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.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 29, 1893 (Jacksonville), Died December 25, 1972

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1947

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

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Recordings (Results 26-32 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0LA2187 10-in. 11/2/1937 Sometimes I feel like a motherless child Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone 0LA2190 10-in. 11/2/1937 Dere's no hidn' place down dere Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone 0EA5477 10-in. 10/8/1937 Dere's a man goin' roun' takin' names Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, 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 instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Gramophone 0B6295 10-in. 2/15/1933 Swing low, sweet chariot Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone 0EA6572 10-in. 9/15/1938 Goin' to ride up in de chariot Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger  
(Results 26-32 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Lawrence," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353319.

Brown, Lawrence. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353319.

"Brown, Lawrence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353319

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