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The Truth According to Ruthie Foster

by Ruthie Foster

Ruthie goes to Memphis and increases the Soul.
Genre: Blues: Soul-Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stone Love
3:48 album only
2. I Really Love You
4:36 album only
3. When It Don\'t Come Easy
4:06 album only
4. (You Keep Me) Hangin On
3:11 album only
5. Truth
3:58 album only
6. Love In The Middle
4:44 album only
7. Nickel and A Nail
4:52 album only
8. Dues Paid in Full
3:55 album only
9. Joy on the Other Side
3:44 album only
10. Tears of Pain
5:39 album only
11. Thanks for the Joy
3:24 album only


Album Notes
Since her beginnings in a small Texas town, through her musical studies at college, and through the process of becoming a professional musician, Ruthie’s pure voice has been taking her to new places and higher heights. With ‘The Truth According to Ruthie Foster,’ Ruthie has finally arrived.

This extraordinary songwriter/performer tackles life’s big issues throughout her sizzling new album. On it, Ruthie repeatedly testifies to her core message – that through all of the ups and downs of living, you must stay true to yourself. The pain as well as the joy of love, the strength it takes to weather life’s challenges, the hope that grows from seeds of faith and wisdom: All of this breathes inspiration and celebration into The Truth According to Ruthie Foster.

For all the facets of this album, the heat of soul music burns at its core. That’s what drew her to Memphis, where she set up shop at the legendary Ardent Studios with a stunning assembly of musicians. There, symbolically on the day of Isaac Hayes’ funeral, they began working to convey the energy of Ruthie’s performances, cutting almost everything live, going for feeling above all else … and making their own kind of history.

With roots-music producer Chris Goldsmith overseeing the proceedings, all of the essentials – the hard-edged blues of guitar icon Robben Ford (the Yellowjackets, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, countless others), the Memphis magic conjured by keyboardist Jim Dickinson (Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin) and organist Charles Hodges (Al Green, Ann Peebles), the rock-steady rhythm anchor of bassist Larry Fulcher (Taj Mahal, Los Super Seven) and drummer Rock Deadrick (Tracy Chapman, Ben Harper) – settle into their unique pocket, with the legendary Memphis Horns adding a distinctive coup de grace.

“Truth is right where you are,” she proclaims. So it is throughout ‘The Truth According to Ruthie Foster,’ Ruthie Foster’s greatest triumph to date. And that is as true as truth can get.


"The truth, according to this remarkable album, is that Ruthie Foster is one of America's finest soul-blues artists. ...a full-on blast of soul and blues... The combination of a talented band, powerful songs, and Foster's roaring gospel-inspired vocals leaves Truth with no weak spots among its dozen tracks. If this one doesn't elevate Foster to the next level of popularity, it's impossible to imagine what will."
----Blues Revue



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bob mckinlay

TruthAccording to Ruthie Foster
Real soulful blues.

keith govier

The Truth According to Ruthie Foster
She is getting better with each album. The emotion she puts into each song comes through and you cannot but help share those feelings when you listen.