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Mel Brown – Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlins And Other Greasy Blues Specialities (1973) LP [16-44]

Mel Brown (October 7, 1939 – March 20, 2009) was an American-born blues guitarist and singer. He is best remembered for his decade long backing of Bobby Bland, although in his own right, Brown recorded over a dozen albums between 1967 and 2006.

Brown was born in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, and was presented with his first guitar as a teenager while recovering from a bout of meningitis. By 1955, after performing backing duties for both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Jimmy Beasley, Brown had a two year long stint backing Johnny Otis. This led to work with Etta James, where he swapped his Gibson Les Paul for an ES-175 to give him a richer and fuller tone to his guitar work, that set him apart from his contemporaries.

Unbelievably Funky Stanky Blues instrumentals compiled in the early ’70s on the ABC/Bluesway label.

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Track Listing:
A1 Chunk A Funk 4:53
A2 Seven Forty-Seven (Airport Blues) 4:40
A3 Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings 11:10
B1 Time For A Change 2:40
B2 Good Stuff 2:37
B3 I’d Rather Suck My Thumb 5:32
B4 W-2 Witholding 2:12
B5 Home James 6:33

Vinyl Rip [16-44]

One thought on “Mel Brown – Eighteen Pounds Of Unclean Chitlins And Other Greasy Blues Specialities (1973) LP [16-44]

  1. JerryRocks

    “I first heard the wah-wah within Cream’s Disraeli Gears, and then Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Child,’ and Mel Brown used it incredibly well in ‘Eighteen Pounds of Unclean Chitlins,’ which is super funky,” Santana says.

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