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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Piney Brown RIP

From Bob Corritore

  • RIP Piney Brown 1/20/1922-2/5/2009: Blues singer Piney Brown died on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at his home in Dayton, Ohio. He was 87. Brown is best known for his classic 1940s and 50s recordings on labels such as Apollo, King, Jubilee, Parr, Sittin' In, and others. He also recorded some nice material for the Sound Stage 7 label, and co-wrote the song "Popcorn" with James Brown in the 1960s. Though a stunning and personable vocalist who was musically active his whole life, Brown never achieved a comeback career or a heralded profile later in life. That being said, his classic work will remain as a testament to his undeniable musical greatness. To see the Dayton Daily News obit, click here.

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