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Jim Samuel Releases Ride Like The Wind, Cover

Baltimore, MD, June 26, 2017 – Ride Like The Wind, the latest music video and radio single from Jim Samuel is poised to take off this summer. The Jim Samuel cover of the Christopher Cross anthem, Ride Like The Wind, features Tony Neenan on Trumpet and Jim Samuel on keyboards. Ride Like The Wind was originally released as part of the Smooth Covers debut album in 2013, but Ride Like The Wind was never released as a radio single until now, a fresh breeze just in time for summer.

Paul Mac at Phase Global Radio said Jim Samuel’s cover version is "the coolest new release this Summer" and “it captures more of the Jazz from the song, with Tony Neenan leading the way on trumpet, while still trying to stay true to some of the classic rock elements. With Ride Like The Wind, Jim Samuel has found his way back to his roots in music. So, this summer, grab your windsurfing board and Ride Like The Wind!

In the video, Jim Samuel is proud to feature a number of clips and stills of his niece, champion wake-boarder, Alisa Topper. Alisa is a Baltimore area native and competes throughout North America, recently competing in the Rider Experience South event in Lake Norman, North Carolina where she brought home another first-place trophy. Other elements in the video were shot on location in New Smyrna Beach and Cape Canaveral FL, two beaches where the breeze is always perfect!

About Jim Samuel

Jim Samuel started his music career in the 60’s and is a former performer and songwriter with the recording group Bob Brady and the Conchords, recording on the Chariot record label before playing with Pen Lucy, one of the Mid Atlantic's foremost show groups in the 60's and 70's. The Conchords had hit records including More, More, More of your Love in the U.S. while Everybody's Going to a Love-In was a Northern Soul hit in Europe. Today, Jim Samuel is a successful business owner who rarely played the piano, even for personal satisfaction until several years ago. Jim has collaborated with artists such as sax great Gerald Albright, guitarist Rob Tardik, vocalist Darryl Walker and horn man Tony Neenan. Jim’s music can be heard on numerous radio stations across the globe and on the web, especially at and Jim and his family live in Maryland.

For more information about Jim Samuel and to listen to his music, please visit


Goal of the release: The goal of the release is to promote the Jim Samuel cover Ride Like The Wind.

Keyword focus: Jim Samuel, Ride Like The Wind, Alisa Topper, New Smyrna Beach, Cape Canaveral

Distribution channel(s):,, Facebook and Twitter feeds, Jazz Bloggers and Influencers, Wire services:,, (Music Industry News Network),

Additional Notes: Ride Like The Wind can be viewed on the Jim Samuel YouTube Channel:










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