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Walter Brown

voc, 1917-1956
Singer / Musician of Jazz and Blues
A.k.a. Walter Earl Brown

Walter Brown (August 1917 – June 1956) was a blues shouter who sang with Jay McShann's band in the 1940s and co-wrote their biggest hit, "Confessin' The Blues".Born in Dallas, Texas, he joined McShann's orchestra, which also included saxophonist Charlie Parker, in 1941. Brown sang on some of the band's most successful recordings, including "Confessin' The Blues" and "Hootie Blues", before leaving to be replaced by Jimmy Witherspoon.Brown died in June 1956 in Lawton, Oklahoma, due to drug addiction.

        
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Sloppy Drunk on The Mercury Blues Story - Southwest Blues, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Jelly Roll Rock on Alley Cat by Various Artists
W B Blues - Remastered on The Deluxe Collection by Walter Brown
Sloppy Drunk - Remastered on The Deluxe Collection by Walter Brown
Confessin' the Blues - Remastered on The Deluxe Collection by Walter Brown
Lovin' a Beggar on The Mercury Blues Story - Southwest Blues, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Alley Cat on Alley Cat by Various Artists
Alberta on Living Country Blues USA, Vol. 7 - Afro-American Blues Roots by Various Artists
So Hard To See on The Introduction to Living Country Blues USA by Various Artists
Raise 'Em Up Higher on Living Country Blues USA, Vol. 7 - Afro-American Blues Roots by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Chronological Walter Brown 1945-1947Walter Brown2001Compil.
Blues Everywhere - The Queen & King RecordingWalter Brown, Crown Prince Waterford2000Album
Confessin' The BluesWalter Brown With The Jay McShann & His Band1981Compil.
Kansas City MemoriesJay McShann And His Orchestra With Charlie Parker, Walter Brown, Al Hibbler, Paul Quinichette1954Compil.
Kansas City MemoriesJay McShann And His Orchestra With Charlie Parker, Walter Brown, Al Hibbler, Paul Quinichette1954Single
A B C Blues / The SearchWalter Brown, Jay McShann And His Orchestra1951Album
Open The Door Richard / My Second Best WomanWalter Brown With Tiny Grimes Sextet1947Album
Let's Get Some Understandin' / I'm Living For YouWalter Brown With Tiny Grimes Sextet1947Album
W. B. Blues / Sloppy DrunkWalter Brown And Jay McShann QuartetSingle
Inform Me, Baby / Hello And GoodbyeWalter BrownAlbum
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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