Jamieson Brown, 12 June 1952, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA. The country singer/guitarist Junior Brown dropped out of high school in 1969 after he had already formed his own band in his early teens. He then played the Texas clubs for many years, writing Too Many Nights In A Roadhouse for Alvin Crow. Brown pioneered the guit-steel, a double-neck electric and steel guitar lap-top, which he featured to good effect on the 11-minute album track Guit-Steel Blues (from 1993s Guit With It). Citing influences including Jimi Hendrix, Ernest Tubb and the Ventures, the opening cut on Browns 1990 debut 12 Shades Of Brown was amusingly titled My Baby Dont Dance To Nothing But Ernest Tubb. Brown also performed an uncanny, deadpan Tubb impersonation on the comic My Wife Thinks Youre Dead, while Sugarfoot Rag contained licks from Hendrixs The Wind Cries Mary (both tracks were featured...
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