Ben Branch and The Downhomers

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We are fairly sure that Ben Branch is Ben F. Branch, who was born in 1924 and who died on August 27, 1987. Mr Branch was a jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader. Mr Branch was already a highly regarded session musician when he accompanied B B King on recordings in 1949. A Memphis resident, Mr Branch had a degree in music from Memphis State University. Legendary Stax musicians Isaac Hayes and Steve Cropper had their first breaks in music with Mr. Branch’s band. Mr Branch also issued recordings on other labels including the Memphis based Hi label.

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