Ruby Andrews

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Ruby Andrews
Birth name Ruby M. Stackhouse
Born Hollandale, Mississippi, United States
Genres R&B soul, deep soul, soul blues
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1967 - present
Labels Kelmac Records, Zodiac, MCA, ABC
Associated acts Brothers of Soul
Website http://myspace.com/rubyandrews

Ruby Andrews is an American soul singer. Her best known songs include "Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)" (1967), "You Made A Believer (Out Of Me)" (1969), and "Everybody Saw You" (1970).

Biography[edit]

Born Ruby M Stackhouse[1] in Hollandale, Mississippi, Andrews debuted on the Kelmac label (as Ruby Stackhouse).

Soon afterwards, on the Chicago-based Zodiac label, she scored her biggest seller, "Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)", in 1967. A crossover hit, "Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)", went to number 9 in the R&B charts and number 51 in the pop charts. The song, co-written and produced by Joshie Jo Armstead, featured a typical Chicago-style mid-tempo arrangement, but was recorded and arranged by Mike Terry in Detroit.[2] Some later reissues of the track used the (historically correct) spelling "Casanova".

Successful follow-ups included "You Made a Believer (Out of Me)" (no. 18 on the R&B chart and no. 96 on the pop chart in 1969), "Everybody Saw You" (no. 34 R&B in 1970) and "You Ole Boo You". Andrews' releases on Zodiac were produced and written by the team of Fred Bridges, Robert Eaton and Richard Knight, who were also moderately successful as the vocal group Brothers Of Soul.[2] Andrews later cut some bluesy material for Ichiban, with producer Swamp Dogg.[3]

She is also the CEO of Genuine Ruby Records LLC.[4]

Partial discography[edit]

Chart singles[edit]

Year A-side Chart Positions
US Pop[5] US
R&B
[6]
1967 "Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)" 51 9
1968 "Hey Boy Take A Chance On Love" 92 -
"The Love I Need" - 48
1969 "You Made A Believer (Out Of Me)" 96 18
1970 "Everybody Saw You" /
"Can You Get Away"
118
-
34
41
1971 "You Ole Boo Boo You" - 47

Albums[edit]

  • Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)
  • Kiss This
  • Genuine Ruby
  • Black Ruby

Compilations[edit]

  • Hip Shakin Mama
  • Just Loving You
  • Swamp Dogg Presents: The Boss Ladies of Soul

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruby Andrews at SoulWalking.co.uk
  2. ^ a b http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Ruby-Andrews.html
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3549/biography
  4. ^ http://www.myspace.com/rubyandrews
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 19. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research. p. 11. 

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