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Driftin Blues: Best of
Charles Brown
Driftin Blues: Best of
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
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This mellow-toned singer and pianist came to prominence in the mid-'40s as part of Johnny Moore's Three Blazers. Moore's brother Oscar was a member of Nat "King" Cole's trio, a group that greatly influenced the direction o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Charles Brown
Title: Driftin Blues: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 9/1/1995
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, West Coast Blues, Piano Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431563120

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This mellow-toned singer and pianist came to prominence in the mid-'40s as part of Johnny Moore's Three Blazers. Moore's brother Oscar was a member of Nat "King" Cole's trio, a group that greatly influenced the direction of the Blazers. With Moore's fluid guitar and Brown's mellifluous voice, the Blazers pioneered the refined, jazz-influenced West Coast school of blues. Nineteen forty-five's "Driftin Blues" brought the trio national attention, but after recording a handful of tunes under his own name (with the Blazers still behind him), Brown broke away for good and rolled up a series of R&B hits for Aladdin, ending with the 1956 classic "Merry Christmas, Baby." With a deft piano touch and a rich, sultry vocal approach, Brown brought blues to the lounge. --Marc Greilsamer

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Everyone should own a copy of this one.
02/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was saddened to read of Charles Brown's passing two weeks ago.My favorite of his was his 1961 Christmas album on King.This album won't disappoint you. It's best appreciated when you want to relax."