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Roy Brown Part 1: Good Rockin' Tonight

John Broven, Blues Unlimited, January 1977

ROY BROWN became one of R&B's first stars when his seminal recording of 'Good Rockin' Tonight' hit the charts in 1948 and 1949.

In this illuminating two-part interview, which was conducted by John Broven in Los Angeles in June 1975, Roy Brown not only tells his fascinating personal story but also throws much light on the post-war black music scene.

To start with, Roy describes his early days leading up to his time with De Luxe Records when he became the hottest property in the nation.

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