The Greatest Group of Them All

The Greatest Group of Them All

by The Ravens

CD

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/1995
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0081757027021
catalogNumber: 270

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ravens   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
Dubin   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
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
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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