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The Truth According to Ruthie Foster

Ruthie FosterAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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AUSTIN, Texas — From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy — sometimes in a single song. Her last two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster and 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blues ... Read more in Amazon's Ruthie Foster Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 3, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Corn Music
  • ASIN: B001NHZ2KC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,286 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

2009 release. For all the facets of this album, the heat of Soul music burns at its core. Features Foster originals and covers of O. V. Wright, Ann Peebles, and Patti Griffin. Includes musical assistance from guitar icon Robben Ford (Yellowjackets, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell), keyboardist Jim Dickinson (Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin), organist (Charles Hodges (Al Green, Ann Peebles), bassist Larry Fulcher (Taj Mahal, Los Super Seven) and drummer Rock Deadrick (Tracy Chapman, Ben Harper). The legendary Memphis Horns add a distinctive coup de grace.

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...a full on blast of soul and blues... --Blues Review

There's no denying the power of Foster's monstrous voice... --Paste Magazine

Album of the month...her magnificent vocals and inspiring lyrics shine... --More Magazine

There's no denying the power of Foster's monstrous voice... --Paste Magazine

Album of the month...her magnificent vocals and inspiring lyrics shine... --More Magazine

There's no denying the power of Foster's monstrous voice... --Paste Magazine

Album of the month...her magnificent vocals and inspiring lyrics shine... --More Magazine

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Curiously Restrained July 15, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I want to love this c.d. I mean, how can you not a love a c.d. entitled "The Truth According to Ruthie Foster"? Moreover, this c.d. has Robben Ford on guitar and the Memphis Horns. And here, all these other reviewers have raved; and I'm in serious need of some "helpfuls" here, since Amazon won't count my friends' votes and all.

But, "the truth according to Rick Cornell" re. "The Truth According to Ruthie Foster" is this:

After several listens, I'm concerned about the restraint surrounding this c.d. How can this be? After listening to the c.d. several times, I conclude that it's not Ruthie Foster: it's the mixing and overdubbing. Ms. Foster's voice should have been sharp, front and center, and the sound should have been clear and loud. It's not. Ms. Foster can belt; and songs like "Truth!", "Joy on the Other Side" and "Thanks for the Joy" are really good r & b material. But I conclude that after listening to the c.d. and imagining what this c.d. would sound like with topflight engineering. Dammit, this day and age, I shouldn't have to work that hard!

I strongly suspect that Ruthie Foster can raise the roof. I'd love to hear her live, and have her confirm that. This c.d. should have filled that bill by itself, but it does not. RC
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Record Rocks! February 4, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I love this record! I love the groove on "Stone Love" and her amazing
version of Patty Griffin's "When It Don't Come Easy." This is a perfect
combination of blues, gospel and soul music, and has become the best
album I've bought in a long time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RUTHIE FOSTER IS THE TRUTH! February 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I saw Ruthie Foster here in Atlanta for the first time a few months ago and she was PHENOMENAL!
I brought "The Truth According To Ruthie Foster" a few days ago and I can't stop playing it.
My favorite song is "When It Don't Come Easy" (you can hear the soulful truth in her voice).
I would highly recommend this album to anyone that loves real music
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the joy and thanks for Ruthie Foster February 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I heard Ruthie Foster at BB Kings Club in NYC and bought her new cd afterwards. Wow! My personal favorite is I Really Love you. She rocked on this one during the show and it really comes through on the cd too. Truth and Joy. That's what she gives us. Thank you Ruthie!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Singing Backed by Great Musicians March 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent recording in every department: great songs, great singing, great backing musicians. The materials cover a range of related styles from gospel to soul to blues to R&B.

Ruthie's singing talents are considerable. She has a warm, appealing voice with good sustain, and precision control over tricky phrases. Her moderate use of terminal vibrato is tasteful, and there is plenty of soul in her approach. Her use of dynamics is also tasteful and quite accessible to the listener.

All the musicians here do a fine job providing backing for Ruthie Foster's superb voice. The songs have a "real music" feel to them, reminiscent of the old-school black styles that predate the disco era. This is the real stuff.

Robben Ford's guitar playing is simply beautiful, and he knows how to support rather than overwhelm. And the same can be said for all the musicians. This is simply an exceptional lineup of talent.

Listeners who enjoy any of the styles mentioned above can't go wrong with this CD. These are musicians who know what they're doing. The CD deserves the attention of all listeners who care about supporting good music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! THIS IS AN AWESOME NEW CD! February 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
this new one from Ruthie Foster picks up where 'The Phenomenal' left off and just GOES!
I just got it and have been playing it non-stop. It's a great mixture of blues, soul, rock, and even a little reggae influence ...and the VOICE of Ruthie Foster ...she is incredible and I bet she'll be huge in the coming years!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She Tops Herself March 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
"The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster" lived up to its name and then some.

This one is even better.

Thanks Ruthie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Ruthie April 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't know if there is a bad Ruthie Foster album; but I have yet to find one. I didn't think I could love anything as well as the "Phenomenal" album but I've got to say that this one has truly won my heart. I listen to track #3 over and over again and my girlfriend is stuck on track #4. we don't even know the names of the songs because we keep our CD's in the car player 24/7. We love Ruthie and look forward to the next one and the next. She sings about our lives in ways that are simple and complicated, soulful and joyful, sad and very sweet. We are fans forever.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon music
I found Ruthie Foster Trough the Amazon music service. I now own all her cd's. I was also able to see her live, and urge any of her fans to do the same. Read more
Published 8 months ago by john t. mac dougall
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome talent!
Ruthie Foster is a joy to listen to. I will be buying other cd's of hers.
If you really want to round out your musical appreciation such as this, be sure to check out Scottie... Read more
Published on January 17, 2012 by T.Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth According to Ruthie Foster
In April 2011 I was invited to an intimate venue in Tucson, Arizona, to a Ruthie Foster concert. She had an acoustic guitar, microphone and water. Read more
Published on May 6, 2011 by Shoes in Particular
5.0 out of 5 stars New for me
This is my first Ruthie Foster purchase but it will not be the last. Her music is sweet enough for background and meaningful enough for careful listening. I am glad I found her.
Published on October 6, 2010 by D. Rudolph
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!
My husband and I were first introduced to Ruthie Foster's music when she performed at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival a couple of years ago. We both fell in love with her music.
Published on October 3, 2010 by Marsha
5.0 out of 5 stars the next Aretha
Ruthie Foster is amazing in concert and on record. She has a subtle, magical, strong voice. She's not just belting out ala Shemekiah, but adds incredible nuance and emotion of all... Read more
Published on April 9, 2009 by Eric S. Menges
3.0 out of 5 stars Live is better
Ruthie is a super talented artist. The CD doesn't showcase her amazing skills as a musician. Saw her perform live and was blown away. Read more
Published on March 31, 2009 by coppercent7
5.0 out of 5 stars Ruthie takes us to the Mountain--Must Buy
This record just SMOKES. Even more "Phenomenal" than her 2nd release and that was beyond belief. No kidding, this lady writes great tunes and man can she sing. Read more
Published on March 22, 2009 by Michael Rosenboom
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
WOW. Ruthie has a powerful and expressive voice. "The Truth According To Ruthie Foster" is a great blend of soul, blues and folk. Read more
Published on March 15, 2009 by Suzie McIntyre
5.0 out of 5 stars Good delivery and product in excellent condition
The timeliness of delivery was very good. The condition of the disc and the case were new.
Thanks!
Published on March 7, 2009 by Leslie R. Woods
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