Cleo Brown

Cleopatra Brown (December 8, 1907 or 1909 – April 15, 1995), known as Cleo Brown, C. Patra Brown or Cleo Patra Brown, was an American blues and jazz vocalist and pianist. She was the first woman instrumentalist to receive the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 8th, 1909 (Meridian), Died April 15th, 1995 (Denver)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39395 10-in. 3/12/1935 Lookie, Lookie, Lookie, here comes Cookie Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39396 10-in. 3/12/1935 You're a heavenly thing Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39397 10-in. 3/12/1935 I'll take the South Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39398 10-in. 3/12/1935 The stuff is here and it's mellow Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39399 10-in. 3/12/1935 Boogie woogie (Pinetop's boogie woogie) Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39530 10-in. 5/20/1935 'Way back home, part 2-2 Decca All-Star Review vocalist  
Decca 39531 10-in. 5/20/1935 Pelican stomp Cleo Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39578 10-in. 6/8/1935 Never too tired to love Caire Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39579 10-in. 6/8/1935 Give a broken heart a break Caire Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39580 10-in. 6/8/1935 Mama don't want no peas an' rice an' coconut oil Caire Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39581 10-in. 6/8/1935 Me and my wonderful one Caire Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 270 10-in. 11/20/1935 When Hollywood goes black and tan Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 271 10-in. 11/20/1935 When Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 272 10-in. 11/20/1935 You're my fever Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 273 10-in. 11/20/1935 Breakin' in a pair of shoes Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 337 10-in. 4/4/1936 Latch on Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 338 10-in. 4/4/1936 Slow poke Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 339 10-in. 4/4/1936 Love in the first degree Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 340 10-in. 4/4/1936 My gal mezzanine Cleo Brown vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Cleo," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201150.

Brown, Cleo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201150.

"Brown, Cleo." 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/201150

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