Ruth Brown performing in 2005

Ruth Brown performing in 2005

Ruth Brown

Other Names: Miss Rhythm, Little Miss Rhythm, The Girl With Teardrop In Her Voice, Venus, The Queen Mother of the Blues
Birth Name: Ruth Alston Weston

Personal: father, a Methodist clergyman, directed the church choir. Married with Jimmie Brown, Earl Swanson, Bill Blunt. Nephew: Rakim

Member of: Lucky Millinder's Orchestra, Brown & Brown

* Jan. 30, 1928 Portsmouth Virginia
sang in church choir - attended I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth VA - sang at local USO clubs during World War II
1945 - ran away from home to sing in bars and clubs - married guitarist/trumpeter?/vocalist Jimmie Brown - worked with Lucky Millinder's orchestra (Lucky Millinder, Ruth Weston, Annisteen Allen, Bullmoose Jackson...) at Turner's Arena, Washington - settled down in Washington DC - Blanche Calloway became her manager - worked at Apollo Theater, New York City - worked at Chrystal Caverns (corner of 11th and U streets, NW), Washington DC - Oct., car accident, nine-month hospital stay
1948 - worked at Frolic Show Bar, Detroit - singing in clubs, Washington DC, where Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson (Atlantic Records) heard her
1949 - recordings for Atlantic, New York City, Philadelphia PA
1950-61 - recordings for Atlantic, New York City
1955 - married Earl Swanson
1956 - Ruth Brown Sings Rhythm And Blues Favorites ; Late Date With Ruth Brown released
1957 - Rock And Roll released
1959
- Miss Rhythm released - Atlantic 1308, Late Date With Ruth Brown released
60s - worked on blues- and jazz-festivals, worked outside music
1961 - recorded for Maynor label as Venus [?]
1962 - recorded for Philips - Along Comes Ruth released
1963 - The Best Of Ruth Brown-14 All-Time Hits released
1964 - recorded for Decca and Mainstream
1965 - Ruth Brown '65 ; Gospel Time released
1968 - recorded for Solid State - Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown released
1969 - recorded for Skye
70s - You Don't Know Me ; R.B. Blues released
c1972 - recorded for Cobblestone - The Real Ruth Brown ; Softly released
from 1975 - toured with musical Guys And Dolls
1976 - Sugar Babe released
1978 - Dobre 1041, You Don't Know Me released
1979 - Touch Me In the Morning released
1980 - Ruth Brown And Her Rythmakers: Sweet Baby Of Mine released
beginning 80s - on broadway starring role in Black And Blue (Brown earned a Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award) and Amen Corner - off-broadway-musical Allen Toussaint's Stagger Lee - role in the sitcom Hello, Larry and John Water's film Hairspray and in Under the Rainbow
1981 - Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful released
1982 - show The Soul Survives - The Soul Survives, Ruth Brown testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. released
1983 - Takin' Care Of Business released
1984 - Rockin' With Ruth released
1987 - the idea for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, a nonprofit oganization, came in 1987 during discussions about royalties with entertainer Ruth Brown, attorney Howell Begle and the head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegün (founded then 1988)
1988 - Have A Good Time ; Sings released
1989 - Blues On Broadway released (Grammy Award) - The Hits released
1989-1991 - Broadway Musical Black And Blue - watch on YouTube (Body And Soul)
90s - worked at Blue Note and Apollo, New York City - The Rockin-Boppin' Ladies Presents-Ruth Brown released
1990 - Brown, Black & Beautiful ; Miss Rhythm-Greatest Hits And More ; Help A Good Girl So Bad released
1991 - Fine And Mellow released
1993 - The Songs Of My Life released
1994 - toured through Europe Ruth Brown Goes To Town - recorded at Ronnie Scott's Club, London UK
1995 - autobiography Miss Rhythm (Gleason award for music journalism), written with Andrew Yule - sang with Jon Hendricks at Aaron Davis Hall, Harlem
1996 - recorded for Bullseye Blues Records - Live In London ; Rockin' In Rhythm-The Best Of Ruth Brown released
1997 - R + B = Ruth Brown ; Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean & Other Favorites ; You Don't Know Me/Touch Me In the Morning ; Miss Rhythm-The Rest & More Of the Best released
late 90s - toured with Bonnie Raitt Road Tested
1999 - A Good Day For the Blues ; Here's That Rainey Day ; Ruth Brown/Miss Rhythm ; Sweet Baby of Mine (1949-1956) released
1999/2000 - recorded with Shemekia Copeland for Shemekia Copeland: Wicked
2001 - The Chronological (1949-1950) ; Miss Brown's Blues ; Miss Rhythm-Live Recordings released
2002 - R.B. Blues released
2003 - Feb. 7, benefit concert Salute To the Blues at Radio City Music Hall, NYC - The Essentials released
2004 - The Chronological 1951-1953 ; A Proper Introduction To Ruth Brown-Teardrops From My Eyes ; Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean released
2006 - Ruth Brown/LaVern Baker: Wild Wild Young Women ; Jukebox Hits 1949-1955 released
Nov. 17, 2006 Henderson Nevada, died from complications following a heart attack and stroke

Influences: Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington

Influenced: Little Richard, Bonnie Raitt

Sources:
Wikipedia
Rhythm and Blues Foundation
Washington Post (Saturday, November 18, 2006, article by Adam Bernstein)
Discography (with Ruth Brown collections and compilations)
Leadbitter, Mike. Slaven, Neil: Blues Records 1943 to 1970. A Selective Discography
Fancourt, Les. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1943-70
Ford, Robert. McGrath, Bob: The Blues Discography 1971-2000

 

Songs (with date of recording and first release):

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5-10-15 Hours (Rudolph Toombs)
1952.02.13 -- NYC - 804 Atlantic 962 - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Harry Van Walls (p), Connie Kay (d)...
1958.10.10 -- NYC - 3172 Atlantic 2015 - Ruth Brown (v), King Curtis, Seldon Powell (ts), Sy Mann (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Belton Evans (d), James, Leyden, Robert Miller, Mary-Margaret Mullen, Marsha Neil, Maretha Stewart (v)
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
1980.06.25 -- Göteborg Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Preston Love, Ulf Andersson (ts), Peps Persson (g), Slim Notini (p), Chuck Norris (g), Olof sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)

After the Lovin'
1979.00.00? -- Hollywood CA - DJ Records DA 2030, on: Touch Me In the Morning (released 1979) - Ruth Brown (v), Vic Vanacore (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Bob Magnusson (bs), Rod Rozzelle (d)
Ain't Nobody's Business
1993.02.18 -- Memphis TN - MCA 11443, on: How Blue Can You Get: Classic Live Performances 1964-1994 (released 1996) - B.B. King (v,g), Ruth Brown (v), Leon Warren (g), James Bolden (tp), Walter King, Melvin Jackson (s), James Toney (kbd), Michael Doster (b), Calep Emphrey Jr. (d), Tony Coleman (perc) - watch on YouTube (The Blues Summit Concert)
Ain't No Piece Of Cake
? -- ? - Ichiban/S.D.E.G. SDE 4023, on: Brown, Black & Beautiful (released 1990) - Ruth Brown...
All Around the World
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
Almost Like Being In Love
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
All My Life
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22443 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
Always On My Mind (Willie Nelson)
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
Am I Blue (Harry Akst, Grant Clarke)
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Hank Crawford (as), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d))
Am I Making the Same Mistake Again
1950.09.00 -- NYC - 513 Atlantic 919 - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Haywood Henry? (bs) ...
Anyone But You
1961.04.26 -- NYC - 5504 Atlantic 2104 - Ruth Brown (v), Joe Venuto (vb), Mike Spencer (p), Bill Suyker, Richard Ziegler (g), Abie Baker (b), Gary Chester (d)...
As Long As I'm Moving (Charles E. Calhoun)
1955.03.01 -- NYC - 1441 Atlantic 1059 - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (bars), The Rhythmakers (v)...
At Last
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Jazz Heritage 513803, on: More From Blues Alley Vol.1 (released 1994) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)

