Nappy Brown Similar Artists

James Intveld - 86% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Compton, California, USA. John Intveld and his brother Ricky grew up watching their father play with a local band. He was given a guitar when he was eight and he sang in the church choir. In 1981, after playing with various bands, he and Ricky on drums formed the Rockin’ Shadows with Pat Woodward (double bass). In 1983 they opened for Rick Nelson who was so impressed th Read more

Rachel Sweet - 68% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 July 1962, Akron, Ohio, USA. Sweet sang professionally at the age of five, working as a child model for television commercials in New York and as a support act to Mickey Rooney. At the age of 12 she recorded her first single, the country song ‘Faded Rose’, on the Derrick label which, along with her follow-up ‘We Live In Two Different Worlds’, reached t Read more

Bull Moose Jackson - 61% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

Shirley & Lee - 59% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New Orleans-based duo Shirley Goodman (19 June 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 5 July 2005, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Leonard Lee (b. 29 June 1936, d. 23 October 1976) began recording together in 1952. Billed as ‘The Sweethearts of the Blues’, they enjoyed a series of US R&B hits, including ‘I’m Gone’ (1952) and ‘Feel So Good&# Read more

Big Jay McNeely - 44% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil James McNeely, 29 April 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a tenor saxophonist McNeely was one of the pioneers of the wild, honking style and acrobatic stage show that emerged in the dancehalls during the late 40s. The definitive tune of this style was ‘The Deacon’s Hop’, which reached number 1 in the Billboard R&B chart in 1949. His ‘Wild W Read more

The Students - 43% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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Earl Bostic - 41% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Earl Bostic, 25 April 1913, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, d. 28 October 1965, Rochester, New York, USA. The romantic and smooth sound of Bostic’s band, usually featuring the vibes of Gene Redd, piano of Fletcher Smith, bass of Margo Gibson, drums of Charles Walton, guitar of Alan Seltzer, and the marvellous alto saxophone of Bostic, was one of the great and distinctive s Read more

Wynonie Harris - 28% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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24 August 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 14 June 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA. This stylish, flamboyant blues shouter enjoyed several R&B hit singles in the immediate post-war period. As a youth Harris played drums in and around his home town before moving to Los Angeles in the early 40s. There he played, danced, sang and worked in several non-musical capacities in Read more

Young Jessie - 27% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Obediah Donnell Jessie, 28 December 1936, Lincoln Manor, Dallas, Texas, USA. Young Jessie is one of the great unheralded singers of the Los Angeles R&B scene. He is best known for recording the original version of ‘Mary Lou’ (1955), which, although not a national hit, became a huge hit in California and Texas. The song was subsequently recorded with great succe Read more

Roy Milton - 26% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 July 1907, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA, d. 18 September 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA. Growing up on his Chickasaw grandmother’s reservation, Milton encountered blues music when his family moved to Tulsa. In the late 20s, he was a vocalist with the Ernie Fields Orchestra; while on tour in Texas, he replaced the band’s drummer after the latter was arrested. He Read more

Joe Houston - 19% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1927, Austin, Texas, USA. Joe Houston was inspired to take up the saxophone after seeing Count Hastings playing with Tiny Bradshaw’s Orchestra, and lists Joe Thomas, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Arnett Cobb among his other influences. By 1949 he became associated with ‘Big’ Joe Turner, and made his recording debut on Turner’s sole release on the Ro Read more

The Crows - 19% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s
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Amos Milburn - 18% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1927, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 3 January 1980, Houston, Texas, USA. After service in the US Navy in World War II, Milburn formed his own blues and R&B band in Houston in which he played piano and sang, and in 1946 he was offered a contract by the Aladdin label. Between November 1948 and February 1954 he and his band, the Aladdin Chicken Shackers, had an extraordin Read more

Tiny Bradshaw - 15% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Myron Bradshaw, 23 September 1905, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, d. 26 November 1958, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. While studying psychology at Wilberforce University, Ohio, Bradshaw became involved in the campus’ flourishing musical subculture. He joined Horace Henderson’s Collegians as the band’s singer. In 1932, he went to New York where he played drums with several ban Read more

Pee Wee Crayton - 14% match to Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Connie Curtis Crayton, 18 December 1914, Liberty Hill, Texas, USA, d. 25 June 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After learning to play ukulele and banjo as a child, Crayton took up the guitar in his mid-twenties. He was inspired by Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker, the latter of whom taught Crayton the basics of electric guitar playing. His tutelage was completed at the Read more


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