Related Artists

Big Joe Turner

Clyde McPhatter

Albert Collins

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Howlin' Wolf

Bessie Smith

Koko Taylor

Denise La Salle

Brook Benton

Jackie Wilson

Ruth Brown

Home > Music > R > Ruth Brown

Born: 1928/01/30
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Died: 2006/11/17
Years Active: 1949–1993
Genres: Pop, R&B, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Funk

Ruth Brown (January 30, 1928 - November 17, 2006) was an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and actress noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for fledgling Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "The house that Ruth built". Following a resurgence that began in the mid-1970s and peaked in the eighties, Brown used her influence to press for musicians' rights regarding royalties and contracts, which led to the founding of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Her performances in the Broadway musical ''Blac... Continue Bio >>

Listen to Ruth Brown
and similar artists - Play Now
All Albums >>

Latest Tracks:
The Thrill Is Gone
On: Tonin'
$0.99 Buy Song
Never Make Your Move Too Soon
On: Road Tested
$1.29 Buy Song
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
On: Christmas Songs
$0.99 Buy Song
You're The Boss
On: Blues Summit
$1.29 Buy Song
On: Shaman's Breath
$0.99 Buy Song

More Tracks >>