This minor funk group hailed from Florida and was led by Rodney
Mathews. Their classic floor-filler “Evil Vibrations,” was sampled by De
La Soul on “A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturday.” From the original
1978 liner notes: “The birth of The Mighty Ryeders took place in April
of 1977 (A.D). Within a month after those first breaths, this gifted eight
member group began setting the stage to be best or among the best
recording and entertainment group of their time. With this concept, and a
wholesome amount of musical talent, this album of songs was created.
The Mighty Ryeders album displays a wide range of creative songs.
Their variety is a spice of life, which expands the spectrum of funk, disco,
soul, pop and some easy listening tunes. This album song ideas and
sophisticated arrangements, generates more creativity and excitement
than anyone had ever imagined. Hardly anyone ever listening to The
Mighty Ryeders live or on record will ever be deprived of a beautiful
musical and entertaining experience. This talented eight member group’s
tunes add superb spices to make you want to boogie down, dance in the
streets, sing out aloud, or just lend an (listen) ear to their creative sound.
The Mighty Ryeders talent brings a new beginning to the world of music,
their style adds a stroke of genius to a developing wave that will sweep
the country of music lovers for future generations to come. This powerpac sounding album will stimulate their listeners to the point of playing
these tunes again, again, and again.”