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Brown, Cleo


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  • Variants

    • Brown, Cleopatra
    • Brown, C. Patra (Cleo Patra)
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  • Sources

    • found: NYPL Dict. Cat. of the Dance Coll., 1974-
    • found: Decca presents Drummer boy, 1941:label (Cleo Brown)
    • found: New Grove dict. jazz(Brown, Cleo(patra); b. Dec. 8, 1909, Meridian, MS; pianist and singer)
    • found: Biog. encyc. jazz, 1999(Brown, Cleo (Cleopatra); b. Dec. 8, 1909, Meridian, MS; d. Apr. 15, 1995, Denver; piano, vocals)
    • found: Her The legendary Cleo Brown [SR] p1996:label (Cleo Brown) insert (Cleo Brown; also sings under the name of C. Patra Brown; piano, vocals)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 23, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Brown, Cleo; Cleo Patra Brown; Cleopatra; pianist, jazz singer; born 08 December 1907 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States; worked in South Side Chicago's Three Deuces Club, leading her own group in that club and in other places in Chicago and New York (1920s-1950s); broadcasted her own show on WABC in New York; recorded a version of "Pinetop's Boogie-woogie" for Decca records (1935) and with Decca All Star Revue; recorded for the California-based Hot Shot label and then for Capitol Records (1949); became a Seventh-day Adventist, stopped performing in public, worked as a nurse (1950s); surfaced in Denver, Colorado, where she played and taught piano under the names of C. Patra Brown and Cleopatra (1973); played and sang church music on McPartland's Peabody Prize radio show, Piano Jazz (1987); National Endowment for the Arts awarded her an NEA Jazz Masters fellowship (1987); Audiophile Records released Living in the Afterglow, a set of mostly religious songs that she performed with McPartland (1996); died 15 April 1995 in Denver, Colorado, United States)
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    • [Composer.]
    • [Data contributed by the Dance Heritage Coalition for the New York Public Library Dance Collection.]
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    • 1997-11-12: new
    • 2015-04-01: revised
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