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(2001/Arpeggio) 20 tracks, Atlantic recordings, 1949-50! Few copies of this rare CD! more

Ruth Brown: R.B. Blues (CD)

(2001/Arpeggio) 20 tracks, Atlantic recordings, 1949-50! Few copies of this rare CD!

Article properties: Ruth Brown: R.B. Blues (CD)

  • Interpret: Ruth Brown

  • Album titlle: R.B. Blues (CD)

  • Label MAGNUM

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2001
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0658028830125

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Brown, Ruth - R.B. Blues (CD) CD 1
01 It's Raining Ruth Brown
02 So Long Ruth Brown
03 Love Me Baby Ruth Brown
04 I'll Get Along Somehow Ruth Brown
05 Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe Ruth Brown
06 Rocking Blues Ruth Brown
07 Someday Ruth Brown
08 Why Ruth Brown
09 It's All In Your Mind Ruth Brown
10 I Can Dream, Can't I Ruth Brown
11 Sentimental Journey Ruth Brown
12 Where Can I Go Ruth Brown
13 Dear Little Boy Of Mine Ruth Brown
14 Am I Making The Same Mistake Again Ruth Brown
15 Teardrops From My Eyes Ruth Brown
16 R B Blues Ruth Brown
17 I Know Ruth Brown
18 I Don't Want Nobody Ruth Brown
19 I'll Wait For You Ruth Brown
20 Standing On The Corner Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' Ruth Brown This Little Girl's Gone... more
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Ruth Brown

This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'

Ruth Brown

This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'

Ruth Brown acutely felt the changing times at Atlantic Records. She had been there since the label’s inauspicious launch, but saw that her champion, Herb Abramson, was sidelined and would soon be bought out. She didn’t get along as well with his replacement, Jerry Wexler, and felt that the label’s co-founder, Ahmet Ertegun, was becoming remote. One of the artists assigned to Herb Abramson was Bobby Darin, and it took some time for Abramson or anyone at Atlantic to know what to do with him. For Ruth, it was unusual enough just seeing a white performer on the label.

"I often came across him in the studio, trying out little things,” she wrote in her autobiography. “’I hear you’re a songwriter,’ I jived him one day. ‘Why don’t you write me a song?’ He did. It was ‘This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’,’ and it was produced by two other ex-Brillers, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.” Most sources credit Wexler and Ertegun as A&R men on the session, but Ruth clearly remembers it differently.

A straightforward boogie woogie underpinned by Stoller on piano, it was highlighted by Everett Barksdale on guitar and the always distinctive King Curtis on tenor sax. Ruth damns it with faint praise in her autobiography, but it became her last major pop hit and one of her last R&B hits. Darin’s co-writer, incidentally, was Emanuel Kurtz aka Mann Curtis, who had begun cranking out songs in the early 1940s, and wrote the English words to Let It Be Me. Ruth’s long chart career was winding down, although she performs to this day. Darin’s other contribution to Ruth’s tenure at Atlantic was to advise her to audit the label for unpaid royalties.

 

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Tracklist
Brown, Ruth - R.B. Blues (CD) CD 1
01 It's Raining
02 So Long
03 Love Me Baby
04 I'll Get Along Somehow
05 Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
06 Rocking Blues
07 Someday
08 Why
09 It's All In Your Mind
10 I Can Dream, Can't I
11 Sentimental Journey
12 Where Can I Go
13 Dear Little Boy Of Mine
14 Am I Making The Same Mistake Again
15 Teardrops From My Eyes
16 R B Blues
17 I Know
18 I Don't Want Nobody
19 I'll Wait For You
20 Standing On The Corner