Ruby (Ruby album)

Ruby is the debut album by American rock group Ruby, featuring Tom Fogerty.[1]

Ruby
Studio album by
Released1976
LabelPBR International
ProducerTom Fogerty
Ruby chronology
Ruby
(1976)
Rock & Roll Madness
(1978)

Track listingEdit

Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Life Is But a Dream"Randy Oda, Tom Fogerty3:26
2."Can You Really Say"Anthony Davis2:37
3."BART"Oda5:17
4."Starry Eyed"Bobby Cochran5:12
5."Baby, What You Want Me to Do"Jimmy Reed4:10
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Running Back to Me"Oda, Fogerty, Cochran7:24
2."Take Me Back to London"Oda, Fogerty4:15
3."It's Taking a Long Time"Oda3:42
4."Slippin' and Slidin'/Big Fat Woman"Penniman, Bocage, Collins, Smith / B. Freeman5:08

PersonnelEdit

TriviaEdit

The instrumental track "BART" (named after the San Francisco Bay Area subway), was frequently used by the BBC to accompany test cards, during intervals between schools programmes, and over Pages from Ceefax in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and sporadically thereafter. When the digital switchover happened, the track was chosen to play out the last Pages from Ceefax before the closure of analogue teletext in the UK, in October 2012.[2]

ReceptionEdit

A Cash Box Magazine album review dated April 9, 1977, states "It would be hard to follow the high quality work that Tom Fogerty put into Creedence Clearwater Revival but Fogerty's new band, Ruby, deserves more than a casual listen. The combined talents of this quartet are potently showcased in their ability to play fast and funky or slow and silky with equal aplomb and careful control. For AOR and top 40 playlists."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ruby (album) in". Deaddisc.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/farewell-to-ceefax.html
  3. ^ Cash Box album reviews

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