Tommy Ridgley Herald Recordings

Herald Recordings
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  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Collectables Records

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Tommy Ridgley was part of the flourishing New Orleans R&B scene in the '50s. He started as a band singer with a Dixieland group, and made the blues his specialty. In the early '50s Ridgley was signed to the Herald label and he soon scored local hits with "When I Meet My Girl", "Baby Do Little", and "I've Heard That Story Before". His finest Herald recordings are included here along with a half dozen previously unreleased tracks.


  • 1.When I Meet My Girl
  • 2.I've Heard That Story Before
  • 3.Baby Do Little
  • 4.Memory Melody (Previously Unreleased, Instrumental)
  • 5.What'cha Gonna Do
  • 6.Alone But Not Lonely (Previously Unreleased)
  • 7.Tina
  • 8.Real Gone Jame (Previously Unreleased, Instrumental)
  • 9.Just A Memory
  • 10.Ding Dong School (Previously Unreleased)
  • 11.Come Back Baby
  • 12.I've Got My Eyes On You (Previously Unreleased)
  • 13.Lonely Tune (Previously Unreleased, Instrumental)
  • 14.How I Feel
  • 15.Wont'cha Gone
  • 16.Baby Do Little (Previously Unreleased)
  • 17.Mairzy Doats

Product Description:

Contains 17 tracks including 7 previously unreleased tunes.
Includes liner notes by Marv Goldberg.
Personnel: Tommy Ridgley (vocals, piano).
There's some very nice late-'50s New Orleans R&B recommending this 17-track collection, along with a few superfluous instrumental backing tracks that could have safely been jettisoned altogether. Ridgley's stint at Herald included the sizzling "When I Meet My Girl," "Baby Do Little," and several more impressive rocking efforts, backed by the esteemed crew at Cosimo's Crescent City studio -- saxist Lee Allen, etc. ~ Bill Dahl
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"Herald Recordings" Music Lover: from Leixlip, Kildare IE -- July, 7, 2005

This has to be up there with all the classic New Orleans recordings of the 50's'
Tommy Ridgely is one of the most underated artists of that period.
Knockout recording.

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  • Sales Rank: 40,644
  • UPC: 090431518229
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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