Personalities | Nappy Brown | Fifties | Jazz & Blues

(Vocals, b. 1929)

Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He sang with a gospel group, the Heavenly Lights, which recorded for Savoy, but was convinced to try blues material in 1954 and had several hits, including ‘Don’t Be Angry’. He returned to singing gospel in the 1960s but was rediscovered in the late 1970s by the blues community. He recorded several CDs for various labels in the 1980s and 1990s. He continues to tour and record.

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


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