Singer Hurricane Ruth, whose stage name obviously reflects the strength of her voice, was introduced by her father, owner of the the Glendale Tavern in Beardstown, Illinois, to many forms of music, but she was primarily drawn to the sound of the big bands. This four track CD EP reflects this. The first two songs - 'I Feel Lucky' and Willie Dixon's 'Built For Comfort' are given big brassy treatments before the volume eases for the achingly soulful Percy Sledge classic, 'When A Man Loves A Woman', capturing that wistful Muscle Shoals sound perfectly. The great Delbert McClinton is the source for the honky-tonk flavoured 'Going Back To Louisiana', with rinky-dink piano and riffing horns bringing the Crescent City strongly to mind. Previous commentators have compared Ruth to Aretha, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and Ruth Brown - listen to this and you can understand why.