Roy Brown (blues musician)

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Roy James Brown (September 10, 1925 – May 25, 1981) was an American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, who had a significant influence on the early development of rock and roll and changed the direction rhythm and blues was headed in. His original song and hit recording "Good Rocking Tonight" was covered by Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pat Boone, James Brown, the Doors, and the rock group Montrose. Brown was the first singer in recording history to sing R&B songs with a gospel-steeped delivery, which was then considered taboo by many churches. In addition, his melismatical pleading, vocal style influenced such notable artists as B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, James Brown and Little Richard.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Mighty Mighty Man! Roy Brown 5 1
1994 Good Rocking Tonight: The Best of Roy Brown Roy Brown 5 1
1994 Battle of the Blues, Volume 4 Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris 1
1995 The Complete Imperial Recordings Roy Brown 1
2001 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Roy Brown 1947-1949 Roy Brown 1
2002 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Roy Brown 1950-1951 Roy Brown 1
2004 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Roy Brown 1951-1953 Roy Brown 1
2005 Good Rockin' Brown Roy Brown 1
2005 Roy Brown and New Orleans R&B Roy Brown / Dave Bartholomew / Professor Longhair 1
2009 The Very Best of Roy Brown: Rockin' at Midnight Roy Brown 5 1
2011 Good Rockin' Man: The Definitive Collection Roy Brown 4 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Good Rockin' Tonight Roy Brown 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1947 Good Rocking Tonight / Lolly Pop Mama Roy Brown 1
1949 Boogie at Midnight / The Blues Got Me Again Roy Brown 1

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