RPM present the highlights of Ruby & The Romantics career for the Kapp label, 1963-1966 on a comprehensive double CD collection.
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 titbits 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 of ‘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 gorgeous package also contains an essay by noted 60’s girl-group collectors Mick Patrick and Malcolm Baumgart.
1. WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE
2. MOONLIGHT AND MUSIC
3. TILL THEN
4. OUR DAY WILL COME
5. EVERY DAY’S A HOLIDAY
7. LONELY PEOPLE DO FOOLISH THINGS
8. MY SUMMER LOVE
9. MUCH BETTER OFF THAN I’VE EVER BEEN
10.I CRY ALONE
11.SWEET LOVE AND SWEET FORGIVENESS 12.REMEMBER ME
13.DOES HE REALLY CARE FOR ME
16.YOUR BABY DOESN’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
17.OUR EVERLASTING LOVE
18.HEY THERE LONELY BOY
19.BY THE WAY
20.TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS
21.NOBODY BUT MY BABY
1. BABY COME HOME
2. DAY DREAMING
3. NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON
4. YOUNG WINGS CAN FLY (HIGHER THAN YOU KNOW)
6. WE CAN MAKE IT
7. STRANGER ON THE SHORE
8. THE END OF THE WORLD
9. TILL THERE WAS YOU
10.WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
11.WE’LL LOVE AGAIN
13.WE’LL MEET AGAIN
17.(I’M AFRAID) THE MASQUERADE IS OVER
18.P.S. I LOVE YOU
20.TIME AFTER TIME
21.HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN
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