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Charles Brown
Charles (* 1922 in Texas) was a highly influential blues and rhythm & blues singer and piano player. He began his career as a singer and pianist in Johnny Moore's Three Blazers in the mid-1940s and continued to make countless records, his last album for Verve being released in 1998. He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. Charles died in January 1999.


Driftin' Blues
Mainstream Records MRL 368
released 1972
also released as Boss Of The Blues (1964, Mainstream Records) and Since I Fell For You (Garland GRZ 026)
compilation, recorded September 1945 till September 1956
Charles Brown, organ, vocals
Freddie Simon, tenor sax
Roy Coleman, guitar
Charles Brady, drums
Very Rare
WB 2XS 6483
released 1973
recorded in Hollywood, CA/USA
T-Bone Walker, guitar, vocals
Joe Farrell, tenor sax, flute
David "Fathead" Newman, tenor sax
Frank Vicari, tenor sax, flute
Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax
Seldon Powell, baritone sax, flute
Al Cohn, sax
Zoot Sims, sax
Garnett Brown, trombone
Paul Faulise, trombone
Michael Gibson, trombone
Tony Studd, trombone
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet
Marvin Stamm, trumpet, flugelhorn
Danny Stiles, trumpet, flugelhorn
Herbie Mann, alto flute
Richard Bennett, guitar
Louie Shelton, guitar
Ben Benay, banjo, guitar, harmonica
Larry Carlton, guitar
Dean Parks, guitar
David T. Walker, guitar
John Tropea, guitar, sitar
Charles Brown, organ, piano
Mike Stoller, piano
Michael Omartian, organ
Warren Bernhardt, clavinet
James Booker, keyboards, piano
Jerry Lacroix, harmonica
string section
Max Bennett, bass
Wilton Felder, bass
Joe Osborn, bass
Jim Gordon, drums
Paul Humphrey, drums
King Errisson, congas, tambourine
The Sweet Inspirations, vocals
All My Life
Bullseye Blues CD BB 9501
released 1990
recorded in New York, NY/USA
Charles Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Clifford Solomon, alto sax, tenor sax, tambourine
Frank Henry, baritone sax
Haywood Henry, baritone sax
David Sholl, baritone sax
Danny Caron, guitar
Danny Caron, guitar
Dr. John, organ, piano, vocals
Ron Levy, organ
Ruth Brown, bass, vocals
Earl May, bass
Kenneth Blevins, drums
Keith Copeland, drums
Someone To Love
Bullseye Blues CD BB 9514
released 1992
recorded in Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA/USA
Charles Brown, organ, piano, vocals
Bobby Forte, tenor sax
Clifford Solomon , tenor sax
Danny Caron, guitar
Bonnie Raitt , slide guitar, vocals
Tommie McKenzie, bass
Gaylord Birch, drums
Thunderbolt Of The Middle West
Specialty SPCD-7033-2
released 1992
compilation, recorded 1949 to 1955
Brother Joe May, vocals
Freddie Simon, tenor sax
Charles Brown, organ
Theresa Childs, piano, vocals
Gwendolyn Cooper, piano
James Lee, organ, drums
Kenneth S. Morris, organ
R. Mosley, organ
Ralph Watson, organ, drums
Bertha Smith, piano
Henry Woods, piano
Kenneth Woods jr., piano
Albert Bartee, drums
Edward Hall, drums
Jesse Sailes, drums
James W. Alexander, vocals
Keith Barber, vocals
Wynona Carr, vocals
Cora Martin, vocals
Annette May, vocals
Fred Miller, vocals
Raphael Taylor, vocals
Kylo Turner, vocals
Jesse Whitaker, vocals
Sallie Martin Singers
Pilgrim Travelers
Live 1952-1955
Specialty SPCD-7054-2
released 1994
Brother Joe May, vocals
Charles Brown, organ
Theresa Childs, piano, vocals
Henry Woods, piano
J. Earle Hines, vocals
Cora Martin, vocals
Sallie Martin, vocals
Fred Miller, vocals
Annette May Thomas, vocals
The Original Gospel Harmonettes
The Swan Silvertones
Johns (OST)
Varèse Sarabande VSD-5778

Charles Brown, Hammond organ, piano, vocals
Clifford Solomon, sax
Danny Caron, guitar
Ruth Davies, bass
Deszon X. Claiborne, drums
Keith David, vocals
Since I Fell For You
Garland GRZ 026

Charles Brown, organ, vocals
Freddie Simon, tenor sax
Roy Coleman, guitar
Charles Brady, drums

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