Nappy Brown

Genres: Blues
Descriptive "tags": southern rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp, 12 October 1929, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Brown began his career as a gospel singer, but moved to R&B when an appearance in Newark, New Jersey, led to a recording contract with Savoy Records in 1954. A deep-voiced, highly individual R&B singer, he had a number of hits during the 50s, including ‘Don’t Be Angry’ (1955), the Rose Marie McCoy /Charlie Singleton song ‘Piddily Patter Patter (Pitter Patter)’ (a pop hit in Patti Page’s cover version), ‘It Don’t Hurt No More’ (1958), and ‘I Cried Like A Baby’ (1959). He also made the original version of ‘The Right Time’, a 1958 hit for Ray Charles (as ‘(Night Time Is) The Right Time’). A prison term kept Brown inactive for much of the 60s. He returned to music with an album for Elephant V in 1969 and recorded gospel music in the 70s with the Bell Jubilee Singers for Jewel and as Brother Napoleon Brown for...

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