Buster Brown

Profile:
b. August 15, 1911 d. January 31, 1976: American blues and R&B singer best known for his hit, "Fannie Mae".
Brown was born in Cordele, Georgia. In the 1930s and 1940s he played harmonica at local clubs and made some non-commercial recordings, such as "War Song" and "I'm Gonna Make You Happy" (1943), recorded for the Library of Congress' Folk Music Archive.
Brown moved to New York in 1956, where he was discovered by Fire Records (2) owner Bobby Robinson. In 1959 Brown recorded the rustic blues, "Fannie Mae", which went to # 38 in the U.S. Top 40, and to #1 on the R&B chart in April 1960. In later years he recorded for Checker Records and for numerous small record labels.
One of his song, "Doctor Brown" was covered by Fleetwood Mac (Mr. Wonderful).
His song "Fannie Mae" enjoyed further attention in 1973 when it was included in the film American Graffiti and the best selling soundtrack 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti.
The songwriting credits for his songs, "Fannie Mae" or "Doctor Brown", may vary from one edition to another, with the credits sometime going to Waymon Glasco. It is claimed Waymon Glasco was his manager who bought his publishing rights after his death while other sources claim that was Buster Brown's real name.
Variations:

Albums

Buster Brown - New King Of The Blues  album art Buster Brown New King Of The Blues (Album, Comp) Fire Records (2) US 1961 Sell This Version
CG 709-11 Buster Brown - Toughest Terry & Baddest Brown album art Sonny Terry / Buster Brown Sonny Terry / Buster Brown - Toughest Terry & Baddest Brown(LP) Sundown (6) CG 709-11 US 1985 Sell This Version
CRB 1209 Buster Brown - Good News album art Buster Brown Good News(LP) Charly Records CRB 1209 UK 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Buster Brown - Fannie Mae album art Buster Brown Fannie Mae (Single) Fire Records (2) US 1959 Sell This Version
Buster Brown - Don't Dog Your Woman album art Buster Brown Don't Dog Your Woman (Single) Fire Records (2) US 1960 Sell This Version
1020 Buster Brown - The Madison Shuffle / John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) album art Buster Brown The Madison Shuffle / John Henry (The Steel Driving Man)(7", Single) Fire Records (2) 1020 US 1960 Sell This Version
1032 Buster Brown - Doctor Brown / Sincerely album art Buster Brown Doctor Brown / Sincerely(7") Fire Records (2) 1032 US 1960 Sell This Version
1040 Buster Brown - Blues When It Rains album art Buster Brown Blues When It Rains(7", Single) Fire Records (2) 1040 US 1961 Sell This Version
Buster Brown - Sugar Babe / I'm Going-But I'll Be Back album art Buster Brown Sugar Babe / I'm Going-But I'll Be Back (Single) Fire Records (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
516 Buster Brown - Raise A Ruckus Tonight / Gonna Love My Baby album art Buster Brown Raise A Ruckus Tonight / Gonna Love My Baby(7") Fire Records (2) 516 US 1962 Sell This Version
601 Buster Brown - Trying To Learn How To Love You / Broadway On Fire album art Buster Brown Trying To Learn How To Love You / Broadway On Fire(7") Gwenn Records 601 US 1962 Sell This Version
G 600 Buster Brown - Slow Drag Part 1 & 2 album art Buster Brown Slow Drag Part 1 & 2(7") Gwenn Records G 600 US 1962 Sell This Version
Buster Brown - Fannie Mae / Is You Or Is You Ain't album art Buster Brown Fannie Mae / Is You Or Is You Ain't (Single) Collectables US 1963 Sell This Version
Buster Brown - My Blue Heaven  album art Buster Brown My Blue Heaven (Single) Serock Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Buster Brown - I Need Your Lovin' / Fannie Mae album art Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford / Buster Brown Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford / Buster Brown - I Need Your Lovin' / Fannie Mae (Single) Roulette US 1964 Sell This Version
OL 111 Buster Brown / Bobby Parker (2) Buster Brown / Bobby Parker (2) - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't / You Got What It Takes(7", Single) Oldies 45 OL 111 US 1964 Sell This Version
Buster Brown - Crawling King Snake  album art Buster Brown Crawling King Snake Checker US 1965 Sell This Version
Buster Brown - Big Legs - Big Stockings / I Love You For Sentimental Reasons album art Buster Brown Big Legs - Big Stockings / I Love You For Sentimental Reasons (Single) Nocturn Records (2) US 1969 Sell This Version
MIN 713 Buster Brown - B. Brown / Buster Brown album art B. Brown / Buster Brown B. Brown / Buster Brown - B. Brown / Buster Brown(7", EP) XX (4) MIN 713 UK 1972 Sell This Version
COL 3349 Buster Brown - Don't Dog Your Woman / Doctor Brown album art Buster Brown Don't Dog Your Woman / Doctor Brown(7", RE) Collectables COL 3349 US Unknown Sell This Version
OL 39 / OL 40 Buster Brown - Rainbow / Fannie Mae album art Gene Chandler, Buster Brown Gene Chandler, Buster Brown - Rainbow / Fannie Mae(7", Single, Rei) Oldies 45 OL 39 / OL 40 US Unknown Sell This Version
OL 40 Buster Brown / Les Cooper Buster Brown / Les Cooper - Fannie Mae / Wiggle Wobble(7", Single) Oldies 45 OL 40 US Unknown Sell This Version
COL 3348 Buster Brown - Lost In A Dream / Madison album art Buster Brown Lost In A Dream / Madison(7", RE) Collectables COL 3348 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Buster Brown - Raise A Ruckus Tonight album art Buster Brown Raise A Ruckus Tonight (Album, Comp) Relic Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
COL CD 6445, COL 6445 Buster Brown The Very Best Of Buster Brown (22 Original Classics)(CD, Comp) Collectables, Collectables COL CD 6445, COL 6445 US 1999 Sell This Version

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