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Texas Johnny Brown

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Texas Johnny Dark brown is a significant skill who simmered around the blues picture longer than all of the beef stew prepared within the ’40s, the 10 years when he 1st began taking part in and saving. Like pianist Johnny Johnson of St. Louis, Dark brown is an designer who didn’t get a opportunity to record a complete album like a innovator until he previously experienced the music business a lot more than half-a-century. Also like Johnson, the outcomes of to arrive so past due in the overall game happen to be a set of extremely acclaimed, prize-winning albums like the righteous Blues Defender. Dark brown can take a lot of the credit, since he offers taken over nearly comprehensive control of his ow organizing, production, and blending, along with the string twisting and blues moaning. He started his career being a sideman for the Duke and Peacock clothes within the ’50s about which discographers make responses such as for example “… the record keeping in those days was significantly less than attractive.” Because of this, a few of Brown’s playing on produces by artists such as for example Lightnin’ Hopkins and Joe Hinton continues to be uncredited. The guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter started his professional profession as a genuine member of the fantastic Amos Milburn music group referred to as the Aladdin Chickenshackers. Brown’s choosing is certainly killer on early Aladdin recordings by both Milburn, and on Ruth Brown’s initial Atlantic edges. Atlantic allowed Dark brown to produce a few recordings of his very own in 1949, buoyed with the passion the label acquired for Milburn, who performed behind his sideman on these periods combined with the remaining Aladdin Chickenshackers. T-Bone Walker may be the dominating power in Brown’s stylistic palette, an impact that was regarded something of the driving permit for just about any guitarist venturing from Houston during this time period. Before finally obtaining the biggie saving possibilities in the past due ’90s, Dark brown did an ARC program in Houston in the first ’50s which was by no means released. He also performed frequently with Junior Parker throughout that 10 years, remaining based from Houston. Like a songwriter, Brown’s most well-known work is definitely “Two Steps from your Blues,” a large strike for Bobby “Blue” Bland, with whom he also toured like a business lead guitarist within the ’50s and ’60s. From the ’80s, he was regarded as only sporadically energetic on the blues picture, but this ended up being only a short-term brown-out, as they say.

Quick Facts


Full Name Texas Johnny Brown
Died July 1, 2013, Houston, Texas, United States
Music Songs There Goes the Blues, Quality Blues, BLUES DEFENDER, After Hours Blues, The Blues Rock, Handy Man, Did You Lose Your Way?, Bongo Boogie, Just Can't Do It, Bad Hair Day, Nothin' but the Truth, So Help Me John, Two Steps From the Blues, Moanin'and Groanin', RAINED OUT, Love So Strong, Ain't No Way, Once Was, Cheatin' and Stealin', Run Away Girl, No Part-Time Lover, Your House, Your Home, Tender Age, Gentle Woman, Blue and Lonesome, I'm Gonna Stop, Cop Myself a Scarf, Stand the Pain, Snakehips, Strange Situation, Superman, Suspense, In The Dark
Albums Nothin' but the Truth, Texas Blues 2, Blues Defender


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#Fact
1 Was the original choice to play Lamont Sanford on "Sanford And Son", but he was legally committed to "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.".
2 He has performed in many musical stage productions.
3 Was very famous for doing impressions.
4 Father of Sharon Brown


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Da Cut 2013 Granddad
In Da Cut the Movie 2012 Granddad
Man in the Mirror 2008 Wallace Jones
Everybody Hates Chris 2008 TV Series Preacher
I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks) 2007 Sam Moore
Lord Help Us 2007 Video Cephas Thomas
The Old Negro Space Program 2004 Short Wallace 'Suitcase' Jefferson
The Parkers 2003 TV Series Man
Baby Bob 2003 TV Series Eddie
Town & Country 2001 Chauffeur
Kenan & Kel 1999 TV Series Uncle Louie
The Parent 'Hood 1999 TV Series Mr. Jordan
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Reverend Eustace Barnett (Pastor, Kinloch Baptist Temple)
Life 1999/I Blind Reverend Clay
Cousin Skeeter 1999 TV Series Reverend Daniels
Touched by an Angel 1998 TV Series Johnny Brown
The Wayans Bros. 1996-1997 TV Series Bookman / Maurice
The Jamie Foxx Show 1996 TV Series Mr. Hartnabrig
Sister, Sister 1995 TV Series Smitty
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1995 TV Series Mr. Martz
On Our Own 1995 TV Series Mr. Terwilliger
Family Matters 1995 TV Series Pastor Fuller
Martin 1994 TV Series Chubby
227 1989 TV Series Cab Driver / Fiat
Moonlighting 1988 TV Series Sam the Piano Player
Punky Brewster 1987 TV Series Chuck McKinley
Alvin & the Chipmunks 1983 TV Series
Fantasy Island 1983 TV Series Fingers
The Jeffersons 1982 TV Series Johnny Moore
Hanky Panky 1982 Bus Driver
Archie Bunker's Place 1982 TV Series Mr. Johnson
Gimme a Break! 1982 TV Series Rev. Digby
Body and Soul 1981 Sports Announcer #2
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show 1979 TV Series Splashdown (1979) (voice)
The T.V. Show 1979 TV Movie The Kingfish
Good Times 1975-1979 TV Series Nathan Bookman
The Wiz 1978 Aunt Em's Party
Monster Squad 1976 TV Series Dandy Andy
Chico and the Man 1976 TV Series Big Bernie
The Ghost Busters 1975 TV Series Fat Man
The Fireman's Ball 1975 TV Movie Roscoe
Get Christie Love! 1975 TV Series Lab Expert
The Lost Saucer 1975 TV Series Leading Citizen
Lotsa Luck 1974 TV Series Ronnie
The Fireman's Ball 1974 TV Movie
The Rookies 1973 TV Series Huggy Bear
Maude 1973 TV Series Salesman
Night Gallery 1973 TV Series Man with Stake (segment "How to Cure the Common Vampire")
Laugh-In 1970-1972 TV Series Regular Performer
Love, American Style 1970-1971 TV Series Gordon (segment "Love and the Baby") / Omar (segment "Love and Double Trouble")
The Out of Towners 1970 Waiter - Train
Julia 1969 TV Series Eubie
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series
A Man Called Adam 1966 Blind Les

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Times 1976-1978 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legendary AD 2016 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Harvey 2016 TV Series Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
BET Comedy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Linc's 1999 TV Series Himself
A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. 1984 TV Special documentary Himself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Himself
Rhyme and Reason 1975 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Match Game 73 1975 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1974 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
NBC Follies 1973 TV Series Himself
All-Star Baffle 1973 TV Series Himself
The Mouse Factory 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1971-1972 TV Series Himself
Changing Scene IV 1971 TV Special Himself
Flip 1970-1971 TV Series Himself
Dinah's Place 1971 TV Series Himself
The Bill Cosby Special, or? 1971 TV Movie Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1965 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself - Good Times

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