Walter Brown (singer)
Born in Dallas, Texas, he joined McShann's orchestra, which also included saxophonist Charlie Parker, in 1941. Brown sang on some of the band's most successful recordings, including "Confessin' The Blues" and "Hootie Blues", before leaving to be replaced by Jimmy Witherspoon.
1947 he recorded some sides with the Tiny Grimes Sextet which resulted in their version of the hit "Open the Door Richard". The record was considered to risque and was banned from most radio play lists and the label withdrew it from sale soon after.