Ruby Jones - Bicycle Built For Everyone

Artist: Ruby Jones

Song: Bicycle Built For Everyone

Album: Stone Junkie (1971)

Singer Ruby (Starr) was best-known as a backup singer for '70s macho man rockers Black Oak Arkansas, but also issued several recordings as a solo artist as well. Born Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak in Toledo, OH, in 1949, the future rock singer got her start at the age of nine (performing renditions of Brenda Lee songs) before changing her stage name to Connie Little and forming the Phil Spector-esque Connie & the Blu-Beats. Following stints in such obscure outfits as the Downtowners and the Blue Grange Ramblers (aka BGR), the latter of which mutated into the outfit Ruby Jones Read more

Originally released in 1971 on Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records. The album sounds like Janis Joplin crossed with Blood Sweat and Tears, fusing soul, funk and rock to great effect. Includes 'Looking Out For Tomorrow', 'Stone Junkie' and a re-working of The Young Rascals', 'You Better Run'.

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