12/10/2004 11:49:53 AM|||peter patnaik|||This weekend I'm going to attempt to make a bread pudding, wish me luck! I've always loved bread pudding, and Paulia Deen made this Krispy Kreme bread pudding on her show this morning, while it looked sort of questionable (it had fruit!) it really got me in the mood for bread pudding.

Ruth Brown was one of Atlantic records biggest recording stars fo the post-war era. Brown has the spirit of Bessie Smith and the attitude of Big Maybelle, but she can also be soft and tender like Dinah Washington. This track "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean" was a number hit for Brown way back in 53 and is pretty rockin'. The title comes a line from a pretty famous blues song by Blind Lemon Jefferson, guess it and win a prize !

  • Ruth Brown - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  • |||110270381343438723|||Miss Rhythm12/11/2004 03:36:42 PM|||Anonymous|||Ruth Brown is GREAT! They used to play her modern stuff on WPFW in Washington, DC (http://www.wpfw.org) on their fantastic blues shows on Saturday mornings. Her latest album, "A Good Day for the Blues" has some good stuff on it. Here is a great interview with her on The Connection:


    Great blog!
    Matt H
    Boston, MA12/12/2004 04:46:34 PM|||Anonymous|||I got a free demo disk recently from my record store and it had the Ruth Brown track (taken from the new compilation " Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970"). I wanted to listen to more from the same compilation, but have only gotten around to Sunny by Bobby Hebb. Is there anything else in this complialtion that you know about and recommend?


    Thanks for sharing your excellent taste in music.12/12/2004 10:50:25 PM|||peter patnaik|||Night Train To Nashville is a pretty fantastic comp. I posted the Etta James track on this blog when i was starting out, but the Arthur Alexander, Joe Tex, Johnny Adams and Cecil Grant songs are my favorite, but I'd find it pretty hard to pick a track I don't like.