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With her second album for Atlantic, Ruth Brown turned up the heat on her influences from the Forties and Fifties and edged closer to what would become rock’n’roll. Brown’s style had grown from a variety of sources, and here you can witness her push big band swing (“Wild Wild Young Men,” “Teardrops From My Eyes”), mainstream pop vocals (“Old Man River,” “Sentimental Journey”), blues (“5-10-15 Hours,” “It’s Love Baby”), and even latin (“Daddy Daddy,” “Mambo Baby”) to bigger, brassier places than had ever before been attempted. As with so many recordings from Atlantic during this period, one can hear jazz, doo-wop, and blues coalescing to form something new; even Little Richard is presaged in Brown’s trademark vocal yelps. However, with this album it becomes harder to view rock’n’roll as an impending innovation. “Lucky Lips,” “As Long As I’m Moving,” and Brown’s signature “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean,” make it clear that she was already there.


Born: January 12, 1928 in Portsmouth, VA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

They called Atlantic Records "the house that Ruth built" during the 1950s, and they weren't referring to the Sultan of Swat. Ruth Brown's regal hitmaking reign from 1949 to the close of the '50s helped tremendously to establish the New York label's predominance in the R&B field. Later, the business all but forgot her -- she was forced to toil as domestic help for a time -- but she returned to the top, her status as a postwar R&B pioneer (and tireless advocate for the rights and royalties of her peers)...
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  • Genres: Rock, Music, R&B/Soul
  • Released: 1957

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