Ruby Johnson

Ruby Johnson

soul, stax, Deep Soul, female vocalists, rhythm and blues

Ruby Johnson (19 April 1936 - 4 July 1999) was an American soul singer best known for her recordings on the Volt label in the late 1960s. She was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and was raised in the Jewish faith. She sang, with her eight brothers and sisters, in the Temple Beth-El choir. After completing high school, she moved to Virginia Beach where she worked as a waitress and began singing rhythm and blues with local bands, before spending two years with Samuel Latham and the Rhythm Makers.