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(Week of 10/8/05 - 10/14/05)


LADIES OF R&B... PART SIX

"Have A Good Time"
by Ruth Brown with The James Quintet
on Atlantic 973
released in 1952


[Above right newspaper clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]

Above: Ruth Brown. Newspaper clipping (above right) is from January 26, 1952.

Click HERE for an article about Ruth Brown by Marv Goldberg.
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Above: Photo of The James Quintet from New York Age newspaper dated 3/4/50.


Above Left: Section from the back of Atlantic 78-rpm record sleeve.

Above Right: Atlantic 973 recorded on 7/2/52 and released in August 1952. The flip, "Daddy Daddy", does not have vocal group backing. The James Quintet also backed Austin Powell on Atlantic earlier in 1952. Ruth's usual backup vocal group was her Rhythmakers, who were actually The Drifters and, later, The Cues. Her first record is Atlantic's 1949 release of "So Long". She continued to record for them until about 1960.

Click on an option below to listen to Ruth Brown with The James Quintet sing "Have A Good Time" using RealPlayer. [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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[Above newspaper clipping provided by Richard Koloda.]
Above: Alan Freed Stage Show Clipping from 1953.


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