Charles Brown
Charles Brown
Charles Brown, born in Texas City, Texas was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influenced the development of blues performance during the 1940s and 1950s. He had several hit recordings, including "Driftin' Blues" and "Merry Christmas Baby". In the late 1940s a rising demand for blues was driven by an increasing white teenage audience in the South which quickly spread north and west.
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LOOK: Dog Walks 10 Miles In The Cold To Find His Mate
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Anyone who has experienced a dog's limitless love knows that it has the power to accomplish amazing things. A rescued stray named Ben walked 10 miles through a midwestern winter to find the love of his life -- a shy shelter dog named Jade. Ben and Jade's story began long before owners Courtney and Jason Lawler came into their lives. According to the Tribune-Star, the dogs (both mixed German Shepards) were initially strays living on the north end of Terre Haute, Indiana. When one-year-old Jade became pregnant with 4-year-old Ben's puppies last summer, staffers from the Terre Haute Humane Shelter trapped them and took them to the shelter so they could better care for the mother-to-be. “They were a bonded pair,” shelter manager Charles Brown told told the Tribune-Star. Ben and Jade were inseparable during the several months they spent at the shelter and even shared the same pen. But they were later torn apart when the Lawler's, who were only looking for one pet, ...
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China To Attend U.S. Naval Drills
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - China's People's Liberation Army has accepted an invitation to participate for the first time in a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, but legal restrictions will limit its role to less sensitive exercises, like disaster relief, U.S. officials say. Beijing's agreement to join the drills being held next year comes at a moment of heightened tensions between China and U.S. ally Japan over disputed East China Sea islets, and unease in the United States about China's rapid military buildup and its cyber capabilities. The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC, is billed as the world's largest international maritime exercise, with 22 nations and more than 40 ships and submarines participating the last time it was held off Hawaii in 2012. Not all the participants are treaty allies with the United States. Last year's participants included Russia and India. ...
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Young Pianist Charles Brown III On Auditioning for Thara Memory
NPR - about 4 years
What is it like to audition for a nationally recognized student orchestra with well-known alumni such as Esperanza Spalding and Hailey Niswanger? Charles Brown III, 16, of Portland discussed his experience with OPB's Lynne Clendenin.
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Terence Clarke: Women vs. The Drowned Hulk
Huffington Post - over 4 years
During a recent visit to the Republic of Ireland, the Papal Nuncio to that country, Archbishop Charles Brown, was interviewed by The Irish Independent. He was asked about the future for women as priests in The Church, and replied "The Catholic faith exists in part because of the tradition of the faith, and the tradition on that point is totally clear, completely clear. The Holy Father has spoken on that and I don't think as a result we're going to have women priests." Seventy-seven percent of the Irish population is in favor of allowing women to become priests. Democratic ideals, though, are not quite what the Church has in mind in its dealings with its flock. Indeed, the flock has no authority at all. So those Irish will just have to live with the continuing top-down male rigidity with which Catholics world-wide have had to contend for the last 2,000 years. Archbishop Brown, who is an American, is no doubt aware of a similar upsurge in support for women in the priesthoo ...
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Survey Shows Companies Don't Always Put Their Best Foot Forward When Interviewing
City Town Info - over 4 years
August 28, 2012 Job hunting can be stressful, even under the best circumstances. According to a new report, potential employers are doing little to alleviate that stress. In fact, more often than not, they may make matters worse. Staffing industry consulting firm CareerXroads has published its annual report evaluating the hiring and recruiting experience of Fortune's Top 100 companies, including Google, Whole Foods and Zappos. According to Recruiting Trends, researchers Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin created a fake applicant to conduct their evaluations. This year's fictitious character: Charles Brown, recently the marketing manager for a major corporation's Great Pumpkin division. Past identities have included the likes of: Chris Kringle, Ted E. Baer, Jack Coostow and Vinnie Boombotz. Once Charles Brown's fake resume was complete, Mehler and Crispin submitted it to companies through their websites and analyzed the application process as a real candidate would experience it. The ...
