The Ritz Band – I Should Have Known – 7″ Vinyl – LIMITED EDITION – Pre-Order – DELAYED – NOW IN STOCK APRIL 2023



There have been many versions of the Ritz Band. The Charleston, WV Night Club opened in 1982 and over the years showcased many of the area’s top musicians and vocalist. In 1985 club owner Dick Allen had a vision of releasing a single which led to the recording of the only original music ever recorded by one of the many versions of the Ritz band. There were a couple of different versions of the band in 1985 but the musicians listed below is the version of the group that recorded the single “I Should Have Known” featuring Raye Smith on lead vocal, written and produced by Raye Smith and Steve Johnson and recorded and mastered at Chandler Audio in Ashland Kentucky by Studio owner Denny Chandler.

Ritz Band Members:

Curtis Price Guitar Vocals

Jim Florkevich Drums, Vocals

Bobby Harrold Alto, Soprano, Alto Sax, Flute, and Vocals Raye Smith Bass, Vocals

Steve Johnson Keyboards, Vocals

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Track Listing


No. Track Preview
01. I Should Have Known - Stereo Listen


No. Track Preview
01. I Should Have Known - Mono

Additional information

input date 23rd February 2023

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