Blues on Broadway

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Blues on Broadway
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Studio album by Ruth Brown
Released 1989
Recorded June 12–13, 1989, at RCA Studio C, New York
Label Fantasy
Producer Ralph Jungheim
Ruth Brown chronology
You Don't Know Me
Blues on Broadway
Fine and Mellow

Blues on Broadway is an album by Ruth Brown, released in 1989 through Fantasy Records. [1] The album earned Brown a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female. [2]

Ruth Brown American singer-songwriter

Ruth Alston Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes known 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 "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "the house that Ruth built".

Fantasy Records US record label; imprint of Fantasy Records, Inc.

Fantasy Records is an American record company and label founded by brothers Max and Sol Weiss in 1949. The early years of the company were dedicated to issuing recordings by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, who was also one of its investors, but the label is known more for its recordings of comedian Lenny Bruce, jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, and the 1960s rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.


Track listing

  1. "Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out" – 5:39
  2. "Good Morning Heartache" – 5:59
  3. "If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It" – 5:26
  4. "Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do" – 9:25
  5. "St. Louis Blues" – 9:35
  6. "Am I Blue" – 5:58
  7. "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" – 5:54
  8. "I Don't Break Dance" – 5:23 (bonus track on CD)
  9. "Come Sunday" – 5:25 (bonus track on CD)


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  1. "Blues on Broadway". Allmusic . Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  2. "Blues on Broadway: Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved July 26, 2011.