|Birth name||Ruby M. Stackhouse|
March 12, 1947 |
Hollandale, Mississippi, United States
|Genres||R&B soul, deep soul, soul blues|
|Years active||1967 - present|
|Labels||Kelmac Records, Zodiac, MCA, ABC|
|Associated acts||Brothers of Soul|
Ruby Andrews (born March 12, 1947) is a Chicago-based 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).
Born Ruby M Stackhouse in Hollandale, Mississippi, Andrews debuted on the Kelmac label (as Ruby Stackhouse) and soon after on Zodiac, label and 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 lope, but was recorded and arranged by Mike Terry in Detroit. Some later reissues of the track used the (historically correct) spelling "Casanova".
Successful follow-ups on Zodiac included "You Made a Believer (Out of Me)" in 1969 and "Everybody Saw You" the next year. Andrews later cut some bluesy material for Ichiban, with producer Swamp Dogg.
Most of Andrews releases on the Chicago-based Zodiac label 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 (of "I Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser" fame). Andrews evolved into a powerful vocalist on such aggressive stand-outs as "You Made A Believer (Out Of Me)" (number 18 in the R&B charts and number 96 in the pop charts in 1969), "Everybody Saw You" (number 34 in the R&B charts in 1970) and "You Ole Boo You".
Andrews is also the CEO of Genuine Ruby Records LLC.
|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"
|1971||"You Ole Boo Boo You"||-||47|
- Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)
- Kiss This
- Genuine Ruby
- Black Ruby
- Hip Shakin Mama
- Just Loving You
- Swamp Dogg Presents: The Boss Ladies of Soul
- Ruby Andrews at SoulWalking.co.uk
- Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 19. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
- Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research. p. 11.