Sunday, May 06, 2007

Joe Brown

Another boot sale find from a couple of weeks ago. This is on the cheapo Marble Arch label from the 60's.

"Joe’s early professional musical career included playing guitar with Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and appearing with Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard & Chuck Berry, whilst Brian Epstein who promoted some of Joe's shows in the North West of England in the early days gave the opening slot a few times to a young band which he was then interested in working with called The Beatles.
Joe formed his own group Joe Brown & The Bruvvers in 1960 and had numerous top ten chart entries, the best known of which Picture Of You reaching the magical Number One slot and staying months on the chart.
In the early seventies he formed the acclaimed "Browns Home Brew" which included his late wife Vicki and Joe Fagin, their music was a mixture of Country Rock and Gospel. The band toured the college and rock Club circuit and had two albums released by Vertigo records.
Joe has starred in six major motion pictures, among which are numbered What A Crazy World, Three Hats For Lisa, Spike Milligan Meets Joe Brown and Mona Lisa with Bob Hoskins."

Discover more about Joe Brown HERE.

Joe Brown - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

Joe Brown - You Can't Lie To A Liar

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cocaine jesus said...

apart from bowie, who followed on much, much later, i was always impressed by joe browns accent. he never seemed to lose his london vowels.

wastedpapiers said...

Yes, it's less common than one imagines I guess. Its a shame that Joe got seduced by "showbiz" for a while and tried to go the route of so many others- watered down for the West End and the MOR "family entertainment" scene. Thankfully he seems to have returned to his roots and a treat to see him on the George Harrison tribute night at the RAH with his uke.