Monday, September 17, 2012

RUFUS BROWN – Somewhere Over the Mountain b/w Evil Eyes (Brown’s, circa 1965)

RUFUS BROWN – Somewhere Over the Mountain (Brown’s, circa 1965)

RUFUS BROWN – Evil Eyes (Brown’s, circa 1965)

Who was Rufus Brown?  Good question.  His record label lists an address in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport.  It also indicates the producer is Marcus Brown…a relative perhaps?  Maybe it's the same Marcus Brown whose 45 featuring "I’m Comin’ Home" b/w "Hey Little Girl" appeared on Peermont Records – another label based out of Cedar Grove.

BROWN'S RECORD COMPANY 100 (circa 1965)
Producer: Marcus Brown; Dixianna Publishing BMI
RB 1964A Somewhere Over the Mountain
RB 1964B Evil Eyes

Readers, why don’t you help us solve this mystery?  Who can share some information about Rufus Brown?

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