John R. "Texas Johnny" Brown
Date of Birth: February 22, 1938 Ackerman, MS
Date of Death: July 1, 2013 Houston, TX
Place of Burial: Cremated
There Goes The Blues / The Blues Rock, Atlantic (876)
Snakehips / Suspense, Duke (342)
Nothin' But The Truth, Choctaw Creek Records (CCR 00012)
Blues Defender, Choctaw Creek Records (CCR10002)
Atlantic Blues: Piano, Atlantic (7 81694-1)
Atlantic Blues: Guitar, Atlantic (81695-2)
Lucerne Blues Festival 2004 (The 10th Annual Lucerne Blues Festival), Lucerne Blues Festival (no #)
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