MEL BROWN





SINGLES

IMPULSE! 45-264  Chicken Fat / Shanty1967 US 
IMPULSE! 45-270 Swamp Fever / Ode To Billie Joe1968 US 
IMPULSE! 45-271 Blues After Hours, Part I / Blues After Hours, Part II1968 US 
IMPULSE! 45-274 Son Of A Preacher Man / Set Me Free1969 US 
IMPULSE! 45-277 Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings, Part I / Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings, Part II 1970 US
IMPULSE! 45-280 Luv Potion / Cheap At Half The Price1971 US 




ALBUMS

IMPULSE! AS-9152 CHICKEN FAT  (LP)
Chicken Fat / Greasy Spoon / Home James / Slalom / Hobo Flats / Shanty / Sad But True / I'm Goin' To Jackson / Blues For Big Bob
(recorded in Hollywood, CA, May 31, 1967 & June 1, 1967, feat. Mel Brown:gtr, Herb Ellis:gtr, Arthur Wright:gtr, Gerald Wiggins:org, Ronald Brown:bs, Paul Humphrey:dms)
-- reissues: Impulse! CD B00 014 320-2, 2004 US/Sundazed SUN-LP-218 [with gatefold cover], 2006 US --
1967 US 
IMPULSE! A-9169 THE WIZARD  (LP)
Ode To Billie Joe / Swamp Fever / Blues After Hours / Miss Ann / African Sweets / Stop / W-2 Withholding / Chunk A Funk
(recorded in Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 1968, feat. Mel Brown:gtr, Terry Evans:gtr, Clifford Solomon:ten.sax, Mack Johnston:tp, unknown:pno/org, Ronald Brown:bs, Paul Humphrey:dms + Roy Brown:vcl)
1968 US
IMPULSE! A-9180/AS-9180 BLUES FOR WE  (LP)
Twist & Shout / Blues For We / Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da / Son Of A Preacher Man / Set Me Free / Indian Giver / Freaky Zeke / Stranger On The Shore
(recorded in Los Angeles, CA, March 3, 1969, feat. Mel Brown:vcl/gtr, Abraham Miller:dms + Artie Butler:arr./cond. + unidentified horns and strings)
1969 US
IMPULSE! AS-9186 I'D RATHER SUCK MY THUMB  (LP)
Scorpio / Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings / Dixie / Do Your Thing / I'd Rather Suck My Thumb / Troubles / You Got Me Hummin'
(recorded at Vault Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, July-October 1969, feat. Mel Brown:vcl/gtr, Clifford Coulter:org/el.pno, Johnny Carswell:org, Matthew Kelly:hca, Bob West:bs, Gregg Ferber:dms)
1969 US
ABC/IMPULSE! AS-9209 MEL BROWN'S FIFTH  (LP)
Seven Forty-Seven (Airport Blues) / Drifting Blues / Luv Potion / Cheap At Half The Price *
(recorded at ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, October 23, 1970, feat. Mel Brown:vcl/gtr/el.pno/el.bs, Jimmy Davis:org/keys, Jeff Osborne:dms + John Henry Brown:vcl*)
1971 US
SUSSEX SXBS 7024 (BILL COSBY PRESENTS) BADFOOT BROWN AND THE BUNIONS BRADFORD FUNERAL MARCHING BAND  (LP)
Bunions / The Blues (vocals: Stu Gardner) / I Love You Camille / Abuse / Mouth Of The Fish (vocals: Stu Gardner)
(feat. Mel Brown:gtr, Arthur Adams:gtr, David Sprattling:gtr, Freddie Robinson:gtr, Stu Gardner:org, Gildo Mahones:pno, Walter Bishop:pno, Bobby Jones:sax, Joe Henderson:sax, Rudy Johnson:sax, George Bohanon:tb, Willie Bobo:timbales, Darryl Clayborn:bs, Monk Montgomery:bs, Ron Johnson:bs, Stix Hooper:dms, Jimmy Smith:dms, Ndugu:dms, Paul Humphrey:dms, Big Black:congas)
1972 US
ABC/IMPULSE! AS-9249 BIG FOOT COUNTRY GIRL  (LP)
Need Love / Home Folks / Red Cross Store / Little Girl, Don't You Know / Big Foot Country Girl / Goin' Down Slow / Stinging Bea
(recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, January, 1972, feat. Mel Brown:vcl/gtr/ac.gtr/clav/rap/acc, Onion Miller:ten.sax, Tobie Butler:bar.sax, Lorenzo Carnegie:altosax, Jeff Osborne:tp, Carle Vickers:tp, Jake Riley:tb, Jimmy Davis:org/clav, Jimmie Calhoun:el.bs, Leonard Tarver:dms, Bobbye Hall:cga, John H. Brown:vcl, Marti McCall:vcl, Edna Wright:vcl)
