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MC & the Mystyx ORIGINALS
"BROKEN HEARTED" - MC &
The Mystyx original -  written
by Cathy Ruiz
Vocals - Cathy Ruiz; Recorded at Byrd House Studio; Engineered,  mixed & mastered by T-Pop/Tommy Byrd;  Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - David Scherl, Drums - Paul Pearcy, Harmonica - Jimmy Ruggiere, Background vocals - Cathy Ruiz, Melody Ackerman, Tommy Byrd.
"Just To Be Loved By You"
- MC & The Mystyx original -  
written by Cathy Ruiz
Vocals - Cathy Ruiz; Recorded at Byrd House Studio; Engineered,  mixed & mastered by T-Pop/Tommy Byrd;  Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - Glenn Fugunaga, Drums - Paul Pearcy, Harmonica - Jimmy Ruggiere.
"Take Me Back To Austin" -
MC & The Mystyx original -  
written by Cathy Ruiz &
Melody Ackerman
Vocals - Cathy Ruiz; Recorded at Byrd House Studio; Engineered,  mixed & mastered by T-Pop/Tommy Byrd;  Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - Glenn Fugunaga, Drums - Paul Pearcy, Steel Guitar - Kim Deschamps, Fiddle - Warren Hood.
"Twenty Years- A Billion
Heartaches"
- MC & The
Mystyx original -  written by
Cathy Ruiz
Vocals - Cathy Ruiz; Recorded at Byrd House Studio; Engineered,  mixed & mastered by T-Pop/Tommy Byrd;  Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - Glenn Fugunaga, Drums - Paul Pearcy, Steel Guitar - Kim Deschamps, Fiddle - Warren Hood, Background Vocals - Cathy Ruiz & Melody Ackerman
MC & the Mystyx Covers
"HOUND DOG" - MC & The
Mystyx cover of a classic
twelve-bar blues written by
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
and originally recorded by
Willie Mae "Big Mama"
Thornton in 1952.
Vocals - Cathy Ruiz; Recorded at Salmon Peak Studios; Engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Ralph Rodriguez;  Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - Jim Newell, Drums - Kirk Scott.
"NIGHT LIFE" - MC & The
Mystyx cover of a classic
written by  Willie Nelson for
Ray Price who recorded it as
the title track of his 1963
album.  B.B. King also made
this song a Blues Classic.
Lead Vocal - Cathy Ruiz,  ; Recorded at Salmon Peak Studios; Engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Luis Fdo Espada;  Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - Larry Grubbs, Drums - Alex Almaraz.
"FAST AS YOU" - MC & The
Mystyx cover of a classic
written and recorded by
country music artist Dwight
Yoakam in 1993.
Lead Vocal - Cathy Ruiz,  Back-up Vocals - Melody Ackerman; Recorded at Mystyx Studio Lab; Mastered by RB  Blackstone at Salmon Peak Studios; Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass & Organ - Ray Symczyk, Drums - Kevin Cooley.
"TORE DOWN" - MC & The
Mystyx cover of a classic
twelve-bar blues written by
Sonny Thompson and
recorded by Freddie King in
1961 - as well as by many
others, including Eric Clapton.
Lead Vocal -Jim Newell; Back-up Vocals - Melody Ackerman & Cathy Ruiz; Recorded at Salmon Peak Studios; Engineered, produced, mixed & mastered by Ralph Rodriguez;  Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - Jim Newell, Drums - Kirk Scott.
"THREE DAYS" - MC & The
Mystyx cover of a classic
written by Willie Nelson &
Faron Young.  It was first
released by Faron Young in
1961 & Willie Nelson  
released it in 1962.
Lead Vocal - Cathy Ruiz,  Back-up Vocals - Melody Ackerman; Recorded at Mystyx Studio Lab; Mastered by RB  Blackstone at Salmon Peak Studios; Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass & Piano - Ray Symczyk, Drums - Kevin Cooley.
"ONE AFTER 909" - MC &
The Mystyx cover of a
classic by The Beatles
released in 1963.
Lead Vocal - Cathy Ruiz,  Back-up Vocals - Melody Ackerman; Recorded at Mystyx Studio Lab; Mastered by RB  Blackstone at Salmon Peak Studios; Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass - Ray Symczyk, Drums - Kevin Cooley.
"CRAZY" - MC & The Mystyx
cover of a ballad composed
by Willie Nelson. It has been
recorded by several artists,
most notably by Patsy Cline,
whose version was a #2
country hit in 1962.
Lead Vocal - Cathy Ruiz,  Back-up Vocals - Melody Ackerman; Recorded at Mystyx Studio Lab; Mastered by RB  Blackstone at Salmon Peak Studios; Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass & Piano - Ray Symczyk, Drums - Kevin Cooley.
"CAREY" - MC & The Mystyx
cover of a song from the
1971 Joni Mitchell album
Blue.
Lead Vocal - Cathy Ruiz,  Back-up Vocals - Melody Ackerman; Recorded at Mystyx Studio Lab; Mastered by RB  Blackstone at Salmon Peak Studios; Guitars - Melody Ackerman, Bass & Accordion - Ray Symczyk, Drums - Kevin Cooley.