Complete List Of Rick Derringer Albums And Songs

Rick Derringer Albums

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This Complete List Of Rick Derringer Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  Rick Derringer studio albums. Rick Derringer was born on August 5, 1947.  Rick Derringer hails from the area of Fort Recovery, Ohio. This complete Rick Derringer discography also includes every single live album. All these rocking Rick Derringer albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Rick Derringer album as well as all original Rick Derringer album covers. Every Rick Derringer album listed below showcases the entire Rick Derringer album tracklisting.

RICK DERRINGER STUDIO ALBUMS

All American Boy

Released 1973

“All American Boy” was Rick Derringer’s debut solo album and remains a classic of American rock. The album’s most notable track, “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo,” became a staple on classic rock radio stations. Derringer’s unique blend of blues, rock, and pop elements helped solidify this album as a quintessential record of the ’70s.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals, guitars, organ, Bobby Caldwell on drums, and percussion, and our friend Kenny Passarelli on bass. The album was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Rick Derringer. It was released on Blue Sky Records. The album was recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado in mid-1973.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” – 3:44
  2. “Joy Ride” – 1:51
  3. “Teenage Queen” – 3:32
  4. “Cheap Tequila” – 2:44
  5. “Uncomplicated” – 3:43
  6. “Hold” – 3:12
  7. “The Airport Giveth (The Airport Taketh Away)” – 3:02
  8. “Teenage Love Affair” – 3:23
  9. “It’s Raining” – 2:07
  10. “Time Warp” – 2:44

Spring Fever

Released 1975

“Spring Fever” is Rick Derringer’s follow-up to his successful debut and contains a mix of rock and blues. While it didn’t achieve the same commercial success as “All American Boy,” it is still highly regarded among fans of Derringer’s work.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, John Siomos on drums, Danny Johnson on guitar, and Kenny Aaronson on bass. The album was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Blue Sky Records. The album was recorded at Caribou Ranch, Colorado in late 1974 and early 1975.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Gimme More” – 3:41
  2. “Tomorrow” – 4:00
  3. “Don’t Ever Say Goodbye” – 3:13
  4. “Still Alive And Well” – 3:20
  5. “Rock” – 3:44
  6. “Hang On Sloopy” – 3:51
  7. “Roll With Me” – 3:14
  8. “Walkin’ The Dog” – 3:12
  9. “He Needs Some Answers” – 3:30
  10. “Skyscraper Blues” – 5:08

Guitars and Women

Released 1979

“Guitars and Women” is another solid entry in Rick Derringer’s catalog, featuring his trademark guitar work and more pop-oriented compositions. The album was not a commercial success but had moderate airplay on rock stations at the time.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, Benjy King on keyboards, Neil Jason on bass, and Thommy Price on drums. The album was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Blue Sky Records. The album was recorded at Power Station Studios, New York in 1979.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Something Warm” – 4:28
  2. “Guitars and Women” – 3:06
  3. “Everything” – 3:03
  4. “Man In The Middle” – 3:42
  5. “It Must Be Love” – 4:05
  6. “Desires Of The Heart” – 4:23
  7. “Timeless” – 3:46
  8. “Hopeless Romantic” – 4:21
  9. “Need A Little Girl (Just Like You)” – 4:14

Face to Face

Released 1980

“Face to Face” is often considered as one of Derringer’s most underrated works. It combines hard rock with hints of blues and is enriched by Derringer’s masterful guitar playing.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, Benjy King on keyboards, Neil Jason on bass, and Thommy Price on drums. The album was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Blue Sky Records. The album was recorded at Power Station Studios, New York in 1980.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Runaway” – 3:34
  2. “You’ll Get Yours” – 3:35
  3. “Big City Loneliness” – 4:14
  4. “Burn The Midnight Oil” – 4:27
  5. “Let The Music Play” – 3:57
  6. “Jump, Jump, Jump” – 3:12
  7. “I Want A Lover” – 2:59
  8. “My Little Rebel” – 3:17
  9. “You Can Have Me” – 4:22

