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Thursday 3 March 2016

Buster Brown and B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts - 45s


01. Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
02. Lost In A Dream - Buster Brown
03. John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Buster Brown
04. The Madison Shuffle - Buster Brown
05. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Buster Brown
06. Don't Dog Your Woman - Buster Brown
07. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
08. Sincerely - Buster Brown
09. Sugar Babe - Buster Brown
10. I'm Going But I'll Be Back - Buster Brown
11. Hardworking Man - B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts
12. My Baby Left Me - B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts
13. Fannie Mae Is Back - B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts
14. Candied Yams - B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts
15. Rockin' With B - B. Brown & His Rockin' McVouts

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Time for a bit of fun with some crackly old records. This is an expanded version of a compilation originally got together by Joan K way way back in the early days of the blog. Back in the days when we were proud to post old records that had been scratched to heck. There's a few like that here. Indeed I remember wondering if Joan had been dancing on the records or perhaps just using them as beermats. Whatever, this is the way that the Good Lord intended for us to hear rock 'n' roll and this stuff rocks like crazy.

I've added a few more sides in more respectable condition to the originals that Joan sent in. Back when I originally posted on Buster and B. Brown there was some confusion as to whether or not they were the same artist. Despite some similarities they are completely different people, although one can't help but suspect that B. Daniel  Brown with "Fannie Mae Is Back", was trying to cash in on Buster's big hit "Fannie Mae."

All sides were recorded for Bobby and Danny Robinson owned labels between 1959 and 1962. Wild Jimmy Spruill is present on both artists' sides.

Jasmine Records have released a collection called "I'm Going But I'll Be Back" which has the complete Buster Brown and B. Brown output on the Robinson labels. 28 tracks in all, and a promise that the mystery of the Buster Brown / B. Brown relationship has been definitively solved.

Looks like it's worth buying! In the meantime have a Bebop Wino taster courtesy Joan K.


Bob Mac said...

Thanks for the Buster Brown/B Brown, plus Big Joe Turner - Jumpin' Tonight. Both are most welcomed additions to my collection.

Gerard Herzhaft said...

Daniel Brown hailed from Los Angeles (where he recorded a first single as a drummer!), resurfacing in New York as a very good harp player under the name of B. Brown, certainly to cash on the success of the much well known Buster Brown who enjoyed at that time a massive hit with his classic Fanny Mae. B. Brown waxed a handful of excellent 45's, generally backed by his friend Charles Walker (see an article about this fine bluesman on this blog) and Wild Jimmy Spruill. After a divorce, B. Brown left New York to resettle at Fort Lauderdale in Florida where he frequently paid visits to his NYC friends Noble Watts and his wife the singer June Bateman. He recorded again during the 1970's a Soul 45 under the moniker B.B. Brown (I did it do it/ I weep). Thanks to Mrs Bateman for her help

boogiewoody said...

Thank you very much for your very informative comment, Gerard. Your blog Blue Eye is a source of so much blues music and information! In fact I've just downloaded your New York City The Blues Yesterday Volume 1 which has B. Brown sides on it. I'm really looking forward to listening to that collection.

There's a link to Blue Eye on the right hand side of this blog. I can't recommend it highly enough.


boogiewoody said...

Thanks for the comment, Bob. There's quite a contrast between the Buster Brown / B. Brown sides and those of Big Joe Turner!