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You Talk Too Much ~ The Ric & Ron Story Volume 1 [Original recording remastered]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B00HS95IMG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,828 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let's Get It - Edgar Blanchard
2. Don't You Lie To Me - Mercy Baby
3. You Done Me Wrong - Al Johnson
4. You Call Everybody Darling - The Gondoliers
5. Tootles - Lenny Capello And The Dots
6. I Won't Cry -Johnny Adams
7. Easy Rockin - Eddy Lang
8. Come On - Johnny Adams
9. You Got Your Mojo Working - Eddie Bo
10. She's Mine, All Mine - Eddy Lang
11. Cuttin' Out - Professor Longhair
12. All Night Long - Robert Parker
13. Don't Mess With My Man - Irma Thomas
14. Go To The Mardi Gras - Professor Longhair
15. The Bells Are Ringing (Demo) - Johnny Adams
16. Carnival Time - Al Johnson
17. Let s Try And Talk It Over - Tommy Ridgley
18. I May Be Wrong - Irma Thomas
19. Tell It Like It Is - Eddie Bo
20. Rocket To The Moon - Chris Kenner
See all 24 tracks on this disc

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For almost five years from 1958, former record distributor Joe Ruffino's Ric and Ron labels typified the New Orleans R&B sound of the era. The labels didn t have too many national hits, but Ric and Ron were crucial to the ongoing development of the careers of New Orleans luminaries Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair and Tommy Ridgley as well as introducing the music world to notables such as Irma Thomas and Johnny Adams. Ruffino died in 1962, but his family had the presence of mind to preserve his master tapes. More than 50 years later Ace is proud to bring you the first of two volumes that will chronicle Ric and Ron's output from start to finish. You Talk Too Much , named in honour of Joe Jones US Hot 100 Top 10 hit which began life on Ric, concentrates on the records made between 1958-1960. Many of the selections here are among the all-time classics of New Orleans R&B such as the title track and Go To The Mardi Gras, I Won t Cry, Carnival Time, Don t Mess With My Man. As a former record distributor, Joe Ruffino knew what a record needed to make it sell. He always employed the Crescent City's finest musicians and recorded his sessions at Cosimo Matassa's world-renowned studio. Every track on this compilation is sourced from an original Ric and Ron master tape and none has sounded as good as it does here.

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(2014 ACE) 24 tracks. From 1958 to 1963 the Ric and Ron labels brought the sound of New Orleans rhythm and blues to the world and paved the way for the great Crescent City independents that followed. They were not the city's first R&B indies, but they forged a template to which their successors adhered and built upon for many years afterwards.Medium 1
  1. edgar blanchard - Let's get it
  2. mercy baby - Don't you lie to me
  3. al johnson - You done me wrong
  4. the gondoliers - You call everybody darling
  5. lenny capello and the dots - Tootles
  6. I won't cry -johnny adams
  7. eddy lang - Easy rockin'
  8. johnny adams - Come on
  9. eddie bo - You got your mojo working
  10. eddy lang - She's mine, all mine
  11. professor longhair - Cuttin' out
  12. robert parker - All night long
  13. irma thomas - Don't mess with my man
  14. professor longhair - Go to the mardi gras
  15. johnny adams - The bells are ringing (demo)
  16. al johnson - Carnival time
  17. tommy ridgley - Let's try and talk it over
  18. irma thomas - I may be wrong
  19. eddie bo - Tell it like it is
  20. chris kenner - Rocket to the moon
  21. martha carter - Nobody knows
  22. joe jones - I love you still
  23. professor longhair - Tipitina (demo)
  24. joe jones - You talk too much

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ric'n'Ron 16 April 2014
Format:Audio CD
The two previous reviewers - the Ms's MarieRose Sauce and Honeysuckle - seem to damn with faint praise, tho they've done most of the groundwork, so making it easier for me. Myself, I thoroughly enjoyed it, knew all the artists, tho not all the material, so a bonus. Bluesy and uptempo r&b, with that almost indefinable New Orleans flavour, you can hear a little of what would become early soul, particularly in the demo of "I Won't Cry" by Johnny Adams (quite lovely), and Irma Thomas's "I May Be Wrong", another marker. As to the "Tipitina" demo by Fess, it's obviously a run-through, the title being the only 'lyric'. His playing is spot on the money and unless I misheard, didn't he ask for "more wine" at the end? Clue. Anyway, I'd rather have it than not.

As to the put-down about the notes, I can't go along with that. In my opinion, they're more than acceptable, within the confines of a pretty packed CD booklet. Yeah, I've got books on the subject and of course, there's the interweb, but I don't want to spend numerous hours 'researching' before I play the disc. No, compiler Tony Rounce has done a fine job. If this kinda music rocks your boat, buy with confidence.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Compilation Of Familiar Material 18 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
Some nice material on this compilation of late 50s /early 60sNew Orleans R&B. Tommy Ridgley, Johnny Adams and Joe Jones are the mainstays but some nice stuff also from Eddie Bo and Edgar Blanchard. Poor quality demo from Professor Longhair shouldn't have been included.The presentation is attractive but the essay contains errors.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Fine Quality New Orleans R&B On Show 24 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A nice collection of classic New Orleans Rhythm & Blues from the RIc & Ron labels covering the period 1958 to 1960. A glance down the non chronological track listing reveals familiar names from the period: Tommy Ridgley, Irma Thomas, Eddie Bo and Professor Longhair with other offerings from the likes of Robert Parker and Edgar Blanchard. The stand outs and there are a few are Johnny Adams 'I Won't Cry', a fine proto soul ballad (and not in truth typical of the rest of the labels early out put), Eddie Lang's rollicking 'Easy Rockin', Edgar Blanchard instrumental 'Let's Get It' and Eddie Bo's 'Tell It Like It Is'. The compilation is built around the label's only national record 'You Talk Too Much', by Joe Jones, a decent novelty record very much of its time. The Irma Thomas cuts are interesting in that they represent her first releases (under the guidance of Tommy Ridgley) and demonstrate her growing ability.
There are also two demos tagged on the end, one of which from Professor Longhair is so bad it seems odd that it should have been included. Most probably its to differentiate from the recent USA release of the same material. The presentation is pleasing but the writing should have used contemporary sources rather than those from thirty odd years ago.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You talk too much: Ric and Ron story 25 May 2014
By THOMAS C. BIAGI - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Lot's of good stuff on this cd. Some I already had from other collections. Wish the companies
putting them out would check other issues with the same material.
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