Jimmy Ricks and the Ravens had a long and successful career, starting in the mid 1940's. This page focuses on the Hub and King label recordings, that were only issued on 78's. Several flip side differences and re-recorded versions were produced. The Hub recordings were basically re-sung at King, and sometimes paired with an instrumental. Hub records, based on Fifth Street in New York, had nearly 30 releases before the Ravens discs. Most were gospel and blues related efforts. King as such, was relativity new at the time, and the first Ravens release was about 50 issues into the King label logo. Before King, it had been Queen records, and some of the later queen 78's were also issued on King. The Ravens were not doo wop, but some of the early beginnings of R+B for sure. When you think about the early groups, there are several, but your list should contain the Ravens.