Personalities | Roy Brown | Forties | Jazz & Blues

(Vocals, 1925–81)

Roy James Brown was born in New Orleans and raised in Texas and Louisiana. A strong blues shouter, Brown was one of the first stars of New Orleans R&B. He led his own group, Roy Brown & his Mighty, Mighty Men, and wrote most of the material he recorded. He began recording for DeLuxe in 1947 in New Orleans, and had hit records with ‘Long About Midnight’ (1948), ‘Rockin’ At Midnight’ (1949) and ‘Hard Luck Blues’ (1950).

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


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