Mel Brown had a very own style of playing guitar. In the 60s his style was more jazzy, so he was one of the only blues artists to sign with the jazz label Impulse!.
He played with Jimmy Witherspoon, T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, to name a few.
In the 70s and 80s he played for 11 years in Bobby "Blue" Bland's Orchestra. In the following period he was around Antone's Records.