Ruth Brown Questions
1.What singers inspired Ruth Brown?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2.Why did she run away from home in 1945?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.What was the first record label that signed her to a recording contract? ___________________________________
4.As a result of her time with that record label, what nickname did that label receive? ____________________________________________________________________ 5.Why was her debut recording session delayed?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6.Other than being a musician, what other jobs did Ruth Brown do over the course of her life? Name two. 1)_________________________________________
7.What was Ruth Brown’s nickname?
8.How long was the song “Tear Drops in My Eyes” at the top of the R&B chart? ____________________________ 9.Name four other Ruth Brown songs:
10.What year was Ruth Brown inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? ____________________
Ruth Brown (1928 – 2006)
They called Atlantic Records "the house that Ruth built" during the 1950s, and they weren't referring to the Sultan of Swat. Ruth Brown's regal hit making reign from 1949 to the close of the '50s helped tremendously to establish the New York label's predominance in the R&B field. Later, the business all but forgot her -- she was forced to toil...