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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Andrew Brown - Big Brown's Chicago Blues

Tragically under-recorded until late in his career, Chicago blues guitarist Andrew Brown still had time enough to wax a handful of great singles during the mid-'60s and two '80s albums (unfortunately, both of them were only available as imports) that beautifully showcased his fluid, concise lead guitar and hearty vocals.
The Mississippi native moved to Chicago in 1946. With Earl Hooker teaching him a few key licks, Brown matured quickly; he was playing in south suburban clubs -- his main circuit -- by the early '50s. His 45s for USA (1962's "You Better Stop") and 4 Brothers (the mid-'60s sides "You Ought to Be Ashamed" and "Can't Let You Go") were well-done urban blues. But it wasn't until 1980, when Alligator issued three of his songs on its second batch of Living Chicago Blues anthologies, that Brown's name began to resonate outside the Windy City.
Producer Dick Shurman was responsible for Brown's only two albums: the Handy Award-winning Big Brown's Chicago Blues for Black Magic in 1982 and On the Case for Double Trouble three years later. But Brown was already suffering from lung cancer when the second LP emerged. He died a short time later.

Post: look in the comments

2CD, includes this LP, can be found at " The Blues Years" blog. Many thanks to Marcfr for sharing the 2cd set. Link is in the comments.

12 comments:

Frank said...

Fantastic album. Unfortunately track 8 is full of jumps. Any chance of a reup?

Thanks

Xyros said...

II've listend to track 8 are you're right about the jumps. This lp was ripped by Sir Didimus so I hope that he reads the comments and will do a new rip for us.

bluesjunkie said...

Here is Track 8.Tin Pan Alley @256kps

http://www.rapidspread.com/file.jsp?id=4k4ctmxvo2

Frank said...

Many thanks!

LukyLuke said...

a link in zippy or in english ??? Thanks

SirDidimus said...

SirDidimus here - sorry about the jumping sound. It could be that I never checked the digital version when I ripped old LPs.

BTW: I have much more of ripped albums, dozens of Blues albums, but I don´t know any right place for it- this blog is the best for ripped records...yust wanna let you know...

Xyros said...

@uckyLuke, have no idea what you mean

Xyros said...

@SirDidimus, no problem as HGR have the 2cd set which includes this LP.
You can always post a comment with any vinyl rip links that you have. Preferably at 320kbs and with scans if possible.

Marcfr said...

I didn't notice the double Andrew Brown Cd was posted in HGR , if the links are not working there , they are still active on my blog (posted on the 10Th of may .
http://thebluesyears.blogspot.fr/search/label/Andrew%20Brown

Ben said...

Where's the link for the album please?

Xyros said...

Ok, the link is in the comment above and also added to " The Blues Years" at the end of the post.

Ben said...

Thank You Xyros