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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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Ruth Brown: The Definitive Soul Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD1226842
 

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(2007/Rhino) 30 tracks

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Ruth Brown: The Platinum Collection
Art-Nr.: CD799957
 

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(2007/WARNER) 21 tracks Atlantic 1949-56 / Essential

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Ruth Brown: R.B. Blues
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(2001/Arpeggio) 20 tracks, Atlantic recordings, 1949-50! Few copies of this rare CD!

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Ruth Brown: Late Date With Ruth Brown (CD, Japan)
Art-Nr.: CDAMCY1055
 

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(1991/Atlantic-MMG Japan) 12 Tracks - Rare Japan CD reissue of the original easy listening Jazz album Atlantic SD 1308 from 1959! All in Stereo! With 14 page booklet containing original album notes, some liner notes in Japanese language plus all lyrics in...

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Ruth Brown: Sweet Baby Of Mine
Art-Nr.: CDRBD16
 

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(1988/Mr.R&B) 16 tracks, rare Swedish CD, original Atlantic recordings, 1949-56, 12-page booklet with session details.CD includes a previously unissued track plus some rarities, eg. a session in New York City together with Eddie Condon's N.B.C. TV Orchestra!...

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Ruth Brown: Flashback - Golden Archives
Art-Nr.: CDRN72705
 

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(1997/RHINO) 10 tracks (Atlantic masters 19050s)

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Ruth Brown: The Chronological, Vol.3 (CD)
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(1954-56 'Atlantic') (58:29/23)

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Ruth Brown: Takin' Care Of Business (1980)
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-Takin' Care Of Business (1980 Live in Sweden) Stockholm

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Ruth Brown: Rockin' In Rhythm - The Best Of Ruth Brown (CD)
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Includes two previously unreleased live cuts from 1959 (1996/RHINO) 23 tracks

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No image available Ruth Brown: Taking Care Of Business (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS30223
 

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(1950-60) (151:19/59)

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Ruth Brown: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful (1969)
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(2005/VAMPISOUL) 8 tracks (A&R Studios, NYC, August 1969) digipac

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Ruth Brown: The Chronological Vol.1 - 1949-1950 (CD)
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(1949/50 'Atlantic') (63:21/22)

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Ruth Brown: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful (CD)
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A&R studio, New York 1969

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Ruth Brown: Say It Again: The Sixties (CD)
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(2016/Jasmine) 28 tracks. Ruth Brown in the 1960s.

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Ruth Brown: Miss Rhythm - Greatest Hits & More (2-CD)
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(1989/Atlantic) 40 tracks (4 unreleased) 1949-60 with 16 page booklet. sealed stock copies

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Ruth Brown: Essential Recordings: Ms. B's Blues
Art-Nr.: CDROU2203
 

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'Best Of' compilation from the catalog of the largest independant record company in the US.

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Ruth Brown: You Don't Know Me (1978 Gold Star CA)
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