The Browns

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": rock under 2000 listeners Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
Artist Compilations: Barbara & The Browns

Biography

Ella Maxine Brown (27 April 1932, Sampti, Louisiana, USA), Jim Edward Brown (b. 1 April 1934, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA) and Bonnie Brown (b. 31 July 1937, Sparkman, Arkansas, USA). In 1953, greatly influenced by WSM broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry, Maxine and her brother began singing as a duo. They first featured on Barnyard Hayride on KLRA Little Rock, before being signed to The Louisiana Hayride on KWKH Shreveport. They recorded some duet tracks for Fabor and in 1954 registered a Top 10 US country hit with their own song, ‘Looking Back To See’ (Jim Reeves actually played rhythm guitar on the recording). In 1955, after being joined by sister Bonnie, they became a featured act on Red Foley’s Ozark Jubilee and their recording of ‘Here Today And Gone Tomorrow’ became their first country hit as a trio. In 1956, with help from Jim Reeves, they moved to RCA Records, where they immediately had a US country number 2 hit with their recording of...

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