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Real and Raw

by Grouchy Rooster

Bluesy, Southern Fried,Greasy Country, Poppin Rock that will leave you with a satisfied taste in your gut..
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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1. California Cowboy
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2. Louisiana Man
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3. Far Beneath the Rubble
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4. Southern Fried Snake
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5. You Gotta Give
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6. Honey On a Vine
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7. Annie I See Your Eyes
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8. Poor Man Prayer
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9. Strange Gypsy Lady
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10. Feelin Down
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11. Up On the Dl
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Grouchy Rooster is a bluesy,southern rockin,swamp stompin,bad ass chicken,with a cajun flavor of attitude.All songs have a true story and written from the heart.Vocalist,guitarist,and songwriter, Gary Jeffries has been around the block more than once. Gary has had videos on MTV with rock band Asphalt Ballet,his group won headbangers ball 7 times. He has released 3 cd's in the last 3 years with ALLIGATOR STEW,THE REGULATORS and COUPDEVILLE.. Grouchy Rooster's cd "Real and Raw" was recorded during various sessions at rehearsals,and any place a recorder could be hooked up,all 6 tracks.

There was no intentions of making a cd until seveal years later,when Beanpole(Pappy)drums,started listening to the old tapes.Pappy convinced Gary that they should release the music.Some of these songs were only played one time,such as Strange Gypsy Lady, and Poor Man's Prayer(Which were captured on the Spot, But Listen to how Daunting these Tracks are. Some of the songs were recorded by other artist's,and have been released on cd's. "Far Beneath The Rubble" was written one day after the Northridge California earthquake. Annie I See Your Eyes was written about Gary's niece,whom he was very close to.She was takin in an automobile accident. This cd is not a slick production(Definetly with exceptions), However if you want to hear Great Songs,Great Lyrics, with geunine performances, Grouchy Rooster's Real & Raw is an experience you won't want to miss. {Dey b sum chickn' fight'n ovr dis}


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Incredible vocals.Gary has been a favorite of mine since the early 90's.I have loved every band he has been in,you can't not love that voice!


Nobody sings like this. If God only left one person with vocal chords, you'd wa
Nobody sings like this. If God only left one person with vocal chords, you'd want it to be Gary Jeffries.

Like the other reviewers, I'm also a longtime fan. For 13+ years, I said Gary is one of my favorite five singers. As of today, I drop the chickenshit act, he is far & away the best natural vocal talent anywhere.

Anything Gary touches is earthy & real, be it a band effort or his midwest-rocker covers. (He does such incredible versions of "Turn The Page" and "Rain on the Scarecrow" that you'll FORGET the originals.) The songs on this disc are ripped from Gary's heart, and all the better. The guy can write almost as well as he sings.

You don't have to be into a certain type of music to appreciate this talent. I think you'll be hard-pressed to find a listener who could disagree. When he's singing, it's Gary's world, and it's a world we all want to live in. Get REAL, get Grouchy, get Gary in any form available. Bar none, folks, he's the shiznit.

He can sing on MY toilet anytime!

Jim Ware

Very good lyrics, great vocal, that down home mix southern ROCK.
Every song is very good.Great down home listn'n. Great story lyrics being told in each cut. You can tell these songs were written from the heartland. I think everone can somehow relate to one of the cuts. Didn't find one cut that I didn't enjoy. I have to say this artist has a great voice and sings from his heart and sole. That is what makes the songs so good to listen to. I should know, I was Gary's first drummer in our first garage band when we were teens growing up. YOU STILL ROCK BRO..He is the best. I knew then he was going to be a great musician and vocal artist. My favorite CD from this artist has to be Alligator Stew. Can't wait to get a new CD from Alligator Stew and the full cut version of The Grouchy Rooster Real and Raw. The title fits the music. CD is worth every nickel.

Tom Gresner

Down Home music,with great lyrics and Style
I like this kind of cd! It sounds like a live performance in my living room.California Cowboy is a great country alt tune,that could cross country and rock.Far Beaneath The Rubble has great lyrics and what heart wrenched vocals. I 've heard this vocalist before.I like the idea that it is pretty much a live cd,thats not done so slick.(great job guys)I own Gary's other cds with Alligator Stew and Asphalt Ballet. I have followed Gary since 1990,ever since I seen him on Headbangers Ball. I'm so glad he is still rockin.I don't feel there is a weak song on this cd.I like country and I like rock and this is the perfect blend. Grouchy Rooster has a winner here. Love it guys!!!!!

Marty Ross

Great Stories with Music to Match! Unique Band Setting the Way!!
WoW!.(thks Sammy for Makin me Listen to this C.D.,You were right,Your not gettin it back either !) I'm shocked,Actually a Original Band doing & sounding like their Own thing,Very Organic,Possibly setting the Mark for a New Sound & Band to come i believe!(Luv the Honesty in the home vibe recording) Perfect cross of Rock To Country on this C.D.(Southern Sound,Emotionally Packed!! A+ for Songwriting and Spunky Playin,this Band is "Outside the Box" Made me feel Great to Sad depending on which song playin at the time), Man its good to hear a Killer Singer (finally for fricken Real,listen to this Guy's Incredible
Voice!)and Great songs(Really)..don't take my word for it,You'll see...Can't Wait to hear some more from these guys!Man why doens't Radio Play something like these guys...This C.D. has not left my Player and will not for a Long time..Thank you Grouchy Rooster!!There is something here!

joncap publishing

another great album by gary jeffries
Just had to buy this one too. Even though I wrote several songs for Gary and Alligator Stew - I have to say this--that Gary Jeffries really puts his all into his music and in these days and times of sharks and rip off artists he is one of the best trusted men in the music profession bar none...John Capps/Joncap Publishing

Frances L. Frame

Real and Raw is the truth!
Gary Jeffries is one of the best singers I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. I loved him with Alligator Stew and I love the new music he is doing with The Gary Jeffries Band. I can\'t wait until the release of their new album. I go to his page on MY SPACE just to listen to \"Best I Walk Away\" and \"Voodoo Magic.\" I just wish I had the chance to see him preform in public. Maybe someday he will come to WV.

Donna Felt

Real and Raw is the perfect recording! This is real music
Real and Raw is the perfect recording! This is real music – not scrubbed and polished. It’s like hearing the birth, the development of a song. Un-perfectly perfect! Favorite song, Honey On A Vine – I’ve listened to this many times over and this song still gets to me! Strange Gypsy Lady would be the next. As well, Poor Man’s Prayer and Annie I See Your Eyes – Gary’s voice on these as well as the others send you…! And you have to get a kick out of Southern Fried Snake. Knowing Gary and knowing some of the stories to these songs make them even better. Love ya’ Gary!