Late Date With Ruth Brown (LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Corn Bread Records 
Year: 2016 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 It Could Happen To You
A2 Why Don't You Do Right
A3 Bewitched
A4 I'm Just A Lucky So And So
A5 I Can Dream, Can't I
A6 You And The Night And The Music

B1 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
B2 We'll Be Together Again
B3 I'm Beginning To See The Light
B4 I Loves You Porgy
B5 No One Ever Tells You
B6 Let's Face The Music And Dance

Originally released in 1959.


Alto Saxophone, Oboe, Flute – Romeo Penque
Arranger, Conductor – Richard Wess
Bass – Milt Hinton
Drums – Don Lamond, Sol Gubin
Guitar – Al Caiola, Mundell Lowe
Piano – Hank Jones
Saxophone – Jerry Sanfino, Joe Soldo, Phil Bodner
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – George Berg
Trombone – Chauncey Welsch, Frank Rehak, Mervin Gold, Morton Bullman, Bob Alexander
Trumpet – Bernie Glow, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Royal, Joe Cabot
Violin – Arnold Eidus, Felix Giglio, Harry Katzman, Harry Melnikoff, Julius Held, Leo Kruczek, Tony Bambino
Violin, Concertmaster – Eugene Orloff
Vocals – Ruth Brown

Virginia native Ruth Brown came to DC in 1945 as something of a runaway teen bride.  Within a few years she had a gig at Crystal Caverns (later Bohemian Caverns)--plugged into the nationwide royal court of jazz and R&B--where her rare range, power, and magnetism at the mic soon earned her a major label recording contract. By 1950 Brown had begun a string of #1 hits and was herself American royalty, Miss Rhythm, the Queen of R&B.

Brown retreated from stardom for 10 years to focus on family, but in 1975 launched a brilliant second act as a singer, recording artist, activist and actor--even winning a Tony Award to add to her Grammy.

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