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Walter Brown (born 17th August, 1917)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:38 am
by john poole
Walter Brown, vocalist with Jay McShann during the 1940s (later replaced by Jimmy Witherspoon) - born one hundred years ago today - 17th August, 1917 (Dallas) [died June, 1956]

The co-writer with Jay McShann of ‘Confessin’ the Blues’ first released in 1941 - issued on the 78 as “Jay McShann at the piano” - “Blues Dance with singing by Walter Brown”

Amongst the many later versions -

(Melvin) Lil’ Son Jackson (1953) - he re-wrote the song using the title ‘Confession’ and took the writer's credit

Little Walter (1958) also originally with the writer’s credit; later amended to Brown/McShann on reissues
Luther Tucker & Jimmy Lee Robinson - guitars; Lafayette Leake - organ; Willie Dixon - bass; Fred Below - drums

Other recordings included Wynonie Harris (1946); Chuck Berry (1960); B.B. King (several versions); the Rolling Stones; Esther Phillips ... ... nav-entity

‘Hootie Blues’ (Jay McShann/Charles Parker) issued as "Jay McShann and his orchestra" (with the twenty year old Charlie Parker - alto sax) on the B-side of ‘Confessin’ the Blues’ ... 27697.html