Nice Ride

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George Stephen Kelly: Vocal, Acoustic & Electric Guitar  
Michael Jenkins: Wah-Wah Guitar, Guitar Solo  
Kevin Tubbs: Hammond Organ  
Ryland Kelly: Bass  
Antonio Johnson: Drums  
De'Sean Jones: Tenor Sax  
John Douglas: Trumpet ​ 
Raye Williams: Background Vocals

Behind the Song

The lyrical content of Nice Ride is derived from Shakespeare's  As You Like It.  "All the world's a stage" is the phrase that begins a monologue, spoken by Jaques in Act II Scene VII Line 138. The speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play and catalogues the seven stages of a man's life, sometimes referred to as the seven ages of man.

First of all, don't get the idea that I sit around reading Shakespeare in my leisure time. I did take a class in Shakespeare at New England College (AKA Not Exactly College, Not Even Close), but didn't like it much. I'd be more likely to be found  watching  "All The World's A Stooge" by those legends of slapstick, The Three Stooges.

Seven stages were too many for me, so I settled on life in five limousine rides. Micheal Jenkins really hit the note on this one with his Wah-Wah guitar, and Antonio Johnson set the song ablaze with his inspired drumming. 

Raye Williams added some really nice finishing touches on vocals. 

©George S. Kelly  2015, Ace Sleeve Music BMI