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Ada Brown

Ada Scott Brown (May 1, 1890 – March 30, 1950) was an American blues singer. She is best known for her recordings of "Ill Natural Blues", "Break o' Day Blues", and "Evil Mama Blues.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 1st, 1890 (Kansas City), Died March 31st, 1950 (Kansas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 8456 10-in. Sept. 1923 Ill natured blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh 8458 10-in. Sept. 1923 Evil mama blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh 8462 10-in. Sept. 1923 Break o' day blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W401848 10-in. 5/2/1929 Down home dance Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W401849 10-in. 5/2/1929 Crazy 'bout my lollypop Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick E2624-E2625 10-in. 3/10/1926 Panama Limited blues Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Brunswick E2626-E2627 10-in. 3/10/1926 Tia Juana man Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Ada," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106280.

Brown, Ada. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106280.

"Brown, Ada." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106280

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