Buster Brown (musician)

Buster Brown ( born August 15, 1911 in Cordele, Georgia; † January 31, 1976 in New York ) was an American blues and R & B singer and harmonica player whose harmonica which builds on the style of Sonny Terry. Best known is his hit " Fannie Mae."

In the 1930s and 1940s, he played in local clubs and made some non-commercial recordings; so his appearance at the Folk Festival in Fort Valley State Teachers College was recorded for the Folk Music Archives at the Library of Congress. In 1956 he moved to New York, where he was discovered by Bobby Robinson, Chief of Fire Records.

1959, with almost 50 years, he recorded " Fannie Mae " on a number 40 and # 1 on the R & B charts put him at # 38 U.S. Top. The follow-up single, a cover of Louis Jordan's " Is You Is or Is You Is not My Baby" was not in the R & B charts, which only succeeded again with "Sugar Babe" (# 19) him. A subsequent recording of " Crawlin 'King Snake" for Checker Records in Chicago but did not reach the charts.

Buster Brown is also the co - author of " Doctor Brown", a song that was in 1968 was covered by Fleetwood Mac on their album Mr.Wonderful.


Cover versions of " Fannie Mae "

Booker T. & the MG's ( 1960 ), The Righteous Brothers ( 1964), Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (1976 ), The Holmes Brothers ( 1996 ), Max Merritt & The Meteors (1997 ), Robert Charles ( 1999) Jaco Pastorius (2001), Mel Brown & the Homewreckers (2001), Big Time Sarah (2001), Coco Montoya (2010)