Songs of My Life

Songs of My Life

by Ruth Brown
     
 
Before Ruth Brown became an R&B and rock legend in the '50s, she was a jazz, blues, and gospel stylist. She shows that aspect of her talent on The Songs of My Life, a fine set produced by guitarist Rodney Jones, who also did the arrangements and conducted the backing band. While she displays her timing, interpretive skills, and

Overview

Before Ruth Brown became an R&B and rock legend in the '50s, she was a jazz, blues, and gospel stylist. She shows that aspect of her talent on The Songs of My Life, a fine set produced by guitarist Rodney Jones, who also did the arrangements and conducted the backing band. While she displays her timing, interpretive skills, and still-impressive delivery and enunciation throughout, Brown also demonstrates on her rendition of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" that she retains an interest in and awareness of contemporary songs that fit her style. Ruth Brown proves that it's not the song or the lyric but the singer who makes a tune work.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/1993
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0025218966528
catalogNumber:
9665

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruth Brown   Primary Artist,Bass,Vocals
William Galison   Harmonica
Rodney Jones   Acoustic Guitar,Conductor
Rufus Reid   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Mark Sherman   Piano,Vibes
Rugh Brown   Vocals
Bobby Forrester   Organ,Hammond Organ
Robert Kenmotsu   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Owens   Piano
Mike Renzi   Piano
Akira Tana   Drums
D.J. Williams   Alto Saxophone
C.I. Williams   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Forretta   Hammond Organ
Robert Kenmoldn   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Frank Overend   Piano

Technical Credits

William Galison   Contributor
Rodney Jones   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Rufus Reid   Contributor
Mark Sherman   Contributor
Billie Holiday   Composer
Bobby Forrester   Contributor
Mack Gordon   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Frank Owens   Contributor
Mike Renzi   Contributor
Akira Tana   Contributor
Tony Viamontes   Engineer
Harry Warren   Composer
C.I. Williams   Contributor
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Lora Rosner   Contributor

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