Washboard Sam | Keeping the Blues Alive | tc366
Robert Brown (Washboard Sam), pictured, was born on July 15, 1910 and died on November 6, 1966 of heart disease. He is reputed to be related to Big Bill Broonzy. He recorded widely from the 1930s. When his career hit a lull in the late 1940s he became a Police Officer. Until a successful appeal in 2009, his grave had been unmarked.