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Dreams, Pleas & Blues


Download links and information about Dreams, Pleas & Blues by The Ravens. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 56:48 minutes.

Artist: The Ravens
Release date: 1998
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop
Tracks: 21
Duration: 56:48
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No. Title Length
1. Gotta Find My Baby 2:15
2. You're Gonna Lose Your Gal 2:42
3. Walkin' With the Blues 3:10
4. Oh Babe! 2:53
5. Time Takes Care of Everything 3:06
6. Don't Look Now 2:15
7. My Baby's Gone 2:45
8. I'm So Crazy for Love 3:18
9. Midnight Blues 2:42
10. You Don't Have to Drop a Heart to Break It 2:27
11. You Foolish Thing 3:00
12. Honey I Don't Want You 2:30
13. Mam'selle 1 2:30
14. Mam'selle 2 2:32
15. The Calypso Song 2:45
16. The Whiffenpoof Song 3:08
17. If I Love Again 2:20
18. I Get All My Lovin' On a Saturday Night 2:14
19. That Old Gang of Mine 2:41
20. You're Always In My Dreams 2:28
21. Everything But You 3:07



The Ravens were one of the first, if not the first, of all of the doo wop groups; numerous groups followed in their wake in the '50s, groups that utilized the basic ground rules the Ravens set into place on their late-'40s recordings for Herb Abramson's

National label. Upon leaving National for the greener pastures of major-label Columbia in 1950, they made dynamite recordings that inexplicably emerged stillborn in the marketplace, yielding no hits of any kind during their two-year tenure with the label. Dreams, Pleas & Blues collects up all the Ravens material — issued, unissued, and even one alternate take — and clearly shows that the group was still cutting some mighty fine records, even if their place on the charts was denied largely due to quickly changing trends. Their first session with the Benny Goodman Sextet backing them yielded a cover of Louis Prima's hit "Oh Babe," and already showed the group to be chasing trends rather than creating them, as they had only a couple of years before. The small-jazz-combo-backing idea stays with them through "Time Takes Care of Everything" and "Don't Look Now," while "I'm so Crazy for Love," "Midnight Blues," "Honey I Don't Want You," and "My Baby's Gone" hark back to their earlier National jump blues with a simple, small rhythm section backing. The Ravens tried a little bit of everything to score a hit at Columbia, including hopped-up novelty material like "The Whiffenpoof Song," "That Old Gang of Mine," and "The Calypso Song," and even a precursor to R&B with "I Get All My Lovin' on a Saturday Night," but none of it proved hit-worthy. These aren't the recordings to start your Ravens collection with, but it might not be a bad place to end up.