.

We got together in the Mt. Carmel basement and worked up a set of old classic r&b songs and we had a blast for a short period of time! It didn’t last long, but we played a few clubs and private parties before everyone started getting hit from all sides with life things.

Me and Sieg were pack rats with the audio though. Here are collection of rehearsal numbers we recorded around 1999 or 2000.

Bill Robinson – Vox and Guitar
David Sproles – Vocals and Conga
David Sieg – Bass & Vox
David Cate – Keyboards
Alan Wilder – Drums
Alan Seig – Aux. Drums

And the music we created together;
Retro Rockits – James Brown – Papas Got A Brand New Bag ; 4.2 mb
Retro Rockits – Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There ; 3.5 mb
Retro Rockits – Van Morrison – Domino ; 3.2 mb
Retro Rockits – Get Ready ; 7.8 mb
Retro Rockits – Al Green – Let’s Stay Together ; 5.2 mb
Retro Rockits – Blues Brothers – Soul Man ; 2.8 mb
Retro Rockits – Thunder and Lightning ; 3.4 mb
Retro Rockits – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You ; 3.6 mb
Retro Rockits – Here Comes The Sun ; 3.3 mb
Retro Rockits – Jackson Browne – Doctor My Eyes ; 3.8 mb
Retro Rockits – Beatles – With A Little Help from My Friends ; 3.2 mb
Retro Rockits – Dobie Gray; 3.9 mb
Retro Rockits – Heard It Through The GrapeVine; 4.4 mb
Retro Rockits – Moody Blues – Knights In White Satin 4.4 mb
Retro Rockits – Classics IV – Spooky 4.0 mb

Retro Rockits @ Rush Street

Times Won’t Let Me – Rascals
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Third Rate Romance – Amazing Rhythm Aces
Domino – Van Morrison
Spooky – Classics Four
Devil in a Blue Dress – Mitch Ryder
Takin Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
Givin it Up – Delbert McClinton
Get Ready/My Girl
Return To Sender – Elvis
Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis
Piano Man – Billy Joel
She’s Not There – Evil Ways – Santana
Thunder and Lightnin
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
Heard it through The Grapevine
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Back in the USSR – Beatles
Rocky Racoon – Beatles
Happy Together – Turtles
Love Potion No#9 – The Clovers
She was Just 17 – Beatles
Something – Beatles
Obla Dee Obla Da – Beatles
She’s Got a Ticket to Ride – Beatles
Taxman – Beatles

Rush Street Live @ Rascals
March 28, 1998

Kodachrome – Paul Simon
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
James Brown Medley
Drift Away – Dobie Gray
Get Ready
Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis
You Can’t Do That – Beatles
Something – Beatles
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Doctor My Eyes – Jackson Browne
Thunder and Lightnin’ – Eddie and Floyd
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
Back In The USSR – The Beatles
Jet – Paul McCartney
You May Be Right – Billy Joel
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Rocky Raccoon – Beatles
Let ‘Em In – Paul McCartney
Time Won’t Let Me – The Outsiders
I’m a Believer – Monkees
Happy Together – The Turtles
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Love Potion #9 – The Clovers
Third Rate Romance – Amazing Rhythm Aces
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Givin It Up – Delbert McClinton