Boyce Brown

Boyce Brown (April 16, 1910 – January 30, 1959) was an American jazz dixieland alto saxophonist born in Chicago, Illinois.

Brown worked with Wingy Manone, Paul Mares and Danny Alvin. His best-known recordings are a 1935 session with Paul Mares and his Friars Society Orchestra and a 1939 session with Jimmy McPartland & his Jazz Band, which was first released as part of Decca's Chicago Jazz album. In both sessions, Brown demonstrates a driving, harmonically advanced style. In 1953 Brown entered a monastery, and returned in 1956 to release his one and only album as Brother Matthew, backed by a band organised by Eddie Condon.

Article about Boyce by Michael Steinman, from his blog 'Jazz Lives': http://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/blues-for-boyce/


Birth and Death Data: Born April 16th, 1910 (Chicago), Died January 30th, 1959

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, alto saxophone, yodeling

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-102634 10-in. 6/16/1936 My little darling Brown Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102635 10-in. 6/16/1936 We will not forget Brown Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102636 10-in. 6/16/1936 My mother and dear old Dad Brown Brothers Male vocal duet and yodeling, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor BS-102637 10-in. 6/16/1936 Son, please come home Brown Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-102638 10-in. 6/16/1936 Innocent of murder Brown Brothers Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-102639 10-in. 6/16/1936 I'm a lonely hobo Brown Brothers Male vocal solo and yodeling, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-018795 10-in. 1/27/1938 When the old cow went dry Carlisle Brothers Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 91832 10-in. 10/11/1939 Jazz me blues Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 91833 10-in. 10/11/1939 China boy Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 91834 10-in. 10/11/1939 The world is waiting for the sunrise Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 91835 10-in. 10/11/1939 Sugar Jimmy McPartland Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Boyce," accessed May 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201146.

Brown, Boyce. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201146.

"Brown, Boyce." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201146

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