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Mel Brown

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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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Aug27Sat Mel Brown Trio
Portland Prime
Portland, OR
7:30 PM
Aug31Wed Mel Brown Quartet
Jimmy Mak's
Portland, OR
7:30 PM
Sep3Sat Mel Brown Trio
Portland Prime
Portland, OR
7:30 PM
Sep7Wed Mel Brown Quartet
Jimmy Mak's
Portland, OR
7:30 PM
Sep10Sat Mel Brown Trio
Portland Prime
Portland, OR
7:30 PM
Sep14Wed Mel Brown Quartet
Jimmy Mak's
Portland, OR
7:30 PM
Sep17Sat Mel Brown Trio
Portland Prime
Portland, OR
7:30 PM

Albums

[no cover]
The Wizard / Blues...
Concord Jazz
2011
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Blues - A Beautiful Thing
Blues - A Beautiful...
Electro - Fi
2006
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Girl Talk
Girl Talk
Saphu Records
2005
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Chicken Fat
Chicken Fat
Verve Music Group
2004
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[no cover]
Eighteen Pounds Of...
Telarc
1973
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[no cover]
Mel Brown's Fifth
Telarc
1971
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Videos

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