Ruby Collins | In My Dreams

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In My Dreams

by Ruby Collins

She sounds like butterfly cocoons live in her throat and each time she sings they burst from their shells, fully formed to tickle the air with wings made of melody. Her music can best be described as a blend of soul and folk.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul
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1. In My Dreams
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2. Come To Bed
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3. Oooh La DiDaDi
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4. Tired of This
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5. We Were Young
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6. SomeWhere Over the Rainbow
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7. Nature Boy
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8. Summer Time
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9. I'm Ok With This
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10. Take Care Of You
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11. Come To Bed Remix
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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www.rubycollins.com
Myspace.com/merubycollins
www.youtube.com/merubycollins


In 1993 Ruby's mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and Ruby joined the New York City Police Department as a means to help support the family financially. Ruby thought she would have to put her dreams on hold but soon realized that the police department could use for a voice like hers.

After six month of rigorous training Ruby received the opportunity to share a more sweeter and softer side of her, that her colleagues had never seen. Ruby sang the national anthem for her police academy graduation held at Madison Square Garden before five thousand attendees. It wasn't before long that Ruby became a house hold name within the New York City Police Department singing the National Anthem from the New York Knicks games at Madison Square Garden to the White House.

In 1995 the White House came calling looking for a singer to sing the national anthem. After a brief audition in which Ruby sang to the organizer of the program over the phone Ruby was chosen to represent police officers throughout the country to sing for the Police Officers Memorial in Washington DC. President Bill Clinton, Mariah Carey, and Tommy Matolla who attended the ceremony that day were not the only one to experience the sweet voice of Ruby Collins but the event was televised nationally via C-Span and the country got to experience the amazing talent of the police officer behind the uniform. Ruby's rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings" recorded by Bette Midler and her amazing rendition of the National Anthem. There was not a dry eye in the house.

Ruby soon began appearing on various talk shows including the, "Rosie O'Donnel Show," "Oxygen Media", "Positively Black", "Good Day New York" and opened for the Classic 70's group Blue Magic. In 2000 Ruby released her first gospel album on her independent label Senga Music with Producer Tom McConnell selling over 5000 copies to major chains like Virgin Mega, Tower Records, HMV and local record shops. Billboard Magazine said that "Ruby's forte is smooth jazzy pop/gospel amalgam dazzingly reminiscent of Early Robert Flack."

After 911 Ruby decided to follow her passion and pursue her music career. Teaching herself to play piano and guitar, Ruby released "Merry Christmas" a classic piano acoustic Christmas album in 2005. Inspired by her experience over the years she developed her songwriting skills and returned to the studio to release her third album "In My Dreams," an eclectic blend of soul,and folk.


Nobody said the music business is easy but this singer/songwriter is not about to give up. Ruby has just completed her fourth album which is due to be released in 2008 and it is FIRE!!!

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GAIL

IN MY DREAMS
RUBY COLLINS HAS A BEAUTIFUL VOICE SO STRONG AND SULTRY WITH GREAT VIBRATO...I WOULD DESCIBE HER VOICE AS ANGELIC AND SO VERY SOULFUL. HER MUSIC IS UNIQUE AND VERY ENJOYABLE. RUBY COLLINS HAS A STYLE OF HER OWN BUT REMINDS ME OF JILL SCOTT WITH A MIX OF OLETA ADAMS AND TRACY CHAPMAN AND ROBERTA FLACK. SHE IS A TRUE VOCALIST AND MUSICIAN, WHICH IS HARD TO FIND THESE DAYS. THIS LADY CAN REALLY SING! IF YOU LOVE MUSIC, YOU WON'T REGRET BUYING ANY OF RUBY'S ALBUMS THEY ARE ALL SPECTACULAR AND OH SO REFRESHING LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!
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Mase

Instant Classic
Forget the others, when it comes to music, Ruby Collins is an original in a class of her own. Her music soothes the soul and stirs the libido. She sings of love, passion, longing and serenity. When I listen to her music, I am reminded of all time greats like Stevie Wonder and Prince. People who were seemlingly born to sing. I could listen to her sing all day. Buy the album, it's worth it.

peace
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SGT GARY

RUBY COLLINS
THE BEST.....A MIX OF SOUL,POP,R&B AND MOSTLY A PURE GEM CALLED RUBY...THE NEXT STAR ON THE HORIZON.....
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MAYA

BEAUTIFUL ALBUM
I REALLY LIKE UR FLOW KINDA SOUNDS LIKE JILL SCOTT WITH A LITTLE LAUREN HILL MIXED ALL 2GETHER KEEP AT UNTIL U REACH THE TOP THEN WHEN U REACH THE TOP KEEP GOING, PEACE AND LOVE.
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John Massey


She's good to your ears
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