Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean & Other Favorites includes ten R&B classics by Miss Rhythm Ruth Brown originally recorded for Atlantic Records in the 1950s. Brown's hits of the era were so popular that Atlantic was referred to as "the house that Ruth built." The initial excitement these chart-toppers generated are captured on this budget-priced disc that features the original recordings of "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean," "5-10-15 Hours," "Daddy Daddy," "Mambo Baby," and "Oh What a Dream." While this set is missing a few favorites, it's still a great introduction to Brown's most productive era.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell