Earl Brown | Bluespower | tc295
Earl “Good Rockin” Brown recorded for other labels before signing with Chess. We do know that he was born in Arkansas and now resides in Las Vegas, toured with Ray Charles (who was only 20 when Earl joined his band), Lowell Fulsom and Muddy Waters and was inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame in 1990. Original
pressings of his records on the Checker label are rare.
In an interview with The Examiner, Brown says (of his time with Ray Charles):
“We always roomed together and sat with each other on the bus,” said Earl. It was during these years while on tour that they used to let Ray drive late at night when there were no cars on the road,” Earl recalls. “I would direct Ray’s driving by rubbing his neck and shoulders. The last time we let Ray drive was in LA after he almost hit a fire hydrant.”
Mr Brown is thought to still be living.
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