H.B. Barnum


Hidle Brown "H.B." Barnum (b. July 15, 1936) is a veteran pianist, arranger, producer, songwriter, and former child actor who became famous during the early 1960s. As a performing artist, he is best known for the bluesy piano instrumental, "Lost Love" (1961), a Top 40 hit. Barnum began as a member of The Dootones and other doo-wop groups, and over his long career, he has worked with such top acts as Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Lost Love (1961)

Pop charts debut year: 1961

Years active: 1950 - present

Genres: R&B, pop, jazz

Labels: Eldo Records


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