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Baby, Don't You Cry
1960.04.19 -- NYC - 4377 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Burt Collins, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams (tp), Charles Greenlee, Bernard McKinney, Julian Priester (tb), Eric Dolphy, Charlie Mariano (as), George Coleman, Bob Newman (ts), Jay Cameron (bars), Tommy Flanagan (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Boobby Totah (b), Pete Sims (d)
Baubles, Bangles And Beads
1958.05.27 -- NYC - 3078 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
Be Anything (But Be Mine) (Irving Gordon)
1952.02.13 -- NYC - 803 Atlantic 962 - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Harry Van Walls (p), Connie Kay (d)...
1968.06.18 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
Be Good To Me Tonight
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
The Best Things That Ever Happened
1979.00.00? -- Hollywood CA - DJ Records DA 2030, on: Touch Me In the Morning (released 1979) - Ruth Brown (v), Vic Vanacore (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Bob Magnusson (bs), Rod Rozzelle (d)
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
1958.05.27 -- NYC - 3076 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
1959.02.05 -- NYC - 3354 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Romeo Penque (as,ob,fl), George Berg (ts,fl), Hank Jones (p), Al Caiola (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), unknown (strings)
Big Bright Moon, Shine On
1951.08.29 -- NYC - 630 Atlantic 948 - Ruth Brown, Willis Jackson (ts)...
Big Sweet Baby Of Mine
1956.03.02 -- NYC - 1912 Atlantic 1091 - Ruth Brown, ...
Bite My Tongue (Al Basile)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
Black And Blue
1986.01.00 -- Paris F - Trema 310 213, on: Black And Blue (released 1986) - Ruth Brown (v), Dill Drillard, Steve Furlado, Willie Singleton (tp), Dick Griffin (tb), Harold Minerve (cl,as), Harold Singer (cl,ts), Haywood Henry (cl,bs), Lloyd Mayers (p), Rudy Stevenson (g), Gerald Wiggins Jr. (b), Bobby Durham (d), Jimmy Slyde (tap dance)
1989.11/12 -- NYC - DRG 19001, on: Black And Blue: Original Broadway Cast (released 1992) - Ruth Brown (v), Linda Hopkins (v), Carrie Smith (v), Virgil Jones, Emery Thompson (tp), Britt Woodman (tb), Bill Easley, Jerome Richardson (ts), Haywood Henry (bs), Roland Hanna (p), Billy Butler (g), Claude Williams (vl), Al McKibbon (b), Grady Tate (d)
Black Coffee
1968.07.02 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
Book Of Lies
1957.12.05 -- NYC - 2859 Atlantic 1177 - Ruth Brown (v), Jerome Richardson (as), Dick Hyman (p), Al Caiola, Allen Henlon, Mundell Lowe (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d), Bill Marine, Robert Miller, Ralph Nyland, Maretha Stewart (v)
Break It To Me Gently (Diane Charlotte Lampert, Joe Seneca)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
Brown Sugar
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
Bye Bye Blackbird
1968.07.02 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
Bye Bye Young Man
1954.08.11 -- NYC - 1309 Atlantic 1051 - Ruth Brown (v), The Rhythmakers (v), ...

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Cabbage Head
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Can't Get Excited (Sarah Brown)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
Can't Help Lovin' That Man (Hammerstein, Kern)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert "Bob" Kenmotsu (fl), Rodney Jones (g)
Can't Stand A Broke Man
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Change Your Ways
1960.11.16 -- NYC - 5185 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), George Berg, King Curtis, Buddy Johnson (ts), Joe Venuto (vb), Harvey Spector (p), Abie Baker (b), Gary Chester, Sticks Evans (d)
Come A Little Closer
1964.02.04 -- NYC - 114485 Decca 31640 - Ruth Brown...
Come Sunday
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (only on CD, released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Hank Crawford (as), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d))
Cry, Cry, Cry
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24617 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...

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Daddy, Daddy (Rudolph Toombs)
1952.07.02 -- NYC - 870 Atlantic 973 - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Harry Vanguard Walls (p)...
Daddy Mend My Broken Heart
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22445 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
Dear Little Boy Of Mine
1950.03.23 -- NYC - 395 Atlantic 907 - Ruth Brown With Sid Bass' Orchestra, chorus (v)
Deep River
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
Destination Heartbreak (Doc Pomus, George Fischoff)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
Don't Break Dance
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (released 1995 CD bonus) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Hank Crawford (as), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d)
Don't Cha Go Away Mad
1960.04.19 -- NYC - 4376 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Burt Collins, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams (tp), Charles Greenlee, Bernard McKinney, Julian Priester (tb), Eric Dolphy, Charlie Mariano (as), George Coleman, Bob Newman (ts), Jay Cameron (bars), Tommy Flanagan (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Boobby Totah (b), Pete Sims (d)
Don't Cry
1950.02.28 -- NYC - 579 Atlantic 82061, on: Miss Rhythm, Greatest Hits and More (released 1989) - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
Don't Deceive Me (Chuck Willis)
1959.09.30 -- NYC - 3815 Atlantic 2052 - Ruth Brown, Mickey Baker, Mundell Lowe, Carl Lynch (g), Abie Baker (b), Sammy Evans (d), Sol Gubin (vb), unkown (strings), Elise Bretton, Jerome Graff, William Marine, Merrill Ostrov, Marcia Patterson, Nelson Starr (v)
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington, Russell)
1991.08.13 -- NYC - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Virgil Jones (tr), Victor Goines (ts), Bill Easley (as), Rodney Jones (g), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bob Cranshaw (b), Akira Tana (d)
The Door Is Still Open
1959.09.30 -- NYC - 3814 Atlantic 2064 - Ruth Brown, Mickey Baker, Mundell Lowe, Carl Lynch (g), Abie Baker (b), Sammy Evans (d), Sol Gubin (vb), unkown (strings), Elise Bretton, Jerome Graff, William Marine, Merrill Ostrov, Marcia Patterson, Nelson Starr (v)

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The End Of My Story
1956.06.12 -- NYC - 2018 Atlantic 1102 - Ruth Brown, ...
Ever Since My Baby's Been Gone
1953.11.01 -- NYC - 1138 Atlantic 1051 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Sam Taylor (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Hank Jones (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d), Joe M. Ricci (tamb)
Everybody's Talking
1979.00.00? -- Hollywood CA - DJ Records DA 2030, on: Touch Me In the Morning (released 1979) - Ruth Brown (v), Vic Vanacore (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Bob Magnusson (bs), Rod Rozzelle (d)
Evil Hearted Me
1951.08.29 -- NYC - 632 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown, Willis Jackson (ts)...

