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Further Casting Confirmed for Dreamgirls

It has been confirmed that Ruth Brown and Karen Mav will alternate the role of Effie White, when Amber Riley is scheduled not to appear.  486 more words


Further casting announced for DREAMGIRLS starring AMBER RILEY

Further casting announced for DREAMGIRLS starring AMBER RILEY

Sonia Friedman Productions announce that Ruth Brown and Karen Mav will support Amber Riley in the role of soulful singer ‘Effie White’ in Dreamgirls when the previously confirmed Ms Riley is not scheduled to perform (Wednesday evenings). 815 more words

News Items

Scott Billington's Musical Letters from NOLA

Scott Billington, producer extraordinaire of so many top-notch musicians (that typically that don’t get mainstream airplay — well, because they have genuine talent — for example “Gatemouth” Brown and James Booker, two of the GREATS — is writing a monthly “Letter from NOLA” column for Universal Music’s uDiscover website, sharing stories about the musicians he’s worked with (and others), and talking about Louisiana music in general. 8 more words

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Ruth Brown

You know what would have been fun? Growing up when mambo was a thing. Can we bring that back? And while we’re at it, can we bring back singers who sound like Ruth Brown? 629 more words


1957 - Ruth Brown - Rock and Roll

Cover Critique: I love the colour scheme here. Orange, white, red, and pink. It really makes her name pop out. I do hope the U.S. Postal Service made a special stamp from that picture of her, as it was clearly the designer’s subliminal intention. 965 more words

Music Reviews

[137] Ruth Brown - Miss Rhythm

Fair or otherwise, this is the recording I wanted the Marian Anderson entry into the 1,000 to be.

Ruth Brown has the tone and technique of Anderson, and showcases it in this collection of Jazz and Blues tinged compositions rather than wasting them on stilted songs of praise.  195 more words