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Jade Simmons: The Modern-Day Hustler: 5 Things They Do That You're Not Willing to
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's 2:30 a.m. and I can still smell it. It's faint but traceable, no shower could get rid of this particular brand of pheromone. One part sweat, equal parts blood and tears. A dash of desperation mixed with a dollop of hope. A whole heap of tenacity with a splash of cockiness. Humility to taste. Endless cups of imagination and pounds of hard work. A sprinkle of reality almost cancelled out by a smidgen of delusion. That's what hustle is made of. I asked around on Twitter about the smell of hustle and Jack Rogers (@Jackarogers), Operations Manager for the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech says hustle smells "like sweat. Not just any old sweat, but mowing the lawn sweat. On Grandpa's farm. In August with 100% humidity." He should know. He hustles on the side with his new band appropriately called Sweaty Coffee. A hustle used to be the side gig of some guy outside the Apollo selling knockoff handbags, every fragrance of incense you can imagine or Charles Brown mix ta ...
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New Orleans Saints 2012 NFL Draft Expectations
isports web - almost 5 years
Allow me to just preface this pre-draft article with a little disclaimer to explain my absence from Saints reporting over this year’s offseason thus far. The overall negativity of the news on the New Orleans Saints this offseason, with the whole “Bountygate” thing as it has unfolded up to this point, with an unpaid one year suspension to Head Coach Sean Payton, suspensions of 8 games to General Manager Mickey Loomis and 6 games to Linebackers Coach (and now interim Head Coach) Joe Vitt, not to mention the soon-to-come over the top penalties to the allegedly involved players on the defensive side of the ball, has kept me from writing any news on the team so far this offseason. If you really want my personal opinion on the whole subject, the penalties being handed down by “Dictator-in-Chief” Roger Goodell are way too exhorbitant and over the top. If you really believe that every team didn’t have similar programs going on in their locker rooms, you are either just plain ignorant or ...
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Summer summary: North Carolina - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Brown will miss the season opener because of NCAA issues, and Jabari Price, the other expected starter at cornerback, is out with an injury. Tre Boston moved from safety to cornerback, and the other cornerback is a true freshman, Tim Scott
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Forecast: Saints fans, time to push the panic button? - WWL
Google News - over 5 years
During the Texans game GM Mickey Loomis said there was, “No bad choice between Zach Strief or Charles Brown at right tackle.” But Mickey does that make either of them any good? I asked the question last week what happens if both right and left tackles
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School district may sell wind turbine - istockAnalyst.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Recently, school board President Charles Brown asked Superintendent Brad Cox to look into whether the district should sell the $3.5 million turbine, the only industrial one in Whiteside County. Cox said he has followed through with the request,
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Some other observations on the Saints. - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
But Charles Brown also got some playing time and the Saints will soon have to make a decision on which of the two young tackles they want to start. On the Saints' television broadcast, general manager Mickey Loomis said the team likes both Brown and
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Walton Brown's brilliant new book - Royal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Family first: Walton Brown, centre, flanked by (from left to right) his brother Charles Brown, Deanna De Shield, his mother Barbara Brown and sister DeVerne Bean. We have long held the view that former Senator Walton Brown Jr, is in a class by himself
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Looking at Saints' depth chart - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
That's right tackle, where the chart reads: “Zach Strief/Charles Brown." Both names are in bold, which is used to indicate starters. This isn't all that surprising though. It basically reflects exactly what coach Sean Payton said Monday when discussing ... - -
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Brown - Cobb - The Times and Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Brown of Cope, SC She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown of Orangeburg, SC and Mrs. Shirley Williams and the late Mr. Marvin Williams of North, SC The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken
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Mission Valley ROP gets new leader - Daily Review Online
Google News - over 5 years
FREMONT -- Former Irvington High School Principal Pete Murchison has taken over as the new head of the Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program, replacing longtime Superintendent Charles Brown, who retired at the end of last month
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STATE v. ABERNATHY - Leagle.com
Google News - over 5 years
The trial court granted Abernathy's motion for new trial based on the finding that Abernathy's public defender, Charles Brown, was employed in the same circuit public defender's office as initial counsel for Abernathy's co-arrestee in the case,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Brown
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 76
    Brown died of congestive heart failure in 1999 in Oakland, California, and was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.
