Songs of My Life

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1993
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218966528
  • Catalog Number: 9665
  • Sales rank: 183,934

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruth Brown Primary Artist, Bass, Vocals
William Galison Harmonica
Rodney Jones Acoustic Guitar, 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 Jr. Composer
George Horn Mastering
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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