|Genres:||Blues Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||blues 60s 70s|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs wikidata wikipedia|
Wayman Glasco, 15 August 1911, Cordele, Georgia, USA, d. 31 January 1976, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Brown played harmonica at local clubs and made a few recordings, including Im Gonna Make You Happy in 1943. Brown moved to New York in 1956 where he was discovered by Fire Records owner Bobby Robinson while working in a chicken and barbecue joint. In 1959, he recorded the archaic-sounding blues, Fannie Mae, whose tough harmonica riffs took it into the US Top 40. His similar-sounding Sugar Babe (1961) was covered in the UK by Jimmy Powell. In later years he recorded for Checker Records and for numerous small labels including Serock, Gwenn and Astroscope.