Ruby Johnson

I'll Run Your Hurt Away

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Between 1966 and 1967, singer Ruby Johnson cut more than two dozen R&B sides for Stax/Volt; for whatever reason, the label released only three singles before dropping Johnson from its roster. Twenty of those songs comprise I'll Run Your Hurt Away, a collection of should-have-been hits from this powerful voice. While Johnson recorded a few pop standards like Aretha Franklin's "Won't Be Long" and Ben E. King's "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)," the majority of her songs were composed by Stax in-house musicians and writers. All told, there's not a weak song here; Johnson is a great soul singer who deserved far better.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:09 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:20 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:05 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:37 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:04 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:14 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:25 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:48 Amazon
15 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:20 SpotifyAmazon
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18 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:33 SpotifyAmazon
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