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One of the first R & B stars,
This review is from: The Platinum Collection (International Release) (Audio CD)
In the 40s Ruth Brown would have been a blues singer a la Dinah Washington but the 50s was her time and like most she suffered from white covers but was never as bitter and twisted about it as Laverne Baker who followed her.
Admittedly I prefer the white covers-Helen O'Connel was one of at least 4 who covered Teardrops from my eyes.The first time I heard 5 10 15 Hours was via Pat Boone.
In the 60s Lucky Lips was revived by Cliff Richard but the Ruth Brown original never meant anything in the U K as did all her other stuff