Nine Lives

This is a promo record made by The Nine Lives featuring the Funky Soul Train. This was the first band that had Willie , Tyrone, and Frank as lead singers. We used to rehearse in Tommy and Jerry Womack's basement.The band ran from '67 through most of '68 , at which time some of the band left to form other versions that are currently listed on this site. This 45 that was pressed from the session that we did at Lefever Recording Studio on Ellsworth Industrial Blvd in Atlanta. Members were both Womack brothers , Jerry and Tommy,Eddie Hamrick, David Barrett, who were the rhythm section . Our horn section was Harvey Holland , Lanier Boatright,Gary Travis (not in the picture) Bo Bishop, and me. Willie , Tyrone , and Frank were the Funky Soul TraIn , the singers. One of my good friends , Rodney Mills , engineer /producer (Skynerd, Atlanta Rhythm Section, 38 Special) and I have talked about that period in Atlanta and at Lefever and and we are pretty sure that he engineered the session, as he was working there at that time. This band played all over the Marietta area and also at some Ga Tech frat parties, but I'm sure that Jerry will remember that. In fact , Jerry , Tommy and I were roommates at UGA for a while , and I purchased 2 basses from Jerry. I remember us working up Funky Broadway by ...DYKE AND THE BLAZERS a much funkier version than the top 20 hit at the time. Because of our great singers , we did lots of 4 Tops and Temps. Some of my MOST vivid memories of bands in that era were the REGENTS and the ROGUES, in Marietta , Ga. The Rogues played more of the British tunes of the day, Yardbirds (Heart full of Soul) and Hollies (Look through any Window) while the Regents leaned on tunes of Paul Revere and the Raiders,(Just Like Me) . Both bands were great and I even remember the "BATTLE OF THE BANDS" held in the parking lot of the Town and Country Shopping Center, I think. I hope that this fills in some of the gaps in the history of bands from that era.

Courtesy of Ed Seay

Nine Lives Promo 45
I Don't Want to Cry
You Must Believe Me
My Girl
You Don't Know
Ole Man River