Ashton, Garner and Dyke: Resurrection Shuffle

TDR-Great One-Hit Wonders: ASHTON, GARNER AND DYKE and THE RESURRECTION SHUFFLE. Tony Ashton first met the drummer Roy Dyke, in Blackpool, U.K., and then invited bassist Kim Gardner to join them in a Power Trio, with their combined surnames. They released a single on Polydor in 1969 titled: "Maiden Voyage," but it didn't happen and they left the label.

But then in 1971 they released their second single called: "The Resurrection Shuffle," which broke big in England going to #3 on the U.K. Singles Chart and staying around for 14 weeks. It didn't do as well in the U.S. topping out at #40 on the Hot 100, probably because American Rock and Roll wasn't as Bluesy as England, but it did well enough to spread their name, and was popular on the Album Oriented FM Stations. The Brass section on the record was Lyle Jenkins and Dave Caswell.

Although AG&D became household names in the U.K. it was to be their only Big Hit Record, making them the archetypal One Hit Wonders. We chose to put this up because it's a very good and very rare clip of a band few would recognize if they saw them. The clip is very reminiscent of the early 70's complete with rear projection, and Live with good audio and video. @therealdonrocks

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