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The Truth According to Ruthie Foster

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Stone Love
I Really Love You
When It Don't Come Easy
(You Keep Me) Hangin' On
Love in the Middle
Nickel and a Nail
Dues Paid in Full
Joy on the Other Side
Tears of Pain
Thanks for the Joy
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 45:57

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The Truth according to Ruthie Foster!


Great album from a great voice, great songs, great band. Who ca say more, Ruthie is just class through and through.

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An Absolute Gem


I couldn't agree more with Theomax. I too had never heard of Ruthie Foster before finding this album and I can't believe she is not better known. On this album she covers musical styles from rhythm and blues to soul to reggae to gospel and convinces completely every time. She has a lovely tender voice which positively aches with sincerity. Praises too to the backing musicians who provide her with such a sympathetic backdrop. This is an album you will love forever.

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the truth is it's excellent


Came across ruthie foster on emusic not having known her. This is a superb album. Each track just grows on the listener. 'Love in the middle' is rather special. If emusic doesn't get the rest of her stuff then I'll need to go elsewhere quick. Meantime well done again to emusic, sometimes disparaged unfairly. Emusic has brought this to us so quickly and with insight. It is well worth donwloading for people of wide tastes. Highly recommended, and an artist of great promise without the hype. I love it.

They Say All Music Guide

Ruthie Foster has plenty of soul in her voice and the funky music she enjoys, enough to spread around to many listeners of populist contemporary blues and beyond. Blessed with solid chops and a style to match, Foster brings down the house on this set of tunes that crosses over to dance music through acoustic folk-pop at times, and most certainly rock & roll. With electric guitarist Robben Ford, keyboardist Jim Dickinson in one of his last studio efforts before passing away, and a horn section steeped in Memphis R&B, Foster has a very potent band to support and lift her up. Two Eric Bibb songs “Love in the Middle” and “Thanks for the Joy” have Foster offering opposite energy patterns in a slow love song or rocker mode, respectively. Patty Larkin’s “When It Don’t Come Easy” is a folk-pop amalgam via Dickinson’s old-school Wurlitzer organ. Except for the reggae-infused “I Really Love You,” the rest of the material is good-time, upbeat music that allows Foster and her audience many energized moments. Her tune “Truth” is easily the hit of the set, a groove biscuit anthem where she offers premises such as that real-deal honesty is something you can’t find in most places, but in fact is always right where you are. This is a fully realized project, and recognized as such by a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2009. – Michael G. Nastos

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