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Let's Get Down to the Real Nitty Gritty
Ricardo Ray Orchestra
Let's Get Down to the Real Nitty Gritty
Genres: World Music, R&B, Latin Music
 
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Full title - Let's Go Down To The Real Nitty Gritty. A very wild album from Ricardo 'Ritchie' Ray - sort of a mix of Latin soul styles in the mode of work by Mongo Santamaria, but a lot more messed up! The album's got a nu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ricardo Ray Orchestra
Title: Let's Get Down to the Real Nitty Gritty
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vampi Soul
Release Date: 4/10/2007
Genres: World Music, R&B, Latin Music
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766489395029

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Full title - Let's Go Down To The Real Nitty Gritty. A very wild album from Ricardo 'Ritchie' Ray - sort of a mix of Latin soul styles in the mode of work by Mongo Santamaria, but a lot more messed up! The album's got a number of 60s soul covers -- but they're done here by Ricardo in kind of a party Latin mode, touched with a bit of garage soul vocals, in a way that makes the whole album quite upbeat and playful throughout -- filled with non-stop groovers that keep on delivering the goods! Our favorite cut is the original 'Soul Mexico', which has this storming chanting verse, that then unwinds into a totally catchy chorus with overlapping melodic lines - but the whole album's great, and other tracks include 'Ya Ya', 'I Want You To Be My Girl', 'Mony Mony', 'Shout', and 'Soul Man'. Vampi Soul. Digipak. 2002.

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GREAT FUN FOR PARTIES!
LUIS LARA ARIAS | SPAIN | 11/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Guaranteed fun in this vintage classic of 1968. All songs are great, but I would highlight the versions of "You talk too much" - absolutely delicious - and "Cool Jerk". Also "Nitty Gritty" and "California Sun" are big grooves. Good for parties and also to listen while cruisin' with your car. I wish you "Mucho bueno!" (=a lot of good). This is what Ricardo Ray shouts while singing "California Sun"."
REALMENTE SALVAJE !!!!
Raśl | Spain | 07/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Si quieres pasar una noche de fiestón total no puedes pasar por alto este discazo. Impresionantes las versiones de California Sun y Soul Man. MUCHO BUENO !!!"