An Introduction to Charles Brown
Download links and information about An Introduction to Charles Brown by Charles Brown. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 47:16 minutes.
|Genre:||Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues|
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|2.||When Did You Leave Heaven||3:13|
|3.||I Don't Know||2:33|
|8.||Changeable Woman Blues||3:16|
|10.||Falling In Love||3:25|
|11.||Moonlight and Shadows||2:40|
|12.||I Stepped In Quicksand||5:57|
|13.||Merry Christmas Baby||3:40|
|14.||Please Come Home for Christmas||2:32|
With an elegant piano style and a smooth voice that made him sound a little bit like a gruffer Nat King Cole, Charles Brown's jazz-tinged blues is the perfect music for a late-night wind-down. More a crooner than a blues singer in the classic sense, Brown almost single-handedly created the cool, jazz-inflected West Coast blues style in the mid-'40s. This scattered little set collects some of his earliest recordings on Philo Records while he was a member of Johnny Moore's Three Blazers combo, including the influential "Driftin' Blues" from 1945 along with a handful of Brown's subsequent solo records after Philo morphed into Aladdin Records, most notably his definitive take on Jessie Mae Robinson's stark "Black Night" from 1951, as well as a couple of early-'60s holiday recordings from King Records (including a remake of his "Merry Christmas Baby," which was a huge hit for Exclusive Records in 1947 in the original version). It all adds up to a decent introduction to this unique and influential performer, but it certainly isn't the end-all concerning Brown's jazzy take on the blues. Pay attention to his piano playing. At his best, Brown was the complete package.