1973 US
ABC/BLUESWAY BLS 6064 EIGHTEEN POUNDS OF UNCLEANED CHITLINGS (AND OTHER GREASY BLUES SPECIALTIES)  (LP)
Chunk A Funk / Seven Forty-Seven / Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings / Time For A Change / Good Stuff / I'd Rather Suck My Thmb / W-2 Witholding / Home James
1973 US
ANTONE'S ANT-0010-1/ANT-0010-2 SILENT PARTNERS: IF IT'S ALL NIGHT, IT'S ALL RIGHT  (LP/CD)
Under Yonder / Love Somebody / I Don't Want No Woman / Hey Little Girl / Phone Booth / Cleo's Back / If It's All Night, It's All Right / I Didn't Know / Money (That's What I Want) / Money Talks / Two Steps From The Blues
(feat. Mel Brown:gtr/keys/vcl, Russel Jackson:bs/vcl, Tony Coleman:dms/vcl + David Gonzalez:gtr, Derek O'Brien:gtr/bckgr.vcls, Junior Brantley:org, Paul Orta:hca, Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff:hca/sax, Angela Strehli:bckgr.vcls, Donna Pearl:bckgr.vcls)
1989 US
ELECTRO-FI 3363 MEL BROWN & THE HOMEWRECKERS: NECK BONES & CAVIAR  (CD)
Woman Wanted / I Ain't Drunk / You're The One / I Want To Hold On To You, Baby / Love That Girl / Summer Magic / Get Out Of My Life Woman / I Believe To My Soul / Goin' Down Slow / Lord, Have Mercy / Blues On The Green / I'm In The Mood
(recorded June 14-15 and September 20, 1999 at Liquid Recording Studio, Toronto, feat. Mel Brown:vcl/gtr/org [3]/pno [10], John Lee:keys, Al Richardson:bs, Jim Boudreau:dms + Miss Angel:bckgr.vcls, Alec Fraser:bckgr.vcls, Al Lerman:hca [12])
2000 CAN 
ELECTRO-FI 3367 SNOOKY PRYOR & MEL BROWN: DOUBLE SHOT!  (CD)
Dirty Rat / Ruby Mae / Early In The Morning / Big Leg Woman / Snooky And Mel Boogie / Rock This House / Let Your Hair Down, Woman / So Fine / That's All Right / Do The Boogaloo / Ease My Mind / Work 'Til My Days Are Gone
(recorded October 18-19, 1999 at Liquid Recording Studio, Toronto, feat. Snooky Pryor:vcl [1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12]/hca, Mel Brown:vcl [2, 6, 9, 11]/guitar/2nd vcls [3], John Lee:pno [1, 2, 3, 5, 9], Al Richardson:bs, Jim Boudreau:dms + Michael Fonfara:pno [4, 6, 7, 8])
2000 CAN
ELECTRO-FI 3370 MEL BROWN AND THE HOMEWRECKERS: HOMEWRECKIN' DONE LIVE  (CD)
Woke Up This Morning / Fannie Mae / The Sky Is Crying / I'm Your Hoochie Coohie Man / I'll Play The Blues For You / Billie Jean / Honeybee / Spoonful / Hey Joe / Turn On Your Love Light
(recorded live at Wally's Pub, Guelph, Ontario, feat. Mel Brown:vcl/gtr, John Lee:keys/vcl [7], Al Richardson:bs, Jim Boudreau:dms, David Wiffen:sax + Randy Coryell:dms [4])
2001 CAN
ELECTRO-FI 3394 MEL BROWN AND THE HOMEWRECKERS: BLUES - A BEAUTIFUL THING  (CD)
Take Your Time / Blues - A Beautiful Thing / Ruby Mae / Snap / I Wouldn't Treat A Dog / Red Cross Store / Sundown / Make Love To Your Mind / I Wanna See My Baby / Master Blaster / Karansa's Boogie
(feat. Mel Brown:vcl/gtr/keys [1, 2, 8], John Lee:keys [3, 4, 5, 10], Al Richardson:bs [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9], Leo Valvassori:bs [1, 10], Jim Boudreau:dms [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11] + Randall Coryell:dms [9])
2006 CAN
ELECTRO-FI 3395 MEL BROWN: THE DVD  (DVD)
Mean Old World / Take Your Time / Headed South (with Snooky Pryor) / Downtown / Laura Marie (with Fruteland Jackson) / Summer Magic (with The Homewreckers) / Red Cross Store / Shake Your Boogie
2006 CAN




