Definitive Soul CD (2007)

Artist: Ruth Brown

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Rhino Records
SKU 204254219
UPC 081227998998
UPC 14 00081227998998
Format CD
Release Date 4/3/2007
Links
Author Ruth Brown
Compilation Appearance Blues Summit
Compilation Appearance More Music From Northern Exposure
Compilation Appearance Road Tested (Live)
Compilation Appearance There Is Always One More Time
Compilation Appearance Putumayo Presents: American Blues
Compilation Appearance Box Of The Blues
Compilation Appearance Treasure Of Love & Other Favorites
Compilation Appearance My Blueberry Nights
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Rounder Records Story
Compilation Appearance Great Ladies Of R&b
Compilation Appearance Year In Your Life 1954
Compilation Appearance Great 1 R&b Hits Of The 1950's
Compilation Appearance Year In Your Life 1955
Associated Artist/Work Cast, Original
Artist Influence Alberta Hunter
Artist Influence Big Maybelle
Artist Influence Billie Holiday
Artist Influence Clara Ward
Artist Influence Dinah Washington
Artist Influence Ella Fitzgerald
Artist Influence Ernestine Anderson
Artist Influence Ida Cox
Artist Influence Lucille Bogan
Artist Influence Ma Rainey
Artist Influence Memphis Minnie
Artist Influence Sarah Vaughan
Artist Influence Sippie Wallace
Artist Influence Victoria Spivey
Artist Contemporary Aretha Franklin
Artist Contemporary B.B. King
Artist Contemporary Big Joe Turner
Artist Contemporary Big Mama Thornton
Artist Contemporary Charles Brown
Artist Contemporary Chuck Willis
Artist Contemporary Clyde McPhatter
Artist Contemporary Dinah Washington
Artist Contemporary Ella Johnson
Artist Contemporary Ernestine Anderson
Artist Contemporary Esther Phillips
Artist Contemporary Etta James
Artist Contemporary Etta Jones
Artist Contemporary Faye Adams
Artist Contemporary Irma Thomas
Artist Contemporary Joe Liggins
Artist Contemporary Joe Williams (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Koko Taylor
Artist Contemporary LaVern Baker
Artist Contemporary Ray Charles
Artist Contemporary Roy Brown
Artist Contemporary Varetta Dillard
Artist Contemporary Willis "Gator" Jackson
Artist Follower Angela Strehli
Artist Follower Aretha Franklin
Artist Follower Bonnie Raitt
Artist Follower Etta James
Artist Follower Fontella Bass
Artist Follower Francine Reed
Artist Follower Janis Joplin
Artist Follower Koko Taylor
Artist Follower Lorraine Ellison
Artist Follower Lou Ann Barton
Artist Follower Marcia Ball
Artist Follower Patti LaBelle
Artist Follower Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women
Artist Follower Shemekia Copeland
Artist Follower Tina Turner
Technical Info
Producer Charles Norbeck (Compilation)
CatalogID R-2122684
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 04/03/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 81m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227998998
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot; Dave Schultz.
For the bulk of the 1950s the letters R and B could just have easily stood for Ruth Brown as for rhythm & blues. Her seismic effect on the music business is twofold. First, on the power of her expressive pipes alone, Brown stands as the female soul giant of the decade and--perhaps more than anybody, Ray Charles included--helped push the boundaries of the genre to the breaking point where it birthed rock & roll. From sultry jazz to ecstatic hiccups to raspy moans, Brown expanded the vocal vocabulary of soul and laid the foundation for every subsequent soul queen who has since overshadowed her, from Etta James and Irma Thomas to Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. Second, her string of hits in the 1950s earned for Atlantic records enormous wealth and reputation--capital that they spent building the most legendary label of its time.
DEFINITIVE SOUL COLLECTION, Rhino's second Ruth Brown greatest-hits collection, strives to be just what its title suggests and succeeds at every turn. The two-disc set compiles all Brown's best singles and B-sides from 1949 to 1960, a stretch during which she practically lived near the top of the R & B charts. Everything essential is here: "Teardrops From My Eyes," "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean," "Wild Wild Young Men," "It's Love Baby (24 Hours of the Day)," and numerous more.
Artist Overview
Ruth Brown was the first great female R&B star of the 1950s, one of the crucial figures in the transition between that music and early rock & roll. She began her career on Atlantic Records in that label's infancy, and did much to establish Atlantic as the premier R&B label. Brown chalked up hit after hit between 1949 and 1955. In the ensuing years, she collaborated with noted jazz musicians and even ventured into acting (in fact she won a Tony in 1989 for her work in the show BLACK AND BLUE). Brown was deservedly inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993, and remained active in performing and recording throughout that decade. She passed away in Las Vegas on November 17, 2006 at the age of 78.
