GHETTO WOMAN (PART 1) * RUTH MCFADDEN * GAMBLE 2503 * USA
Heavy and gritty Funk track from Ruth McFadden which, although issued as 'Part 1' there seems to be no 'Part 2', and to be no actual 'issue' only demo's of this record, and quite a lot of them. Sadly this was her only release on Kenny Gamble's Gamble label though she did have one Rover Rover on Leon Huff's short lived Huff Puff imprint. Ruth McFadden had no records released in the UK the first the majority of British R&B and Soul fans heard of her was in 1971 with Darling Listen To the Words Of this Song from the Atlantic LP Solid Gold Old Town. The album was a fine collection of 1950s recording from, as the title suggests, the Old Town record label catalogue, unfortunately issued in, according to the legend on the cover, 'electronically re-recorded to simulate stereo'. The sleeve notes although weren't as unforgivable as the fake stereo, were a bit careless, as apart from not giving full credits, it was in fact by Ruth McFadden and the Supremes, the scant notes claim that Darling Listen To the Words Of this Song "was Ruth McFadden's first and last recording." when in fact she had at least another two - #1020 and # 1030 - on the label.
For a little more on Ruth McFadden.
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