Texas Johnny Brown
Texas Johnny Brown (February 22, 1928 – July 1, 2013) was an American blues guitarist, songwriter and singer, best known for his composition "Two Steps from the Blues". In a lengthy career, he worked with Joe Hinton, Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown, Bobby Bland, Lavelle White, Buddy Ace and Junior Parker. He was born in Mississippi, but his long association with Houston, Texas, gave him his stage name.
Before his death, Allmusic noted that Brown "remains one of the more immovable veterans dotting the inexplicably low-key Houston blues landscape". His jazzy guitar style of playing the blues has been attributed to the influence of Charlie Christian early in Brown's career.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 22nd, 1928 (Ackerman), Died July 1st, 2013 (Houston)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 5401||2/9/1950||My luck is bound to change||Johnnie Brown Orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||L 5402||2/9/1950||You can't ruin my business||Johnnie Brown Orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||L 5403||2/9/1950||I'm gonna stop my foolin'||Johnnie Brown Orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||L 5404||2/9/1950||Red pepper in my pie||Johnnie Brown Orchestra||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Texas Johnny," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111419.
Brown, Texas Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111419.
"Brown, Texas Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.
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