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The Ravens Collection 1946-59 (4CD)

The Ravens Collection 1946-59 (4CD)

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The Ravens were among  the pioneers of the R&B doo-wop genre during the 1940s and ’50s.

Starting to record in 1946 and having all their hits between 1948 and 1952, along with the The Orioles, they were also one of the early R&B vocal groups to name themselves after birds, later followed by The Larks, The Crows, The Penguins, The Cardinals, The Wrens and others.

While most groups had a tenor lead voice, their lead vocalist was the hugely influential bassist Jimmy Ricks, who was the group’s prime mover throughout their career, inspiring many bass singers in doo-wop and beyond.

This 103-track set includes the A- and B-sides of just about all their releases during these years on the Hub, National, Columbia, Okeh, Mercury, Jubilee, Argo and Top Rank labels, although there was not space for the Jimmy Ricks solo singles from this time.

It features all their 11 R&B chart entries, of which all but two made the Top 10, including their Top 5 hits Send For Me If You Need Me, Write Me A Letter and Rock Me All Night Long.

It’s a comprehensive overview of their career, and a thoroughly enjoyable showcase for their highly distinctive talents and vocal styling.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Lullaby The Ravens
2 Honey The Ravens
3 Out Of A Dream The Ravens
4 My Sugar Is So Refined The Ravens
5 Once And For All The Ravens
6 Bye Bye Baby Blues The Ravens
7 For You The Ravens
8 Mahzel Means Good Luck The Ravens
9 Ol' Man River The Ravens
10 Would You Believe Me? The Ravens
11 Write Me A Letter The Ravens
12 Summertime The Ravens
13 Searching For Love The Ravens
14 Be I Bumble Bee Or Not The Ravens
15 Fool That I Am The Ravens
16 Together The Ravens
17 There's No You The Ravens
18 Until The Real Thing Comes Along The Ravens
19 Send For Me If You Need Me The Ravens
20 September Song The Ravens
21 Once In Awhile The Ravens
22 It's Too Soon To Know The Ravens
23 Be On Your Merry Way The Ravens
24 How Could I Know? The Ravens
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do The Ravens
2 Silent Night The Ravens
3 White Christmas The Ravens
4 Always The Ravens
5 Rooster The Ravens
6 Leave My Gal Alone The Ravens
7 Deep Purple The Ravens
8 The House I Live In The Ravens
9 Ricky's Blues The Ravens
10 There's Nothinng Like A Woman In Love The Ravens
11 Careless Love The Ravens
12 If You Didn't Mean It The Ravens
13 Someday The Ravens
14 Get Wise, Baby The Ravens
15 I'm Afraid Of You The Ravens
16 I've Been A Fool The Ravens
17 I Don't Have To Ride No More The Ravens
18 Count Every Star The Ravens
19 I'm Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love The Ravens
20 I'm Gonna Take To The Road The Ravens
21 Phantom Stage Coach The Ravens
22 Lilacs In The Rain The Ravens
23 Time Is Marching On The Ravens
24 It's The Talk Of The Town The Ravens
25 Time Takes Care Of Everything The Ravens
26 Don't Look Now The Ravens
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 My Baby's Gone The Ravens
2 I'm So Crazy For Love The Ravens
3 Midnight Blues The Ravens
4 You Don't Have To Drop A Heart To Break It  The Ravens
5 Gotta Find My Baby The Ravens
6 You're Always In My Dreams The Ravens
7 You Foolish Thing The Ravens
8 Honey I Don't Want You The Ravens
9 I Get All My Loving On A Saturday Night The Ravens
10 The Whiffenpoof Song The Ravens
11 That Old Gang Of Mine The Ravens
12 Everything But You The Ravens
13 Mam'selle The Ravens
14 Calypso Song The Ravens
15 Out In The Cold Again The Ravens & Dinah Washington
16 Hey Good Lookin' The Ravens & Dinah Washington
17 There's No Use Pretending The Ravens
18 Wagon Wheels The Ravens
19 Begin The Beguine The Ravens
20 Looking For My Baby The Ravens
21 Chloe-E The Ravens
22 Why Did You Leave Me The Ravens
23 Rock Me All Night Long The Ravens
24 Write Me One Sweet Letter The Ravens
25 Don't Mention My Name The Ravens
26 I'll Be Back The Ravens
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 Who'll Be The Fool Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens
2 Rough Ridin' Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens
3 Without A Song Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens
4 Walkin' My Blues Away Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens
5 September Song Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens
6 Going Home Jimmy Ricks
7 The Lonesome Road Jimmy Ricks
8 I've Got You Under My Skin The Ravens
9 Love Is No Dream The Ravens
10 Bye Bye Baby Blues The Ravens
11 Happy Go Lucky Baby The Ravens
12 Green Eyes The Ravens feat. Jimmy Ricks
13 The Bells Of San Raquel The Ravens feat. Jimmy Ricks
14 On Chapel Hill The Ravens
15 We'll Raise A Ruckus Tonight The Ravens
16 I'll Always Be In Love With You Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens
17 (Take Me Back To My) Boots And Saddles Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens
18 Kneel And Pray The Ravens
19 I Can't Believe The Ravens
20 A Simple Prayer The Ravens
21 Water Boy The Ravens
22 Dear One The Ravens
23 That'll Be The Day The Ravens
24 Here Is My Heart The Ravens
25 Lazy Mule The Ravens
26 The Rising Sun The Ravens
27 (There's A) Hole In The Middle Of The Moon The Ravens

  • EAN:
    824046715229
  • Discs:
    4
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    February 2021
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7152
  • Weight:
    0.2kg