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Format: CD
Sku: 204254219
UPC: 081227998998
UPC 14: 00081227998998
Release Date: 4/3/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. So Long - (Issued As Atlantic Single #879, 8/49 (R&B #4)) ~ Ruth Brown
2. I'll Get Along Somehow - (Issued As Atlantic Single #887, 11/49) ~ Ruth Brown
3. Teardrops From My Eyes - (Issued As Atlantic Single #919, 10/50 (R&B #1)) ~ Ruth Brown
4. I'll Wait For You - (Issued As Atlantic Single #930, 2/51 (R&B #3)) ~ Ruth Brown
5. I Know - (Issued As Atlantic Single #941, 6/51 (R&B #7)) ~ Ruth Brown
6. Shine On (Big Bright Moon, Shine On) - (Issued As Atlantic Single #948, 11/51) ~ Ruth Brown
7. 5-10-15 Hours - (Issued As Atlantic Single #962, 3/52 (R&B #1)) ~ Ruth Brown
8. Daddy Daddy - (Issued As Atlantic Single #973, 8/52 (R&B #3)) ~ Ruth Brown
9. Have A Good Time - (Issued As Atlantic Single #973, 8/52) ~ Ruth Brown
10. (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - (Issued As Atlantic Single #986, 1/53 (R&B #1, Pop #23)) ~ Ruth Brown
11. R.B. Blues - (Issued As Atlantic Single #986, 1/53) ~ Ruth Brown
12. Wild Wild Young Men - (Issued As Atlantic Single #993, 5/53 (R&B #3)) ~ Ruth Brown
13. Mend Your Ways - (Issued As Atlantic Single #993, 5/53 (R&B #7)) ~ Ruth Brown
14. Hello Little Boy - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1027, 4/54) ~ Ruth Brown
15. Oh What A Dream - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1036, 7/54 (R&B #1)) ~ Ruth Brown
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Mambo Baby - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1044, 10/54 (R&B #1)) ~ Ruth Brown
2. Somebody Touched Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1044, 10/54) ~ Ruth Brown
3. Bye Bye Young Men - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1051, 1/55 (R&B #13)) ~ Ruth Brown
4. As Long As I'm Moving - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1059, 5/55 (R&B #4)) ~ Ruth Brown
5. I Can See Everybody's Baby - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1059, 5/55 (R&B #7)) ~ Ruth Brown
6. It's Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day) - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1072, 8/55 (R&B #4)) ~ Ruth Brown
7. I Want To Do More - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1082, 12/55 (R&B #3)) ~ Ruth Brown
8. Sweet Baby Of Mine - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1091, 5/56 (R&B #10)) ~ Ruth Brown
9. Lucky Lips - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1125, 2/57 (R&B #6, Pop #25)) ~ Ruth Brown
10. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1197, 9/58 (R&B #7, Pop #24)) ~ Ruth Brown
11. Why Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #1197, 9/58 (R&B #17)) ~ Ruth Brown
12. Jack O' Diamonds - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2026, 6/59 (R&B #23, Pop #96)) ~ Ruth Brown
13. I Can't Hear A Word You Say - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2026, 6/59) ~ Ruth Brown
14. I Don't Know - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2035, 9/59 (R&B #5, Pop #64)) ~ Ruth Brown
15. Don't Deceive Me - (Issued As Atlantic Single #2052, 3/60 (R&B #10, Pop #62)) ~ Ruth Brown

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot; Dave Schultz.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Charles Norbeck (Compilation)

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.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Blues Summit
Muze Music Compilations More Music From Northern Exposure
Muze Music Compilations Road Tested (Live)
Muze Music Compilations There Is Always One More Time
Muze Music Compilations Box Of The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Lightning In A Bottle
Muze Music Compilations Treasure Of Love & Other Favorites
Muze Music Compilations My Blueberry Nights
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Shake Rattle Roll/r b's
Muze Music Compilations Shake Rattle Roll/r b's
Muze Music Compilations Rounder Records Story
Muze Music Compilations Rock N Roll Explosion
Muze Music Compilations R&b No 1s Of The 50s
Muze Music Compilations Great Ladies Of R&b
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life 1954
Muze Music Compilations Year In Your Life 1955
Muze Music Compilations Great 1 R&b Hits Of The 1950's

Associated Artists and Works

Cast, Original
Blues Summit ~ King, B. B.
Blues Summit ~ King, B.B.
Blues Summit ~ King, B.B.
Original Cast

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/03/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : R-2122684
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227998998

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Brown,Ruth
Product attributeLabel:   Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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