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Mel Brown

Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: October 7, 1939    

One of the last of the great Mississippi guitar players, Mel Brown has remained rooted in the tradition. Son of the Jackson, Miss. Blues singer and guitarist, John Henry “Bubba” Brown, Mel started on the guitar at age 14, and by 19 he headed for Los Angeles to make it as a session man. His guitar playing appeared on a string of albums for the ABC-Bluesway, and Impulse! labels in the ‘60s and ‘70’s.

During the 1980's Mel was a member of the house band at Antone's night club, in Austin, Texas, and toured with The Silent Partners. The Silent partners recorded one album, which is available from Antones Records....
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    The Wizard / Blues For We

    Concord Jazz
    2011
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    Girl Talk

    Saphu Records
    2005
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    Chicken Fat

    Verve Music Group
    2004
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    Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlins And Other Greasy Blues Specialities

    Telarc
    1973
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    Mel Brown's Fifth

    Telarc
    1971
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    I'd Rather Suck My Thumb

    Telarc
    1970
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    Blues For We

    Telarc
    1969
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