The Browns
Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:33AM
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  • The Browns Were the Leading Country Vocal Group of the Late '50s and Early '60s

  • 24 Hits, the Most Comprehensive Browns Hits Package Ever Compiled

  • Notes by Colin Escott 

    Added Photos 

The Browns: Complete Pop & Country Hits. CD

Every hit—both pop and country—notched by the #1 country singing group of the late- 50s and early- 60s! The brother-and-sister trio of Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie Brown personified two trends in popular music at the time, the rise of the lush Nashville Sound and the national craze for folk music, and as a result they crossed over from the country charts into pop stardom. Never before had the homespun harmonies of country music sounded so smooth and downright commercial; add to that the Browns' clean-cut image and you had an act ripe for superstardom in late- 50s America. All 24 of their hits (billed variously as the Browns, Jim Edward & Maxine Brown, and the Browns Featuring Jim Edward Brown) are here, with pictures and annotation by Grammy-winner Colin Escott. The most complete Browns hit collection ever compiled! 

1.   Looking Back to See  

2.   Here Today and Gone Tomorrow

3.   I Take the Chance

4.   Just as Long as You Love Me

5.   Money

6.   I Heard the Bluebirds Sing

7.   Would You Care?

8.   Beyond the Shadow

9.   The Three Bells (Les Trios Cloches)

10. Scarlet Ribbons (for Her Hair)

11. The Old Lamplighter

12. Teen-Ex

13. Blue Christmas

14. Ground Hog

15. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On

16. Oh, No!

17. Then I'll Stop Loving You

18. Everybody's Darlin', Plus Mine

19. Meadowgreen

20. I'd Just Be Fool Enough

21. Coming Back to You

22. I Hear It Now

23. Big Daddy

24. I Will Bring You Water 

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