Tuesday, November 21, 2006

RUTH BROWN: January 30, 1928 – November 17, 2006

R&B pioneer Ruth Brown (Miss Rhythm) died November 17th at age 78.

That she was a sassy, spirited singer goes without saying.

She also helped create the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the historical and cultural preservation of R&B, and providing financial and medical assistance to former R&B and Motown musicians.

Here’s Ruth Brown singing (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean…


  1. Argghh. Would it have killed someone to have beaten Piggy to first comment? Don't let him get the upper trotter.

  2. Yes, it would have killed me and I'm not feeling particularly suicidal today, thank you very much.

    And thank you for the post, MJ. At least SOME people around here appreciates good music.

    *throws marshmallows at Piggy*

    *waves to Tatty*

  3. Mmmmm. Marshmallows! Yum!

    Finest thing I've eaten today. i do so hope they weren't those nasty cheapo ones?