|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul funk female vocalists northern soul chicago american illinois|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Ruby Stackhouse, 12 March 1947, Hollandale, Mississippi, USA. This Chicago R&B singer made her reputation in 1967 with her one crossover hit, Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over), which went to number 9 in the R&B charts and number 51 in the pop charts. The song, co-written and produced by Joshie Jo Armstead, featured a typical Chicago-style mid-tempo lope, but was recorded and arranged by Mike Terry in Detroit. Most of Andrews releases on the Chicago-based Zodiac label, however, were produced and written by the team of Fred Bridges, Robert Eaton and Richard Knight, who previously were moderately successful as the vocal group Brothers Of Soul (of I Guess That Dont Make Me A Loser fame). Andrews evolved into a powerful vocalist on such aggressive stand-outs as You Made A Believer (Out Of Me) (number 18 in the R&B charts and number 96 in the pop charts in 1969), Everybody Saw You (number 34 in...