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That Train Don't Stop Here - Ruth Brown

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For those of you who missed her, in the hubbub over greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, Ruth Brown offers a whole new set of great blues songs, both standards and originals. I love her voice and her attitude, both displayed to great advantage on This Train Don't Stop Here. She pulls out all of the stops on this one, with a great backing band and a sassy commentary at the end. If you enjoy this one, do seek out more Ruth Brown. She passed away in 2006 so there won't be anything new coming, but her back catalog should entertain you for a good, long time. If nothing else, take a listen to If I Can't Sell It I'll Keep Sitting on It, a great talking blues.

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