The great mystery that is Ed Raetzloff. After recording two secular albums with some band called Blue Jug, Ed recorded two amazing albums for the Christian market and then…disappeared. Both albums contain some of the best, blazin’ blues guitar and southern rock.
Drivin’ Wheels may be the mellower of the two, but by no means mellow, and contains a wonderful version of “People Get Ready” that is a strong as any version of this oft covered song. “For You” is another great mid-tempo bluesy tune that fits with the best of Eric Clapton or Steve Winwood.
But it’s the rockers that just bust out through the speakers. "Keep the Big Wheels Turning", "Drivin’ Wheels" and "This New Love" show a guitar prowess unseen elsewhere in CCM at the time. This album is for fans of Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, Lynard Skynard and 38 Special. Great blues, great rock, great message.
416. Drivin' Wheels - Ed Raetzloff. (2010, October 14). Retrieved January 10, 2012, from CCM's 500 Best Albums of All Time website: http://ccms500bestalbums.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/416-drivin-wheels-ed-raetzloff/