Blues on Broadway

Blues on Broadway

by Ruth Brown


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Blues on Broadway

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/1989
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218966221
catalogNumber: 9662

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
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
McKibbon   Contributor
Spanky Davis   Contributor
Ervin Drake   Composer
John Eargle   Engineer
Bobby Forrester   Contributor
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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