Ruth Brown - Miss Rhythm - 180g LP


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Ruth Brown - Miss Rhythm - 180g LP

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Ruth Brown - Miss Rhythm - 180g LP
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Pure Pleasure - - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff  at Air Mastering London

Limited Edition - Pressed  at Pallas Germany 

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

A major pioneer of R&B in the 1950s and beyond, bore a rich and expressive singing voice

Once fired from Lucky Millinder's band, it was the great Duke Ellington who recommended Ruth Brown to Herb Abramson and his fledgling Atlantic Records in 1949. Good thing, too, because it was Ruth Brown who put Atlantic on the map, make no mistake. She did that with 24 R&B hit singles from 1949 to 1960, five of which crossed over to the Billboard Pop charts

Ruth Brown's second LP is a minor masterpiece, built around a handful of hit singles and B-sides from the prior year ("Book of Lies," "Just Too Much," "When I Get You Baby," "This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'," "Why Me") and containing a pair of current single sides, "Jack O' Diamonds" and "I Can't Hear a Word You Say." Brown is amazing in her range, from the upbeat, romantic "I Hope We Meet (On the Road Someday)" to the jaunty shouter "Why Me" -- her timbre ranges from sweetly romantic to hard and raspy, and listening to the transformations, between the smooth, quick tempo "Just Too Much" to the hard, lusty "Somebody Touched Me," one thinks of a distaff Sam Cooke. Brown's accompaniments may have lacked the polish of Cooke's sides, and she wasn't really shooting for pop-crossover success (though she saw some). Her singing even overcomes excessively pop-oriented arrangements on "When I Get You Baby." At various times, in her upper register, Brown recalls Clyde McPhatter's falsetto singing, while in her middle and lower registers, as on "I Can't Hear a Word You Say," she comes up with a power that could melt a microphone stand.

Side 1:
This Little Girl's Gone Rockin’
Just Too Much
I Hope We Meet (On The Road Some Day)
Why Me
Somebody Touched Me
When I Get You Baby
 
Side 2:
Jack O' Diamonds
I Can't Hear A Word You Say
One More Time
Book Of Lies
I Can See Everybody's Baby
Show Me
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