Monday, 2 January 2012

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby

Ruby Jones - Ruby Jones [Ruby Starr - Stone Junkie] 

Ruby Starr, another stellar female rock vocalist, made her name as backing singer for Black Oak Arkansas. She had released her first solo album before this in 1971 as Ruby Jones, later re-released as Stone Junkie and with her stage name. It's a brilliant album of tracks dominated by her phenomenal vocal power. Indeed, a set of standard rock material - sound as it is in Blood, Sweat and Tears territory - gains its singularity through Starr's legendary lead. Minnie Ripperton meets Janis Joplin - if you need a reference point.

Check out as well Ruby Starr and Grey-Ghost; Scene Stealer, and Smokey Places

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