Ruth Brown (born on January 30, 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - died November 11, 2006, Henderson, Nevada, USA) was an American soul, blues and jazz singer. In 1948, [a=Ahmet Ertegun] signed her to [l681]. She was married to [a=Willis Jackson]. Between the years 1949 and 1955 her songs were on the charts for 129 weeks, including five No.1's:
"Teardrops from My Eyes" (1950), "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" (1952), "5-10-15 Hours" (1952), "Mambo Baby" (1954) and "Oh What a Dream" - with the [a=The Drifters] (1954). She was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 (Performer). She died of complications from a stroke and heart attack at a Las Vegas-area hospital.