Charles Brown


Charles Brown (September 13, 1922 - January 21, 1999) was a highly acclaimed and influential blues singer and pianist who became famous beginning in the 1940s. His numerous hits on the R&B charts include the chart-topping "Trouble Blues" (1949) and "Black Night" (1951), and he later made a splash on the Pop/Rock charts with such holiday classics as "Merry Christmas Baby" (1964). Brown was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Please Come Home For Christmas (1961)

Pop charts debut year: 1961

Years active: 1943-1999

Genres: West Coast blues, Texas blues, soul blues

Labels: Aladdin, King, Imperial, Hollywood, Ace, Bullseye Blues, Verve, 32 Jazz


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