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|Ricardo Ray Orchestra|
Let's Get Down to the Real Nitty Gritty
Genres: World Music, R&B, Latin Music
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 »
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.
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 !!!"