Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist
1928 – 2006
Who was Ruth Brown?
Ruth Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress also known as "Queen of R&B" noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and " 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 1980s, 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 Black and Blue earned Brown a Tony Award, and the original cast recording won a Grammy Award.
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- Jan 12, 1928
- Also known as
- Ruth Alston Weston
- The Girl With the Tear In Her Voice
- Miss Rhythm
- Queen of R&B
- United States of America
- I. C. Norcom High School
- Lived in
- Nov 17, 2006
on July 23, 2013