For lovers of American vocal groups, 1963 was a
vintage year and the last in which the home team had the field more or
less to themselves. In those innocent months before the hairy hordes
from across the pond would tear down the walls of Tin Pan Alley, US
teens luxuriated in the chart-topping sounds of the Essex, the Chiffons,
the 4 Seasons, the Angels, and the Tymes, with the Ronettes, Vandellas
& Jaynetts all snapping at their heels.
One of the tastier tidbits
amidst this smorgasbord of goodies was Our Day Will Come, the sublime
debut of Ruby & the Romantics, four guys and a gal from Akron, Ohio.
With so many of their contemporaries feted today, Ruby & the
Romantics are often overlooked in the ranks of the great vocal groups.
But make no mistake, they were a fabulous act; the silky, intensely
layered and often adventurous harmonies of the male quartet always
supplying the perfect counterpoint to one of the greatest lead vocalists
of the era, the immaculate Ruby Nash.
RPM present the highlights of
their career for the Kapp label, 1963-1966 on a comprehensive double CD
collection. This includes the big No.1 and title track here, the
original versions Hey There Lonely 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), plus their other Pop and R&B chart picks.
This is a
first time reissue in the UK for most of the recordings, in a package
that also contains an essay by noted 60's collectors Mick Patrick and
Our Price: £9.95
When You're Young And In Love /
Moonlight And Music / Till Then / Our Day Will Come / Every Day's A
Holiday / Think / Lonely People Do Foolish Things / My Summer Love /
Much Better Off Than I've Ever Been / I Cry Alone / Sweet Love And Sweet
Forgiveness / Remember Me / Does He Really Care For Me / No More /
Dream / Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore / Our Everlasting Love / Hey
There Lonely Boy / By The Way / Two Different Worlds / Nobody But My
Baby Come Home /Day Dreaming / Not A
Moment Too Soon / Young Wings Can Fly (Higher Than You Know) / Moonglow /
We Can Make It / Stranger On The Shore / The End Of The World / Till
There Was You / What A Difference A Day Makes / We'll Love Again /
Imagination / We'll Meet Again / My Prayer / Heartaches / I'm Sorry /
(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over / P. S. I Love You / Chances Are /
Time After Time / How Deep Is The Ocean