Monday, January 30, 2006

Ruth Brown !

Ruth Brown is best remembered as a recording star in the mid-'50s, at a time when she was sharing the "Atlantic Records" spotlight with such luminaries as Joe Turner, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, and the Clovers.
Ruth Brown's regal hitmaking reign from 1949 to the close of the '50s helped tremendously to establish the New York label's predominance in the R&B field.
Later, the business all but forgot her -- she was forced to toil as domestic help for a time -- but she returned to the top, her status as a postwar R&B pioneer (and tireless advocate for the rights and royalties of her peers) recognized worldwide.
The magnitude of her success is evidenced by membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Beyond that, she is a noted supper-club performer and has starred on Broadway, most recently in "Black and Blue," for which she won a Tony award.
In recent years, Ruth Brown has been known as the hostess of "Blues Stage" on National Public Radio stations.
You might also remember her as the "Motormouth" deejay in the movie "Hairspray."
If you wanna read (and know) more, it’s right here
All Hail Ruth Brown !

Ruth Brown - Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown - Shine On
Ruth Brown - Wild Wild Young Men


Blogger bigrockcandymountain said...

One of my favorites! Thanks, Rev.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

Tofu Hut posted the Nashville version of "Mama" the middle of last year, but this is a good version too (and it's good to have a reminder blip on the radar: Look Into Ruth Brown's CDs).

5:42 PM  

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