is the undisputed Queen of Beale Street, a Memphis legend whose
powerful, emotional, voice has been applauded
worldwide. Prior to a stroke earlier this year, she
was the headliner at B.B. King's, the epicenter of
nightclub entertainment in the Mid-South. Ruby
recorded over 10 albums and performed with B.B.
King, Ray Charles, Robert Goulet, The Four Tops,
Jerry Butler, Willie Nelson, and Isaac Hayes.
She was also an
accomplished actress, with roles in Black Snake
Moan, Cookie's Fortune, The People vs. Larry Flynt,
The Chamber, The Client, and The Firm. (Watch
her live performance with the Climax Jazz Band in
Putnam masterfully showcases Ruby at her best on
A Song For You – a collection of classic
standards superbly rendered.
Highlights on this album: AT LAST, A SONG FOR
YOU, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE .