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Honey Dripper: Charles Brown caresses the blues

RJ Smith, LA Weekly, 31 July 1997

THE MAN locking eyes with you from the cover of Charles Brown's last album is the kind of rogue so elegant he barely cocks his head and seems almost posh. He doesn't have to do anything; doing anything would ruin the effect. These days there's a bit of Woody Strode's charisma to the 74-year-old pianist and singer. On the back of his recent Honey Dripper, Brown sports a very stylish high-collared coat, and the flash of bright red behind him looks for a second as if it were a cape.

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