Friday, 8 July 2016

Ruby Jones- 1971 US

Ruby Starr, born Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak in Toledo, Ohio (November 30, 1949 - January 14, 1995), was a rock singer and recording artist who attained national prominence in the 1970s and 1980s.
She joined the band Ruby Jones in 1969.This is the debut album for female fronted rock outfit Ruby Jones, originally released in 1971 on Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records (CRS- 8011). The album sounds like Janis Joplin crossed with Blood Sweat and Tears, fusing soul, funk and rock to great effect.  Tracks "Looking Out At Tomorrow" and "Tightrope" are worth the price for fans of early soul based rock and Ruby Starr deserved more fame than she got before passing away in the mid 90s from cancer.

-by dj fanis: here

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