b. 25 February 1937, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 11 December 1985. A very versatile musician, Brown began playing guitar as a youngster and after moving with his mother to Chicago in 1946, was influenced by Earl Hooker. In the 50s he was associated with Freddie King and Magic Sam, but he also played jazz. He was drafted into the armed services in 1956, and on his discharge settled just outside Chicago. In the mid-60s he recorded for the Four Brothers label; his singles usually coupled an excellent blues with a more commercial side, and he also wrote material for G.L. Crockett. He released a single on Brave in the early 70s, and despite health problems recorded for Alligator, Black Magic and Double Trouble in the years preceding his death from lung cancer.
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