WorldCat Identities

Brown, Ruth 1928-2006

Overview
Works: 404 works in 778 publications in 3 languages and 9,753 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Musical films  Drama  Blues (Music)  Rhythm and blues music  Documentary films  Jazz vocals  Biography  Nonfiction films  Popular music 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Author, Singer, Commentator, Composer, Interviewee, v=v, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ruth Brown
Hairspray by John Waters( Visual )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,405 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
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 464 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
Straighten up and fly right : rhythm and blues from the close of the swing era to the dawn of rock'n'roll( Recording )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American musicians by Lee Friedlander( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 351 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
Tonin' by Manhattan Transfer (Musical group)( Recording )

7 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues on Broadway by Ruth Brown( )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ladies sing the blues by View Video( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic filmed performances of women blues singers from 1929 through the 1950's. Singers are Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Ida Cole, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Connee Boswell, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Helen Humes and Peggy Lee. Includes background information on the singers as well as the performances
Fine and mellow by Ruth Brown( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R+B = Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown( Recording )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of my life by Ruth Brown( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Brown goes back to her gospel, blues, and jazz roots for The Songs of My Life. Included on the album is Ruth's version of the Eric Clapton hit Tears in Heaven
Vinyl. music from the HBO original series( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 198 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
A good day for the blues by Ruth Brown( Recording )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dancing man : Peg Leg Bates( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and work of tap dancer Peg Leg Bates, much of it told in his own words. Profusely illustrated with b & w archival footage, including many scenes of Bates dancing at different times of his life onstage, in films, and on television. Bates' performing career is complemented by his work as the owner and operator of a resort in the Catskills, which welcomed blacks in the years before integration. Interviewees Gregory Hines, Ruth Brown, Honi Coles, Buster Brown, Percy Sutton (owner of the Apollo Theater), Lon Chaney, Chuck Green, Van Porter, and Ted Levy offer insights into Bates' dancing, the difficulties faced by black performers during his early career, and the impact of his success as a black performer and resort owner
How blue can you get? : classic live performances 1964 to 1994 by B.B King( )

6 editions published in 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown( Recording )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and blue : original Broadway cast( Recording )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 127 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
The rock 'n' roll era : 1954-1955( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jump blues classics( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Rhythm : the autobiography of Ruth Brown, rhythm and blues legend by Ruth Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American musicians
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Miss Rhythm : the autobiography of Ruth Brown, rhythm and blues legendContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music
Alternative Names
Brown, Ruth

Ruth Alston Weston

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown American singer-songwriter

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 ator

Ruth Brown cantante e attrice statunitense

Ruth Brown chanteuse de rhythm'n'blues, actrice

Ruth Brown pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Weston Ruth

Weston, Ruth 1928-2006

Weston, Ruth Alston

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Languages
English (136)

Spanish (3)

German (3)