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David Ruffin/Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay
     

David Ruffin/Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay

by David Ruffin
 
Issued simultaneously with My Whole World Ended/Feelin' Good -- a combination of David Ruffin's first two solo albums -- this two-disc package offers the singer's third and fourth albums. David Ruffin (1973) and Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay (1974), along with those earlier albums, were reissued in one set by

Overview

Issued simultaneously with My Whole World Ended/Feelin' Good -- a combination of David Ruffin's first two solo albums -- this two-disc package offers the singer's third and fourth albums. David Ruffin (1973) and Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay (1974), along with those earlier albums, were reissued in one set by Hip-O Select in 2004, but that limited pressing sold out, necessitating Real Gone's two-for-one releases. This is another straightforward re-circulation with no bonus tracks. Neither David Ruffin nor Me 'n Rock 'n Roll was a commercial success; the decent ballad "Common Man," taken from the former, was the lone charting single, and it peaked at only number 84 on Billboard's R&B chart. Still, there are some standouts, including stirring versions of "I Miss You" and "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right," as well as "I Saw You When You Met Her" (one of Norman Whitfield's spacier productions) and authoritative take on "Smiling Faces Sometimes." The overdubbed crowd noise applied to the latter half of Me 'n Rock 'n Roll remains utterly baffling.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/03/2014
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064002260
catalogNumber:
6400226
Rank:
59500

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Ruffin   Primary Artist
Andantes   Background Vocals
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Bongos,Conga
Kenny Copeland   Trumpet
Henry Davis   Bass
James Gadson   Drums
Ed Greene   Drums
Eddie Kendricks   Background Vocals
Jesse Kirkland   Background Vocals
Johnny McGhee   Guitar
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Guitar
Lisa Roberts   Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Stephanie Spruill   Percussion
Earl Van Dyke   Keyboards
Luther Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Carolyn Willis   Background Vocals
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Joe Greene   Background Vocals
Mark Davis   Keyboards
Dennis Coffee   Guitar
Freddy Dunn   Trumpet
Maxine Williard Waters   Background Vocals
Ron Brown   Bass
Mykal Moore   Saxophone
Aaron Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Dobie Gray   Composer
David Ruffin   Composer,Producer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Chuck Higgins   Composer
Angel Balestier   Engineer
Homer Banks   Composer
Henry Cosby   Arranger
Clarence Drayton   Composer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Carl Hampton   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Bob Robitaille   Engineer
Art Stewart   Engineer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Nick Zesses   Composer
Bobby Miller   Composer,Producer
Gene Sculatti   Liner Notes
Raymond Jackson   Composer
Tamy Smith   Composer
Vincent DiMirco   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Reissue Producer
Tom D. Kline   Reissue Design
Mark Davis   Producer
Steve Miller   Illustrations
Cal Harris   Engineer
Katarina Pettersson   Art Direction
Asari Graham   Creative Assistance
Glen Jordan   Engineer

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