Buster Brown

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: blues 60s 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 ‘I’m 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.

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