Ruth Brown

Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist

1928 – 2006

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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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Born
Jan 12, 1928
Portsmouth
Also known as
  • Ruth Alston Weston
  • The Girl With the Tear In Her Voice
  • Miss Rhythm
  • Queen of R&B
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • I. C. Norcom High School
Lived in
  • Virginia
Died
Nov 17, 2006
Henderson

Submitted
on July 23, 2013