False Friend Blues (Ivory Joe Hunter)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday)
1991.04.1/2 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Bill Berry (cn), Buster Cooper (tb), Jeff Clayton (as), Jack Nimitz (bs), Herman Riley (ts), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Al McKibbon (b), Sherman Ferguson (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
Fine Brown Frame
1968.07.02 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
Funny
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)

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Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
1960.03.30 -- NYC - 4384 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), Wayne Andre, Harry DeVito Bart Varsalona (tb), Loumel Morgan (p), Vernon Haynes (g), Averill Pollard (b), Belton Evans (d)
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
Getting Along All Right
1953.04.10 -- NYC - 1049 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Freddie Mitchell (ts), Haywood Henry (bs), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Rector Bailey (g), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d)
Gloomy Sunday
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
God Bless the Child (Holiday, Herzog)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Mark Sherman (p), Bobby Forrester (org) Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
God Holds the Power
1980.07.01 -- Stockholm Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Charles Brown (p), Preston Love (fl), Rolf Wikström (g), Olof Sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
Good Day For the Blues
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Good For Nothing Joe
1952.09.12 -- NYC - 894 Atlantic 978 - Ruth Brown...
Good Morning Heartache (Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher)
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
Go On Fool (Dave Bartholomew, Dorothy Esther)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)

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Hangin' By A Shoestring
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
1949.09.18 -- NYC - 292 Atlantic 893 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Harold Baker (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb), Vincent Bair-Bey (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Carceres (bs), Earl Washington (p), Leonard Gaskin (b), Roy Haynes (d))
Have A Good Time (Bryant)
1952.07.02 -- NYC - 869 Atlantic 973 - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Harry Vanguard Walls (p)...
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
1994.00.00 -- London UK - Jazz House 42, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown...
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Milestone 9211, on: Christmas Songs (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Mike Renzi (p), Mark Sherman (vb), Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
H.B.'s Funky Fable
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Hello Little Boy
1953.12.16 -- NYC - 1172 Atlantic 1027 - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (ts), Paul Williams (bars), John Lewis (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d)
Help A Good Girl Go Bad
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
Here He Comes
1960.11.16 -- New York City - 5186 Atlantic 2088 - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), George Berg, King Curtis, Buddy Johnson (ts), Joe Venuto (vb), Harvey Spector (p), Abie Baker (b), Gary Chester, Sticks Evans (d)
Here's That Rainy Day
• 1964 - NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
He's A Real Gone Guy
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
He's Got the Whole World In His Hands
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
He Tells Me With His Eyes
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22438 Philips 40086 (released 1963) - Ruth Brown...
Hey Now Baby
1953.01.29 -- NYC - 1007 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Mickey Baker (g), George Duvivier (b), Kelly Martin (d)
Hey Pretty Baby (Brown)
1949.09.14 -- Philadelphia PA - 289 Atlantic 82061, on: Miss Rhythm, Greatest Hits and More (released 1989) - Brown & Brown (Ruth Brown (v), Jimmie Earl Brown (v,tp), ...
Hold My Hand
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24617 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Home Town
1950.02.28 -- NYC - 578 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
Honey Boy
1960.08.30 -- NYC - 4874 Atlantic 2075 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan, Danny Moore (tp), King Curtis, Budd Johnson (ts), Bert Keyes (p), Carl Lynch (g), Abie Baker (b), Shep Shepherd (d), Louise Barnes, Howard Guyton, Dorothy Jones, Derek Martin (v)
Honky Tonk
? -- ? - Flair PG 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
Hoopa-Loopa-Doopa
1961.00.00 -- ? - Maynor 1061 - Venus (Ruth Brown) [?], ...
Hurry Change
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
Hurry On Down
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...

