Richard "Rabbit" Brown

Richard "Rabbit" Brown (c. 1880 – c. 1937) was an American blues guitarist and composer. His music has been characterized by a mixture of blues, pop songs, and original topical ballads. He recorded six singles for Victor Records on May 11, 1927, one of which, "James Alley Blues", is included in the 1952 Anthology of American Folk Music and has been covered by Bob Dylan, among others.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1880, Died 1937 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, guitar

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38000 10-in. 3/11/1927 James Alley Richard "Rabbit" Brown Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38001 10-in. 3/11/1927 Great Northern blues Richard "Rabbit" Brown Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-38002 10-in. 3/11/1927 Never let the same bee sting you twice Richard "Rabbit" Brown Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38003 10-in. 3/11/1927 I'm not jealous Richard "Rabbit" Brown Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor CVE-38004 12-in. 3/11/1927 Mystery of the Dunbar's child Richard "Rabbit" Brown Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor CVE-38005 12-in. 3/11/1927 Sinking of the Titanic Richard "Rabbit" Brown Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick 1447W-1449W 10-in. 10/14/1925 The sinking of the Titanic George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Richard "Rabbit"," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106959.

Brown, Richard "Rabbit". (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106959.

"Brown, Richard "Rabbit"." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106959

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