Richard "Rabbit" Brown (c. 1880 – c. 1937) was an American blues guitarist and composer. His music was characterized by a mixture of blues, pop songs, and original topical ballads. On May 11, 1927, he recorded six singles for Victor Records. "James Alley Blues" is included in the Anthology of American Folk Music and has been covered by Bob Dylan, among others.
Rabbit Brown was most likely born around 1880 in or near New Orleans, Louisiana. He did live in New Orleans from his youth on, and eventually moved to a rough district called the Battlefield. Here, several events inspired some of his future songs.
Rabbit Brown mainly performed at nightclubs and on the street. A couple of his most popular songs were his topical ballads, "The Downfall of the Lion" and "Gyp the Blood", which were based on actual events that occurred in New Orleans.
Brown died in 1937, probably in New Orleans.
Five of hisЧитать далее в Википедии...
- The Greatest Songsters: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, 1927-1929 [1990, сборник]
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