Update Ruth Brown Follow

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 12, 1928 | Died: November 17, 2006

“Miss Rhythm”

Years before Aretha Franklin was crowned Queen of Soul, Ruth Brown reigned as the Original Queen of R&B. She achieved a distinct style, sassy and streetwise, which made her one of the more influential singers of her era. Ms. Brown sustained a career for six decades: first as a bright, bluesy singer who was called “the girl with a tear in her voice” and then, after some lean years, as the embodiment of an earthy, indomitable black woman. She had a life of hard work, hard luck, determination, audacity and style. Sometimes it was said that R&B stood as much for Ruth Brown as it did for rhythm and blues....
read more


Featured recording “Blues on Broadway”

Blues on Broadway

Fantasy Jazz
  • BUY

    The Platinum Collection

    Verve Records
  • BUY

    Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful

    Verve Records
  • BUY

    A Good Day For The Blues

    Verve Records
  • BUY

    R+B=Ruth Brown

    Verve Records
  • BUY

    Fine Brown Frame

    Verve Records
  • BUY

    Brown, Black & Beautiful

    Verve Records
  • BUY

    The Hits

    Verve Records
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Watch More Videos

Rank: 2,633
Views: 8,003
Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Reset password.

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.
Email Local Jazz Events!

Email Local Jazz Events

or search site with Google

Help improve the Ruth Brown profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Ruth Brown musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.