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I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues (Ellington, George)
1991.04.1/2 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Bill Berry (cn), Buster Cooper (tb), Jeff Clayton (as), Jack Nimitz (bs), Herman Riley (ts), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Al McKibbon (b), Sherman Ferguson (d)
I Believe I Can Fly
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Davell Crawford (org), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
I Burned Your Lettter
1959.09.30 -- NYC - 3816 Atlantic 2052 - Ruth Brown, Mickey Baker, Mundell Lowe, Carl Lynch (g), Abie Baker (b), Sammy Evans (d), Sol Gubin (vb), unkown (strings), Elise Bretton, Jerome Graff, William Marine, Merrill Ostrov, Marcia Patterson, Nelson Starr (v)
I Can Dream, Can't I?
1950.02.28 -- NYC - 392 Atlantic 905 - Ruth Brown, Ernie Hayes (p), unknown (b,chimes), The Delta Rhythm Boys (v)...
1959.02.02 -- NYC - 3345 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Bob Alexander, Morton Bullman, Frank Rehak, Chauncy Welsch (tb), Hank Jones (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d)
I Can See Everybody's Baby (Leroy Kirkland, Mamie Thomas)
1955.03.01 -- NYC - 1440 Atlantic 1059 - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (bars), The Rhythmakers (v)...
1980.06.25 -- Göteborg Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Preston Love, Ulf Andersson (ts), Peps Persson (g), Slim Notini (p), Chuck Norris (g), Olof Sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
I Can't Hear A Word You Say (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
1959.03.07 -- NYC - 3400-2 Atlantic 2026 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), King Curtis, Budd Johnson (ts), Mike Stoller (p), Al Caiola (g), Abie Baker (b), Joe Mashall (d)
Ice Water In Your Veins
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
I Could Make You Care
1950.09.00 -- NYC - 512 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Haywood Henry? (bs) ...
I Cried A Tear
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24623 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
I Don't Break Dance (Rodney Jones)
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (only on CD, released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d))
I Don't Know (Bobby Stevenson, Brook Benton, Howard Biggs)
1959.03.07 -- NYC - 3401 Atlantic 2035 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), King Curtis, Budd Johnson (ts), Mike Stoller (p), Al Caiola (g), Abie Baker (b), Joe Mashall (d)
I Don't Know (Willie Mabon)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Johnny Adams (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
I Don't Want Nobody (If I Can't Have You)
1950.12.14 -- NYC - 539 Atlantic 941 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
I'd Pay The Price Again
1956.09.25 -- NYC - 2125 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
I Feel the Earth Move
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
If He Moves His Lips
1999/2000 -- NYC - Alligator, on: Shemekia Copeland: Wicked (released 2000) - Shemekia Copeland (v), Ruth Brown (v), Brian Mitchell (kd), Jimmy Vivino (g), Michael Merritt (b), James Wormworth (d)
If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sitting On It (Alexander Hill, Andy Razaf)
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Hank Carawford (as), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d)
If I Had Any Sense
1953.11.01 -- NYC - 1139 Atlantic 1027 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Sam Taylor (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Hank Jones (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d), Joe M. Ricci (tamb)
If I Were A Bell
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
If You Don't Tell Nobody
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22440 Philips 40086 (released 1963) - Ruth Brown...
If You Don't Want Me
1953.11.01 -- NYC - 1140 Atlantic 1018 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Sam Taylor (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Hank Jones (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d), Joe M. Ricci (tamb)
I Gotta Have You
1955.08.29 -- NYC - 1652 Atlantic 1077 - Ruth Brown And Clyde McPhatter (v)...
I Haven't Met
1958.07.30 -- NYC - 3104 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Steve Lipkin, Joe Wilder (tp), King Curtis (ts), Mike Stoller (p), Everett Barksdale, Charles Macey (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d), ...
I Hope We Meet
1957.05.15 -- NYC - 2548 Atlantic 1153 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Mitchell (as), Lee Anderson (p), Al Caiola, Allen Hanlon (g), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Jerry Duane, Bob Harter, Artie Malvin, Robert Miller (v)
I Know (A. Nugretre; Ramson; Toombs)
1950.10.25 -- NYC - 530 Atlantic 941 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
1950.12.14 -- NYC - 540 Atlantic 82061, on: Miss Rhythm, Greatest Hits and More (released 1989) - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
I Know Why (And So Do You) (Gordon, Warren)
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
I'll Be Satisfied (Gordy, Carlo)
1991.04.1/2 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Bill Berry (cn), Buster Cooper (tb), Jeff Clayton (as), Jack Nimitz (bs), Herman Riley (ts), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Al McKibbon (b), Sherman Ferguson (d)
I'll Be Seeing You (Kahal, Fain)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Mike Renzi (p)
(I'll Come Back) Someday
1950.01.17 -- NYC - 355 Atlantic 899 - Ruth Brown (v), Billy Taylor (p), The Delta Rhythm Boys (v)...
I'll Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover)
1991.04.1/2 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Bill Berry (cn), Buster Cooper (tb), Jeff Clayton (as), Jack Nimitz (bs), Herman Riley (ts), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Al McKibbon (b), Sherman Ferguson (d)
I'll Get Along Somehow (Fields, Marks)
1949.09.18 -- NYC - 291 Atlantic 887 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Harold Baker (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb), Vincent Bair-Bey (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Carceres (bs), Earl Washington (p), Leonard Gaskin (b), Roy Haynes (d))
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
1979.00.00? -- Hollywood CA - DJ Records DA 2030, on: Touch Me In the Morning (released 1979) - Ruth Brown (v), Vic Vanacore (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Bob Magnusson (bs), Rod Rozzelle (d)
I'll Step Aside
1958.10.10 -- NYC - 3170 Atlantic 2008 - Ruth Brown (v), King Curtis, Seldon Powell (ts), Sy Mann (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Belton Evans (d), James, Leyden, Robert Miller, Mary-Margaret Mullen, Marsha Neil, Maretha Stewart (v)
I'll Wait For You --> see: I Will Wait For You
I Love Him And I Know It
1964.02.04 -- NYC - 114485 Decca 31640 - Ruth Brown, Gary Sherman...
I Love My Man
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
I Loves You Porgy
1959.02.05 -- NYC - 3353 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Romeo Penque (as,ob,fl), George Berg (ts,fl), Hank Jones (p), Al Caiola (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), unknown (strings)
I'm A Woman
1989.11/12 -- NYC - DRG 19001, on: Black And Blue: Original Broadway Cast (released 1992) - Ruth Brown (v), Linda Hopkins (v), Carrie Smith (v), Virgil Jones, Emery Thompson (tp), Britt Woodman (tb), Bill Easley, Jerome Richardson (ts), Haywood Henry (bs), Roland Hanna (p), Billy Butler (g), Claude Williams (vl), Al McKibbon (b), Grady Tate (d)
I'm Beginning To See the Light
1959.02.02 -- NYC - 3344 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Bob Alexander, Morton Bullman, Frank Rehak, Chauncy Welsch (tb), Hank Jones (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d)
I'm Getting Right
1955.10.19 -- NYC - 1679 Atlantic 1091 - Ruth Brown...
I'm Gonna Move To the Outskirts Of Town
1968.07.02 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
1997.02.28 -- NYC - Bullseye Blues 619583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Bonnie Raitt (v,slide-g), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forrester (org), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
I'm Just A Lucky So And So (David, Ellington)
1959.01.27 -- NYC - 3337 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown With Richard Wess' Orchestra
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d))
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
In Another World (David Hidalgo, Louis Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Steve Berlin-Goffin)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
I Shouldn't Have Done That
1953.11.01 -- NYC - 1142 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Sam Taylor (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Hank Jones (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d), Joe M. Ricci (tamb)
I Sold My Heart To the Junkman
1960.03.30 -- NYC - 4383 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), Wayne Andre, Harry DeVito Bart Varsalona (tb), Loumel Morgan (p), Vernon Haynes (g), Averill Pollard (b), Belton Evans (d)
I Still Love You
1956.03.02 -- Los Angeles CA - 1913 Atlantic 1113 - Ruth Brown...
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
1960.03.30 -- NYC - 4382 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), Wayne Andre, Harry DeVito Bart Varsalona (tb), Loumel Morgan (p), Vernon Haynes (g), Averill Pollard (b), Belton Evans (d)
It Could Happen To You (Burke, Van Heusen)
1958.05.27 -- NYC - 3077 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
1959.02.05 -- NYC - 3352 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Romeo Penque (as,ob,fl), George Berg (ts,fl), Hank Jones (p), Al Caiola (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), unknown (strings)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert "Bob" Kenmotsu (fl), Mark Sherman (vb), Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
It's All For You
1950.02.28 -- NYC - 581 Atlantic 82061, on: Miss Rhythm, Greatest Hits and More (released 1989) - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts),...)
It's All In Your Mind
1950.01.17 -- NYC - 358 Atlantic 1023 - Ruth Brown (v), Billy Taylor (p), The Delta Rhythm Boys (v), unknown g,b
It's Just A Matter Of Time (Otis, Benton, Hendricks)
1991.08.13 -- NYC - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Virgil Jones (tr), Victor Goines (ts), Bill Easley (as), Rodney Jones (g), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bob Cranshaw (b), Akira Tana (d)
It's Love Baby (24 Hours Of the Day) (Ted Jarrett)
1955.07.07 -- NYC - 1603 Atlantic 1072 - Ruth Brown...
It's Raining
1949.05.25 -- NYC - 238 Atlantic 879 - Ruth Weston With Eddie Condon's NBC Television Orchestra (Bobby Hackett (tp), Will Bradley (tb), Peanuts Hucko (cl,ts), Ernie Carceres (bs), Dick Cary (alto-horn), Joe Bushkin (p), Jack Lesberg (b), sid Catlett (d))
It Tears Me All To Pieces
1960.08.30 -- NYC - 4875 Atlantic 2104 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan, Danny Moore (tp), King Curtis, Budd Johnson (ts), Bert Keyes (p), Carl Lynch (g), Abie Baker (b), Shep Shepherd (d), Louise Barnes, Howard Guyton, Dorothy Jones, Derek Martin (v)
It's Too Late
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24618 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Itti Bitty Girl
1958.10.10 -- NYC - 3169 Atlantic 2015 - Ruth Brown (v), King Curtis, Seldon Powell (ts), Sy Mann (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Belton Evans (d), James, Leyden, Robert Miller, Mary-Margaret Mullen, Marsha Neil, Maretha Stewart (v)
I've Got Shoes
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
I've Got the World On A String (Arlen, Koehler)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Mark Sherman (p), Bobby Forrester (org) Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
I Wanna Be Loved
1955.03.01 -- NYC - 1439 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (bars), The Rhythmakers (v)...
I Wanna Do More (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
1955.10.22 -- NYC - 1682 Atlantic 1082 - Ruth Brown...
I Want To Be Loved
1955.03.01 -- NYC - 1439 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (bars), The Rhythmakers (v)...
1956.06.12 -- NYC - 2018 Atlantic 1102 - Ruth Brown...
I Want To Sleep With You
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
I Will Wait For You (Rudolph Toombs)
1950.12.14 -- NYC - 541 Atlantic 930 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone (Buddy Johnson)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert "Bob" Kenmotsu (fl), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
I Would If I Could But I Can't
1953.04.10 -- NYC - 1050 Atlantic 1005 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Freddie Mitchell (ts), Haywood Henry (bs), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Rector Bailey (g), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d)

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Jack O'Diamonds
1959.03.07 -- NYC - 3403-1 Atlantic 2026 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), King Curtis, Budd Johnson (ts), Mike Stoller (p), Al Caiola (g), Abie Baker (b), Joe Mashall (d)
Jim Dandy
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24621 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
Just A Little Walk
1953.07.02 -- NYC - 1090 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Nottingham (tp), Bernie Peacock (as), Willis Jackson (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d)
Just Enough
1953.07.02 -- NYC - 1091 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Nottingham (tp), Bernie Peacock (as), Willis Jackson (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d)
Just the Way You Look Tonight
1960.04.19 -- NYC - 4378 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Burt Collins, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams (tp), Charles Greenlee, Bernard McKinney, Julian Priester (tb), Eric Dolphy, Charlie Mariano (as), George Coleman, Bob Newman (ts), Jay Cameron (bars), Tommy Flanagan (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Boobby Totah (b), Pete Sims (d)
Just Too Much
1957.12.05 -- NYC - 2858 Atlantic 1177 - Ruth Brown (v), Jerome Richardson (as), Dick Hyman (p), Al Caiola, Allen Henlon, Mundell Lowe (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d), Bill Marine, Robert Miller, Ralph Nyland, Martha Stewart (v)

