Lawrence Brown

Lawrence Benjamin Brown (August 29, 1893 – December 25, 1972) was an American singer, composer and pianist born in Jacksonville, Florida. He is best known for his arrangements of Negro spirituals, many of which he performed as accompanist for Paul Robeson, performing on piano and singing harmony.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, arranger, tenor vocal, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-31346 10-in. 11/21/1924 Nobody knows de trouble I've seen Marian Anderson Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-32798 10-in. 7/27/1925 Li'l gal Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-32799 10-in. 7/27/1925 I'll hear the trumpet soun' Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BVE-33084 10-in. 7/16/1925 Water boy Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33085 10-in. 7/16/1925 Bye and bye (I'm goin' to lay down dis heavy load) Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Vocal duet (tenor and bass), with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33086 10-in. 7/16/1925 Were you there? (When they crucified my Lord) Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33087 10-in. 7/16/1925 Steal away Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BVE-33088 10-in. 7/16/1925 Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Vocal duet (tenor and bass), with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33119 10-in. 7/30/1925 Swing low, sweet chariot Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34077 10-in. 1/7/1926 Sometimes I feel like a motherless child Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34438 10-in. 1/25/1926 Nobody knows de trouble I've seen Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34439 10-in. 1/25/1926 On ma journey Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38414 10-in. 3/30/1927 Down de lover's lane Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38415 10-in. 3/30/1927 Since you went away Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38416 10-in. 3/30/1927 I'm goin' to tell God all o' my troubles Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38417 10-in. 3/30/1927 I got a home in-a dat rock Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38418 10-in. 3/30/1927 Deep river Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-38419 10-in. 3/30/1927 Hear, de lam's a-cryin' Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BVE-38420 10-in. 3/30/1927 Ezekiel saw de wheel Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BVE-38740 10-in. 5/10/1927 Witness Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor [Trial 1925-04-21-01] 10-in. 4/21/1925 Bye and bye Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Vocal duet (tenor and bass) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1925-04-21-02] 10-in. 4/21/1925 Ever' time I feel the spirit Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Vocal duet (tenor and bass) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone 0EA5477 10-in. 10/8/1937 Dere's a man goin' roun' takin' names Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 0EA5478 10-in. 10/8/1937 No more Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone 0EA5479 10-in. 10/8/1937 Work all de summer Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Lawrence," accessed June 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353319.

Brown, Lawrence. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353319.

"Brown, Lawrence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 June 2021.

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