Brown, Charles: Collection 1947-57

Brown, Charles SKU: 40591735
Charles Brown: Collection 1947-57

Brown, Charles: Collection 1947-57

Brown, Charles SKU: 40591735

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Title: Collection 1947-57
Artist: Brown, Charles
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 824046334222
Genre: Soul/R & B

Charles Brown was a blues and R&B singer and pianist who was one of the most admired performers of his era, both for his performances as lead singer with The Three Blazers and for his solo work. His smooth, classy phrasing and intonation and his easy-paced night club-flavoured style gave his recordings a distinctive sound which set him apart from the harder-edged R&B material of these years although his mellow approach made it hard for him to compete after rock 'n' roll changed the pop landscape in the mid-'50s. This great value 50-track 2-CD set contains some of his later recordings with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers on the Exclusive label where he was specifically credited on the record label, but primarily comprises selected A & B sides he recorded for Aladdin through to 1957. It naturally features all his 12 solo chart entries during this era, including the R&B No. 1s "Trouble Blues" and "Black Night", the Top 5 hits "Get Yourself Another Fool", "In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down", "Homesick Blues" and "Seven Long Days", and the Top 10 hits "A Long Time", "My Baby's Gone", "I'll Always Be In Love" and "Hard Times". It includes recordings where he performs with his trio, with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers and with larger bands, including recording with the Ernie Freeman Combo in New Orleans. It's a feast of top-class uptown blues, and a fine showcase for his exceptional talents.

1.1 New Orleans Blues
1.2 I'll Miss You
1.3 If You Don't, Why Don't Ya
1.4 Get Yourself Another Fool
1.5 Ooh! Ooh! Sugar
1.6 A Long Time
1.7 It's Nothing
1.8 Honey, Keep Your Mind on Me
1.9 Trouble Blues
1.10 In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down
1.11 Please Be Kind
1.12 Homesick Blues
1.13 Let's Have a Ball
1.14 Tormented
1.15 Did You Ever Love a Woman
1.16 I Wonder When My Baby's Coming Home
1.17 My Baby's Gone
1.18 Repentance Blues
1.19 Again
1.20 I've Made Up My Mind
1.21 How High the Moon
1.22 Texas Blues
1.23 Black Night
1.24 Once There Lived a Fool
1.25 The Message
2.1 I'll Always Be in Love with You (1951 Version)
2.2 Seven Long Days
2.3 Don't Fool with My Heart
2.4 Hard Times
2.5 Still Water
2.6 Without Your Love
2.7 Gee
2.8 Rollin' Like a Pebble in the Sand
2.9 Moonrise
2.10 Evening Shadows
2.11 Rising Sun
2.12 Lonesome Feeling
2.13 Don't Leave Poor Me
2.14 Cryin' and Driftin' Blues
2.15 I Want to Fool Around with You
2.16 Let's Walk
2.17 My Silent Love
2.18 Honey Sipper
2.19 Night After Night
2.20 Fool's Paradise
2.21 My Heart Is Mended
2.22 Please Don't Drive Me Away
2.23 I'll Always Be in Love with You (1956 Version)
2.24 Merry Christmas, Baby
2.25 Please Believe Me

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