“Rock And Roll” by Ruth Brown - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1957Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

In all, between 1949 and 1955, Ruth Brown had stayed on the R&B chart for a total 149 weeks, with sixteen Top 10 records including five number ones. The hyperbole was in overdrive: “In the South Ruth Brown is better known than Coca Cola.” Atlantic Records became known as “The house that Ruth built”. She was widely acknowledged as “the queen of R&B”. It took until 1957 however, for her first Pop Hit, the Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller penned “Lucky Lips”, which reached number 6 on the R&B chart, and number 25 on the US pop chart. This “debut album” was quickly assembled (Atlantic 8004), leading with the hit song and rounding up the big hitting sides from the preceding years. 1954’s “Hello Little Boy” is the clear highlight - a sensational stormer from her own pen… The album stands as a super introduction to the Ruth Brown story thus far.

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A1 [02:09] 6.7.png Ruth Brown - Lucky Lips (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:45] 7.6.png Ruth Brown and her Rhythmakers with orchestral accompaniment - As Long As I’m Moving (Jesse Stone) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:32] 7.6.png Ruth Brown with Orchestra - Wild Wild Young Men (Ahmet Ertegün) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:56] 6.3.png Ruth Brown with Orchestra - Daddy Daddy (Rudy Toombs) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:48] 6.9.png Ruth Brown and her Rhythmakers with Orchestra - Mambo Baby (Charles Singleton, Rose Marie McCoy) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [03:01] 6.1.png Ruth Brown with Budd Johnson’s Orchestra - Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudy Toombs) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A7 [02:41] 9.8.png Ruth Brown with Orchestra - Hello Little Boy (Ruth Brown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:57] 6.7.png Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Johnny Wallace, Herbert J. Lance) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [03:17] 6.7.png Ruth Brown with Orchestra - 5-10-15 Hours (Rudy Toombs) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:46] 8.7.png Ruth Brown - It’s Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day) (Ted Jarret) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:39] 7.0.png Ruth Brown and The Delta Rhythm Boys - Sentimental Journey (Les Brown, Bud Green, Benjamin Homer) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:19] 5.7.png Ruth Brown and her Rhythmakers with Orchestra - Old Man River (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) Big Band / Jive / Swing
B6 [02:43] 6.6.png Ruth Brown as heard with Eddie Condon’s N.B.C. Television Orchestra - So Long (Remus Harris, Russ Morgan, Irving Melsher) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B7 [03:03] 8.2.png Ruth Brown and her Rhythmakers with Orchestra - Oh What A Dream (Chuck Willis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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