Knockin'
1952.12.19 -- NYC - 958 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Mickey Baker (g), Connie Kay (d)...
Knock Me A Kiss (Razaf, Jackson)
1960.03.30 -- NYC - 4380 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), Wayne Andre, Harry DeVito Bart Varsalona (tb), Loumel Morgan (p), Vernon Haynes (g), Averill Pollard (b), Belton Evans (d)
1991.08.13 -- NYC - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Virgil Jones (tr), Victor Goines (ts), Bill Easley (as), Rodney Jones (g), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bob Cranshaw (b), Akira Tana (d)

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Let's Face the Music And Dance
1959.01.27 -- NYC - 3335 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown With Richard Wess' Orchestra
Life Ain't No Piece Of Cake
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
Looking Back
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
Look Me Up
1957.05.15 -- NYC - 2549 Atlantic 1166 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Mitchell (as), Lee Anderson (p), Al Caiola, Allen Hanlon (g), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Jerry Duane, Bob Harter, Artie Malvin, Robert Miller (v)
Lots More Of Me Leaving (Less Of Me Coming Home)
? -- ? - Ichiban/S.D.E.G. SDE 4023, on: Brown, Black & Beautiful (released 1990) - Ruth Brown...
Love Contest (Charles Singleton, Rosemary McCoy)
1953.12.16 -- NYC - 1170 Atlantic 1018 - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (ts), Paul Williams (bs), Kelly Owens (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d)
Love Has Joined Us Together (James, Smith)
1955.08.29 -- NYC - 1653 Atlantic 1077 - Ruth Brown And Clyde McPhatter (v)...
Love Letters (Victor Young)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
Love, Love, Love
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24624 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Love Me Baby
1949.09.18 -- NYC - 290 Atlantic 893 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Harold Baker (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb), Vincent Bair-Bey (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Carceres (bs), Earl Washington (p), Leonard Gaskin (b), Roy Haynes (d))
Love Me Long
1951.08.29 -- NYC - 631 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown, Willis Jackson (ts)...
Love Me Or Leave Me
1952.09.12 -- NYC - 896 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
A Lover Is Forever
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Lover Man
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
Love Walked In
1956.03.02 -- Los Angeles CA - 1914 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
Lucky Lips (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
1956.09.25 -- NYC - 2123 Atlantic 1125 - Ruth Brown...

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Mama
? -- ? - Philips PHM 200-028/PHS-600-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown...
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Johnny Wallace, Herbert J. Lance, C. Singleton)
1952.12.19 -- NYC - 960 Atlantic 986 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Mickey Baker (g), Connie Kay (d)...
1955.00.00 -- watch on YouTube
1958.10.10 -- NYC - 3171 Atlantic 2008 - Ruth Brown (v), King Curtis, Seldon Powell (ts), Sy Mann (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Belton Evans (d), James, Leyden, Robert Miller, Mary-Margaret Mullen, Marsha Neil, Maretha Stewart (v)
1959.05.28 -- NYC - Sequel 864, on: Miss Rhythm (Greatest Hits and More) (released 1997) - Ruth Brown...
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24619 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
Mambo Baby (Charles Singleton, Rosemary McCoy)
1954.08.11 -- NYC - 1310 Atlantic 1044 - Ruth Brown (v), The Rhythmakers (v)...
Men Are Just Like Street Cars
2003.02.07 -- NYC - Columbia, on: Lightning in a Bottle - Ruth Brown, Mavis Staples, Natalie Cole (v)... - watch on YouTube
Mend Your Ways (Chase; Kirkland)
1953.04.10 -- NYC - 1048 Atlantic 993 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Freddie Mitchell (ts), Haywood Henry (bs), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Rector Bailey (g), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d)
Milky White Way
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
Miss Brown's Blues
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
Mom, Oh Mom
1956.06.12 -- NYC - 2016 Atlantic 1102 - Ruth Brown...
Mood Indigo
1986.01.00 -- Paris F - Trema 310 213, on: Black And Blue (released 1986) - Ruth Brown (v), Linda Hopkins (v), Dill Drillard, Steve Furlado, Willie Singleton (tp), Dick Griffin (tb), Harold Minerve (cl,as), Harold Singer (cl,ts), Haywood Henry (cl,bs), Lloyd Mayers (p), Rudy Stevenson (g), Gerald Wiggins Jr. (b), Bobby Durham (d), Claude Williams (vl)
Morning Train
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
My Heart Is Breaking Over You
1954.08.11 -- NYC - 1311 Atlantic 1125 - Ruth Brown (v), The Rhythmakers (v)...
My Old Bed
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
My Prayer
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...
My Secret Love
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Jazz Heritage 513803, on: More From Blues Alley Vol.1 (released 1994) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
My Shoes Keep Walking
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22444 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
My Tall Man
1952.06.11 -- NYC - 860 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...

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Naturally
1961.04.26 -- NYC - 5505 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Joe Venuto (vb), Mike Spencer (p), Bill Suyker, Richard Ziegler (g), Abie Baker (b), Gary Chester (d)...
Never Let Me Go
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Never Make Your Move Too Soon
1995.07.00 -- Oakland CA - Capitol 7243 8 33705 28, on: Bonnie Raitt with Ruth Brown, Charles Brown & Kim Wilson - Charles Brown (v), Ruth Brown (v), Bonnie Raitt (v,g), Kim Wilson (h), Glen Clark, Mark Jordon (kb), George Marinelli (g), James "Hutch" Hutchinson (b), Ricky Fataar (d), Debra Dodkin (perc)
A New Love
1957.05.15 -- NYC - 2547 Atlantic 1166 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Mitchell (as), Lee Anderson (p), Al Caiola, Allen Hanlon (g), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Jerry Duane, Bob Harter, Artie Malvin, Robert Miller (v)
Next In Line
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24629 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Jimmie Cox)
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Hank Crawford (as), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d)
No One Ever Tells You
1959.01.27 -- NYC - 3336 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown With Richard Wess' Orchestra
Nothing Takes the Place Of You (McCall, Robinson)
1991.08.13 -- NYC - Fantasy 9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Virgil Jones (tr), Victor Goines (ts), Bill Easley (as), Rodney Jones (g), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bob Cranshaw (b), Akira Tana (d)

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Oh, What A Dream (Chuck Willis)
1954.05.07 -- NYC - 1273 Atlantic 1036 - Ruth Brown (v), Ed "Tiger" Lewis (tp), Richard "Dickie" Harris (tb), Arnett Cobb (ts), Sylvester Thomas (bs), Florence "Bu" Pleasant (p), Mickey Baker (g), Clarence "Benny" Moten (b), Noruddin Zafer (Al Walker) (d), The Rhythmakers (The Cues: Edward Barnes, Abel DeCosta, Oliver Jones, Roebie Kirk) (v)
1959.05.28 -- NYC - Sequel 864, on: Miss Rhythm (Greatest Hits and More) (released 1997) - Ruth Brown...
1980.06.25 -- Göteborg Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Preston Love, Ulf Andersson (ts), Peps Persson (g,h), Slim Notini (p), Chuck Norris (g), Olof sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
Old Fashion Good Time
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
Old Man River (Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern)
1954.05.07 -- NYC - 1274 Atlantic 1082 - Ruth Brown (v), Ed "Tiger" Lewis (tp), Richard "Dickie" Harris (tb), Arnett Cobb (ts), Sylvester Thomas (bs), Florence "Bu" Pleasant (p), Mickey Baker (g), Clarence "Benny" Moten (b), Noruddin Zafer (Al Walker) (d), The Rhythmakers (The Cues: Edward Barnes, Abel DeCosta, Oliver Jones, Roebie Kirk) (v)
One More Time (Charles Singleton, Rosemary McCoy)
1956.09.25 -- NYC - 2126 Atlantic 1140 - Ruth Brown...
On My Way
1980.07.01 -- Stockholm Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Charles Brown (p), Preston Love (ts), Rolf Wikström (g), Olof Sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
On the Good Ship Lollipop
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
Ooh Hot Dog
1953.12.16 -- NYC - 1171 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (ts), Paul Williams (bs), Kelly Owens (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d)

