Ruby And The Romantics - Ruby And The Romantics
Label: Kapp Records
Printed in Canada by Phonodisc
Includes "We Can Make It" and "Not A Moment Too Soon".
Vinyl: VG to VG+ Has several light scuffs that will not sound
Cover: Has ring wear and also some wear along the bottom spin (See pic)
A1 We Can Make It (2:08)
A2 I Cry Alone (2:45)
A3 Nevertheless (2:19)
A4 We'll Love Again (2:29)
A5 Sweet Love And Sweet Forgiveness (2:10)
A6 Think (2:20)
B1 Remember Me (2:13)
B2 Much Better Off Than I've Ever Been (2:33)
B3 Not A Moment Too Soon (2:45)
B4 I Know (2:18)
B5 Every Day's A Holiday (2:28)
This album is by mid-sixties R&B singing group Ruby and The Romantics. The self-titled lp was released in mono on Kapp KL-1526 in 1965. It includes the hit song "Every Day's A Holiday". Most of the material is more soulful than their usual polished pop style.
One of the great male/female soul vocal groups, Ruby the Romantics had an epic single in 1963 with "Our Day Will Come." It topped both the pop and RB charts and for many is the definitive love/angst track. Lead vocalist Ruby Nash Curtis, Ed Roberts, George Lee, and Leroy Fann were the original members when they began in Akron in 1961. The male members had previously been working in a group known as the Supremes. Unfortunately, they never again repeated their chart success, even though they made some other excellent songs, such as 1964's "When You're Young and in Love," as well as "Our Everlasting Love" and "Baby Come Home." By 1966, they completely changed their personnel, with Curtis the only holdover. She then joined Richard Pryor, Vincent McLeod, Robert Lewis, Ronald Jackson, and Bill Evans. Ruby the Romantics became an all-female group in 1968, as Denise Lewis and Cheryl Thomas now backed Curtis. But it didn't matter, as they never recaptured the magic of "Our Day Will Come."