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Ruth Brown

voc, 1928-2006 US, Portsmouth, Virginia
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of R&B/Soul and Blues
A.k.a. Ruth Alston Weston

Ruth Brown (born on January 30, 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - died November 11, 2006, Henderson, Nevada, USA) was an American soul, blues and jazz singer. In 1948, Ahmet Ertegun signed her to Atlantic. She was married to Willis Jackson. Between the years 1949 and 1955 her songs were on the charts for 129 weeks, including five No.1's: "Teardrops from My Eyes" (1950), "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" (1952), "5-10-15 Hours" (1952), "Mambo Baby" (1954) and "Oh What a Dream" - with the The Drifters (1954). She was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 (Performer). She died of complications from a stroke and heart attack at a Las Vegas-area hospital.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Piano
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
I Don't Know on The Essentials: Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
Sweet Baby of Mine on Rockin' In Rhythm - The Best Of Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
5-10-15 Hours on Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean on Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
Lucky Lips on Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
Wild Wild Young Men on Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
Mambo Baby on Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
As Long as I'm Moving on Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean on I Don't Know by Ruth Brown
This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' on Miss Rhythm by Ruth Brown

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1949-1957Ruth Brown2017Compil.
Say It Again: Ruth Brown In The '60sRuth Brown2016Compil.
Book Of LiesRuth Brown2016Single
The Very Best Of Ruth BrownRuth Brown2015Compil.
Tears Keep Tumbling Down / If I Had Any SenseRuth Brown2015Single
Late Date With Ruth BrownRuth Brown2013Album
Teardrops From My Eyes / As Long As I'm MovingRuth Brown2013Single
Sweet Baby Of Mine / I Don't KnowRuth Brown2012Single
Taking Care Of Business: Singles As & Bs 1953-1960 + Bonus Hits From 1950-1952Ruth Brown2011Compil.
This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'Ruth Brown2011Single
Ms. B's BluesRuth Brown2009Compil.
Rock 'n' Roll LegendRuth Brown2008Compil.
Swamp Dogg Droppin'sSwamp Dogg / Doris Duke / Z.Z. Hill / Ruth Brown2008Compil.
The Platinum CollectionRuth Brown2007Compil.
The Definitive Soul CollectionRuth Brown2007Compil.
Wild Wild Young MenRuth Brown2007Compil.
Wild Wild WomenRuth Brown2006Compil.
A Proper Introduction To Ruth Brown: Teardrops From My EyesRuth Brown2004Compil.
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter MeanRuth Brown2004Compil.
Ladies ManPinetop Perkins Featuring Marcia Ball, Ruth Brown, Deborah Coleman, Odetta, Madeleine Peyroux, Ann Rabson, Angela Strehli, Susan Tedeschi2004Album
The EssentialsRuth Brown2003Compil.
The Chronological Ruth Brown 1949-1950Ruth Brown2001Compil.
The Best Thing That Ever HappenedRuth Brown2001Compil.
R.B. BluesRuth Brown2001Compil.
A Good Day For The BluesRuth Brown1999Album
Ruth Brown / Miss RhythmRuth Brown1999Compil.
Miss Rhythm: The Rest...& More Of The BestRuth Brown1997Compil.
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean & Other FavoritesRuth Brown1997Compil.
R+B=Ruth BrownRuth Brown1997Album
The Rockin-Boppin Ladies Presents - Ruth Brown (vol. 2)Ruth Brown1996Compil.
Rockin' In Rhythm - The Best Of Ruth BrownRuth Brown1996Compil.
Live In LondonRuth Brown1995Album
The Songs Of My LifeRuth Brown1994Album
Rockin' Ruth Brown Miss RhythmRuth Brown1994Compil.
What Color Is The BluesRuth Brown1993Compil.
Fine And MellowRuth Brown1991Album
Brown, Black & BeautifulRuth Brown1990Album
Blues On BroadwayRuth Brown1989Album
If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' On ItRuth Brown1989Single
Miss Rhythm, Greatest Hits And MoreRuth Brown1989Compil.
The HitsRuth Brown1989Compil.
I'll Wait For YouRuth Brown1988Compil.
Have A Good TimeRuth Brown1988Album
Brown SugarRuth Brown1985Album