    More Details Hide Details A list of 10" shellac (78-rpm) and 7" vinyl (45-rpm) releases recorded by Brown as a member of Johnny Moore's Three Blazers is given in that article.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 37
    His "Please Come Home for Christmas", a hit for King Records in 1960, remained seasonally popular. "Please Come Home for Christmas" had sold over one million copies by 1968 and was awarded a gold disc in that year.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1960s Brown recorded two albums for Mainstream Records. In the 1980s Brown made a series of appearances at the New York City nightclub Tramps. As a result of these appearances he signed a recording contract with Blue Side Records and recorded One More for the Road in three days. Blue Side Records closed soon after, but distribution of its records was picked up by Alligator Records. Soon after the success of One More for the Road, Bonnie Raitt helped usher in comeback tour for Brown. He began a recording and performing career again, under the musical direction of the guitarist Danny Caron, to greater success than he had achieved since the 1950s. Other members of Charles's touring ensemble included Clifford Solomon on tenor saxophone, Ruth Davies on bass and Gaylord Birch on drums. Several records received Grammy Award nominations. In the 1980s Brown toured widely as the opening act for Raitt.
  • 1956
    Age 33
    Brown's approach was too mellow to survive the transition to the harsher thythms of rock and roll's harsher, despite his recording in Cosimo Matassa's New Orleans studio in 1956, and he faded from national attention.
    More Details Hide Details Though he was unable to compete with the more aggressive sound that was increasing in popularity, he had a small, devoted audience, and his songs were covered by the likes of John Lee Hooker and Lowell Fulson.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 29
    His final hit for several years was "Hard Times" in 1952.
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  • 1951
    Age 28
    He followed with "In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down", "Homesick Blues", and "My Baby's Gone", before having another R&B chart-topping hit with "Black Night", which stayed at number one for 14 weeks from March to June 1951.
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  • 1949
    Age 26
    He signed with Aladdin Records and had immediate success with "Get Yourself Another Fool" and then had one of his biggest hits, "Trouble Blues", in 1949, which stayed at number one on the Billboard R&B chart for 15 weeks in the summer of that year.
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  • 1948
    Age 25
    Brown left the Three Blazers in 1948 and formed his own trio with Eddie Williams (bass) and Charles Norris (guitar).
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  • 1945
    Age 22
    The Three Blazers signed with Exclusive Records, and their 1945 recording of "Drifting Blues", with Brown on piano and vocals, stayed on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart for six months, putting Brown at the forefront of a musical evolution that changed American musical performance.
    More Details Hide Details Brown led the group in a series of further hits for Aladdin over the next three years, including "New Orleans Blues" and the original version of "Merry Christmas Baby" (both in 1947) and "More Than You Know" (1948). Brown's style dominated the influential Southern California club scene on Central Avenue, in Los Angeles, during that period. He influenced such performers as Floyd Dixon, Cecil Gant, Ivory Joe Hunter, Percy Mayfield, Johnny Ace and Ray Charles. In the late 1940s, a rising demand for blues was driven by a growing audience among white teenagers in the South which quickly spread north and west. Blues singers such as Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown were getting much of the attention, but what writer Charles Keil dubs "the postwar Texas clean-up movement in blues" was also beginning to have an influence, driven by blues artists such as T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn and Brown. Their singing was lighter and more relaxed, and they worked with bands and combos that had saxophone sections and played from arrangements.
  • 1943
    Age 20
    He then became a chemistry teacher at George Washington Carver High School in Baytown, Texas, a mustard gas worker at the Pine Bluff Arsenal at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and an apprentice electrician at a shipyard in Richmond, California, before settling in Los Angeles in 1943.
    More Details Hide Details In Los Angeles, an influx of African Americans from the South during World War II created an integrated nightclub scene in which black performers tended to minimize the rougher blues elements of their style. The blues club style of a light rhythm bass and right-hand tinkling of the piano and smooth vocals became popular, epitomized by the jazz piano of Nat King Cole. When Cole left Los Angeles to perform nationally, his place was taken by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, featuring Brown's gentle piano and vocals.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 16
    Brown was born in Texas City, Texas. As a child he loved music and received classical music training on the piano. He graduated from Central High School in Galveston, Texas, in 1939 and Prairie View A&M College in 1942 with a degree in chemistry.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    Born on September 13, 1922.
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