Miss Rhythm (Greatest Hits and More)

Miss Rhythm (Greatest Hits and More)

by Ruth BrownRuth Brown

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Overview

Before Aretha Franklin was exalted as the Queen of Soul, Ruth Brown was dubbed "Miss Rhythm" -- and with good reason. A gritty, aggressive belter with an impressive range and a powerhouse of a voice, Brown was the top female R&B singer of the early to mid-'50s, and would directly or indirectly have an influence on such greats as Etta James and LaVern Baker. A two-CD set ranging from Brown's early hits to engaging obscurities and rarities, Miss Rhythm offers a fine overview of her Atlantic years. Early hits like "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean," "Teardrops From My Eyes," "Mambo Baby," and "5-10-15 Hours" point to the fact that a lot of early R&B was essentially blues at a fast tempo. The set also reminds of early R&B's connection to jazz -- in fact, classics like 1949's "So Long" (her first single) and "Have a Good Time" are examples of first-class torch singing. There are numerous Brown albums that are well worth acquiring, but for those interested in exploring her early music for the first time, Miss Rhythm is an excellent place to start.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1989
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678206122
catalogNumber: 82061

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruth Brown   Primary Artist,Vocals
Clyde McPhatter   Vocals
Will Bradley   Trombone
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Condon   Guitar
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Delta Rhythm Boys   Vocals
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Dick Cary   Alto Horn
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Peanuts Hucko   Tenor Saxophone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Caiola   Guitar
Bu Pleasant   Piano
Earl Washington   Piano
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams   Baritone Saxophone
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Connie Kay   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Rector Bailey   Guitar
Vincent Bair-Beyes   Alto Saxophone
Abie Baker   Bass
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Ernie Caceres   Baritone Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Sticks Evans   Drums,12-string Guitar
Sol Gubin   Vibes
Roy Haynes   Drums
Frank Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Harold Jackson   Tambourine
Willis "Gator" Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Bert Keyes   Electric Piano
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Edward Lewis   Trumpet
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Carl Lynch   Guitar
Charles Macey   Guitar
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Freddie Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Wess   Conductor
Brad Spinney   Percussion
Mike Stoller   Piano
Jesse Stone   Conductor
Billy Taylor   Piano
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Pinky Williams   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Brown   Vocals
Danny Moore   Trumpet
Kelly Owens   Piano
Walker   Drums
Harry Van Walls   Piano
Benny Moten   Bass
Dicky Harris   Trombone
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd   Drums

Technical Credits

Ruth Brown   Composer
Slide Hampton   Arranger
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Producer
Herb Lance   Composer
Herb Abramson   Producer
Sid Bass   Contributor
Howard Biggs   Arranger,Contributor
Fats Domino   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer,Producer
Richard Wess   Arranger
Mike Stoller   Producer
Jesse Stone   Arranger,Contributor
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Dick Smith   Composer
Chip Deffaa   Liner Notes
Gerald Marks   Composer
Harold Abramson   Composer
Buddy Fields   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Marguerite James   Composer
Johnny Wallace   Composer

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