This 1959 Atlantic release by Ruth Brown features her tackling sexy and sophisticated songs by Rodgers & Hart, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Frankie Laine, George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and others. Highlights include "It Could Happy To You," "We'll Be Together Again" and "Let's Face The Music And Dance." Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and was influential in the founding of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping artists recoup artist royalties.
Personnel: Ruth Brown (vocals); Harry Katzman (violin, concertina); Arnold Eiudus, Tony Bambino, Harry Melnikoff, Tony Bambino, Arnold Eidus (violin); Joe Soldo (saxophone, trumpet); Jerry Sanfino (saxophone, bass guitar); Phil Bodner (saxophone); Joe Cabot, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Royal, Joe Cabot, Bernie Glow (trumpet); Robert Alexander , Bob Alexander (trombone); Milt Hinton (bass guitar); Al Caiola, Mundell Lowe (guitar); Julius Held, Leo Kruczek, Felix Giglio (violin); Romeo Penque (flute, oboe, saxophone, alto saxophone); George Berg (flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Frank Rehak, Chauncey Welsch, Mort Bullman (trombone); Hank Jones (piano); Sol Gubin, Don Lamond (drums).
Liner Note Author: Howard Cook.
Recording information: 01/27/1959-02/05/1959.
Arranger: Richard Wess.
A good after-hours, smoky blues and R&B session featuring Ruth Brown in prime form. Nobody, male or female, sang with more spirit, sass, and vigor than Brown during the '50s, and this session reminded those who had forgotten that Brown could also hold her own with sophisticated material as well as sexy stuff. ~ Ron Wynn