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(1991/QSE Records) 16 tracks. Rockin' UK Steamhammer from 1991 - featuring Wild Bob Burgos! more

The Ravens: Long Live Rock'n'Roll (CD)

(1991/QSE Records) 16 tracks. Rockin' UK Steamhammer from 1991 - featuring Wild Bob Burgos!

Article properties: The Ravens: Long Live Rock'n'Roll (CD)

  • Interpret: The Ravens

  • Album titlle: Long Live Rock'n'Roll (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1991
  • Label QSE RECORDS

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5019148601159

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Ravens, The - Long Live Rock'n'Roll (CD) CD 1
01 It's Been A Long Time
02 Yo Yo Man
03 Highwayman
04 Ms Blues
05 High Tuned Baby
06 Beware Of The Hound
07 Everybody's Movin'
08 High Tuned
09 Lonesome Train
10 Fire Of Love
11 Into The Night
12 Good Rockin' Daddy
13 T Bone Shuffle
14 Angel Of Love
15 Flip Flop And Fly
16 Long Live Rock'n'Roll
The Ravens The Ravens Rock Me All Night Long Despite wholesale personnel changes... more
"The Ravens"

The Ravens

The Ravens

Rock Me All Night Long

Despite wholesale personnel changes since their late '40s breakthrough, The Ravens were hanging in there. Cut in June of 1952 at New York's Fine Recording Studios and released the next month, Rock Me All Night Long, penned by mighty bass singer Jimmy Ricks and Ravens pianist Bill Sanford, was their first platter to chart in two-and-a-half years, rising to #4 R&B. It was a thoroughly swinging affair, Ricks and his crew in a boisterous frame of mind and their studio pianist pounding out a great extended solo. Paired with a cover of Joe Liggins' Write Me One Sweet Letter, it was a typically strong release, one of their first for Chicago's Mercury Records following their exit from Columbia the previous autumn.

Ricks was the only original Raven left. Joe Van Loan was now their high tenor, Jimmy Steward their second tenor, and Louis Frazier their baritone. As long as Ricks was on board, The Ravens' trademark sound stayed reasonably intact. The New York-based quartet would make more fine recordings for Mercury, but none of them pierced the charts. Ricks would cut the occasional solo platter, and he got itchy feet now and then; Detroiter Tommy Evans of The Carols (see our 1950 collection) was his replacement for a six-month stretch in '54.

The Ravens moved over to Jerry Blaine's Jubilee Records in 1955 and made some nice singles, notably Green Eyes, before Ricks packed it in to pursue a solo career in early '56. Evans came back to shoulder a very heavy load; Ricks was nothing less than the most important bass singer in R&B vocal group history. The closest Jimmy ever came to notching a solo hit (he cut for a string of companies, including Baton, Decca, Felsted, Atco, Fury, Mainstream, Sure Shot, and Jubilee) was a 1961 duet on Atlantic with LaVern Baker, I'll Never Be Free (the sexy flip You're The Boss is better remembered today).

Van Loan led a splinter group of Ravens to the Chess subsidiary Argo in 1956, Ricks' crucial spot filled by Big Bob Kornegay of The Du Droppers and then former King Odom Quartet/Larks bass David 'Boots' Bowers. An unwise cover of Buddy Holly and The Crickets' That'll Be The Day surfaced in 1957. By the first days of '59, the quartet that kick-started the R&B vocal group revolution was no more. Ricks died July 2, 1974, his role as a rhythm and blues pioneer all too often overlooked.

Bill Dahl

Various - Street Corner Symphonies Vol.04

1952 The Complete Story Of Doo Wop



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Tracklist
Ravens, The - Long Live Rock'n'Roll (CD) CD 1
01 It's Been A Long Time
02 Yo Yo Man
03 Highwayman
04 Ms Blues
05 High Tuned Baby
06 Beware Of The Hound
07 Everybody's Movin'
08 High Tuned
09 Lonesome Train
10 Fire Of Love
11 Into The Night
12 Good Rockin' Daddy
13 T Bone Shuffle
14 Angel Of Love
15 Flip Flop And Fly
16 Long Live Rock'n'Roll