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   The Ravens - Part 4
DISCOGRAPHY


By Marv Goldberg

     Based on interviews with Leonard Puzey,
Warren Suttles, Maithe Marshall, David Bowers, Tommy Evans,
Ollie Jones, and Ray Richardson

© 1999 by Marv Goldberg




THE RAVENS
Discographical information courtesy of Ferdie Gonzales and Disco-File

HUB
3030 Lullaby (LP)/Honey (JR) - ca. 8/46
3032 Out Of A Dream (JR/OJ)/My Sugar Is So Refined (LP) - ca. 9/46
3033 Once And For All (LP)/Bye Bye Baby Blues (JR) - ca. 10/46

NATIONAL
9034 Mahzel (LP/JR/MM)/For You (JR) - 4/47
9035 Ol' Man River (JR)/Would You Believe Me (MM) - 6/47
9038 Write Me A Letter (JR)/Summertime (JR) - 10/47
9039 Searching For Love (MM)/For You (JR) - 12/47
9040 Fool That I Am (MM/JR)/Be I Bumble Bee Or Not (LP/JR) - 12/47
9042 Together (JR/MM)/There's No You (JR) - 2/48
9045 Until The Real Thing Comes Along (JR)/Send For Me If You Need Me (JR) - 5/48
9053 September Song (MM)/Once In A While (JR) - 7/48

KING (purchased from Hub)
4234 Once And For All * (LP)/Bye Bye Baby Blues * (JR) - 8/48
4234 Once And For All * (LP)/[Song Of India - Herman Chittison Trio] - 48
            * The formerly released Hub recording

NATIONAL
9056 It's Too Soon To Know (MM/JR)/Be On Your Merry Way (JR) - 9/48
9059 How Could I Know (MM/JR)/I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do (JR) - 10/48
9062 Silent Night (MM/JR)/White Christmas (JR/MM) - 10/48

KING (purchased from Hub)
4260 Out Of A Dream ** (MM/JR)/[Blues In The Clouds 3 Clouds] - 11/48
            ** The formerly unreleased Hub re-recording

NATIONAL
9064 Always (JR/MM)/Rooster (JR) - 12/48
9065 Deep Purple (JR)/Leave My Gal Alone (JR) - 1/49

KING (purchased from Hub)
4272 Honey ** (JR)/[Matinee Hour In New Orleans 3 Clouds] - 1/49
4293 My Sugar Is So Refined ** (LP)/[Playing Around 3 Clouds] - 5/49
            ** The formerly unreleased Hub re-recording

NATIONAL
9073 The House I Live In (JR/MM)/Ricky's Blues (JR) - 5/49
9085 There's Nothing Like A Woman In Love (JR/MM)/Careless Love (JR) - 7/49
9089 If You Didn't Mean It (JR)/Someday (JR/MM) - 9/49
9098 I'm Afraid Of You (JR)/Get Wise Baby (JR) - 12/49
9101 I've Been A Fool (MM)/I Don't Have To Ride No More (JR) - 12/49
9111 Count Every Star (LH)/I'm Gonna Paper My Walls With Your Love Letters (JR) - 4/50
9131 Phantom Stage Coach (JR)/I'm Gonna Take To The Road (JR) - 11/50
9148 Lilacs In The Rain (MM)/Time Is Marching On (JR) - 2/51

   UNRELEASED NATIONAL
      Sylvia (MM/JR)
      Who's Sorry Now (JR/MM)
      It's The Talk Of The Town (MM/JR)
      Please Believe Me (LH)
      Bless You (LP)
      Tea For Two (LP)
      Comin' Back Home (JR)
      Without A Song (JR)
      Moonglow (JR)
      No More Kisses For Baby (LP/JR)
      I've Got The World On A String (JR/MM)
      The Cadillac Song (LH/JR/MM/LP)

COLUMBIA
39050 [78]/6-903 [45] Time Takes Care Of Everything (LH/JR)/Don't Look Now (LH/JR) - 11/50
39070 [78]/6-925 [45] My Baby's Gone (JR)/I'm So Crazy For Love (MM) - 12/50
39112 Midnight Blues (JR)/You Don't Have To Drop A Heart To Break It (MM) - 1/51
39194 You're Always In My Dreams (MM/LH)/Gotta Find My Baby (JR) - 2/51
39408 You Foolish Thing (MM/JR)/Honey I Don't Want You (JR) - 5/51

OKEH (subsidiary of Columbia)
6825 The Wiffenpoof Song (MM)/I Get All My Lovin' On A Saturday Night (JR) - 8/51
6843 That Old Gang Of Mine (JR/MM)/Everything But You (JR) - 11/51
6888 Mam'selle (JR/MM)/Calypso Song (LP) - 6/52

   UNRELEASED COLUMBIA
      If I Love Again (MM/JR)

RENDITION (subsidiary of National)
5001    Write Me A Letter (JR)/Marie (MM/JR) - ca. fall 51

MERCURY
8257   Out In The Cold Again (DW/JR)/Hey Good Lookin' (DW/JR) - 10/51
5764   There's No Use Pretending (JVL/JR)/Wagon Wheels (JR) - 11/51
8259   There's No Use Pretending (JVL/JR)/Wagon Wheels (JR) - 11/51
5800   Begin The Beguine (JR)/Looking For My Baby (JR) - 2/52
5853   Chloe-e (JR)/Why Did You Leave Me (JR) - 4/52
8291   Write Me One Sweet Letter (JR)/Rock Me All Night Long (JR) - 7/52
8296   Too Soon/Love Is The Thing   [both Jimmy Ricks solos] - 8/52

