Posted by emynd on | November 4, 2008 | 6 Comments
Ricky B has made some of my favorite Bounce songs of all time, but I know very little about him. As far as I can tell he’s from the 7th Ward and both “Y’all Holla” and “Shake Fa Ya Hood” on the “Mobo Click” album on Mobo Joe Records which was one of New Orleans’s most important local independent labels in the mid-to-late-90s. “Y’all Holla” is an absolutely classic joint that garnered some attention outside of New Orleans (most notably Houston) while “Shake Fa Ya Hood” has a very similar call and response aesthetic. I still play “Y’all Holla” out in clubs frequently today and even if folks have never heard it before, the song always gets a good response. Some of you will probably notice that the same Rebirth Brass Band horn sample in “Y’all Holla” has been sampled repeatedly throughout the history of Bounce. Likewise, I also decided to upload Ricky B’s “Let’s Go Get ‘Em” which is a Second Line rap song
which I believe he did with the Rebirth Brass Band which I found out (thanks to the commenter below) features John Mac Band (Local High School) .