RONALD ISLEY of the Isley Brothers won a $25 war bond in a gospel contest in a Baptist church as a 3-yr-old. Can’t start too young.
Our next song was released in 1953 by Atlantic Records, known in the music biz as the “The House That Ruth Built”. Ruth patented her famous squeak in this number. This uptempo boogie was written by singer, dancer, songwriter and Jacksonville legend Charlie Hoss Singleton. Hoss Singleton also wrote “Strangers in the night” for Frank Sinatra and a 1000 others... but the song we honor is MAMA, HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN... By the great RUTH BROWN