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Definitive Soul
     

Definitive Soul

by Ruth Brown
 
Ruth Brown's jazzy, blues-inflected and undeniably sultry voice almost single-handedly built Atlantic Records into a soul and R&B powerhouse in the 1950s, charting some two-dozen singles for the label between 1949 and 1960, the most notable of which are collected in this two-disc set of her Atlantic material. Brown's "So Long" hit almost out of the box in 1949,

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Ruth Brown's jazzy, blues-inflected and undeniably sultry voice almost single-handedly built Atlantic Records into a soul and R&B powerhouse in the 1950s, charting some two-dozen singles for the label between 1949 and 1960, the most notable of which are collected in this two-disc set of her Atlantic material. Brown's "So Long" hit almost out of the box in 1949, reaching number four on the R&B charts, and she and Atlantic were off and running. "Teardrops from My Eyes" hit the top spot on the chart a year later, a feat her signature "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" accomplished in 1953 and "Mambo Baby" repeated in 1954. All of these are included here, along with later tracks like 1959's "Jack O' Diamonds," which featured the great King Curtis on sax. Brown branched out into acting and other arenas later in her career, but her commitment to the blues and R&B never wavered. Her lasting legacy rests with the Atlantic tracks collected here, making this a fine introduction to this powerful singer.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227998998
catalogNumber:
122684

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruth Brown   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Brook Benton   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Ruth Brown   Composer
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Belford Hendricks   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Gerald Marks   Composer
Bobby Stevenson   Composer
Mamie Thomas   Composer
Harold Abramson   Composer
Buddy Fields   Composer
Ted Jarrett   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Ronald Mack   Composer
Remus Harris   Composer
Irving Melsher   Composer
Bobby Sharp   Composer
Charles Norbeck   Discographical Annotation

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