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An Introduction to Charles Brown

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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.

Artist: Charles Brown
Release date: 2007
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues
Tracks: 14
Duration: 47:16
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. For You 4:06
2. When Did You Leave Heaven 3:13
3. I Don't Know 2:33
4. Driftin' Blues 4:01
5. Graveyard Song 3:15
6. Trouble Blues 2:36
7. Jilted 2:51
8. Changeable Woman Blues 3:16
9. Black Night 3:11
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

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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.