martes, 13 de octubre de 2009

Ruby & the Romantics: Our Day Will Come (1963-1966)

Ruby & the Romantics had several pop and R&B chart records during the '60s, but are sometimes considered as a one-hit wonder for topping the charts in 1963 with their first recording, 'Our Day Will Come'. Ruby Nash, the female lead of the group, originally sang with an all-girl group, consisting of her sister and two friends. They sang at record hops, mixers, talent shows and clubs in Akron and surrounding areas. Some of the male members of the Romantics sang with The Embers. Eventually, The Embers became known as The Supremes and then The Feilos. Since they all grew up in Akron and knew each other, Leroy Fann, a member of The Supremes, asked Ruby to sing with them on occasions. After auditioning, the group was signed to New York-based Kapp Records, and the group changed their name to Ruby & the Romantics. An Abraham Lincoln quotation over the stage in the auditorium at Akron Central High School, where the group members attended, may have been the inspiration for 'Our Day Will Come' - "I will study and get ready, and some day my chance will come". Those who attended Akron Central High School in the early '60s will recall hearing that song sung between classes by members of the group. The follow-up, 'My Summer Love', reached #16 on the Hot 100 and a third release, the original version of 'Hey There Lonely Boy' climbed to #27. Several more singles were released by Kapp which generally achieved minor chart status. A short spell with ABC was unsuccessful while one single for A&M in 1969 ('Hurting Each Other', originally recorded by Jimmy Clanton some years earlier) proved to be their final recording before the group broke up in 1971. The group had remained intact throughout their recording career, as confirmed by Ruby in an interview in 2008 with Marv Goldberg (R&B Notebooks). This 42-song set present the highlights of Ruby & the Romantics' career for the Kapp label, 1963-1966. This includes the big number 1 and title track here, the original versions of 'Hey There Lonely Boy/Girl' (a hit for Eddie Holman in 1974), 'When You're Young and in Love' (a hit in 1967 for the Marvelettes and for the Flying Picketts in 1984), 'Hurtin Each Other' (a 1972 hit for the Carpenters), plus their other Pop and R&B chart picks. http://en.wikipedia.org/
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6 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

http://rapidshare.com/files/292332610/Ruby___the_Romantics_-_The_Very_Best_of__1963-67_.rar

troods dijo...

Thank you!!!

justme dijo...

This is by far the best collection of their tunes that I have ever seen. Thanks a lot!

btw, Her version of "Hey There Lonely Boy" is the original. Eddie Holman had a hit with it later with the title, "Hey There Lonely Girl". I have always liked his version since the 60s. It was only during the last year or so that I heard her version and learned that her's was the original. Great song, great album and a great group. Thanks!

justme dijo...

OOPS!! I read your info after I entered my comment. You plainly said she had the original. That's what happens you aren't paying attention and get carried away. Thanks again!

Gerard dijo...

Thanks from me

hooch dijo...

Lovely - thank you!