R&B pioneer Ruth Brown died today as a result of a stroke and a heart attack.
Ruth Brown was one of the major artists responsible for the popularity and eventual growth of Atlantic Records. Brown had several classic R&B hits in the early 50s which
included « So Long » « Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean » and the #1 « Teardrops
From My Eyes » Brown resurrected her career in the 80s making Broadway appearances
in « Black & Blue ».