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Mel Brown

Band, 1939-2009 US
Musician / Songwriter of R&B/Soul, Blues and Jazz

American blues guitarist and pianist, born October 7, 1939, in Jackson, Miss., USA., died March 20, 2009 in Kitchener, Ont., Canada. Mel Brown had a very own style of playing guitar. In the 60s his style was more jazzy, so he was one of the only blues artists to sign with the jazz label Impulse!. He played with Jimmy Witherspoon, T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, to name a few. In the 70s and 80s he played for 11 years in Bobby "Blue" Bland's Orchestra. In the following period he was around Antone's Records.

PortraitPaul Humphrey
dr *1935 US
Ron Brown
b, eb
PortraitClifford Solomon
ts *1931 US
Mack Johnson
tr US
Popular Tracks   
Chicken Fat on Chicken Fat by Mel Brown
Merry Christmas Baby on Putumayo Presents Blues Christmas by Various Artists
Still Be Strong on Reminisce by De' Nate'
Slow Moan on Love, Lost and Found by Mel Brown
Love, Lost and Found on Love, Lost and Found by Mel Brown
Ode To Billie Joe on The Wizard by Mel Brown
Greasy Spoon on Chicken Fat by Mel Brown
Blues For We on Blues For We by Mel Brown
Home James on Chicken Fat by Mel Brown
Slalom on Chicken Fat by Mel Brown

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
The Wizard / Blues For WeMel Brown2011Compil.
Love, Lost And FoundMel Brown2010Compil.
Listen At Me GoodHarmonica Shah With Special Guests Mel Brown, Willie Smith2006Album
Blues - A Beautiful ThingMel Brown2006Album
Neck Bones & CaviarMel Brown2000Album
Double Shot!Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown2000Album
Son Of A Preacher ManMel Brown1991Single
I A MAN AND YOU A WOMANMel Brown1981Single
Big Foot Country GirlMel Brown1973Album
Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlins And Other Greasy Blues SpecialitiesMel Brown1973Compil.
Big Foot Country GirlMel Brown1973Single
Mel Brown's FifthMel Brown1971Album
Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean ChitlingsMel Brown1970Single
I'd Rather Suck My ThumbMel Brown1970Album
Blues For WeMel Brown1969Album
Ode To Billie Joe / Swamp FeverMel Brown1968Single
Blues After Hours, Part 1Mel Brown1968Single
The WizardMel Brown1968Album
Chicken FatMel Brown1967Album
Chicken Fat / ShantyMel BrownSingle
Luv Potion / Cheap At Half The PriceMel BrownSingle
Coming From The Old SchoolSam Myers With Special Guest Mel BrownAlbum
Bif Foot Country Girl / Need LoveMel BrownSingle
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