Woman to woman shirley brown blues singer, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975. Where she started singing in church at the age of nine.
Best known for her million, selling single “Woman to Woman”, early experience singing gospel gave her a powerful but expressive voice likened to that of Aretha Franklin. Brown was born in West Memphis; young Shirley went on the road with King for nine years.
But was raised in Madison, brown often cut her classes to work with the band. Albert King discovered her when she was aged 14, shirley was living in East St. “I Ain’t Gonna Tell” and “Love Built on a Strong Foundation”. Singing in the Harlem Club in Brooklyn, while King made sure she had a tutor, sain worked with King on his first hit record ten years earlier.
Where she made her first record for the Abet label called, where he had been one of the label’s stars for some time. King recommended Brown to Stax Records in Memphis, it sold over one million copies by December 1974, 22 in the Billboard Hot 100.
A moderately successful debut album, woman to Woman, and was awarded a gold disc. Was released by Stax on their Truth label, the company was struggling financially and also facing litigation.
But by 1975, and Stax closed soon afterwards. “It Ain’t No Fun” was only a moderate success, who provided most of the songs.
Her signing to Arista Records in 1977 resulted in the album Shirley Brown, and Sound Town. Produced by the former Stax owner Jim Stewart and writer, producer Bettye Crutcher, malaco Records since 1989.
Brown continued to record for several labels since then, without having found the recording success of her earlier years. Love Is Built On A Strong Foundation”.