Personalities | Willie Brown | Thirties | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, 1900–52)

An associate of Charley Patton, Brown was a part of the Mississippi blues scene in the early 1920s. While he started out playing with Patton and Tommy Johnson, he teamed up with Son House in 1926 and accompanied his Paramount session in May 1930, also cutting four songs of his own. Brown played with Robert Johnson frequently in the years prior to Johnson’s death. He recorded for the Library of Congress in 1941 but then left the music business.

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


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