Roy Brown


Roy Brown (September 10, 1925 - May 25, 1981) was a highly acclaimed and influential R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist who became famous beginning in the late 1940s. He topped the R&B charts with "'Long About Midnight" (1948) and "Hard Luck Blues" (1950), and he had his biggest Pop/Rock crossover success in 1957 with "Let The Four Winds Blow." He was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Let The Four Winds Blow (1957)
  • Party Doll (1957)

Pop charts debut year: 1957

Years active: 1945-1981

Genres: Jump blues, R&B, blues, rock & roll

Labels: DeLuxe, Imperial


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