Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ruby Starr & Grey Ghost




Yesterday, I went on and on about concerts I've attended. Good read if you're all out of Sominex. Anyway, one of the concerts I mentioned was one that featured a performer named Ruby Starr. I told you about how underrated she was, how she died young, and other sad stuff. What I should have done was give you an opportunity to listen to her.








Done.

Soon, But It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This.



18 comments:

Craig said...

Very nice take on one of my all-time favorite songs (but you knew it would be, right?)

Big pipes on that girl (almost as big as her hair ;) )

messymimi said...

Makes me sad i was never able to see her in person.

Daryl said...

Cool

Michelle H. said...

Nice one! Although her moves during the guitar playing seemed kinda... Woodstock-y/flower power/must be on some of the good stuff. Maybe it's just what she's wearing :)

Cricket said...

Heh, heh. I've seen this somewhere before. I think it came up in an earlier back-and-forth around the time of the 15 recordings posts re: Black Oak Arkansas.

It was such a burnt-orange avocado decade, wunnit?

Suldog said...

Michelle - No, they struck me that way, too. It's interesting because she was usually all out there shaking what she had for the paying customers, and in much more revealing attire. Think Tina Turner, maybe? In this, it was as though someone told her to cool the sexuality and just give them the voice. It works, but she was hot hot hot when I saw her live.

Buck said...

Ruby had QUITE the stage presence, didn't she? Great voice and an amazing (heh) rendition of one of my all-time favorite tunes. And that MANE! Zowie!

Craig said...

And speaking of the guitar solo, I think the spotlight guy must've been out on a smoke break, or somethin'. Poor lead guitarist is standin' there, struttin' his chops in the dark. . .

Red Hamster said...

It was such a burnt-orange avocado decade... Spot-on, Cricket.

Thanks for the concert. I listened with my earphones and not seeing the video, since I'm at work and looking at something work-related on my monitor. I'm sorry I missed hearing more of her back then.

Eddie Bluelights said...

First time I've seen/heard her, Jim. I am very impressed with her voice and stage presence - a natural performer. She knows how to belt out a song and strut around the stage. I don't think she is known this side of the pond. Really enjoyed it ~ Eddie

Hilary said...

Thanks for posting the video. She had some voice.. pity she was gone so young.

Uncle Skip, said...

A++

slommler said...

She was fabulous and passed away too young for sure. What a loss!
Hugs
Sueann

lime said...

sad when talent is cut short.

Anonymous said...

One of the best female vocalist, can't believe she wasn't known by more people, I rate her right of there with Joplin. She also had a great Las Vegas act, before she died.

Sharon said...

I saw her in concert in my hometown, Elkhorn City, Kentucky when I was in junior high. She was AMAZING! Attended many concerts after that. It was my first and nothing ever compared.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe, I never heard her while she was alive, great voice , great stage present, yes as good as or better than most

Anonymous said...

This just became my all time favorite song, and I too, can't believe, I never heard her before. She is the Best bar none.