Tommy Brown, American R&B singer, Died at 84


Thomas A. Brown, known as Tommy Brown was born on May 27, 1931, and died on March 12, 2016.

He was an American R&B singer.

Tommy Brown achieved most of his success in the early 1950s, particularly on records with The Griffin Brothers.

Tommy Brown formed a small band with himself as the drummer in the 1940s and worked in clubs around Atlanta.

During 1949, Tommy recorded “Atlanta Boogie” on the Regent label, a subsidiary of Savoy Records.

During the year 1951, Brown moved on to Dot where he was teamed with the Griffin Brothers, an R&B orchestra led by brothers Jimmy Griffin (trombone) and Ernest “Buddy” Griffin (piano) from Norfolk, Virginia.

The group toured widely with Amos Milburn, Paul Williams, and others, and recorded as the backing band for Margie Day on two R&B Top 10 hits, “Street Walkin’ Daddy” and “Little Red Rooster”.

Later, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis.

Thomas A. Brown passed away at 84 yrs old.