Singer, Musical Artist
1917 – 1956
Who was Walter Brown?
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 died in June 1956 in Lawton, Oklahoma, due to drug addiction.
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