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Leroy and the Drivers

Cincinnati, 1965-72

Leroy and the Drivers were led by singer Leroy Jones and sax player Randy "Butch" Yates. The band was self contained with guitar, bass, and drums along with Leroy and Butch. They recorded a couple 45s of R&B styled soul for Coral records. Their first 45 "Blow Wind/ L-O-V-E" seemed to have made some sales. 

The 2 45s were credited to famed local artist Kenny Smith and Cincy's Accident records.Kenneth Hawkins is credited as co-writer with Leroy Jones.

In 1970 they recorded their third and apparently last 45. The Butch Yates composed "Sad Chicken" is a deep funky instro with Yates getting some crazy tones from his sax. The 45 has become a favorite in the modern day funk scene. The 45 ewas released on the Duo label from Chicago.

Other than that we don't know much about the group. Although their moniker would suggest a connection between this group and the Cincinnati vocal group the Drivers, there doesn't seem to be any common members

Blow Wind / L-O-V-E - Coral 62515, 1967
You Picked The Wrong Time / Don't Ever Leave Me - Coral 62544, 1967
The Sad Chicken / Rainy Night In Georgia - Duo 7458, 1970