Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Round Robin Monopoly: I'd Rather Loan You Out/People Do Change (Truth)

Round Robin Monopoly was the band of Robin Lloyd (Round Robin). He was a Los Angeles-based singer who got his start in the early 60’s. This album was produced by Willie Hall, who played drums with The Bar-Kays and Isaac Hayes, and contains a couple of excellent soul tracks ("I'd Rather Loan.." was issued as a single too).
I'd rather loan you out
people do change

6 comments:

brbulka.g said...

Hello ... very nice blog ... I go to watch and listen to great music ... excellent ...! :-)

flux_is_krux said...

in fact there is another round robin, "Round Robin and Brimstone " had a very nice soul/disco private press lp..reissued some time ago...guess has nothing to do with this except name ;)

Rex said...

Flux,

Round Robin & Brimstone is the same guy / different band.
I was arranger/trombonist for Monopoly.

Rex said...

Flux,

Round Robin & Brimstone is the same guy / different band.
I was arranger/trombonist for Monopoly.

Craig Maxwell said...

In 1973 Robbin hired Larry to play guitar alongside Z. He also hired Lenny, Chuck, and myself to play brass alongside Arnold the sax player/singer. Willy was on drums, and Ray on bass. I loved traveling with Robin. He was great to be on the road with. He always made sure we were having fun. Chuck and I were under the legal age to play in clubs, so we had to hide back stage during breaks. That year Robin trimmed Monopoly LTD. down to Willy, Larry, Ray, Lenny, and Arnold, and was looking for a trombone player. Lenny was the best trumpeter I've every been around. I lost track of Robin & Monopoly LTD. after that. I did see Robin at the Dallas State Fair around 1980, and he filled me in on the lives of my band mates. He was so excited to see me and catch up. The short time I spent traveling with Round Robin & Monopoly LTD. was a dream come true for a young musician. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Craig

Craig Maxwell said...

Actually, Willy wasn't Robins drummer in 1973, it was Ollie. Best band leader I ever played with. Ollie cued everyone in and out with our own specific drum licks. So cool. Robin told me when we met up years later that Ollie went to play for Lena Horne. Craig