Ruth Brown


Ruth Brown (January 12, 1928 - November 17, 2006) was a highly acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter and actress who became famous beginning in the late 1940s. She topped the R&B charts with "Teardrops From My Eyes" (1950), "5-10-15 Hours" (1952), "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" (1953), "Oh What A Dream" (1954), and "Mambo Boy" (1954). She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Lucky Lips (1957)
  • This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' (1958)
  • I Don't Know (1959)
  • Jack O'Diamonds (1959)
  • Don't Deceive Me (1960)
  • Mama ( He Treats Your Daughter Mean) (1962)
  • Shake A Hand (1962)

Pop charts debut year: 1953

Years active: 1949-2006

Genres: R&B, soul, jazz, blues, doo-wop, gospel, funk

Labels: Atlantic, Phillips, Fantasy


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