Good Dirty Fun

Released 1983

“Good Dirty Fun” marks a period in Rick Derringer’s career where he started to venture into more straightforward rock ‘n’ roll territory. The album was well-received by fans who appreciated its gritty sound and high-energy performances.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, Jeffery Deisinger on bass, and Ted McKenna on drums. The album was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Passport Records. The album was recorded at Sundragon Studios, New York in 1983.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Don’t Stop Loving Me” – 4:00
  2. “Let Me In” – 3:32
  3. “Good Dirty Fun” – 4:14
  4. “One-Eyed Jack” – 3:47
  5. “Hold On” – 4:22
  6. “If You Really Want To” – 4:09
  7. “Just Another Night” – 3:55
  8. “Bad Girl” – 3:46
  9. “Star Spangled Eyes” – 4:27

Back to the Blues

Released 1993

“Back to the Blues” shows Derringer returning to his blues roots. The album is a showcase of his versatility as a guitarist and his deep understanding of the blues genre.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with various guest musicians. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on the WEA International label. The album was recorded in various locations throughout 1993.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Unsung Hero of the Blues” – 4:21
  2. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” – 3:52
  3. “Blues All Night Long” – 4:43
  4. “Deeper In The Blues” – 5:15
  5. “Whole Lotta Love” – 3:27
  6. “Blue Suede Blues” – 3:30
  7. “Blues Power” – 4:05
  8. “Let The Good Times Roll” – 3:50
  9. “Juke Joint Jump” – 3:19

Electra Blues

Released 1994

“Electra Blues” is another blues-oriented album by Rick Derringer, blending electric blues styles with his signature rock influences.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, Dave Reinhardt on drums, and John Regan on bass. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Blues Bureau International. The album was recorded in various locations in 1994.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Electra Blues” – 4:10
  2. “T-Bone Shuffle” – 3:45
  3. “I’ll Be Loving You” – 4:30
  4. “If It Ain’t Broke” – 3:12
  5. “Sorry For Your Heartache” – 4:18
  6. “When It All Comes Down” – 3:59
  7. “Blue Boogie” – 3:30
  8. “One Way Ticket” – 3:42
  9. “Hard Life” – 4:05

Tend the Fire

Released 1997

“Tend the Fire” is a more subdued, melodic offering compared to Derringer’s earlier high-energy rock albums. This album is often overlooked but contains some of his most mature songwriting.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with guest musicians on various instruments. The album was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on the WEA International label. The album was recorded in various locations in 1996 and 1997.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Tend the Fire” – 4:31
  2. “If This Is Love” – 4:12
  3. “Blues Jam” – 3:55
  4. “You Don’t Miss” – 4:00
  5. “Living Alone” – 4:22
  6. “I’ll Be There” – 3:48
  7. “Something to Believe In” – 4:00
  8. “Keep On Rockin'” – 3:15
  9. “Gotta Have a Song” – 3:59

Blues Deluxe

Released 1998

“Blues Deluxe” is a collection that epitomizes Rick Derringer’s love for blues. It features a number of covers as well as original compositions, giving listeners an expansive look at his interpretive skills and guitar prowess in the blues genre.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with various guest musicians. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on the King Biscuit Flower Hour label. The album was recorded in various locations throughout 1998.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Blues Deluxe” – 5:20
  2. “I Got Something to Say” – 4:01
  3. “Cocaine Blues” – 3:42
  4. “Blue Tears” – 4:56
  5. “Mean Town Blues” – 4:10
  6. “Fate” – 3:50
  7. “Highway 61 Revisited” – 4:02
  8. “I Am a Bluesman” – 3:45
  9. “Blues Jam” – 6:00

Jackhammer Blues

Released 2003

The aptly titled “Jackhammer Blues” provides a robust, electric blues experience that builds on Derringer’s past blues projects. It’s chock-full of expressive guitar work and gritty vocals.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with various musicians participating. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Blues Bureau International. The album was recorded in various locations in 2003.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Jackhammer Blues” – 4:11
  2. “Chase Your Tail” – 3:30
  3. “Jump, Jump, Jump” – 4:05
  4. “Still Alive And Well” – 3:20
  5. “On The Edge” – 5:30
  6. “Living On The Edge” – 4:10
  7. “Heatseeker” – 4:03
  8. “Can’t Stop” – 3:31
  9. “Hot And Ready” – 3:49

