Mel Brown (guitarist)
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|Born||October 7, 1939|
|Died||March 20, 2009 (aged 69)|
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
|Genres||Blues rock, blues, R&B|
|Associated acts||Bobby "Blue" Bland, The Olympics, Etta James, Albert Collins|
Mel Brown (October 7, 1939 – March 20, 2009) was an American-born blues guitarist and singer.
For many years in the 1980s and 1990s, Brown was a prominent member of the house band at Antone's Night Club in Austin, Texas.
One of his most celebrated tracks is the 11+ minute guitar solo, "Eighteen Pounds of Unclean Chitluns", which is on I'd Rather Suck My Thumb (1970), and was reissued as the lead track (and title) on a BluesWay Records collection released in 1973.
- 1967: Chicken Fat (Impulse!)
- 1968: The Wizard (Impulse!)
- 1969: Blues for We (Impulse!)
- 1969: I'd Rather Suck My Thumb (Impulse!)
- 1971: Mel Brown's Fifth (Impulse!)
- 1973: Big Foot Country Girl (Impulse!)
- 1973: Eighteen Pounds of Unclean Chitlins and Other Greasy Blues Specialties (BluesWay)
- 1998: Can’t Stop Blowin' (Electro-Fi) Snooky Pryor with special guest Mel Brown
- 1999: Neck Bones & Caviar (Electro-Fi) Mel Brown
- 2000: Double Shot! (Electro-Fi) Snooky Pryor and Mel Brown
- 2001: Homewreckin’ Done Live (Electro-Fi) Mel Brown and The Homewreckers
- 2006: Blues – A Beautiful Thing (Electro-Fi) Mel Brown and The Homewreckers
- 2006: Mel Brown – The DVD (Electro-Fi)
- Clifford Coulter – East Side San Jose (Impulse!, 1970)
- Clifford Coulter – Do It Now! (Impulse!, 1971)
- B.B. King… L.A. Midnight – Guitar
- B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland – Together for the First Time – Guitar
- Albert Collins – Cold Snap – Guitar
- James Cotton – Mighty Long Time – Piano
- Lightnin' Hopkins – It’s a Sin To Be Rich – Guitar, Organ, Electric Piano
- John Lee Hooker – Endless Boogie – Acoustic Guitar
- John Lee Hooker Never Get Out of The Blues Alive – Guitar and Bass
- Jimmy McGriff – The Starting Five (Milestone, 1987) - Guitar
- Jimmy McGriff - The Dream Team (Milestone, 1997) – Guitar
- Doug Sahm – Juke Box Music – Keyboards
- Earl Hooker – Simply The Best – Guitar
- Charles Brown – Legend – Guitar
- T-Bone Walker – Funky Town – Guitar
- Monica Dupont – Monica Dupont Vintage – Guitar
- Little Bobby and The Jumpstarts – Tickets in the Glovebox – Piano, Guitar
- Harmonica Shah – Listen At Me Good – Guitar
- "Consummate bluesman" is gone, Terry Pender, Waterloo Record, March 21, 2009
- "Delta bluesman Mel Brown dies in adopted hometown of Kitchener, Ont.", CBC News website, March 22, 2009
- "I'd Rather Suck My Thumb - Mel Brown | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- "Mel Brown - I'd Rather Suck My Thumb (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- "Mel Brown - Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- "Love Lost & Found: The Story of Mel Brown". Lovelostandfoundmovie.com. 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2016-09-25.