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The Truth According to Ruthie Foster


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Raised in Gause, Texas, a small town 180 miles southeast of Dallas, Ruthie Foster grew up surrounded by the rich, soulful sounds of gospel and blues. Even as a young girl, she was taking in a wide variety of music, whether through the hymns her mother taught her, the Beatles songs she analyzed in a book given by her guitar teacher, the 45s her truck-driving uncle would drop off during visits, ... Read more in Amazon's Ruthie Foster Store

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  • 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: #96,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Stone Love
2. I Really Love You
3. When It Don't Come Easy
4. (You Keep Me) Hangin' On
5. Truth
6. Love in the Middle
7. Nickel and A Nail
8. Dues paid In Full
9. Joy on the Other Side
10. Tears of Pain
11. Thanks for the Joy

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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

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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I will be buying other cd's of hers.
T.Lee
She has a warm, appealing voice with good sustain, and precision control over tricky phrases.
Art and Music
She brings a lot of soul and gospel feeling to the blues and a lot of blues to soul music.
Eric S. Menges

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rick Cornell VINE VOICE on 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 By John Schrader on 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 By Sharon Jones on 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 By F. Benson on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David A. James on March 9, 2009
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"The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster" lived up to its name and then some.

This one is even better.

Thanks Ruthie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve Butler on February 9, 2009
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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Art and Music on March 3, 2009
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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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By john t. mac dougall on February 7, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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. No auto tune, just great talent. Thank you, John
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