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The Greatest Group of Them All

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The Greatest Group of Them All isn't the best title for the Ravens' entry in Savoy's Roots of Rock and Roll series. The group was certainly worthy of the claim, but this ballads-heavy collection isn't the best to prove it, and most of the songs aren't even the best of their down-tempo material. Basically for Ravens fans only, this works more as a compilation of the group's later National sides (roughly 1950-51) plus a few unattributed odds-and-ends, focused on songs rarely compiled elsewhere. As a result, "Ol' Man River" and "Be I Bumble Bee or Not" are missing, but there are solid runthroughs of the standards "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "September Song," "Deep ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The Greatest Group of Them All isn't the best title for the Ravens' entry in Savoy's Roots of Rock and Roll series. The group was certainly worthy of the claim, but this ballads-heavy collection isn't the best to prove it, and most of the songs aren't even the best of their down-tempo material. Basically for Ravens fans only, this works more as a compilation of the group's later National sides (roughly 1950-51) plus a few unattributed odds-and-ends, focused on songs rarely compiled elsewhere. As a result, "Ol' Man River" and "Be I Bumble Bee or Not" are missing, but there are solid runthroughs of the standards "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "September Song," "Deep Purple," "Lilacs in the Rain," "It's the Talk of the Town," "Who's Sorry Now," and "I've Got the World on a String." It's an interesting collection, but one that has a little trouble coming through on the title's high promises.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/1995
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 081757027021
  • Catalog Number: 270

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ravens Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Jimmy Ricks Vocals
Maithe Marshall Vocals
Leonard Puzey Vocals
Louis Heyward Vocals
Warren Suttles Vocals
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Steve Backer Executive Producer
Howard Biggs Composer, Piano Arrangement
Lew Brown Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Tom Dowd Engineer
Al Dubin Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Mastering
Ray Henderson Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Bob Porter Reissue Producer
Ted Snyder Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Bernie Wayne Composer
Bill Sanford Composer, Piano Arrangement
Teddy Powell Composer
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Al Bryan Composer
Mann Holiner Composer
Alberta Nichols Composer
Joe Burke Composer
Frank Capano Composer
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Composer
Billy Rose Composer
L.E. Freeman Composer
Morty Berk Composer
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