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Classic Music Review: Ruth Brown: The Essentials

When you see all those iconic photos of Johnnies marching home into the arms of bobbed-hair damsels at the end of WWII, you might be tempted to believe that the joy of homecoming led to a blessedly peaceful, happy time in the good ol’ U. 4,064 more words

Classic Music Reviews

Unfortunately, the young generation, who I believe have their own place in the sun like I had mine; but I wish it was possible there were other ways to have them understand this music was here before they came, and the reason that it was here. 6 more words

Ruth Brown

Too Many Men

“Too Many Men,” recorded in 1953 by Ruth Brown with Taft Jordan (trumpet), Sam Taylor (tenor sax), Ernest “Pinky” Williams (baritone sax), Hank Jones (piano),  55 more words


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

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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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