Friday, February 05, 2016

Riot : Welacome To The World Of Riot 1974

Not available on CD

Riot were a Soul - Funk band emerged in 1974 with the album " Welcome To The World Of Riot " . Their album is not a masterpiece of Funk - Soul Music , but it contains the super Funk song " Put your gun down brother " .

The psych-funk opus "Just Beyond" is especially impressive thanks to John DeLuna's monolithic drums, while "Put Down Your Gun Brother" summons the spirit of War.

" Put your gun down brother
  I'm on your side .
  Pistols make nervous
  so put down your gun brother .

  Brother killing brother
  and you know ain't right
  No, No , Not shoot me brother
  No , No , Don't shoot ."

Riot : Welcome To The World Of Riot
Label : Motown  DSRS 7551-1
Format : Vinyl, LP, Album
Country : US
Released : 1974
Genre : Funk / Soul
Style : Soul, Funk


A1     Welcome To The World     6:18
A2     Just Beyond     4:11
A3     Mother Nature     6:28
A4     Put Your Gun Down Brother     4:35
B1     I'm Happy Just To Be Livin'     5:41
B2     A Song Of Long Ago     4:09
B3     God Bless Conchita     3:23
B4     It's Been Oh So Long     3:12


    Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Baird
    Bass – Jose Marino
    Congas, Percussion, Vocals – Hector Andrades
    Drums, Percussion – John DeLuna
    Engineer – Art Stewart, Cal Harris, Larry Miles, Russ Terrana
    Guitar – Tommy Trujillo    Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson
    Piano, Harpsichord – Jai Winding
    Producer, Arranged By – Dino Fekaris, Nick Zerres
    Timpani, Timbales, Claves, Percussion – Hungria Carmelo Garcia
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Jerry Rush
    Vocals – Gabriel Garcia

Produced and arranged by Nick Zesses and Dino Fekaris .

Dino Fekaris

"I Will Survive" is a hit song first performed by American singer Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. A top-selling song after its initial release, it has remained a popular disco anthem, as well as being certified double platinum by the RIAA.



  1. Hi Urban nice blog, can you please re-up Riot - Welcome To The World of R, 1974. Sounding very interesting and rare.
    Thanx a lot. Keep going on...

  2. Oh thanx a lot ! i'm listening to this rare gem."Welcome..." reminds Santana, "Mother Nature" Osibisa... A psych soul&Funk album with free inspiration.
    Very nice of you.