Monday, August 20, 2007

Ruby Jones - Stone Junkie (Ruby Starr's first L.P.)

Ruby Starr's First Album - Produced by Curtis Mayfield

Ruby Starr (November 30, 1949 - January 14, 1995) was born Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak in Toledo, Ohio. Starr started performing at the age of nine under the stage name Connie Little and was later billed as Ruby Jones during the 1960s. In 1971 she was signed to Curtom Records and recorded her first album, Ruby Jones. Shortly after that album's release, Black Oak Arkansas lead vocalist Jim "Dandy" Mangrum saw Starr singing in an Evansville, Indiana, club and convinced her to join his band. At this point she assumed the stage name of Ruby Starr.

Track listing
1. 99 Thousand Times
2. Looking Out At Tomorrow
3. 46th Street
4. Have No Witness
5. Freely Away
6. Oh Boy
7. Tightrope
8. Bicycle Built For Everyone
9. Stone Junkie
10. You Better Run

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5 comments:

bigfootkit said...

Thanks for this one Skynfan, "Looking Out At Tomorrow" is some song huh?
What a singer young Ruby was.
You, sir, are a legend!

Skynfan said...

Yea Ruby is amazing. She has got a set a pipes thats for sure. I think thats all of her Albums. ......Now if I could just find some live stuff.

bigfootkit said...

She also released 2 albums with the band Grey Starr.
I think the 1st was called "Grey Starr" & the other was "Telephone Sex".

Skynfan said...

I'm on the hunt for em now. :)

bigfootkit said...

Happy hunting my friend.