R+B = Ruth Brown

R+B = Ruth Brown

by Ruth Brown
     
 

Ruth Brown's lengthy career has taken her from the Apollo Theater to Broadway. One of the original rhythm & blues superstars, she has emerged on the other side as one of the genre's most beloved singers. On this outing, producer Scott Billington returns Brown to her roots in the company of a superb New Orleans band, surrounds her withSee more details below

Overview

Ruth Brown's lengthy career has taken her from the Apollo Theater to Broadway. One of the original rhythm & blues superstars, she has emerged on the other side as one of the genre's most beloved singers. On this outing, producer Scott Billington returns Brown to her roots in the company of a superb New Orleans band, surrounds her with stellar arrangements of new and old songs, and just lets her rip. The kickoff track, "That Train Don't Stop Here," finds her in a bluesy groove with a lengthy rap at the end that extends the running time to almost seven minutes. Tunes like "In Another World," "Too Little Too Late," and "Break It to Me Gently" mine classic soul ballad territory, while Brown's jazzy side comes to the fore on "Sold My Heart to the Junkman" and "Love Letters." In the blues department, fine versions of Ivory Joe Hunter's "False Friend Blues" and Willie Mabon's "I Don't Know" strengthen the song selection, while Brown teams up with Bonnie Raitt on a conversational "Outskirts of Town." On the last tune, Sarah Brown's "Can't Get Excited," Ruth Brown starts out militant and winds up flirtatious, making a fitting closer for this great little album. Brown is in fine form here, and this is one terrific modern-day roots recording.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/1997
Label:
Bullseye Blues
UPC:
0011661958326
Rank:
119464

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruth Brown   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Slide Guitar
Duke Robillard   Guitar
Rodney Jones   Guitar
Rufus Reid   Bass
Herlin Riley   Drums
Wessell Anderson   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Adams   Vocals
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Guitar
Bobby Forrester   Piano,Hammond Organ
Victor Goines   Baritone Saxophone
Dave Keyes   Piano
Delfeayo Marsalis   Trombone
Wardell Quezergue   Conductor
James Singleton   Bass
Akira Tana   Drums
Charles Miller   Trumpet
Charlie Miller   Trumpet
Ed Peterson   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Petersen   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Floyd   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Brook Benton   Composer
Scott Billington   Producer
David Farrell   Engineer
Victor Goines   Arranger
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger
Leon René   Composer
Steve Rosenthal   Engineer
Joe Seneca   Composer
Chip Deffaa   Liner Notes
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Otis Rene   Composer
Diane Lambert   Composer
Bobby Stevenson   Composer

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