Last Saturday, I was listing to Saturday Night Fish Fry, a show on the local jazz station that's three hours of jump blues and early R&B. Out here on the west coast it's on at 8:00 to 11:00 (Pacific time), an opportune time to get tuned for the night. It could be just as good a couple hours later, so for the better part of the U.S. it's either a party starter or after hours extension. Stream it here, click on "Listen Live" (and don't let DJ Raymond O'Donnell's mellow looks fool you, Dude knows boogie).
This past Saturday they featured Ruth Brown, "the Queen of R&B", the biggest seller in the early days of Atlantic Records. This was back when R&B really was rhythm and blues, before Aretha was the queen of anything, So for the past few days, I've been high on Ruth Brown. I ran into a collection of twenty one cuts of her early stuff, including her breakthrough, "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean". Dig it.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean mp3 at Internet Archive
Ruth Brown - This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' mp3 at Internet Archive
Ruth Brown - Wild, Wild Young Man mp3 at Internet Archive
Ruth Brown - 17 more songs at Internet Archive NOTE: In the right column, under "Download options" click on "VBR MP3 Files"
Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean at YouTube