Miss Rhythm: the autobiography of Ruth Brown, rhythm and blues legend

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Donald I. Fine, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 360 pages
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Tony Award winner Ruth Brown is a rhythm-and-blues revolutionary--a woman whose early successes earned her instant worldwide fame and launched a career that has influenced such legendary performers as Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Little Richard and Stevie Wonder. This candid autobiography offers the true story of her extraordinary life and career. Photos. Discography.

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MISS RHYTHM: The Autobiography of Ruth Brown, Rhythm and Blues Legend

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A key figure in rhythm and blues looks back on her turbulent past with the help of film journalist Yule (The Man Who ``Framed'' the Beatles, 1994, etc.). Ruth Brown, born in 1928, was the oldest of ... Read full review

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Brown's rise was not uncommon. A small-town Southern girl begins to sing in church and "coloreds-only" USO shows, gets discovered, and is offered a recording contract. In Brown's case the record ... Read full review


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Ruth Brown has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children since her first book was published in 1978. Among her many notable titles are "If at First You Do Not See," "Copycat," and "A Dark, Dark Tale," She lives with her husband and two sons in Bath, England.

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