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The R&B singer who built Atlantic Records.
They called Atlantic "the house the Ruth built" for good reason - her two dozen hits put the budding company on the map. She was both a diva and a fighter, a glamorous R&B singer and tireless advocate for musicians' rights. More on rockhall.com...
All of our books about Ruth Brown can be found here.
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All of our Ruth Brown audio can be found here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Records
Includes digital footage from the 1993 Induction Ceremony featuring Ruth Brown as an inductee. Only available for viewing on-site at the Library and Archives.
Atlantic Recording Corporation Records
Includes ephemera and artist files created by Atlantic A&R man Yves Beauvais.
Austin City Limits
Includes tickets and programs, contracts, press kits, and other records of Ruth Brown's 1998 performance on the Austin City Limits television show.
Bluefield Auditorium Posters
Includes poster featuring Ruth Brown and the Coasters, Bo Diddley, Schoolboys, Drifters, Five Satins, Johnny Hartman, Bobby Parker, Smiley Lewis, Spence Twins, and Paul Williams, from June 30, 1957.
Jeff Gold Collection
Includes artist files from influential American jazz and pop critic Ralph Gleason.
Jimmy Baynes Collection
Includes photographs taken of Ruth Brown performing in Cleveland from April 8, 1955 and undated. One image is inscribed to the photographer.
Michael Ochs Collection
Includes an undated artist file on Ruth Brown.
Philadelphia Inquirer Photographs
Includes promotional photographs of Ruth Brown from 1991-2000.
Rolling Stone Collection
Includes an artist reference and publicity file from Rolling Stone magazine on Ruth Brown dated 1988.
Time-Life History of Rock 'n' Roll Interviews
Includes parts 1 and 2 of an interview conducted by Time-Life with Ruth Brown for the series History of Rock 'n' Roll.