Charles Brown

1948-1949

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Pianist/singer Charles Brown left Johnny Moore's Three Blazers in 1948 since Brown's vocals were chiefly responsible for the group's success, but he was receiving no credit; people thought that he was Johnny Moore. His first 24 records as a leader, with Chuck Norris or Tiny Mitchell on guitar and bassist Eddie Williams, are reissued on this disc. The music was all recorded for the Aladdin label and nine of the selections were previously unreleased. "Trouble Blues" and "Get Yourself Another Fool" were minor hits. The main problem with the music is that virtually every song is at the same medium-slow tempo, so listening to this set straight through can be a little tedious. But it is very good to have this formerly rare material available in such comprehensive form.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
2 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
3 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:32 SpotifyAmazon
4 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
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Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
6 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
7 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
8 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
10 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
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Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
12 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
13 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:51 SpotifyAmazon
14 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
15 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:53 SpotifyAmazon
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Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
17 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
18 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
19 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
20 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
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Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 03:41 SpotifyAmazon
22 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
23 Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
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Charles Brown feat: Charles Brown Trio 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
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