Crazy Cherry had been created by lead singer and guitarist Rob Parissi of Mingo Junction, Ohio around 1970.. The initial roster included: Ben DiFabbio, Larry Brown, and Larry Mader. Crazy Cherryc introduced two stone records by themselves label "You Can Be tall (But Lay Low)" and "some thing Special On Your Mind" in 1971. They finalized with Brown Bag reports to discharge the singles 'Get Down' and "show-me Your Badge" in 1973. The band split and Parissi took a job as a manager of a steak household..
Tired of steaks and planning to provide music another shoot, Parissi reformed crazy Cherry with a brand new make that includedPittsburghers Bryan Bassett on guitar and drummer Ronald Beitle. Detroit indigenous Allen Wentz was included as bassist. . Inside belated 1970's the Wild Cherry built an enormous following into the Pittsburgh location.
At a gig at the 2001 Club on Pittsburgh's North Side a table of African United states fans held arriving at the phase and teasing: "are you currently white males going to play some funky music?" During a break drummer Ron Beitle, uttered the magic term that which was heard internationally: "Play That cool Music, White Boy". Rob Parissi ended up being straight away motivated to write the tune on a glass or two purchase pad with a pen lent from bartender.
Epic Registers Deal
Crazy Cherry recorded “Play That cool Music at Cleveland tracking Studio in Cleveland. Owner/engineer Ken Haman took the tape to Mike Belkin and Carl Maduri, Cleveland concert promoters, who had been beginning a custom label is written by Epic. Looking their particular first recording project Belkin and Maduir took the tape to Steve Popovich of Epic reports. Popovich liked exactly what he heard, signed crazy Cherry to Epic and promoted the single which makes it additionally the "crazy Cherry" record album million vendors. The musical organization toured the U.S. opening for Average White Band also acts.
Mark Avsec had been hired as keyboardist after the "Wild Cherry" record album was released. The "Electrified Funk" album introduced on Epic in 1977 climbed to total 33 in the Billboard R&B Albums chart and sold 400, 000 copies. The singles"Baby right Know", Hold On, and Hot to Trot all landed within the Billboard Hot 100, copies. Their third record "I favor My Music" was launched on Epic in 1978 landing at number 54 from the Billboard R&B Albums chart. Donnie Iris joined up with crazy Cherry as guitarist/vocalist on their fourth and final album "just the Wild exist" which was circulated in 1979.. It absolutely was the last record album before their breakupCrazy Cherry Alumni
After the split up of crazy Cherry guitar playerByran Bassett became a member of the classic rock band Tumbling Dice in 1979 performing using them in Pittsburgh and Miami location clubs. He joined up with the Silencers in 1983 replacing Warren King and enjoyed them until they disbanded. In 1984 Bryan formed the Mystic Knights with Warren King, keyboard player Gil Synder through the Houserockers. and former Silencers drummer Ron 'Bryd' Foster. Bryan left the Mystic Knights going to Orlando Florida in order to become an engineer, producer, and program guitar player for King Snake Studio. Bryan recorded, combined, and produced over 75 Albums/CD's during his 15 years with King Snake. Their guitar ended up being featured on a lot more than 25 blues records. Byran began 4 years of touring with all the musical organization Foghat in 1988. In 1993 he joined Molly Hatchet and toured together for seven years through 1999. Bryan appeared on three of Molly Hatchet’s CD releases. He left Molly Hatchet to rejoin Foghat as Rod Price’s replacement in 1999. Bryan features written tracks on several of Fog Hat’s CDs and continues to do and record with Foghat. Bob Parissi became a disk jockey in Wheeling, western Virginia.