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Since the early 70s, The Amazing Rhythm Aces,
based in Memphis, have been playing well-crafted
country pop songs that lean toward Southern rock. The
band continues to have a huge following that extends to
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 19, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Atl Rhythm Section
  • ASIN: B00004TIQR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,831 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Third Rate Romance
2. The 'Ella B'
3. Life' Railway To Heaven
4. The Beautiful Lie
5. Hit The Nail On The Head
6. Who Will The Next Fool Be
7. Amazing Grace (Used To Be Her Favorite Song)
8. Anything You Want
9. My Tears Still Flow
10. Emma-Jean
11. Why Can't I Be Satisfied
12. King Of The Cowboys

Editorial Reviews

Features the Grammy nominated "Third Rate Romance".

Customer Reviews

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I like every track on this cd..
Lonnie Tyone
Don't hesitate--you will never regret getting your hands on this one!
Will Lowe
This is one of the all time greatest albums to own!
Aces please come back

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album was tremendous when it was first released, and it's even better today, thanks to the Amazing Rhythm Aces' re-mastering and the inclusion of the lyrics along with original art. Yes, there are in fact "twofers" available of this title, but this one is the real gem (and since the Aces probably aren't making anything off those inferior versions, it would be great to support them and not another record label that just wanted to make a few bucks off their hard work.)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "imsighked" on September 15, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my "two-fer" vinyl albums, meaning I liked it so much I wore the vinyl out and bought a second copy to use soley as a master for making cassettes to play. I searched in vain for years before finding it on compact disc. This is one of those rare albums in that there is not a clunker on the set. The Aces deftly mixed country, bluegrass, R&B and their own brand of Memphis soul to become one of the most eclectic, entertaining bands of the 1970s. "Third Rate Romance," a wry song about the free love atmosphere of the 1970s, was a Top-40 hit that got a lot of airplay when this album hit the airwaves in '75. The song (along with a video) was recently covered by country artist Sammy Kershaw. My favorite tune on this set is "The Ella-B," another Russell Smith-penned song taking the listener on an R&B flavored trip on a Mississippi River paddleboat. "Life's Railway to Heaven" is a nice introduction to this band's instrumental virtuosity in a bluegrass tune with a neat false ending followed by some incredible picking. "Who Will the Next Fool Be?" and "My Tears Still Flow" feature the band's tight harmonies and some tasty James Hooker piano, while "Amazing Grace (Used to be Her Favorite Song)" got some FM radio airplay as a clever, tongue-in-cheek country parody. Emma Jean is a hilarious, Carribean-tempo song about a rather dense man with a crush on a lesbian. The album wraps up nicely with "King of the Cowboys," a wonderul homage to the "dying breed" of the American cowboy.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mois Benarroch - Author of HORSES AND OTHER DOUBTs on September 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the greatest country rock LP of all time, but just dont buy it, there is another release of this LP with their LP "Too stuffed to jump" together holding 74 minutes of one of the best bands in the 70's. So go for the other release, and see my review there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bill Taylor on August 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I bought this on vinyl about 25 or 26 years ago and boy,I was hooked! Russell Smith can sure write the tunes,and sing 'em too! Butch McDade made use of the hi-hat and other cymbals as no other drummer ever could,the point,counter-point of James Hooker on piano and Billy Earheart on keyboards,Stick Davis laying out any ol'foundation on bass one could imagine,and Byrd Burton on that swwweeettt guitar,God,when these guys got a riff going,watch out!! This set covers the southern roots of these guys,produced by no less than one Sam Phillips and his son Knox. From the opening tune to the close this one was heavenly,as Jerry Lee Lewis once said"if you can't get it from this,you must be dead,cause it don't get any better than this"!. And,on cd it just gets better and better, BUY this one and go get the rest of the Aces,they are overlooked gems,that should never have been.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Will Lowe on January 8, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Stacked Deck has been a favorite of mine since its release in the early '70's. Astounding country/rock in every sense--instrumentally, vocally, etc. Russel Smith is an outstanding vocalist and guitar works is fabulous. Unfortunately, Amazing Rhythm Aces didn't receive the acolades they deserved when this album was first released--they were too intelligent for mainstream country and too country for most mainstream (intelligent) rockers. That's all changed. I rate this and the Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo as the two best country/rock albums ever (and I'm a picky music fan).

The other ARA cd's are all quality but none can compare with this gem. Don't hesitate--you will never regret getting your hands on this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Borgerson on April 24, 2009
Format: Audio CD
There really wasn't a genre called "Americana" when this masterpiece was released. So the Amazing Rhythm Aces decided to invent it. Yes, indeed, it is a "fine wine" album: with every listening, it keeps getting better and better and better. Every song is different, every song is a deft emotional melodrama, and every one satisfies. This one is a lifetime investment. No Americana collection is complete without it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By STC on April 17, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had been playing the last 4 songs of the album for 30 years on cassette - the first half of the tape expired long ago. Why I didn't 'fix this' until now is beyond me but I ponied up for the CD and don't regret - not one iota - paying TOO much for it. This band was SO underrated - this CD is Fabulous - every track!! I'm happy to have it complete...again.
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