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Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful
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CD

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VAMPI 047CD VAMPI 047CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2012 repress, originally released in 2005. Ruth "Miss Rhythm" Brown was the hit-making queen from 1949 to the end of the '50s; so much so that Atlantic Records was once called "the house that Ruth built." Despite the fact that she was one of the main artists who established the New York label's predominance in the R&B field, she was later forgotten by Atlantic. However, she came back stronger than ever, emerging with a worldwide reputation as R&B pioneer and advocate for the rights of her peers. Inspired by jazz legends Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington, Brown's seductive vocal delivery delighted millions on legendary chart-toppers such as "Teardrops in My Eyes", "So Long," "Mambo Baby" and many others. Later, her sharp sense of humor lead her to a TV sitcom, a role in John Waters' movie Hairspray and a Tony Award for her starring role in Black and Blue at Broadway. On the aptly titled Black is Brown and Brown is Beautiful, originally released in 1969, she puts her strong voice to soulful covers of "Yesterday," "Please Send Me Someone to Love" (Mayfield) and her own songs such as "Miss Brown's Blues." This material is closer to soul than jazz, and full of joy and rhythm. Discover a truly glorious singer and R&B legend.