Jimmy Ricks

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... read moreDespite a moderately successful solo career, Jimmy Ricks is best-known for his work with the Ravens, one of the biggest R&B ensembles from the early days of rock. They started together in 1946, using a tenor/bass contrast that became very influential on future groups of this style. They never had a...

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You're The Boss
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Daddy Rolling Stone
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I Wonder
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Summertime
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Lazy Mule
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Biography

Active: 1940s-1960s
Member of: The Ravens

Despite a moderately successful solo career, Jimmy Ricks is best-known for his work with the Ravens, one of the biggest R&B ensembles from the early days of rock. They started together in 1946, using a tenor/bass contrast that became very influential on future groups of this style. They never had a number one hit, although they had eight Top Ten singles until they broke up in the mid-'50s. Ricks began his solo career in the early '60s, releasing several albums until finally joining the Count Basie Orchestra, with whom he was performing until his death in 1974. ~ Bradley Torreano~ Rovi

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