Groovin’ In Tongues
...Like Living Colour meets the Mahavishnu Orchestra... Funky, heavy, progressive... music ahead of its time. Bobby Rock really steps up to the plate as a serious solo artist with this one... Turn it up!"
Independent Music Review
Groovin' in Tongues is a repackaged release to CD of Bobby's 1994 debut EP. This remastered, 6-song collection features four vocal tracks - one of which is a never-before-released bonus cut - and two instrumentals, including an extended version of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein." (The edited version would later appear on Bobby's critically-acclaimed official debut, Out of Body.) The innovative blend of soulful vocals with Bobby's now-trademark funk-rock instrumental sound gives this record a decidedly progressive edge, making it an excellent addendum to Bobby's other titles.
Mixed and co-produced by legendary engineer David J. Holman (Bush, No Doubt), Groovin' features the twin-guitar attack of virtuoso rock fusion duo Brett Garsed and T.J. Helmerich, Bobby's longtime partner in crime Carl "The Fox" Carter on bass, and vocalist extraordinaire "Big Ray" Greene (Rick James). The package also includes a retrospective overview on the making of Groovin' and "Just Visiting," a fascinating memoir detailing Bobby's experiences in Houston's violent Fifth Ward, which proved to be a catalyst for this debut solo effort.
Bobby Rock - Drums, Percussion, Production
Brett Garsed - Guitars
T.J. Helmerich - Guitars, Engineering
Ray Greene - Vocals, Background Vocals
Carl Carter - Bass, Background Vocals
Joey Cathcart - Background Vocals
Paul Mirkovich - Keyboards on "Enter The Cosmic Christ"
Lance Jaxon - Sitar on "Words Of Wizdom"
Produced by Bobby Rock
Engineer: T.J. Helmerich