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Bobby Manuel & Rick Christian - No Fast Dancing

Bobby Manuel and Rick Christian got together at

Daily Planet Studio in Memphis to collaborate on the

writing and recording of this album in 1980. The

result is an exemplary relic of the era in the Memphis

crafts of musicianship, artistry, songwriting, and


Bobby Manuel joined Stax Records in the late 1960s and

stayed through the label’s bitter end in 1975, after which he and Stax founder Jim Stewart opened Daily Planet studio and began doing independent productions together. At Stax, Manuel was a jack-of-all-trades, working as an engineer, mixer, songwriter, producer, and tour bandleader. But first and foremost, Bobby was and is a guitarist. He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Albert King, Little Milton, Billy Eckstine, Rufus Thomas, The MGs, Luther Ingram, The Bar-Kays, Leon Russell, John Mayall, Anne Peebles, Mavis Staples, and Eddie Floyd. His producer credits include Shirley Brown and Rick Dees (Bobby produced Rick’s Number One classic, “Disco Duck”).

Rick Christian, like Bobby, a Memphis native. His

songwriting credits include hits for Kenny Rogers and

Buddy Guy. As a backing singer, he has recorded with

Ringo Starr and Bob Dylan. His solo artist projects were

released by Mercury, Capricorn, and Columbia. Rick’s

career path has had him working in the studio and on the

road with the likes of Chuck Levell, Greg Allman, Keith

Richards, Tom Petty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Joe

Walsh, and John Mellencamp.

Highlight tracks on this album are “Don’t Dance Too Fast”, “Colder Than Ice”, and “The Last Thing On Your Mind".