COMPILATIONS

IMPULSE! AS 9266-2  V/A: IMPULSIVELY!  (LP)
Mel Brown: Need Love / Big Foot Country Girl 
1972 US
ABC/BLUESWAY BLS 6061 V/A: CLASSIC BLUES, VOLUME ONE  (LP)
Mel Brown: Scorpio
1973 US
ANTONE'S ANT-9901-2 V/A: ANTONE'S - BRINGING YOU THE BEST IN BLUES  (CD)
Silent Partners: Two Steps From The Blues / If It's All Night, It's All Right
1989 US
SEAL ON VELVET VELVECD 8 V/A: HOT DOG POP, HIT SINGLES  (CD)
Mel Brown & B-Tones: You Were Wrong
1993 FIN
ELECTRO-FI 3366 V/A: UPSIDE 'N' DOWN TIGHT - ELECTRO-FI'S FINEST, 1997-2000  (CD)
Mel Brown & the Homewreckers: Woman Wanted / I Want To Hold On To You, Baby / Do The Boogaloo (with Snooky Pryor) 
2000 CAN
HARMLESS 036 V/A: THE SKYE PRESENTS : THE BREAKS  (CD)
Mel Brown: Swamp Fever
2001
ELECTRO-FI 3376 V/A: SANTA'S GOT MOJO  (CD)
Mel Brown & the Homewreckers: Don't Plan No Party This Christmas / Winter Wonderland
2002 CAN
CBC 3019 V/A: SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES - 20 YEARS  (CD)
Mel Brown & the Homewreckers: : Hold On To You Baby
2006 CAN
ELECTRO-FI 3400 V/A: MAXIMUM MOJO - TEN YEARS OF THE BEST IN BLUES MUSIC FROM ELECTRO-FI  (2-CD)
Mel Brown & the Homewreckers: Snap / Make Love To Your Mind / Work 'Till My Days Are Done (with Snooky Pryor)
2007 CAN 

In addition, Mel Brown worked (as a guitarist/keyboardist/pianist/bassist) in countless studio sessions with e.g. Johnny Otis (1958-60), Sugarcane [= Don Harris] and his Violin (Eldo 103, 1960), The Olympics (1960), Etta James (1961-62), John Henry "Bubba" Brown (1967, on 'Sister Kat' issued in 1974 on Flyright FLY 512), John Lee Hooker (Live At Cafe Au Go Go LP/1967, Endless Boogie LP/1971, Never Get Out of The Blues Alive LP/1972, Kabuki Wuki LP/1973), Al Jazzbo Collins & the Bandidos (A Lovely Bunch Of... LP/1967), Oliver Nelson's Big Band (Live From Los Angeles LP/1967), T-Bone Walker (Funky Town LP/1968), Roy Brown (Hard Time LP/1968), Jimmy Witherspoon (Hunh! LP/1970, Handbags And Gladrags LP/1970), Charles Brown (Legend! LP, 1970), Archie Shepp (For Losers LP/1970), Clifford Coulter (East Side San Jose LP/1971, Do It Now - Worry About It Later LP/1972), B.B. King (L.A. Midnight LP/1972), Bobby Bland (His California Album LP/1973, Together For The first Time LP/1974 with B.B. King), Tompall Glaser & his Outlaw Band (1976), Albert Collins & the Icebreakers (Cold Snap LP/1986), Jimmy McGriff (The Starting Five LP/1986, Dream Team CD/1996), Doug Sahm (Juke Box Music LP/1988), Denny Freeman (Out Of The Blue LP/1988), Dave Lindholm (Josť Blues LP/CD/1988), James Cotton (Mighty Long Time LP/CD/1990), Snooky Pryor (In This Mess Up To My Chest CD/1994, Can't Stop Blowin' CD/1999, Snooky Pryor & His Mississippi Wrecking Crew CD/2002, Mojo Ramble - Snooky Pryor Live In Concert CD/2003), Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (88th & Jump Street CD/2002), Fruteland Jackson (Blues 2.0 CD/2003), Sam Myers (Coming from the Old School CD/2004), Julian Fauth (Songs of Vice and Sorrow CD/2005), Miss Angel [with Mel Brown & the Homewreckers] (That's the Way I Tumble CD/2005), Finis Tasby (What My Blues Are All About CD/2005), Harmonica Shah (Listen at Me Good CD/2006), and Billy Boy Arnold (Billy Boy Sings Sonny Boy CD/2008).


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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