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Sunday, March 21, 2010

RUTH BROWN - ANYONE BUT YOU b/w IT TEARS ME TO PIECES


Incredibly popular throughout the 50's, by 1961 Ruth Brown was a fading star. Trends were changing, and her sound became the sound of a bygone era when culture was changing at an incredibly rapid rate. On this record, we hear the sublime voice of Ruth matched with hot, young producer Phil Spector for what is, in my opinion, her finest record.

The chilling "Anyone But You" is delivered by the voice of someone who has known absolute heartbreak and has lived to tell (read more about Ruth here, on the always excellent Spectropop website, while b-side It Tears Me To Pieces is a cool, slow burner that once again shows this woman was one of the finest singers of any era.

from 1961...

RUTH BROWN - ANYONE BUT YOU

3 comments:

RecordCollector said...

Ruth is always great!
Thanks.

Albert

Jem said...

Excellent selection. Thank you.

risser said...

Love that Anyone But You. Great tune!