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Tommy Brown (blues singer) R I P

Tommy Brown (blues singer) R I P cover

It is being reported that Tommy Brown, blues singer, who cut in the 40's & 50's has passed. In the 60's / 70's he switched to being a comedian & recorded some live show albums.

While his stuff is 'very early' for this site's fans, he cut some nice blues numbers for King .... "Honky Tonk" with Bill Doggett being one example .......

... SEE HERE .......... http://clatl.com/atlanta/tommy-brown-rip-1931-2016/Content?oid=17045195

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s4LM6atYsM 

 





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Mock crying on this 1951 effort from him ....

He seems to have re-cut the song for Dot in 1960 (unless the guys who put the date on the above were out by 9 years).

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I met Tommy Brown when he played at the Rhythm Riot at Camber sands some years ago. He was very open, humble and full on energy and enthusiasm for the music and about the 'old days'. I spoke with him for quite sometime as I was stalling out and managed to see the soundcheck session. For me his finest moment is the intense and atmospheric blues burner 'Southern Women' cut for United in 1954 but the two sided jump blues offering of 'Atlanta Boogie' and 'The House Near The Railroad Track' issued on the Savoy subsiduary Acorn records (also issued on Regent) in 1949 should also be recommended as it is a masterpiece of the genre. RIP Tommy Brown.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSBBBXrWePw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47wndCGePZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dqdsZj-1ro

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9 hours ago, Stompingsevens said:

I met Tommy Brown when he played at the Rhythm Riot at Camber sands some years ago. He was very open, humble and full on energy and enthusiasm for the music and about the 'old days'. I spoke with him for quite sometime as I was stalling out and managed to see the soundcheck session. For me his finest moment is the intense and atmospheric blues burner 'Southern Women' cut for United in 1954 but the two sided jump blues offering of 'Atlanta Boogie' and 'The House Near The Railroad Track' issued on the Savoy subsiduary Acorn records (also issued on Regent) in 1949 should also be recommended as it is a masterpiece of the genre. RIP Tommy Brown.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSBBBXrWePw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47wndCGePZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dqdsZj-1ro

I saw Tommy Brown at the same Rhythm Riot in November 2002.  A remarkable man with a great (albeit dry) sense of humour, and it was a pleasure to have seen him perform live.  RIP 'Little' Tommy.

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