Sunday, December 6, 2009
Ruby Andrew's Black Ruby is easily one of my favorite solo female soul albums of all time. It was released on Zodiac records in '72, Ruby was born in Mississippi but is mainly known within the Chicago music scene. Ruby's amazing emotional, powerful vocals coupled with a combination of both funk and soul sounds on this album gives it an unique vibe- I've never heard such a diverse array of styles on a album like this. I've included two tracks that give a good idea of the contrast on this album, "Love I Need" and "My Love is Comin' Down." "Love I Need" has a Motown feel to it, while "My Love is Commin Down" is a deep funk-soul track with a killer hook and organ.