Disc 1
1 So Long - (Issued As Atlantic Single #879, 8/49 (R&B #4)),Mambo Baby - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1044, 10/54 (R&B #1))
2 I'll Get Along Somehow - (Issued As Atlantic Single #887, 11/49),Somebody Touched Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1044, 10/54)
3 Teardrops From My Eyes - (Issued As Atlantic Single #919, 10/50 (R&B #1)),Bye Bye Young Men - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1051, 1/55 (R&B #13))
4 I'll Wait For You - (Issued As Atlantic Single #930, 2/51 (R&B #3)),As Long As I'm Moving - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1059, 5/55 (R&B #4))
5 I Know - (Issued As Atlantic Single #941, 6/51 (R&B #7)),I Can See Everybody's Baby - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1059, 5/55 (R&B #7))
6 Shine On (Big Bright Moon, Shine On) - (Issued As Atlantic Single #948, 11/51),It's Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day) - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1072, 8/55 (R&B #4))
7 5-10-15 Hours - (Issued As Atlantic Single #962, 3/52 (R&B #1)),I Want To Do More - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1082, 12/55 (R&B #3))
8 Daddy Daddy - (Issued As Atlantic Single #973, 8/52 (R&B #3)),Sweet Baby Of Mine - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1091, 5/56 (R&B #10))
9 Have A Good Time - (Issued As Atlantic Single #973, 8/52),Lucky Lips - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1125, 2/57 (R&B #6, Pop #25))
10 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - (Issued As Atlantic Single #986, 1/53 (R&B #1, Pop #23)),This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1197, 9/58 (R&B #7, Pop #24))
11 R.B. Blues - (Issued As Atlantic Single #986, 1/53),Why Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1197, 9/58 (R&B #17))
12 Wild Wild Young Men - (Issued As Atlantic Single #993, 5/53 (R&B #3)),Jack O' Diamonds - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2026, 6/59 (R&B #23, Pop #96))
13 Mend Your Ways - (Issued As Atlantic Single #993, 5/53 (R&B #7)),I Can't Hear A Word You Say - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2026, 6/59)
14 Hello Little Boy - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1027, 4/54),I Don't Know - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2035, 9/59 (R&B #5, Pop #64))
15 Oh What A Dream - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1036, 7/54 (R&B #1)),Don't Deceive Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2052, 3/60 (R&B #10, Pop #62))
Disc 2
1 So Long - (Issued As Atlantic Single #879, 8/49 (R&B #4)),Mambo Baby - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1044, 10/54 (R&B #1))
2 I'll Get Along Somehow - (Issued As Atlantic Single #887, 11/49),Somebody Touched Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1044, 10/54)
3 Teardrops From My Eyes - (Issued As Atlantic Single #919, 10/50 (R&B #1)),Bye Bye Young Men - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1051, 1/55 (R&B #13))
4 I'll Wait For You - (Issued As Atlantic Single #930, 2/51 (R&B #3)),As Long As I'm Moving - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1059, 5/55 (R&B #4))
5 I Know - (Issued As Atlantic Single #941, 6/51 (R&B #7)),I Can See Everybody's Baby - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1059, 5/55 (R&B #7))
6 Shine On (Big Bright Moon, Shine On) - (Issued As Atlantic Single #948, 11/51),It's Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day) - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1072, 8/55 (R&B #4))
7 5-10-15 Hours - (Issued As Atlantic Single #962, 3/52 (R&B #1)),I Want To Do More - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1082, 12/55 (R&B #3))
8 Daddy Daddy - (Issued As Atlantic Single #973, 8/52 (R&B #3)),Sweet Baby Of Mine - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1091, 5/56 (R&B #10))
9 Have A Good Time - (Issued As Atlantic Single #973, 8/52),Lucky Lips - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1125, 2/57 (R&B #6, Pop #25))
10 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - (Issued As Atlantic Single #986, 1/53 (R&B #1, Pop #23)),This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1197, 9/58 (R&B #7, Pop #24))
11 R.B. Blues - (Issued As Atlantic Single #986, 1/53),Why Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1197, 9/58 (R&B #17))
12 Wild Wild Young Men - (Issued As Atlantic Single #993, 5/53 (R&B #3)),Jack O' Diamonds - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2026, 6/59 (R&B #23, Pop #96))
13 Mend Your Ways - (Issued As Atlantic Single #993, 5/53 (R&B #7)),I Can't Hear A Word You Say - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2026, 6/59)
14 Hello Little Boy - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1027, 4/54),I Don't Know - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2035, 9/59 (R&B #5, Pop #64))
15 Oh What A Dream - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1036, 7/54 (R&B #1)),Don't Deceive Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2052, 3/60 (R&B #10, Pop #62))
Product Attributes
Artist Brown,Ruth
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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