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Lee Brown (1937-1940)

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Album Review

The obscure Lee Brown was a pleasing blues-oriented singer and pianist who recorded seven sessions during 1937-1940 and two in 1946. The first six are reissued in full on this CD. Brown is accompanied by such major names on various tracks as guitarist Sleepy John Estes, trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Red Allen, clarinetist Buster Bailey, and pianists Sammy Price and Lil Armstrong (when Brown is not playing piano himself). The closest he came to a hit was "Little Girl Little Girl," which he remade in various ways a few times during his career. But, his enthusiasm aside, Lee Brown's recordings are actually most memorable for the supporting cast.

Biography

Born: 1880 in United States

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '30s, '40s

Lee Brown was an Arkansas blues piano player who recorded 29 tracks for Decca Records between 1937 and 1940, followed by a single session that yielded two additional sides in 1946. It is believed that he made Chicago his home base, but little exact information is available on Brown. His best known recording is a song called "Little Girl Little Girl," originally cut in 1937 in New York City. Brown returned to the "Little Girl" template several times, essentially recording the same...
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Blues, Music
  • Released: 01 August 1995

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