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Wayne Young

Rock n Blues

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Wayne Young is no kid, but he’s got enough of a sense of humor about it to call his band The Youngsters.  Besides, he knows how to reach the young at heart.  Known for his gritty voice, soulful guitar work and high-energy stage show, the renowned blues singer/guitarist’s recipe for success combines smoky blues cooked over a little red-hot rock 'n roll. 

Young started his music career in the late 1950s with the Carnations, and in the 1960s joined Soul, Inc. for two tours with the "Dick Clark Caravan of Stars" and spent many a night opening for Bo Diddley, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and The Byrds.  In the 1970s and 1980s, Young began to hone his blues licks with The Heavyweights and later toured extensively with his own group, Midnight Special. In the Nineties, he created and performed the popular “Slow Hand,” an Eric Clapton tribute show, and reunited with his Soul, Inc. band mates to put out a CD under the name The Shufflin' Granddads.  He also released two albums under his own name, 1999’s Charcoal Soul and a 2002 EP, Young Again, along with two live performance DVDs, Live!, and the new Live! at 4th Street.

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Wayne and Soul, Inc have a song “Ultra Blue” in the new Tom Cruise movie “American Made”.



Visit Wayne’s website at for more information, and for upcoming performance dates for Wayne Young and the New Legends.

Wayne Young Discography

Chuck Harrod & the Anteaters

1958 – Sandy  (Champion)

1959 – The Crawdad Song (Cherokee)

 The Carnations

1961 – Scorpion  (Tilt)

 The Trendells

1961 – Don't You Hear Me Calling, Baby  (Tilt)

Cosmo & the Counts

1961 – I'm a Little Mixed Up  (Tilt)

1962 – Sweetheart Please Don't Go  (Tilt)

1963 – Things I'd Like to Do  (Jam)

1964 – Soft & Pretty  (Soundstage 7)

1987 – Yesterday & Today  (Cosdon)

Soul, Inc.

1965 – Don't You Go  (Fraternity)

1965 – Who Do You Love  (Boss)

1966 – Midnight Hour  (Boss)

1967 – Stronger than Dirt  (Boss)

1968 – I Belong to Nobody  (Counterpart/Laurie)

1969 – Been Down So Long  (Rhondo)

1969 – Satisfied  (Rhondo)

1999 – Volume One  (Gear Fab Records)

2000 – Volume Two  (Gear Fab Records)

The Heavyweights

1973 – Sketches  (HW Records)

Midnite Special

1978 – More than Rock & Roll (Columbian)

The Shufflin’ Grand Dads

1991 – Shufflin' Grand Dads  (MOM's Records)

1995 – Burnin’  (MOM's Records)

Wayne Young

1999 – Charcoal Soul  (ear X-tacy)

2002 – Young Again (Preferred Artist)

2002 – Live! (DVD)

2006 – Live! at 4th Street (DVD)

Wayne Young & the Youngsters

2008 – Ride This (CD)

Wayne Young & the New Legends

2010 – Rock & Roll Revival

Soul, Inc.

2013 – Fergie, A Tribute to Steve Ferguson

Wayne Young & the Midwest Creole Ensemble

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Wayne Young & the New Legend

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Midnite Special 1980

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Midnite Special 1980

Midnite Special

Midnite Special 1980

Midnite Special 1980




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