Black Night (Charles Brown song)
|Single by Charles Brown Trio|
|B-side||"Once There Live a Fool"|
|Format||10-inch 78 rpm record|
|Recorded||December 21, 1950|
|Studio||Radio Recorders, Los Angeles|
|Label||Aladdin (no. 3076)|
|Songwriter(s)||Jessie Mae Robinson|
|Charles Brown Trio singles chronology|
"Black Night" is a 1951 blues song by Charles Brown. A slow minor-key blues, it is performed in the West Coast blues-style. Brown, on vocal and piano, is backed by a small combo with the addition of Maxwell Davis on saxophone.
"Black Night" was Brown's second single to reach number one on Billboard's R&B chart. It remained at the top position for 14 weeks, longer than any other single. In 2005, it was inducted into the Blues Foundation Blues Hall of Fame as a "Classic of Blues Recording – Single or Album Track".
- Blues Foundation (November 10, 2016). "2005 Hall of Fame Inductees: Black Night, by Charles Brown (Aladdin, 1951)". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- Hannusch, Jeff (1992). Driftin' Blues: The Best of Charles Brown (Album notes). Charles Brown. Hollywood, California: Aladdin Records. p. 5. CDP-7-97989-2.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 82.
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