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Very Best of Charles Brown album for sale by Charles Brown was released Aug 17, 2004 on the Collectables label. With Charles Brown's elegant piano style and a smooth voice that made him sound a little bit like a gruffer Nat King Cole, Brown's jazz-tinged blues (or is it blues-tinged jazz?) is the perfect music for unwinding after a bleary-eyed night on the town. This set, in spite of its claims, isn't really "the very best" from Brown, since it contains none of his classic Aladdin recordings from the late '40s and early '50s, but is comprised instead of sides he cut for Ohio's King Records in the early '60s, including the 1960 holiday hit "Please Come Home for Christmas" (the version here of Brown's other holiday hit, "Merry Christmas Baby," is not the classic 1947 recording but a stereo remake). Very Best of Charles Brown CD music contains a single disc with 25 songs. ...See Full Description
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Very Best of Charles Brown Album Track Listing
|1||Please Come Home For Christmas See All 11 ||3:18|| $1.29||(Available)|
|2||Baby Oh Baby|
|4||I Wanna Go Back Home|
|5||My Little Baby|
|6||This Fool Has Learned|
|8||Its Christmas Time See All 2|
|9||It's Christmas in Heaven|
|10||Christmas Blues See All 4|
|11||Without A Friend|
|12||If You Play With Cats|
|13||I'm Just a Drifter|
|14||I Don't Want Your Ramblin' Letters|
|15||If You Don't Think I'm Crying|
|17||I Wanna Be Close|
|18||Too Fine For Crying|
|20||Blow Out All the Candles|
|23||Hang on a Little Longer|
|24||Black Night See All 21||5:37|| $0.99||(Available)|
|25||Merry Christmas Baby See All 29 ||4:16|| $0.99||(Available)|
Very Best of Charles Brown buy CD music Customer Reviews
I have been trying to get this CD for over a year and I couldn't find it in the stores or on line. Thanks
By Kingronb (Philadelphia, PA)
||Intersting stuff from Mr. Brown...|
Although Charles Brown is mainly known for his Christmas classics Please Come Home For Christmas and Merry Christmas baby - there are some other nice tracks here, all remastered nad sounding their best.
By Steve (Dodge City, KS)
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Very Best of Charles Brown songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6753657|
|Release Date||Aug 17, 2004|
|Recording Time||68 minutes|
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|Champion Jack Dupree|
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|Bull Moose Jackson|
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