Thursday, October 27
"Discovered by the Griffin Brothers while touring in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1950, Brown recorded for Savoy Records in Atlanta under his own name -- with the Griffins' band in support -- before moving north to Washington, DC, to join the brothers in their touring and recording unit. His first Dot Records recording with the Griffin Brothers was a cover version of Dave Bartholomew's 'Tra-La-La,' and it was a huge success, peaking at number seven in the R&B charts in August 1951. This was followed by an even bigger hit in December when Brown’s emotional 'Weepin’ & Cryin' reached number three, and heralded a succession of such histrionic records. ..."
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Weepin' Tommy Brown
YouTube: Southern Women, Double Faced Deacon, Honky tonk, The House Near the Railroad, Atlanta Boogie, Griffin Brothers - Weepin' and Cryin', Remember Me