KING (purchased from Hub)
EP 310 Honey/Bye Bye Baby Blues//Out Of A Dream/My Sugar Is So Refined - ca. late 52

MERCURY
70060 Don't Mention My Name (JVL)/I'll Be Back (JR) - 12/52
70119 Come A Little Bit Closer (JR)/She's Got To Go   [a Jimmy Ricks solo] - 2/53
70213 Who'll Be The Fool (JR)/Rough Ridin' (JR) - 8/53
70240 Without A Song (JR)/Walkin' My Blues Away (JR) - 9/53
70307 September Song (JVL)/Escortin' Or Courtin'   [a Jimmy Ricks solo] - 1/54
70330 Going Home (JR/JVL)/The Lonesome Road (JR)   [both sides say "Jimmy Ricks," but the full group is present] - 2/54
70413 I've Got You Under My Skin (JR)/Love Is No Dream (JVL) - 6/54
70505 White Christmas (JR/MM)/Silent Night (MM/JR)   [these are the National masters] - 11/54
70554 Old Man River (JR)/Write Me A Letter (JR)   [these are the National masters] - 1/55

   UNRELEASED MERCURY
      May I
      Don't Be Mean Be Mine
      Silly Heart
      Time Is A-Passin'
      Why Did You Go
      If I Didn't Love You
      Ain't Gonna Worry
      The Raven's Blues
      What Could Be More Beautiful

RENDITION (subsidiary of National)
EP104 Write Me A Letter/Old Man River//For You/Would You Believe Me - early 55?

JUBILEE
5184 Bye Bye Baby Blues (JR)/Happy Go Lucky Baby (JR) - 2/55
5203 Green Eyes (JR/JS)/The Bells Of San Raquel (JS) - 4/55
5217 On Chapel Hill (JR)/We'll Raise A Ruckus Tonight (JR) - 9/55
5237 Boots And Saddles (JR)/I'll Always Be In Love With You (JR) - 2/56

   UNRELEASED JUBILEE
      Ashamed (LAH)
      Rockin' At The Record Hop (JR)

ARGO (subsidiary of Chess)
5255 Kneel And Pray (JVL)/I Can't Believe (BK) - 7/56
5261 A Simple Prayer (JVL)/Water Boy (DB) - 12/56

BATON (as the Kings, masters leased from Argo)
245 Long Lonely Nights (JAVL)/Let Me Know (JAVL) - 6/57

CHECKER (subsidiary of Chess)
871 Dear One (JVL/JAVL)/That'll Be The Day (JAVL) - 7/57

ARGO
5276 Dear One (JVL/JAVL)/That'll Be The Day (JAVL) - 7/57

SAVOY (National masters)
1540 White Christmas (JR/MM)/Silent Night (MM/JR) - 10/57

ARGO
5284 Here Is My Heart (JAVL)/Lazy Mule (DB) - 11/57

   UNRELEASED ARGO
      Jingle Jingle Joe
      Simon Says
      Surely Will
      Breaker Of Hearts
      Write Me A Letter

TOP RANK
2003 Into The Shadows (??)/The Rising Sun (??) - 5/59
2016 Solitude (WS)/Hole In The Middle Of The Moon (WS/AW) - 10/59

REGENT [Savoy subsidiary; National masters]
MG-6062 Write Me A Letter - 59
      Write Me A Letter
      Summertime
      Until The Real Thing Comes Along
      September Song
      Mahzel
      Always
      Once In A While
      I Don't Know Why
      Searching For Love
      I'm Gonna Paper My Walls With Your Love Letters

JUBILEE
6004 Green Eyes/On Chapel Hill - 12/65
6004 Green Eyes/On Chapel Hill - 5/66
6004 Green Eyes/Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddles - 6/66

VIRGO (Jubilee Masters)
6006 Green Eyes/I'll Always Be In Love With You - 9/72

HARLEM HIT PARADE [Mercury Masters]
HHP-5007 The Ravens - 75
      September Song
      Old Man River
      I'll Be Back
      Love Is The Thing (Ricks solo)
      Come A Little Bit Closer
      Don't Mention My Name
      Who'll Be The Fool
      Without A Song
      Going Home


LEADS
   AW = Al Williams
   BK = Bob Kornegay
   DB = David Bowers
   DW = Dinah Washington
   JAVL = James Van Loan
   JVL = Joe Van Loan
   JR = Jimmy Ricks
   JS = Jimmie Steward
   LAH = Larry Harrison
   LH = Louis Heyward
   LP = Leonard Puzey
   MM = Maithe Marshall
   OJ = Ollie Jones
   WS = Willis Sanders




The Ravens - Part 1

The Ravens - Part 2

The Ravens - Part 3

The Ravens - Part 4 - Discography

Warren Suttles' Dreamers

The Marshall Brothers

Joe Van Loan's early career

Tommy Evans and the Carols

Joe Van Loan's extracurricular activities

Jimmy Ricks' post-Ravens career

Warren Suttles wins an award

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