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Monday, March 29, 2010

Barbara Brown RIP

From Bob Corritore

RIP Barbara Brown, May 1 1935  - February 3, 2010. Ace Records Reports that Memphis soul singer Barbara Brown, passed away on February 3rd. She was in her 70s. Brown was best known for her hit "Big Party", on the Stax label, with Barbara & the Browns (featuring her and her 3 sisters). She would also record classic soul sides for XL, Cadet, Tower, Atco, Sounds of Memphis. Her short lived career ended in 1972 when she left music for good. But a resurgence of interest happened in 2007, when Kent reissued her classic sides on the album Can't Find Happiness, and again a year later when the highly acclaimed soul collection Take Me To The River (also on Kent Records), featured one of her brilliant recordings. It is wonderful that she was able to see this appreciation during her her lifetime. To see the article on Ace Records website, click here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Barbara Jean Brown-Armstrong born May 1,1935 in Memphis, Tn. Ms. Brown was the mother of 3 children and 18 grandchildren. My grandmother was the sweetest person ever and she raised her many of her grandchildren. She will be forever loved and missed.