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Following a resurgence that began in the mids and peaked in the s, Brown used her influence to press for musicians' rights regarding royalties and contracts; these efforts led to the founding of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Born in Portsmouth, VirginiaBrown was the eldest of seven siblings. Norcom High Schoolwhich was then legally segregated. Brown's father was a dockhand. He also directed the local church choir at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, but the young Ruth showed more interest in singing at USO shows and nightclubsrebelling against her father.
Inaged 17, Brown ran away from her home in Portsmouth along with the trumpeter Jimmy Brownwhom she soon married, to sing in bars and clubs. She then spent a month Halo (Edit) - Severed Heads - Bulkhead Lucky Millinder 's orchestra. Brown was unable to audition as planned because of a car crash, which resulted in a nine-month stay in the hospital. She signed with Atlantic Records from her hospital bed.
In her first audition, inshe sang "So Long", which became a hit. This was followed by " Teardrops from My Eyes " in Written by Rudy Toombsit was the first upbeat major hit for Brown. Help Yourself - The Stealers ,featuring Neville Zuill - The Stealers Featuring Neville Zuill played many racially segregated dances in the southern stateswhere she toured extensively and was immensely popular.
She claimed that a writer had once summed up her popularity by saying, "In the South Ruth Brown is better known than Coca-Cola. During the s, Brown faded from public view and lived as a housewife and mother. She returned to music in at the urging of the comedian Redd Foxxfollowed by a series of comedic acting jobs.
Brown's fight for musicians' rights and royalties in led to the founding of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in Brown recorded and sang with the rhythm-and-blues singer Charles Brown. She also toured with Bonnie Raitt in the late s. Her autobiographyMiss Rhythm won the Gleason Award for music journalism. In the television miniseries Little Richardshe was portrayed by singer Tressa Thomas. She hosted the radio program Blues Stagecarried by more than NPR affiliates, for six years, starting in Brown was still touring at the age of Her last interview was in August Brown died in a Las Vegas—area hospital on November 17,from complications following a heart attack and stroke she suffered after surgery in the previous month.
She was 78 years old. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer-songwriter. For other people named Ruth Brown, see Ruth Brown disambiguation. November 18, Accessed January 29, Dubai: Carlton Books.
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