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Milton Brown
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Milton Brown

Milton Brown (1903 - 1936) was a band leader and vocalist who was one of the founders of Western swing. He joined Bob Wills and Herman Arnspiger in forming the Light Crust Doughboys in 1931. In 1932 he organized Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies in Fort Worth, Texas. From 1934 to 1936, this band produced more than 100 recordings for Victor and Decca, maintained a very busy live appearance schedule throughout the North Texas region and broadcast a weekly radio show.

Brown and his musicians were responsible for numerous innovations, notably the introduction of the electrified steel guitar into Country and Western music.

Brown died in 1936 at the height of his popularity as the result of an automobile accident .

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Milton Brown bio at TSHA