Chip Deffaa's chapter on Ruth Brown from his 1996 book, Blue Rhythms. Courtesy of Chip Deffaa © 1996 University of Illinois. Will download a 58-page PDF file [4.3 megs]

Ruth Brown's Billboard Rhythm & Blues Chart Positions 1949-1960. [Courtesy of Joel Whitburn's Record Research, Inc. © 2004]

1950's advertising copy from Billboard Magazine.

A Video Clip of "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean" on

Steve Futterman's Rolling Stone article on the occasion of Ruth Brown's induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.