Free Ride

Released 2009

“Free Ride” can be described as a return to Derringer’s rock roots, interspersed with flavors of blues. It incorporates some of his iconic hits and brings them into the new millennium.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with various musicians participating. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Big3 Records. The album was recorded in various locations in 2009.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Free Ride” – 3:40
  2. “Come On Let’s Go” – 2:30
  3. “Guitars and Women” – 3:12
  4. “Something Warm” – 4:45
  5. “Still Alive and Well” – 3:13
  6. “Rhapsody in Red” – 4:01
  7. “Hang On Sloopy” – 3:50
  8. “Hot and Sweaty” – 4:10
  9. “Uncomplicated” – 3:15

Rockin’ American

Released 2012

“Rockin’ American” is a salute to Rick Derringer’s storied career, featuring a blend of new tracks and revisits to classic songs, presenting a holistic picture of his musical journey.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with guest musicians on various instruments. The album was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on the Sunset Blvd. Records label. The album was recorded in various locations in 2012.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rockin’ American” – 4:10
  2. “Party At The Hotel” – 3:45
  3. “American Boy” – 4:00
  4. “Let Me Be Your Man” – 3:52
  5. “Sometimes” – 4:15
  6. “Bad Situation” – 3:27
  7. “Timeless” – 4:05
  8. “You Can Have Me” – 3:50
  9. “Bright Shining Light” – 3:55

Knighted by the Blues

Released 2009

“Knighted by the Blues” is a potent blend of classic blues rhythms and rock-infused melodies, making it a compelling listen for both blues purists and rock aficionados.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with various guest musicians. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Shrapnel Records. The album was recorded in various locations in 2009.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Mess Around” – 3:50
  2. “Sometimes” – 4:25
  3. “Give Me Some Money” – 3:15
  4. “If 6 Was 9” – 4:30
  5. “Jenda” – 3:20
  6. “Cat On A Hot Foam Board” – 2:55
  7. “My Gals Kinda Crazy” – 4:10
  8. “Time To Go” – 4:00
  9. “Funny, I Still Love You” – 3:50

The Three Kings Of The Blues

Released 2010

Rick Derringer pays tribute to the three “kings” of blues: B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King. Each track on the album is a classic originally performed by one of these blues legends, reimagined through Derringer’s distinct interpretation.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, with various musicians participating. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on Blues Bureau International. The album was recorded in various locations in 2010.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Key To The Highway” – 3:30
  2. “Killing Floor” – 4:05
  3. “Let The Good Times Roll” – 3:20
  4. “Frosty” – 3:50
  5. “Going Down” – 4:10
  6. “Hideaway” – 3:15
  7. “Little Red Rooster” – 4:00
  8. “Help The Poor” – 4:35
  9. “Boom Boom” – 3:40

RICK DERRINGER LIVE ALBUMS

King Biscuit Flower Hour

Released 1998

This live album captures Rick Derringer in his element, unadulterated and full of energy. It’s a great snapshot of Derringer’s live performance capabilities and includes some of his most beloved tracks.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars, and his band. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on the King Biscuit Flower Hour label. The album was recorded during a live performance in 1998.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Still Alive and Well” – 3:50
  2. “Guitars and Women” – 4:00
  3. “Real American” – 3:45
  4. “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” – 4:20
  5. “Hang On Sloopy” – 3:30
  6. “Jump, Jump, Jump” – 4:05
  7. “Party at the Hotel” – 3:50
  8. “Free Ride” – 3:20

Live in Japan

Released 1998

“Live in Japan” offers another perspective on Derringer’s live performance prowess, this time capturing the electricity of his act for a Japanese audience. It’s a high-energy album that showcases his versatility as a musician.

The album featured Rick Derringer on vocals and guitars and Edgar Winter on keys and vocals. It was produced by Rick Derringer. It was released on an independent label. The album was recorded during a live performance in Japan in 1998.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Intro” – 1:20
  2. “Let Me In” – 4:30
  3. “Teenage Love Affair” – 3:50
  4. “Cheap Tequila” – 4:15
  5. “Uncomplicated” – 3:30
  6. “Beyond the Universe” – 5:00
  7. “Roll With Me” – 4:10
  8. “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” – 4:40

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