Ruth Brown Miss Rhythm 180g LP
High Quality 180g Vinyl LP!
Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!
Miss Rhythm contains music by Ruth Brown recorded between 1954 and 1959 for the
"Once fired from Lucky Millinder's band, it was the great Duke Ellington who
recommended Ruth Brown to Herb Abramson and his fledgling Atlantic Records in
1949. Good thing, too, because it was Ruth Brown who put Atlantic on the map,
make no mistake. She did that with 24 R&B hit singles from 1949 to 1960, five of
which crossed over to the Billboard Pop charts.
"Ruth Brown's second LP is a minor masterpiece, built around a handful of hit
singles and B-sides from the prior year ("Book of Lies," "Just Too Much," "When
I Get You Baby," "This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'," "Why Me") and containing a
pair of current single sides, "Jack O' Diamonds" and "I Can't Hear a Word You
Say." Brown is amazing in her range, from the upbeat, romantic "I Hope We Meet
(On the Road Someday)" to the jaunty shouter "Why Me" -- her timbre ranges from
sweetly romantic to hard and raspy, and listening to the transformations,
between the smooth, quick tempo "Just Too Much" to the hard, lusty "Somebody
Touched Me," one thinks of a distaff Sam Cooke. Brown's accompaniments may have
lacked the polish of Cooke's sides, and she wasn't really shooting for
pop-crossover success (though she saw some). Her singing even overcomes
excessively pop-oriented arrangements on "When I Get You Baby." At various
times, in her upper register, Brown recalls Clyde McPhatter's falsetto singing,
while in her middle and lower registers, as on "I Can't Hear a Word You Say,"
she comes up with a power that could melt a microphone stand." - Bruce Eder/AMG
• High quality 180g Vinyl LP
• Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
• Made in the U.K.
1. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
2. Just Too much
3. I Hope We Meet (On The Road Some Day)
4. Why Me
5. Somebody Touched Me
6. When I Get You Baby
1. Jack O' Diamonds
2. I Can't Hear A Word You Say
3. One More Time
4. Book Of Lies
5. I Can See Everybody's Baby
6. Show Me