Ritual of the Savages [Ocean]

Ritual of the Savages [Ocean]

by Barrence WhitfieldBarrence Whitfield

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Overview

If you think that cult acts become bitter as they get older and release records that are pale copies of their (albeit fleeting) glory days, I'm here to tell you that ain't the case with the Savages. Ritual of the Savages may not be as totally berserk as, say, Dig Yourself, but Barry and band still make fine records, alternately energetic and soulful; their repertoire has expanded, and Milton Reder's writing chops (e.g., "Got Your Love Right Here" and "House of Love") have become a valuable asset to the sound. Since the late '80s, the Savages have had a relationship with Ben Vaughn, and his presence and songwriting contributions have helped them continue to refine their sound without loosing the sense of manic energy that made their earlier releases so important. Now a decade-plus on, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages are clearly no the same band they were in 1984, but they're still a fine band; spin "Wiggy Waggy Woo" if you think I'm crazy. You'll see.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/1995
Label: OCEAN MUSIC
UPC: 0704434100427
catalogNumber: 1004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barrence Whitfield   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ben Vaughn   Vibes
Brother Cleve   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Background Vocals,Clavinet,ARP,Mini Moog,Vox Continental
Stuart Kimball   Concert Master
Dave Scholl   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Sholl   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ducky Carlisle   Drums,Background Vocals
Kevin Connolly   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Milton Reder   Dobro,Guitar,Piano,Sitar,Background Vocals
Dean Cassell   Bass
Karen Durkott   Rub,Track Performer
Tim Hughes   Background Vocals
Vienna Sausage Boys Choir   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brother Cleve   Arp String Ensemble
Magic Sam   Composer
Ducky Carlisle   Engineer
Rodney Young   Contributor
Jeffrey Mellin   Art Direction

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