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Willie Brown (August 6, 1900 – December 30, 1952) was an American delta blues guitarist and singer.

Born Willie Lee Brown in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Brown played with such notables as Charley Patton, and Robert

Johnson. He was not known to be a self-promoting frontman, preferring to "second" other musicians. Little is known

for certain of the man whom Robert Johnson called "You can run, you can run,tell my friend Willie Brown" (in his

prophetic "Cross Road Blues") and whom Johnson indicated should be notified in event of his death. Brown is heard

with Patton on the Paramount sessions of 1930, playing "M & O Blues," and "Future Blues." Apart from playing with

Son House and Charlie Patton it has also been said that he played with artists such as Luke Thomson and Thomas

"Clubfoot" Coles. At least four other songs he recorded for Paramount have never been found.

"Rowdy Blues", a 1929 song credited to Kid Bailey, is disputed to have Brown on backup, or Brown himself using

the name of Kid Bailey. Both "M & O Blues" and "Future Blues" appear on the album Son House & The Great Delta

Blues Singers (1994), recorded between 1928 and 1930, on the Document Records label. They also appear on JSP's

Charlie Patton box set.

 

David Evans has reconstructed the early biography of a Willie Brown living in Drew, Mississippi, until 1929. He was

married by 1911 to a proficient guitarist named Josie Mills. He is recalled as singing and playing guitar with Charley

Patton and others in the neighbourhood of Drew. Informants with conflicting memories led Gayle Dean Wardlow and

Steve Calt to conclude that this was a different Willie Brown. Evans rejects this, believing that the singing and

guitar style of the 1931 recordings is clearly in the tradition of other performers from Drew such as Charley Patton,

Tommy Johnson, Kid Bailey, Howling Wolf and artists recorded non-commercially.

Alan Lomax added further confusion in 1993, suggesting that the William Brown he recorded in Arkansas in 1942 was the same man as the

Paramount artist. The recording was for a joint project between Fisk University and the Library of Congress documenting the music of Coahoma

County, Mississippi in 1941 and 1942. Writing over fifty years later, Lomax forgot that he had actually recorded Willie the previous summer with

Son House, Fiddlin' Joe Martin and Leroy Williams. Brown played second guitar on three performances by the whole band, and recorded one solo,

"Make Me a Pallet on the Floor".

The later biography is clear. Willie Brown, the Paramount artist, lived in Robinsonville, Mississippi from 1929 and moved to Lake Cormorant,

Mississippi by 1935. He performed occasionally with Charley Patton, and continually with Son House until his death. After this, House ceased

performing until his "rediscovery" in 1964.

Brown died of heart disease in Tunica, Mississippi in 1952, at the age of 52.

 

 

 

 

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