By Scott Freeman
Ruby Andrews (nee Barbara Jean Stackhouse) is a soul singer based out of Chicago. She primarily recorded for the Zodiac label, also from Chicago, from 1967 to 1972. Of the fourteen 45s she recorded during this time frame, her biggest smash was “Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)” in 1967. This track reached #51 on the U.S. Pop charts and #9 on the U.S. R&B charts. You can easily track this tune down on YouTube.
For this installment of Funky Seoul Corner we go a wee bit later in Ruby Andrew’s career to 1970. “Everybody Saw You” is a typical offering from Ruby. You’ve got soul, you’ve got groove, and you’ve got dynamic changes within the track. This track was a minor hit in its own right, reaching #118 on the U.S. pop charts and #34 on the U.S. R&B chart.