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Cecil Brower

Cecil Lee Brower (November 28, 1914 – November 21, 1965) was a classically trained American jazz violinist who became an architect of Western swing in the 1930s. Perhaps the greatest swing fiddler, he could improvise as well as double shuffle and created his own style which became the benchmark for his contemporaries.

Brower played in many Western bands, including his own, and was a renowned Nashville session musician. He performed with some of the biggest names in country music until his death at age 50 while a member of Jimmy Dean's band. Brower is a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 28th, 1914 (Bellevue), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, viola, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 198 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-82795 10-in. 4/4/1934 Brownie's stomp Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82796 10-in. 4/4/1934 Joe Turner blues Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82797 10-in. 4/4/1934 Oh you pretty woman Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with male vocal solo and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82798 10-in. 4/4/1934 My precious sonny boy Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with male vocal solo and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82799 10-in. 4/4/1934 Swinging on the garden gate Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with male vocal solo and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82800 10-in. 4/4/1934 Do the hula lou Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with male vocal solo and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82801 10-in. 4/4/1934 Garbage man blues Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with male vocal solo, vocal chorus, and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82802 10-in. 4/4/1934 Four, five or six times Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies String band, with male vocal solo, vocal chorus, and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83860 10-in. 8/8/1934 Where you been so long, Corinne? Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83861 10-in. 8/8/1934 Talking about you Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83862 10-in. 8/8/1934 Just sitting on top of the world Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83864 10-in. 8/8/1934 Get along, Cindy Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83865 10-in. 8/8/1934 Trinity waltz Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83866 10-in. 8/8/1934 Love land and you Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Vocal and instrumental ensemble, with talk instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83867 10-in. 8/8/1934 This morning, this evening so soon Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83868 10-in. 8/8/1934 Girl of my dreams Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83869 10-in. 8/8/1934 Loveless love Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02946 10-in. 10/27/1936 Fan it Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02947 10-in. 10/27/1936 Somebody's been using it Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02948 10-in. 10/27/1936 You can't come in Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02949 10-in. 10/27/1936 'Deed I do Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02950 10-in. 10/27/1936 You're tired of me Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02951 10-in. 10/27/1936 Way out there Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet and yodeling instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02958 10-in. 10/27/1936 An old water mill by a waterfall Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02959 10-in. 10/27/1936 Draggin' it around Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 198 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brower, Cecil," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110819.

Brower, Cecil. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110819.

"Brower, Cecil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110819

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