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Ruth Brown Keeps Deep R&B's Fire Blazing

Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, 27 October 1997

MISS RHYTHM is on stage working the blues, and she's got the audience on a string. Sashaying up to the microphone in the ballroom of Newport's stylish old Viking Hotel on a late-July night, she sings a few lines of 'I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town' and then explains why in a string of saucy one-liners: temptation knocks with every grocery delivery, it gets lonely way out there during the day, and what if her man starts acting just like her?

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