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Papa Daddy
1959.03.07 -- NYC - 3402 Atlantic 2035 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), King Curtis, Budd Johnson (ts), Mike Stoller (p), Al Caiola (g), Abie Baker (b), Joe Mashall (d)
Peace In the Valley
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
Pity Pity On Me
1957.12.05 -- NYC - 2860 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Jerome Richardson (as), Dick Hyman (p), Al Caiola, Allen Henlon, Mundell Lowe (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d), Bill Marine, Robert Miller, Ralph Nyland, Maretha Stewart (v)
Please Accept My Love
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24617 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Please Be Kind
1964.00.00? -- ? - Glad-Hamp 1012, on: Hamp's Portrait of a Woman (released 1964) - Ruth Brown (v), Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Please Don't Freeze
1954.05.07 -- NYC - 1275 Atlantic 1036 - Ruth Brown (v), Ed "Tiger" Lewis (tp), Richard "Dickie" Harris (tb), Arnett Cobb (ts), Sylvester Thomas (bs), Florence "Bu" Pleasant (p), Mickey Baker (g), Clarence "Benny" Moten (b), Noruddin Zafer (Al Walker) (d), The Rhythmakers (The Cues: Edward Barnes, Abel DeCosta, Oliver Jones, Roebie Kirk) (v)
Please Don't Talk About Me
1964.00.00? -- ? - Glad-Hamp 1012, on: Hamp's Portrait of a Woman (released 1963) - Ruth Brown (v), Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Please Send Me Someone To Love
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...
Porgy
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...

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Ragged And Poor
1952.12.19 -- NYC - 959 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Mickey Baker (g), Connie Kay (d)...
Rain Is A Bringdown
1949.04.06 -- NYC - 227 Route 66, on: Sweet Baby Of Mine (released 1987) - Ruth Brown And Her Rhythmakers (Ruth Brown (v), Amos Milburn (p), Texas Johnny Brown (Jimmy Brown) (g)...)
Rainy Days
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
R.B. Blues (Brown)
1950.09.00 -- NYC - 515 Atlantic 986 - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Haywood Henry? (bs) ...
Real Gone Bye
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Jazz Heritage 513803, on: More From Blues Alley Vol.1 (released 1994) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
The Richest One
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Davell Crawford (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Rocking Blues
1949.09.18 -- NYC - 293 Atlantic 887 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Harold Baker (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb), Vincent Bair-Bey (as), Budd Johnson (ts), Ernie Carceres (bs), Earl Washington (p), Leonard Gaskin (b), Roy Haynes (d))

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Salty Papa Blues (Feather)
1991.04.1/2 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Bill Berry (cn), Buster Cooper (tb), Jeff Clayton (as), Jack Nimitz (bs), Herman Riley (ts), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Al McKibbon (b), Sherman Ferguson (d)
Satisfied
1961.11/12? -- NYC - 22880 Philips unissued, 22881 Philips 40119 (released 963) - Ruth Brown...
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
Say It Again
1962.03.08 -- NYC - 24357 Philips 40028 - Ruth Brown, Chuck Sogle...
Sea Of Love
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24623 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Secret Love
1963.00.00 -- NYC - PK5M-7297 Noslen 102 - Ruth Brown...
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
Sentimental Journey (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green)
1949.09.14 -- Philadelphia PA - 288 Atlantic unissued - Brown & Brown (Ruth Brown (v), Jimmie Earl Brown (v,tp), ...
1950.01.17 -- NYC - 357 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Billy Taylor (p), The Delta Rhythm Boys (v), unknown (b,d)
1950.02.28 -- NYC - 393 Atlantic 905 - Ruth Brown With Sid Bass' Orchestra, Ernie Hayes (p), John Collins (g), The Delta Rhythm Boys (v)...
Seven Days
1980.07.01 -- Stockholm Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Charles Brown (p), Preston Love (ts), Rolf Wikström (g), Olof Sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
Shake A Hand
1962.03.08 -- NYC - 24359 Philips 40028 - Ruth Brown...
? -- ? - Philips PHM 200-028/PHS-600-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown...
Shine On (Hudson Whittaker)
1960.04.19 -- NYC - 4379 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Burt Collins, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams (tp), Charles Greenlee, Bernard McKinney, Julian Priester (tb), Eric Dolphy, Charlie Mariano (as), George Coleman, Bob Newman (ts), Jay Cameron (bars), Tommy Flanagan (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Boobby Totah (b), Pete Sims (d)
Shine On (Big Bright Moon) --> see: Big Bright Moon, Shine On
Show Me
1957.05.15 -- NYC - 2546 Atlantic 1153 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Mitchell (as), Lee Anderson (p), Al Caiola, Allen Hanlon (g), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d), Jerry Duane, Bob Harter, Artie Malvin, Robert Miller (v)
The Shrine Of St. Cecilia (Loveday, Perne)
1950.02.28 -- NYC - 580 Atlantic 82061, on: Miss Rhythm, Greatest Hits and More (released 1989) - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts),...)
Since I Fell For You
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Jazz Heritage 513803, on: More From Blues Alley Vol.1 (released 1994) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
1994.12.00 -- London UK - Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 46, on: Live In London (released 1996) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert Kenmotsu (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (kb), Gregory Skaff (g), Carline Ray (b), Clarence Bean (d)
Skylark
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
Smile
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
Smooth Operator
1955.10.19 -- NYC - 1680 Atlantic 1113 - Ruth Brown...
Snap You Fingers
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
Sold My Heart To the Junkman (Leon T. Rene, Otis J. Rene Jr.)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
So Little Time
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24625 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
So Long (Irving Meisher, Remus Harris, Russ Morgan)
1949.05.25 -- NYC - 239 Atlantic 879 - Ruth Weston With Eddie Condon's NBC Television Orchestra (Bobby Hackett (tp), Will Bradley (tb), Peanuts Hucko (cl,ts), Ernie Carceres (bs), Dick Cary (alto-horn), Joe Bushkin (p), Jack Lesberg (b), sid Catlett (d))
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22441 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
1980.07.01 -- Stockholm Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Charles Brown (v,p), Preston Love (as), Olof Sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
Somebody Touched Me (Ahmet Ertegun)
1954.05.07 -- NYC - 1276 Atlantic 1044 - Ruth Brown (v), Ed "Tiger" Lewis (tp), Richard "Dickie" Harris (tb), Arnett Cobb (ts), Sylvester Thomas (bs), Florence "Bu" Pleasant (p), Mickey Baker (g), Clarence "Benny" Moten (b), Noruddin Zafer (Al Walker) (d), The Rhythmakers (The Cues: Edward Barnes, Abel DeCosta, Oliver Jones, Roebie Kirk) (v)
Someday (I Know, I Know)
1968.10.00 -- NYC - Solid State 2526 - Ruth Brown...
Songs Of My Life (Rodney Jones)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), William Galison (h), Mark Sherman (p),Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
Sonny Boy
1968.07.02 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
Standing On the Corner (Ruth Brown, Ahbert)
1950.12.14 -- NYC - 542 Atlantic 930 - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
Stop Knocking
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
? -- ? - Ichiban/S.D.E.G. SDE 4023, on: Brown, Black & Beautiful (released 1990) - Ruth Brown...
Stop the World
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22442 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
Stormy Weather (Arlen, Koehler)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), William Galison (h), Mark Sherman (p), Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
Sugar Babe
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
? -- ? - Ichiban/S.D.E.G. SDE 4023, on: Brown, Black & Beautiful (released 1990) - Ruth Brown...
Summertime
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
Sure 'Nuff
1960.11.16 -- NYC - 5183 Atlantic 2088 - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), George Berg, King Curtis, Buddy Johnson (ts), Joe Venuto (vb), Harvey Spector (p), Abie Baker (b), Gary Chester, Sticks Evans (d)
Sweet Baby Of Mine (Sharp)
1956.03.02 -- Los Angeles CA - 1912 Atlantic 1091 - Ruth Brown...
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...

