(1951-60 'United') (56:13/20) DER Blues-Saxophonist im Chicago der 50er Jahre. Sein Gesang erinnert an Memphis Slim. Diese CD enthält nahezu alle seine Aufnahmen als Bandleader, entstanden für 'United', 'J.O.B.' und 'Atomic-H'. Ein gutes Album / he used to be THE saxplayer in town until his death in '69. This CD includes all his takes for 'United', plus a couple of more cuts from 45s. A good album.
J.T. Brown also recorded during United's first day - and his"Windy City Boogie" was credited by United proprietor Leonard Allenwith "saving our first money." J.T. is best remembered for theaccompaniments he provided for Muddy Waters, Elmore James, RooseveltSykes, Johnny Shines, and J.B. Lenoir. Many fellow bluesmen regardedhis strong, swaggering delivery and bleating tone with bothadmiration and a kind of friendly comic delight - J.T.'s saxophonebecame, in local parlance, "The Nanny Goat Horn." This CD, made up ofrecordings for United, J.O.B. and Atomic-H, contains most of thematerial he recorded as leader.