From Charlottesville, Virginia, comes The Knights 5+1, an interracial organ/sax/frat band who performed the Frat-Rock hits for the legendary '60s label, Justice Records.
1.Knock On Wood
5.In The Midnight Hour
7.When A Man Loves A Woman
8.Land Of A Thousand Dances
9.On The Move
11.Don't Lose Your Cool
12.Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do)
Knights 5+1 includes: Ronnie Cook (guitar); Wilfred Wilson (tenor saxophone); Bing McCoy (organ).
Includes original release liner notes by George Winston Simpson.
Liner Note Authors: Mark Marymont; George Simpson.
The Knights 5+1 were not only a completely professional band, in contrast to virtually all of the rest of the Justice Records roster, but they were good songwriters as well, based on the evidence of the title track and a pair of additional instrumentals interspersed among the covers of "In the Midnight Hour," "Mustang Sally," "Land of a Thousand Dances," and "Try Me." Their influences included rock & roll and gospel as well as R&B, and they must've held audiences at the University of Virginia and other venues spellbound when they weren't up dancing to the group's music. ~ Bruce Eder