Sunday, August 08, 2010

Ooh Wee Babe  

Ron Richardson is thought of amongst diggers as a Canadian artist, but I think this is simply confusion due to the fact that his best known funk 12" grail, 1983's Ooh Wee Babe, came out on a Canadian imprint whilst he was working up there in the early eighties. A later 1987 vocal house release called Treat Me Better came out on the US based Herbert label. I think he is from the American East coast, or at the very least he lives in New York State somewhere now, from where he bases his touring rock'n'roll oldies revue, making the rounds of casinos, resorts and hotels and so on. Ron spent many years on the Vegas circuit as part of the Drifters, Coasters & Platters, Marvelettes show that ran for 10 years at the Sahara, I think it still probably runs. He can also be found credited on a Luthor Vandross CD from the nineties and some other popular gospel albums from that era. Book Ron for your event in the greater Tri State area today.

I saw an mp3 of Ooh Wee Babe floating around not too long ago, but the rip and quality did not do this rare dancefloor winner justice, so here is my attempt from the one of the best of the minty copies I have lying around being used as beer coasters in my ivory throne room.

Ron Richardson - Ooh Wee Babe

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6 comments: to “ Ooh Wee Babe

  • August 9, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

    i love your blog, but pls dont post trascodes...just make low bitrate...

  • August 9, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

    Do you mean transcodes? post something low bit rate?

    This isn't an upsampled version of a low bit rate mp3 I found on the net if thats what you mean. Its recorded from my own (slightly beaten) copy of the record.

  • August 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

    Please don't care about such comments about quality. Your stuff is ace! Great boogie-80s-Groove admirers with a slight faible for Electro like myself will be greatful everytime. ooH-wee Thanks!

  • August 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

    thanks a lot for this and many other killer posts.

    petrus vinylmidget

  • December 26, 2011 at 9:58 AM  

    Any chance of the posting the instrumental? Pleeeeease? Loving your work by the way, thanks for all the tunes Beat Electric

  • November 25, 2014 at 8:40 AM  

    So you got two copies now homie? Let me get your spare coaster!