I’m so happy to introduce all of you to my wonderful mother-in-law, Ruth Roberts, the clever creator of the most famous sports songs in our country’s history!
Her "Meet the Mets" is the theme song for the New York Mets; and "It's a Beautiful Day for a Ball Game" is the theme for the Los Angeles Dodgers. You sports fans will also recognize her football game anthem, "Mr. Touchdown," and her retro Valentine to one very famous baseball player, "I Love Mickey Mantle."
In the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and onward, Ruth's romantic ballads and playful upbeat tunes were recorded by the popular artists of the day, including such huge-selling stars as Dean Martin, Teresa Brewer, Jimmy Dean, The McGuire Sisters, Patti Page, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allen and Eydie Gorme.
Hey Beatles and Buddy Holly fans: my hip-before-her-time mom-in-law wrote a bluesy song that these guys recorded called "Mailman Bring Me No More Blues."
I have recorded some of Ruth's popular ballads –- and even one of her Gospel songs -– on my album, Kindred Spirits. You can hear more of her songs on my EPs, "Sandra Piller Sings the Hit Parade Music of Ruth Roberts" Volumes 1 and 2, "Out of A Clear Blue Sky," "All in a Night's Work," and "If Love Is."
Hope you enjoy the marvelous music of Ruth Roberts!
Ruth Roberts and Eddie Albert during the recording of "Our
Country 'Tis of Thee."
Ruth Roberts throwing out the opening ball for the New York Mets.