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Table For Two
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
T'aint Nobody's Bizi-ness If I Do (Percy Grainger, Robert Prince, Clarence Williams)
1986.01.00 -- Paris F - Trema 310 213, on: Black And Blue (released 1986) - Ruth Brown (v), Dill Drillard, Steve Furlado, Willie Singleton (tp), Dick Griffin (tb), Harold Minerve (cl,as), Harold Singer (cl,ts), Haywood Henry (cl,bs), Lloyd Mayers (p), Rudy Stevenson (g), Gerald Wiggins Jr. (b), Bobby Durham (d)
1989.06.12/13 -- NYC - Fantasy F-9662, on: Blues On Broadway (released 1989) - Ruth Brown (v), Spanky Davis, Red Holloway (ts), Hank Carawford (as), Britt Woodman (tb), Rodney Jones (g), Bobby Forester (org), Al McKibbon (bs), Grady Tate (d)
1989.11/12 -- NYC - DRG 19001, on: Black And Blue: Original Broadway Cast (released 1992) - Ruth Brown (v), Linda Hopkins (v), Virgil Jones, Emery Thompson (tp), Britt Woodman (tb), Bill Easley, Jerome Richardson (ts), Haywood Henry (bs), Roland Hanna (p), Billy Butler (g), Claude Williams (vl), Al McKibbon (b), Grady Tate (d)
Takin' Care Of Business (Dossie Terry, Lester Butler)
1960.08.30 -- NYC - 4873 Atlantic 2075 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan, Danny Moore (tp), King Curtis, Budd Johnson (ts), Bert Keyes (p), Carl Lynch (g), Abie Baker (b), Shep Shepherd (d), Louise Barnes, Howard Guyton, Dorothy Jones, Derek Martin (v)
1980.06.25 -- Göteborg Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Preston Love, Ulf Andersson (ts), Peps Persson (g), Slim Notini (p), Chuck Norris (g), Olof sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
Talkin' To the River
1962.03.08 -- NYC - 24358 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudolph Toombs)
1950.09.00 -- NYC - 514 Atlantic 919 (released Oct. 1950) - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts), Haywood Henry? (bs) ...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
1980.06.26 -- Jönköping Sweden - Stockholm RJ-202, on: Takin' Care Of Business (released 1983) - Ruth Brown (v), Preston Love, Ulf Andersson (ts), Peps Persson (g), Slim Notini (p), Chuck Norris (g), Olof sjögren (b), Ali Lundbohm (d)
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton, Jennings)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), William Galison (h), Mark Sherman (p), Bobby Forrester (org) Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
The Tears Keep Tumblin' Down
1953.07.02 -- NYC - 1089 Atlantic 1005 - Ruth Brown (v), Jimmy Nottingham (tp), Bernie Peacock (as), Willis Jackson (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d)
Tell Me Who
1990.05.00 -- New York or Newburyport MA - Bullseye 9501, on: Charles Brown: All My Life (released 1991) - Charles Brown (v,p), Ruth Brown (v), Clifford Solomon (as,ts,tamb), Haywood Henry (bs), Ron Levy (org), Danny Caron (g), Earl May (b), Keith Copeland (d)
Tennessee Waltz (Sturat; King)
1972.00.00? -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
That Train Don't Stop Here (Leroy Preston, Cesar Rosas)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
They Say (Heyman; Mann, Weiss)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Robert "Bob" Kenmotsu (fl), Mark Sherman (vb), Frank Owens (p), Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
This Bitter Earth
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
This Little Girl's Gone Rocking (Mann Curtis; Bobby Darin)
1958.07.30 -- NYC - 3105 Atlantic 1197 - Ruth Brown (v), Steve Lipkin, Joe Wilder (tp), King Curtis (ts), Mike Stoller (p), Everett Barksdale, Charles Macey (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d)
Three Letters
1952.09.12 -- NYC - 895 Atlantic 978 - Ruth Brown...
Tie A Little String
1962.03.08 -- NYC - 24360 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
Time After Time
1963.00.00 -- NYC - PK5M-7298 Noslen 102 - Ruth Brown...
Too Little Too Late (Dennis Walker, Alan Mirikitani)
1997.01.20-24 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9583, on: R + B = Ruth Brown (released 1997) - Ruth Brown (v), Duke Robillard (g), Bobby Forrester (p,org), James Singleton (b), Barney Floyd, Charlie Miller (tr), Delfeayo Marsalis (tb), Wessell Anderson (as), Ed Petersen (ts), Victor Goines (bs), Dave Keyes (p), Herlin Riley (d)
Too Many Men
1953.11.01 -- NYC - 1141 Atlantic EP 575 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Sam Taylor (ts), Ernest "Pinky" Williams (bs), Hank Jones (p), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Connie Kay (d), Joe M. Ricci (tamb)
Touch Me In the Morning
1979.00.00? -- Hollywood CA - DJ Records DA 2030, on: Touch Me In the Morning (released 1979) - Ruth Brown (v), Vic Vanacore (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Bob Magnusson (bs), Rod Rozzelle (d)
Treasure Of Love
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24620 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Trouble In Mind
1968.07.02 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
True
1998.07/08 -- New Orleans LA - Bullseye Blues 9613, on: A Good Time For the Blues (released 1999) - Ruth Brown (v), Charlie Miller, abram Wilson (tp), John Touchy (tb), Bill Easley (fl,ts), Victor Goines (vl,bs), Ray Moore (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Duke Robillard (g), James Singleton (b), Akira Tana (d)
Trust In Me
1960.03.30 -- NYC - 4381 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), Wayne Andre, Harry DeVito Bart Varsalona (tb), Loumel Morgan (p), Vernon Haynes (g), Averill Pollard (b), Belton Evans (d)
Try Me And See
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...