Rockin' With RuthRuth Brown1984Compil.
Takin' Care Of BusinessRuth Brown1983Album
The Soul SurvivesRuth Brown1982Album
R. B. BluesRuth Brown1980Compil.
You Don't Know MeRuth Brown1978Album
Sugar BabeRuth Brown1976Album
Sugar BabeRuth Brown1976Single
Ladies Of MainstreamSarah Vaughan / Ruth Brown / Morgana King / Carmen McRae1974Compil.
The Real Ruth BrownRuth Brown1972Album
Black Is Brown And Brown Is BeautifulRuth Brown1969Album
Yesterday / Try Me And SeeRuth Brown1969Single
Someday (I Know, I Know) / You're A Stone Groovy ThingRuth Brown1968Single
The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones • Mel Lewis Featuring Miss Ruth BrownThad Jones & Mel Lewis Featuring Ruth Brown1968Album
On The Good Ship Lollipop / Hurry On DownRuth Brown1965Single
'65Ruth Brown1965Album
Yes Sir That's My BabyRuth Brown1964Single
I Love Him And I Know It / Come A Little CloserRuth Brown1964Single
Secret LoveRuth Brown1963Single
Satisfied / If You Don't Tell NobodyRuth Brown1963Single
Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) / Hold My HandRuth Brown1962Single
The Best Of Ruth BrownRuth Brown1962Compil.
Gospel TimeRuth Brown1962Single
Along Comes RuthRuth Brown1962Album
He Tells Me With His EyesRuth Brown1962Single
Gospel TimeRuth Brown1962Album
Shake A Hand / Say It AgainRuth Brown1962Single
Anyone But You / It Tears Me AIl To PiecesRuth Brown1961Single
Sure 'Nuff / Here He ComesRuth Brown1961Single
Don't Deceive MeRuth Brown1960Single
Don't Deceive Me / I Burned Your LetterRuth Brown1960Single
Taking Care Of Business / Honey BoyRuth Brown1960Single
What I Wouldn't Give / The Door Is Still OpenRuth Brown1960Single
Late Date With Ruth BrownRuth Brown1959Album
I Can't Hear A Word You Say / Jack O'DiamondsRuth Brown1959Single
Itty Bitty GirlRuth Brown1959Single
Miss RhythmRuth Brown1959Album
I Don't KnowRuth Brown1959Single
This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'Ruth Brown1958Single
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean / I'll Step AsideRuth Brown1958Single
This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'Ruth Brown1958Single
Show Me / I Hope We Meet (On The Road Some Day)Ruth Brown1957Single
Ruth BrownRuth Brown1957Single
A New LoveRuth Brown1957Single
I Want To Do More / Sweet Baby Of MineRuth Brown1957Single
When I Get You BabyRuth Brown1957Single
A New Love / Look Me UpRuth Brown1957Single
Rock & RollRuth Brown1957Album
Mom Oh Mom / I Want To Be LovedRuth Brown1956Single
The Queen of Rhythm and BluesRuth Brown1956Single
The King And Queen Of Rhythm And BluesBig Joe Turner / Ruth Brown1956Single
Smooth Operator / I Still Love YouRuth Brown1956Single
Lucky Lips / My Heart Is Breaking Over YouRuth Brown1956Album
It's Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day) / What'd I SayRuth Brown1955Album
As Long As I'm Moving / I Can See Everybody's BabyRuth Brown1955Single
I Gotta Have You / Love Has Joined Us TogetherClyde McPhatter And Ruth Brown1955Single
Mambo Baby / Please Don't FreezeRuth Brown1954Single
Sentimental Journey / It's All In Your MindRuth Brown And The Delta Rhythm Boys1954Single
Wild Wild Young Men / Mend Your WaysRuth Brown1953Album
Daddy Daddy / Have A Good TimeRuth Brown With Orchestra / Ruth Brown With James Quintet1952Single
I'll Wait For You / Standing On The CornerRuth Brown With Budd Johnson Orchestra1951Album
Shine On / Without My LoveRuth Brown1951Album
Love Me Baby / Happiness Is A Thing Called JoeRuth Brown With Budd Johnson Orchestra1950Album
Teardrops From My EyesRuth Brown1950Album
I'll Get Along Somehow /Rocking BluesRuth Brown1949Album
It's Raining / So LongRuth Brown1949Album
Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1949-1957Ruth BrownCompil.
Lucky Lips / The Little Blue ManRuth Brown / Betty JohnsonSingle
SingsRuth BrownSingle
Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) / Jim DandyRuth BrownSingle
Ruth Brown SingsRuth BrownSingle
Lucky Lips / A New Love / Jim Dandy / Love Love LoveRuth BrownSingle
Late Date With Ruth BownRuth BrownSingle
Just Too Much / Book Of LiesRuth BrownSingle
Such A Night / Mama, He Treats Your Daughter MeanClyde McPhatter, Ruth BrownSingle
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