Ruth Brown

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American singer-songwriter

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According to Wikipedia, Ruth Alston Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes referred to as the "Queen of R&B". She was noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and " He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "the house that Ruth built" . Brown was a 1993 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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