Walter Brown biography

Walter Brown

Singer, Musical Artist

1917 – 1956

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Who was Walter Brown?

Walter Brown was a blues shouter who sang with Jay McShann's band in the 1940s and co-wrote their biggest hit, "Confessin' The Blues".

Born in Dallas, Texas, he joined McShann's orchestra, which also included saxophonist Charlie Parker, in 1941. Brown sang on some of the band's most successful recordings, including "Confessin' The Blues" and "Hootie Blues", before leaving to be replaced by Jimmy Witherspoon.

Brown's subsequent solo singing career was unsuccessful, although he recorded for the King, Signature and Mercury labels, and he briefly reunited with McShann for recording sessions in 1949.

Brown died in June 1956 in Lawton, Oklahoma, due to drug addiction.

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Born
Aug 1, 1917
Dallas
Also known as
  • Brown, Walter
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jun 1, 1956
Lawton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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