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Jack O' Diamonds

Ruth “Miss Rhythm” Brown’s “Jack O’ Diamonds” was on the pop chart in June 1959.  Released on Atlantic 2026, the flip side was “I Can’t Hear A Word You Say.” 46 more words

Papa Daddy

August 1959, Atlantic 2035, Ruth Brown, “Papa Daddy” b/w “I Don’t Know.”  Note that this was a Leiber-Stoller composition.  Can you imagine the royalty checks those two guys got every day in their mailbox?

Nature Education: A new (?) challenge

I have a really exciting announcement to make. As I mentioned yesterday, the debacle with the Billings Bookstore Cooperative left me in a dark place. As of March 5, however, I’m moving into a new world … sort of. 710 more words


Ruth Brown’s legacy

Ruth Brown’s recordings—including, just for starters, 5-10-15 hours, (Mama) He treats your daughter mean, and Oh what a dream—have come to define for generations of music lovers the epitome of 1950s-era… 96 more words


McFerran's Buried In Bellevue Cemetery

Earlier in the week I published a post on James B. McFerran and his family – originally immigrants from Ireland before the beginning of the American revolution.  150 more words

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