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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Togman, Mar 29, 2020.
Hugely influential player, just read about how much the Beatles and George in particular liked him.
Early days here it was Marvin, Weedon, Brown.... Then came Clapton, Harrison, Green et al.
Did anyone not have Bert Weedon"s Play in a day?
On another level someone else recently posted a thread about British Country music ... Joe completely slipped my mind on that one!
Thanks for posting that. I had not heard of Joe Brown before. "Call Me the Breeze" was one of the first songs that I learned to play along to.
I went to see him about five or six years ago at a local theatre, knowing of him and his work, but was blown away by his playing and sheer ability to move through different styles, definitely under rated
His daughter Sam Brown was a backing singer for Pink Floyd (Division Bell, the Pulse tour), David Gilmour, George Harrison, Gary Moore, Nick Cave and a bunch of others. Talented family.
Joe was the go to session guy when the american artists started coming to the uk when rock n roll took off
Bringing their own band was far more difficult then
Listening to him rattle off the qrtists he supported is mind boggling
Good mates of mine became ‘the bruvvers’ in the late 80’s/early90’s , the lead guitarist stayed on with joe and became his right hand man,eventually playing at gearge harrisons memorial concert
Joes son ,pete,replaced him when he passed away
Pete produced his sisters hit single ‘stop’ - later covered by jamelia
Sams vocal is amazing
A chip off the old block
Everybody in the UK growing up in the 50's knew Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, probably GB's first real rocker. Here's a YouTube link to a concert he did in Liverpool.
Ah, great memories. Can I just mention Lonnie Donegan? Another memory from the 50s and my childhood. He and Joe Brown both had deep musical roots, before they got “popular”. Two of the good guys.
Thanks for this reminder.
"Did anyone not have Weedon's Play In A Day?".......
A couple of years ago the drummer in our band bought me a copy of the latest edition for my birthday! I hope it was a drummer's joke -- I'm only 75!
Back in the day in the UK (that's around 1959) if you wanted a non-classical guitar tutor book you had to have Bert's book or Mickey Baker's -- one hell of a jump. I made it to about page 6 of Mickey Baker's book -- brilliant book but much too hard going for me at that time. I haven't dared look at a copy since.
Jon Lord clearly rated her and you can hear why...
Sadly she lost her singing voice in 2007 and when after they eventually found and removed the cyst, she didn't get her voice back
Agree, I've seen Joe brown twice & boy can he play guitar.
Joe Brown is a National Treasure and a humorous guy.
The way he finished the George Harrison Memorial Concert playing and singing "I'll See You In My Dreams" then leading Olivia Harrison off stage brings a tear to my eye. Yes Joe Brown is , largely, an undiscovered world GReat