Ruth Brown
Date of Birth
Jan 12, 1928
Birth Place:
Portsmouth, VA


Born Ruth Weston in Portsmouth, NA, on January 12, 1928, the legendary R&B belter Ruth Brown cultivated her vocal skills during church services as a tyke, then established herself as a commercial vocalist in the early '50s, under contract to Atlantic Records. As an Atlantic artist, Brown churned out such rhythm & blues staples as "5-10-15 Hours," "So Long," and "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter...