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Ruth Brown

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

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

Ruth Brown

“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....
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Source: James Nadal

  • The Platinum Collection

    Verve Records
    2007
  • Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful

    Verve Records
    2005
  • A Good Day For The Blues

    Verve Records
    1999
  • R+B=Ruth Brown

    Verve Records
    1997
  • Fine Brown Frame

    Verve Records
    1993
  • Brown, Black & Beautiful

    Verve Records
    1990
  • The Hits

    Verve Records
    1989
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