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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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: 8/19/1997
  • Label: Bullseye Blues
  • UPC: 011661958326
  • Catalog Number: 619583
  • Sales rank: 18,343

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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