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The Essential Jim Ed Brown & The Browns


Download links and information about The Essential Jim Ed Brown & The Browns by Browns, The, Jim Ed Brown. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 54:38 minutes.

Artist: Browns, The, Jim Ed Brown
Release date: 1996
Genre: Country
Tracks: 20
Duration: 54:38
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No. Title Length
1. I Take the Chance (featuring Maxine Brown) 2:43
2. Here Today and Gone Tomorrow 2:59
3. Looking Back to See 2:18
4. The Three Bells (Les trois cloches) 2:53
5. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) 2:39
6. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On 2:15
7. They Call the Wind Maria 2:51
8. Pop a Top 2:20
9. You Can Have Her 2:50
10. Bottle, Bottle 2:43
11. Man and Wife Times 2:44
12. Morning 3:06
13. Angel's Sunday 2:34
14. Southern Loving 2:14
15. Broad-Minded Man 2:32
16. Sometime Sunshine 2:31
17. It's That Time of Night 3:09
18. Gently Comes Love 3:13
19. Barroom Pals and Goodtime Gals 2:37
20. You're the Part of Me 3:27



Jim Ed Brown possessed a fine baritone voice and an unerring instinct for carrying a song. Yet for all his considerable talents, the man is best known for one number, the late-night jukebox favorite “Pop a Top” which, with its eminently hummable chorus and lovelorn lyrics, succinctly and eloquently captured the lonely comforts of a sad song and a bottle of beer. Of course, Jim Ed Brown’s career runs a bit deeper than “Pop a Top””, and the sides featured on The Essential Jim Ed Brown contain many fine examples of well worn, effortlessly graceful country pop. All of the expected topics — faithless women, strong liquor, and lonely barrooms — are covered by tunes like “You Can Have Her”, “Bottle, Bottle” and “Broad-Minded Man.” Only Jim Ed Brown’s very earliest sides such as the doo-wop inflected “The Three Bells” deviate from this basic but enjoyable country-pop template. Even though nothing here approaches the heart-stopping brilliance of “Pop a Top” this collection does much to bolster the reputation of a skilled country singer who deserves to be saved from one-hit wonder purgatory.