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Walk A Mile
1972.00.00 -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
Walkin' And Talkin'
1961.00.00 -- ? - Maynor 1061 - Venus (Ruth Brown) [?], ...
Walk With Me Lord
? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
Watch It
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
The Way You Look Tonight
1979.00.00? -- Hollywood CA - DJ Records DA 2030, on: Touch Me In the Morning (released 1979) - Ruth Brown (v), Vic Vanacore (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Bob Magnusson (bs), Rod Rozzelle (d)
We'll Be Together Again
1958.05.27 -- NYC - 3079 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
1959.02.05 -- NYC - 3355 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Romeo Penque (as,ob,fl), George Berg (ts,fl), Hank Jones (p), Al Caiola (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), unknown (strings)
What Am I Looking For
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
What A Wonderful World
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1990) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
Whatch It
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
What Color Is Blue
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
What'd I Say
1955.03.01 -- NYC - 1442 Atlantic 1072 - Ruth Brown (v), Sam Taylor (bars), The Rhythmakers (v)...
What Do You Know (Quien Sabes Tu)
1964 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
What Do You Know (Quien Sabes Tu)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
What Happened To You
1964.02.04 -- NYC - 114481 Decca 31598 - Ruth Brown, Gary Sherman...
What I Wouldn't Give
1959.09.30 -- NYC - 3813 Atlantic 2064 - Ruth Brown, Mickey Baker, Mundell Lowe, Carl Lynch (g), Abie Baker (b), Sammy Evans (d), Sol Gubin (vb), unkown (strings), Elise Bretton, Jerome Graff, William Marine, Merrill Ostrov, Marcia Patterson, Nelson Starr (v)
What'll I Do
1979.00.00? -- Hollywood CA - DJ Records DA 2030, on: Touch Me In the Morning (released 1979) - Ruth Brown (v), Vic Vanacore (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Bob Magnusson (bs), Rod Rozzelle (d)
What Makes Me Want You
1956.06.12 -- NYC - 2017 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
When I Fall In Love
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
When I Get You Baby
1955.10.22 -- NYC - 1681 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
1956.09.25 -- NYC - 2124 Atlantic 1140 - Ruth Brown...
Where Can I Go?
1950.03.23 -- NYC - 394 Atlantic 907 - Ruth Brown With Sid Bass' Orchestra, chorus (v)
While We're Young (Engvick, Wilder, Palitz)
1993.03.00 -- NYC - Fantasy 9665, on: The Songs of My Life (released 1993) - Ruth Brown (v), Mark Sherman (p), Bobby Forrester (org) Rodney Jones (g), Rufus Reid (b), Akira Tana (d)
Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees)
1964.00.00 -- NYC - Mainstream 56034, on: Ruth Brown '65 (released 1965) - Ruth Brown (v), Peter Matz Orchestra (Hank Jones, Roland Hanna (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Clark Terry, Britt Woodman, Urbie Green (tb), Phil Bodner (s), Richard Davis (bs), Archie Friedman (d), Doug Allen, George Devens (perc), Peter Matz...)
Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees)
? -- ? - Garland 27, on: Here's That Rainy Day (released 1999) - Ruth Brown...
Whishful Thinking
1960.11.16 -- NYC - 5184 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), George Berg, King Curtis, Buddy Johnson (ts), Joe Venuto (vb), Harvey Spector (p), Abie Baker (b), Gary Chester, Sticks Evans (d)
Whithout My Love
1951.08.29 -- NYC - 629 Atlantic 948 - Ruth Brown (v), Willis Jackson (ts)...
Why Am I Treated So Bad?
1950.01.17 -- NYC - 356 Atlantic 899 - Ruth Brown (v), Billy Taylor (p), The Delta Rhythm Boys (v)...
Why Did You Lie To Me
1961.10.23 -- NYC - 22439 Philips unissued - Ruth Brown...
Why Don't You Do Right?
1958.05.27 -- NYC - 3080 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
1959.02.02 -- NYC - 3343 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Bob Alexander, Morton Bullman, Frank Rehak, Chauncy Welsch (tb), Hank Jones (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d)
Why Don't You Write (To) Me
1962.04.12 -- Nashville TN - 24626 Philips PHM 200-028, on: Along Comes Ruth (released 1962) - Ruth Brown (v), Ray Stevens (p), Jerry Kennedy (g)...
Why Me (Brook Benton, Belford Hendricks, Ronald Mack)
1958.07.30 -- NYC - 3106 Atlantic 1197 - Ruth Brown (v), Steve Lipkin, Joe Wilder (tp), King Curtis (ts), Mike Stoller (p), Everett Barksdale, Charles Macey (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Joe Marshall (d), unknown (v)
Wild Wild Young Men (A. Nugetre)
1953.04.10 -- NYC - 1051 Atlantic 993 - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Freddie Mitchell (ts), Haywood Henry (bs), Harry Vanguard Walls (p), Rector Bailey (g), George Duvivier (b), Connie Kay (d)
Willow Weep For Me
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken

? -- ? - Philips PH-200-055/PHS-600-055, on: Gospel Time (released 1965) - Ruth Brown...
Wishful Thinking
1960.11.16 -- NYC - 5184 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), George Berg, King Curtis, Buddy Johnson (ts), Joe Venuto (vib), Harvey Spector (p), Abie Baker (b), Gary Chester, Sticks Evans (d)
Without My Love
1951.08.29 -- NYC - 629 Atlantic 948 - Ruth Brown With Howard Biggs' Orchestra (Willis Jackson (ts), Howard Biggs (ldr), ...)
Wonderful World
1972.00.00 -- ? - Cobblestone 9007, on: The Real Ruth Brown (released 1972) - Ruth Brown (v), Richard Tee (p,org), David Spinozza (g), Ron Carter (b), Bernard Purdie (d)
A World I Never Made (Doc Pomus)
1991.04.1/2 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy FCD-9663-2, on: Fine And Mellow (released 1991) - Ruth Brown (v), Bill Berry (cn), Buster Cooper (tb), Jeff Clayton (as), Jack Nimitz (bs), Herman Riley (ts), Frank Owens (p), Bobby Forrester (org), Rodney Jones (g), Al McKibbon (b), Sherman Ferguson (d)

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Yes Sir, That's My Baby
1964.02.04 -- NYC - 114482 Decca 31598 - Ruth Brown, Gary Sherman...
1968.06.18 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Jazz Heritage 513803, on: More From Blues Alley Vol.1 (released 1994) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)
Yesterday (Lennon, McCartney)
1969.08.00 -- NYC - Skye 13, on: Black Is Brown And Brown Is Beautiful - Ruth Brown (v), Eric Gayle, Billy Butler (g), Richard Tee (org), Herbie Lovelle (d), Chuck Rainey, Howard Roberts Chorale (v)...
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Jazz Heritage 513803, on: More From Blues Alley Vol.1 (released 1994) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
You And the Night And the Music
1959.01.27 -- NYC - 3334 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown With Richard Wess' Orchestra
You Came Along
1950.10.25 -- NYC - 530A Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown With Budd Johnson's Orchestra (Budd Johnson (ts)...)
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
1959.02.02 -- NYC - 3342 Atlantic 1308, on: Late Date With Ruth Brown (released 1959) - Ruth Brown (v), Bob Alexander, Morton Bullman, Frank Rehak, Chauncy Welsch (tb), Hank Jones (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d)
You Don't Know Me
1976.00.00 -- Hollywood CA - Dobre 1041, on: You Don't Know Me (released 1978) - Ruth Brown (v), Lou Levy (p), Fred Atwood (b), John Dentz (d)
You Gotta Have A Heart
1960.03.30 -- NYC - 4385 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Danny Moore (tp), Wayne Andre, Harry DeVito Bart Varsalona (tb), Loumel Morgan (p), Vernon Haynes (g), Averill Pollard (b), Belton Evans (d)
You're A Stone Groovy Thing
1968.10.00 -- NYC - Solid State 2526 - Ruth Brown...
You're Gonna See A Lot More Of Me Leaving
1970s -- Muscle Shoals AL - President 1067, on: Sugar Babe (released 1976) - Ruth Brown...
You're the Best Things That Ever Happened To Me
1982.02.5-7 -- Washington DC - Flair 8201, on: The Soul Survives - Ruth Brown Testifies At Blues Alley, Washington D.C. (released 1982) - Ruth Brown (v), Earl Swanson (ts), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Butler (g), Tootsie Bean (d)
You're the Boss
1993.02.15-19 -- Memphis TN - MCA 10710, on: Blues Summit (released 1993) - B.B. King (v,g), Ruth Brown (v,g), Leon Warren (g), James Bolden (tp), Walter King, Melvin Jackson (s), James Toney (kbd), Michael Doster (b), Calep Emphrey Jr. (d), Tony Coleman (perc)
You're the Only One I Love
1952.06.11 -- NYC - 859 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown...
1952.12.19 -- NYC - 958 Atlantic unissued - Ruth Brown (v), Taft Jordan (tp), Mickey Baker (g), Connie Kay (d), ...
You Won't Let Me Go
1968.07.02 -- NYC - Solid State SS-18041, on: Fine Brown Frame - The Big Band Sound Of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis featuring Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown...
1988.06.10/11 -- Hollywood CA - Fantasy F-9661, on: Have A Good Time (released 1988) - Ruth Brown (v), Red Holloway (ts), Charles "C.I." Williams (as), Bobby Forrester (org), Bill Williams (g), Clarence "Toostsie" Bean (d)

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