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

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2014
  • Label: Real Gone Music
  • UPC: 848064002260
  • Catalog Number: 6400226
  • Sales rank: 32,756

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Ruffin Primary Artist
The 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
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
Kenneth Gamble Composer
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