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Review Date: Oct 2009
by Diana Olson
Ruby Hayes delivers gutsy blues on her “Ruby’s Blues” cd. Growing up singing gospel music in church formed her classic blues style of singing. Haye's covers a wide variety of blues styles, opening with a Denise LaSalle tune-"Someone Else Is Stepping In"-and moving right to an old Willie Dixon classic, "Little Red Rooster." She goes into time picking up Big "Bill" Broonzy's "Trouble in Mind" and W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues." She hits some classic tunes including "Stormy Monday," "Everyday I Have the Blues," "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" and "I Got My Mojo Working." Hayes also finds herself in her version of "At Last," a favorite done by Etta James. “Ruby’s Blues” as she says herself, "is a blues singer doing what good blues singers do……sing the blues".
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