#870 (8/13/16 - 8/26/16)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE RAVENS - PART ONE

"Honey"/"Lullaby"
The Ravens
on Hub 3030-A/B
released in 1946

"Ricky's Blues"/"The House I Live In"
The Ravens
on National 9073
released in 1949

"Careless Love"/"There's Nothing Like A Woman In Love"
The Ravens
on National 9085
released in 1949



Above: The original Ravens in 1946. (Top) Leonard Puzey (2nd tenor), Jimmy Ricks (bass), (Bottom) Ollie Jones (1st tenor), Warren Suttles (baritone).

Click HERE for an article about The Ravens by Marv Goldberg.
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[The above record was provided by Joe Marchesani.]

Above: Label image of Hub 3030 released in August 1946. It was the first of three records released by The Ravens on the Hub label, all in 1946. Hub was a New York City label owned by Ben Bart and Jack Pearl. It existed from late 1945 until 1948. Pearl later became Vice President of King Records.




(From The Billboard dated 4/24/48 - The picture superimposed is the same one used in the article.)


Above: May 28, 1949 clipping of The Ravens, who were (L-R) Warren Suttles (baritone), Maithe Marshall (tenor), Jimmy Ricks (bass), and Leonard Puzey (tenor).


[The above record was provided by Joe Marchesani.]

Above: Label image of National 9073 released in May 1949. "The House I Live In" was recorded in January 1949 and "Ricky's Blues" the following month.




(From The Billboard dated 9/3/49.)


(From The Billboard dated 8/27/49.)


[The above record was provided by Joe Marchesani.]

Above: Label image of National 9085 recorded in June 1949 and released in July 1949. That was quite a stretch giving composer credit to Jimmy Ricks for "Careless Love." The Ravens had 21 releases on National Records (1947-51).

NOTE: Most discographical information provided at this website is from Ferdie Gonzalez' Disco-File.


Listen to this week's selections featuring The Ravens on Hub/National from 1946/49:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Honey
          2. Lullaby
          3. Ricky's Blues
          4. The House I Live In
          5. Careless Love
          6. There's Nothing Like A Woman In Love
 
          ALL SIX played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Honey
          2. Lullaby
          3. Ricky's Blues
          4. The House I Live In
          5. Careless Love
          6. There's Nothing Like A Woman In Love

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Honey
          2. Lullaby
          3. Ricky's Blues
          4. The House I Live In
          5. Careless Love
          6. There's Nothing Like A Woman In Love
 
          ALL SIX played in sequence
          (The "m3u" file may need to be opened after it is downloaded)

The Ravens (The Billboard 1/22/49)



      [To download audio files, right-click on link and then select "Save (Link) Target As..."]

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