Cornbread Records presents a reissue of Ruth Brown's debut album, Late Date With Ruth Brown, originally released in 1959. Probably the best and most popular female artist of the 1950s jump blues and R&B scene, Brown was a powerhouse vocalist, and Late Date With Ruth Brown is a perfect example of her husky, smoky, and raunchy presence. Before Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, even before Ray Charles, Ruth Brown was the R&B star of Atlantic Records (there's a reason Atlantic was often referred to as "the house that Ruth built." also a nod to another NYC institution, Yankee Stadium). Essential 1950s R&B from an absolute legend, reissued on 180 gram vinyl and includes a download code.