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Brown, Ruth 1928-2006

Works: 358 works in 718 publications in 7 languages and 10,025 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Drama  Musical films  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Blues (Music)  Fiction  Documentary films  Rhythm and blues music 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Author, Singer, Commentator, Composer, Interviewee, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Brown
Hairspray by John Waters( Visual )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with huge hair, a big grin, and all the right moves, becomes the queen of Baltimore's number one dance revue
Straighten up and fly right rhythm and blues from the close of the swing era to the dawn of rock'n'roll by Nat King COLE( Recording )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 musicians gather in New York City to celebrate 100 years of the blues in this Blues Music Foundation benefit concert
Tonin' by Manhattan Transfer (Musical group)( Recording )

7 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American musicians by Lee Friedlander( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Friendlander photographed musicians because he was an avid music fan. This book virtually is a who's-who of American music--jazz, R & B, country, gospel, and rock greats of the '50s, '60s, and early '70s are all here. 243 color photos 276 duotones
Ruggles by Anne Fine( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruggles is a dog for all seasons. Spring, summer, autumn, winter ... each provides plenty of opportunity for him to go roaming in this dog's-eye view of the changing year. Although Ruggles isn't as young as he used to be, he still knows exactly what he wants--and how to get it. But even an adored pet with wanderlust can tire of adventuring when there's a chill in the air and a warm hearth beckons. Enchanting illustrations by Ruth Brown capture all the roguish charm of Anne Fine's intrepid and endearing hero. Anne Fine is Britain's second Children's Laureate; her many outstanding books include Goggle Eyes and Flour Babies, both Carnegie Medal-winners. Among the books Ruth Brown has illustrated is Melvin Burgess' The Birdman
The ladies sing the blues by View Video( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une "galerie" des plus grandes chanteuses de blues aux États-Unis
Blues on Broadway by Ruth Brown( Recording )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American popular music : from minstrelsy to MTV by Larry Starr( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of American popular music provides crucial insights into the establishment of a distinctively American culture. Authors Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman examine popular music in the United States from its beginnings to the end of the 20th century, furthering our understanding of the relationship between music, culture, and social identity. Using well-chosen examples, insightful, up-to-date commentaries, and an engaging writing style, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV poses such questions as: Why do people make and listen to music? What do they want from it? What does it give them? Numerous listening examples (corresponding to the 2-CD package that accompanies the text) prompt readers to listen closely to popular music and to learn about its history and the people and institutions that have produced it. American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV integrates detailed discussions of particular popular songs and recordings with a thoughtful consideration of the broader historical and cultural context. Other distinctive features include a rich illustration program, strong pedagogy including numerous boxed inserts, inclusion of earlier American popular music, and well-organized listening charts with lyrics. Themes such as the multicultural roots of popular styles, the development of musical technology, and the operations and strategies of the music industry unify the text. This book is an ideal text for courses in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, and Music. Its accessible style and warm tone will captivate students and other readers, encouraging them to become more critically aware listeners of popular music [Publisher description]
A good day for the blues by Ruth Brown( Recording )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fine and mellow by Ruth Brown( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jump blues classics( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar, cat-about-town by James Herriot( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Finnish and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar the cat is nursed back to health by the vet but it soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary cat
The Bear & Mr. Bear by Frances Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billedbog. En ensom mand, der bliver kaldt Mr. Bear p.g.a. sit bryske væsen, løskøber en mishandlet markeds-bjørn og giver den sin frihed
Vinyl. music from the HBO original series( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bounty of indelible pop, rock, disco and soul favorites, along with previously unreleased material, fills the first soundtrack collection from HBO's new music industry drama
The best of Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown( Recording )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and blue : original Broadway cast by Rudy Stevenson( Recording )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential women in blues( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Rhythm (greatest hits and more) by Ruth Brown( Recording )

6 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Brown served as a major transitional figure between R&B and rock and roll with her long list of sizzling and emotional hits. This two disc set serves as the definitive anthology to the career of the artist known as Miss. Rhythm
Miss Rhythm : the autobiography of Ruth Brown, rhythm and blues legend by Ruth Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.07 for Oscar, cat ... to 0.83 for Bert Andre ...)

American musicians
Alternative Names
Ruth Brown americká zpěvačka

Ruth Brown Amerikaans zanger

Ruth Brown Amerikaans zangeres

Ruth Brown amerikanische Rhythm-and-Blues-Sängerin

Ruth Brown amerikansk sångare

Ruth Brown amerikansk sanger

Ruth Brown amerikansk songar

Ruth Brown amerykańska piosenkarka

Ruth Brown cantante e attrice statunitense

Ruth Brown chanteuse de rhythm'n'blues, actrice

Weston, Ruth 1928-2006

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RugglesAmerican popular music : from minstrelsy to MTVOscar, cat-about-townThe Bear & Mr. BearMiss Rhythm : the autobiography of Ruth Brown, rhythm and blues legendContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music