Gabriel Brown

Gabriel Brown

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gabriel Brown (1910 - 1972) was an American Piedmont blues singer and guitarist. Brown was born in Florida, and graduated from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College. In 1934, Brown performed at the first National Folk Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. He was musically discovered by folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. She enlisted Alan Lomax who, in June 1935, recorded Brown for the Library of Congress. Similar to Ralph Willis, Alec Seward and Brownie McGhee, Brown then relocated from the Southern United States to New York City. Hurston gave Brown a part in her light opera, Polk County. In 1935 Brown started a four year tenure with the Federal Arts Theatre, initially under Orson Welles' direction. By the late 1930s, Brown appeared as a singer on Cincinnati radio, and took part in the show, St. Louis Woman. He found employment with the civil service, working for the Army Signal Corps in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Brown had Joe Davis as his record producer on his first full recording session in 1943, and the twosome worked together until Brown's final sessions in 1952.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136510103
  • 9786136510101