THE Willie Lee Brown ~ friend and traveler of Son House and Charlie Patton

SEARCHING FOR WILLIE LEE BROWN ~ and I found him!!! CLICK ON PHOTO – He is, with Charlie Patton,  FOUNDING FATHER OF THE DELTA BLUES

WILLIE LEE BROWN LAYS IN REST BEYOND THIS CHURCH

PRICHARD, MS

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THE Willie Lee Brown of DELTA BLUES legend~ beyond this Church (above)
Prichard, MS
Thanks to Morris and Ronnie ~ I found the last resting place of the man who learned and played with Charlie Patton, and traveled/played with Son House!! R.I.P. – Scroll for more!


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Willie can be heard in background … he is NOT the one singing

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7 thoughts on “SEARCHING for WILLIE LEE BROWN

  1. sheindie Post author

    SEARCHING FOR THE GRAVE OF the WILLIE LEE BROWN – outside of Clarksdale: I couldn’t find Prichard, MS on the map… I knew, however, it was near Tunica, off Highway 3 … well, I was not giving up .. WILLIE BROWN of BLUES legend was buried in Prichard .. behind the Good Shepherd Church … dirt roads, rutted, wet, narrow … no signs .. BUT I saw a yellow school bus parked in front of a house, and so I walked on over, knocked and Ronnie came to the door .. a well dressed, married w. kids, dad – school bus driver and all around nice guy .. He had no idea BUT walked me over to another house … where Mr. Morris (his first name) was hanging … he, too, had no idea … Willie Brown? nah .. I remembered reading the cemetery was behind that Church and mentioned its name ..”well, why didn’t you say so” ..there’s only one cemetery in Prichard and THAT cemetery is behind the OLD Good Shepherd Church … Mr. Morris told Ronnie to jump into his truck and told me to follow … down a wet, dirt, rutted, pot holed, narrow narrow narrow ‘road’ …we kept on going .. and THERE IT WAS ..the Church – kinda sorta still standing … and … to be continued, my friend …… 😀

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  2. sheindie Post author

    Reblogged this on BLUES BLUES BLUES and commented:

    Willie LEE Brown and Charlie Patton grew up and worked on Dockery Farms ~ (Plantation) ~ Willie learned guitar playing from Charlie and became a better player! … When Son House got out of Parchman Farms (prison) and went on out to Lula ~ he met Willie Brown.. the 2 of them played together up in Robinsonville where Robert Johnson would go to watch them play. Willie Lee Brown and Charlie Patton are the Co-Founders of THE DELTA BLUES.

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