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The Ritchie Family is the name of an American vocal group, based in Philadelphia, who achieved many hits from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. The group was created by Jacques Morali. The group took its name from record producer Ritchie Rome. Through five line up changes, the Ritchie Family recorded nine albums. While they achieved their highest record sales with the original lineup, the third, fourth and fifth line up did well also. Some of their hits include “Brazil”, “African Queens”, “Quiet Village”, “American Generation”, “I Feel Disco Good”, “Where Are The Men”, “Put Your Feet To The Beat”, “Give Me A Break”, “I’ll Never Be Able To Set You Free”, “I’ll Do My Best”, “Walk With Me” and their final single to date “All Night All Right.” After deciding to split, when group owner Jacques Morali discovered he had AIDS, the group continued as Vera Brown and the Rich Girls for one song called “Too Much Too Fast” that crashed completely. Vera Brown has reformed The Ritchie Family, with Dodie Draher and Jacqui Smith-Lee, but without further releases. The Ritchie Family continues to perform the groups’ hit songs at Disco and Dance music concerts and fesivials around the world.


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  • RussellChap

    The later version of the ritchie family is much better than the crass & camp earlier versions...better funk !

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Afirican Queens" is a fabulous song and album!!!

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    The albums "Give Me A Break", "I'll Do My Best", and "All Night All Right" should have done better at the times of their release. However all three albums have still sound fabulous!

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • hinrgboy2011

    American Generation is one of my all time favourite disco tracks!

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • heyjudette

    why did it take me so long to find out about the ritchie family? being philly-area based i'm ashamed i didn't know about them sooner!!! these women are AMAZING!

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    All of The Ritchie Family albums should be reissued on CD or at least as downloads on iTunes and I would love to own every album!

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • bachrodi

    i cant find quiet village anywhere!!! it sucks even more cause i love martin denny too!!!

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    "Quiet Village" is a superb, (but hard to find), disco belter

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Shy-Guy

    Ah! You beat me by two months...

    8 Jan 2009 Reply

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    20 Nov 2008 Reply

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