Personalities | Charles Brown | Forties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, vocals, 1922–99)

Charles Mose Brown was born in Texas City, Texas and had extensive classical piano training as a youth. He moved to Los Angeles in 1943 and by September 1944 had become the vocalist-pianist in Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers. The Blazers had several hits before Brown went solo in 1948 and scored success with songs such as ‘Trouble Blues’ (1949) and ‘Black Night’ (1951). As a vocalist, Brown was equally at home with ballads and blues. He regained international renown later in his life and continued to record up until his death.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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