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Odell Brown

org, 1940-2011 US, Louisville, Kentucky
Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Odell Elliott Brown Jr.

Born Louisville, Kentucky 2nd February 1940, died 3 May 2011 in Richfield, Minnesota, USA. As well as organist and leader of Odell Brown & The Organ-izers, Odell was a "Staff musician" for Chess Records and worked and recorded with the majority of the label's artists. In 1969, following the death of a band member Tommy Purvis, The Organ-izers was put on hold and Odell recorded a solo album Free Delivery and a further album of instrumental covers of Otis Redding tracks, Odell Brown Plays Otis Redding, on Cadet Records. He then decided not to re-sign to Chess and went on to become an independent song-writer, arranger and conductor, and was musical director / writer for Minnie Riperton, Johnny Nash, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye In 1980 Odell co-wrote Sexual Healing with Marvin Gaye.

  • Organ
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
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Tasha on Odell Brown by Odell Brown
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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Odell BrownOdell Brown1974Album
Free DeliveryOdell Brown1970Album
Look Out Cleveland / Sign Of The RamOdell Brown1970Single
Odell Brown Plays Otis ReddingOdell Brown1969Album
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