Blues on Broadway

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ruth Brown was starring on Broadway in Black and Blue when she recorded her second Fantasy set. The emphasis is on ancient standards mostly from the 1920s that predated Brown's rise as an R&B star in the '50s. Assisted by trumpeter Spanky Davis, tenorman Red Holloway, trombonist Britt Woodman, a rhythm section led by pianist/organist Bobby Forrester and on three numbers altoist Hank Crawford, Brown makes such songs as "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It" and "Am I Blue" sound as if they were written for her.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ruth Brown was starring on Broadway in Black and Blue when she recorded her second Fantasy set. The emphasis is on ancient standards mostly from the 1920s that predated Brown's rise as an R&B star in the '50s. Assisted by trumpeter Spanky Davis, tenorman Red Holloway, trombonist Britt Woodman, a rhythm section led by pianist/organist Bobby Forrester and on three numbers altoist Hank Crawford, Brown makes such songs as "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It" and "Am I Blue" sound as if they were written for her.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1989
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218966221
  • Catalog Number: 9662
  • Sales rank: 73,473

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruth Brown Primary Artist, Vocals
Hank Crawford Alto Saxophone
Red Holloway Tenor Saxophone
Rodney Jones Banjo, Guitar
Grady Tate Drums
Britt Woodman Trombone
Al McKibbon Bass, Acoustic Bass
Spanky Davis Trumpet
Bobby Forrester Organ, Piano, Leader, Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Percy Grainger Composer
Ruth Brown Contributor
Hank Crawford Contributor
Red Holloway Contributor
Rodney Jones Arranger, Contributor
Grady Tate Contributor
Britt Woodman Contributor
Al McKibbon Contributor
Spanky Davis Contributor
Ervin Drake Composer
John Eargle Engineer
Bobby Forrester Contributor
George Horn Mastering
Ralph Jungheim Arranger, Producer
Jay Newland Engineer
Clarence Williams Composer
Chip Deffaa Liner Notes
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Dan Fisher Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Robert Prince Composer
Jimmie Cox Composer
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