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Black Cultured Pearl - Goin' Down Home

Format: CD
Label: Rece Records RR2115
Year: 1996
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia, 🇨🇦
Genre: jazz
Value of Original Title: $75.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: The Vancouver Jazz Scene, Beautiful Black Canadians, Jazz, 1990's, Rece Records, Canadian Women in Song, British Columbia


Track Name
Takin' a Chance On Love
But Beautiful
Poor Butterfly
Poor Some More
Stormy Weather
Wynton 2
Blue Skies
Wynton 3
Pennies from Heaven
Lover Man
East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)


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Goin' Down Home


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Pearl Hendrix Brown, born in 1923 and passing away in 1997 at the age of 74, found her eternal resting place at the Jimi Hendrix Memorial within The Hendrix Family Memorial Cemetery. Renowned not only as the aunt of the legendary Jimi Hendrix but also as the sister to Canada's First Lady of Jazz, Eleanor Collins was the proud mother of Vancouver recording artist and producer Henri Brown.

Immersed in the rich tapestry of blues, gospel, and jazz, Pearl Brown's artistic journey flourished in Vancouver, British Columbia. She distinguished herself as a soulful jazz singer and actress, initially making her mark in the late 1940s with notable performances, including the portrayal of Lena in a Vancouver rendition of "Raisin in the Sun."

However, it wasn't until her sixties, in the 1980s, that Pearl Brown stepped into the limelight as a jazz vocalist. Her style, influenced by luminaries such as Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington, enraptured audiences and critics alike.

The first album of her recordings entitled 'Pearl' was released when she was 73 years young in 1995.

Noteworthy collaborations included sharing the stage with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis during his visits to British Columbia, resulting in unforgettable performances.

Their partnership reached its pinnacle with the release of the album "Goin' Down Home" in 1996, produced by her son on his record label Rece Records. Later re-issued in 1999 by West Wind in Germany, the album featured predominantly live recordings, cementing the remarkable synergy between Brown and Marsalis.
-Robert Williston

Pearl Hendrix Brown: vocals
Wynton Marsalis: trumpet

Oliver Gannon Quartette:
Oliver Gannon: guitar
Lorne Kellet: piano
Torben Oxbol: bass
John Nolan: drums

Patty Hervey: bass on 'Pennies from Heaven'
Stu Losby: saxophone on 'Pennies from Heaven' and 'Lover Man'

Produced by Henri Brown for HB Concept Productions Inc.
Associate producer: Gordon Durity
Live recording engineering by Kevin Alexander and Gordon Durity, assisted by Mark Alexander
Studio tracks recorded by Henri Brown
Mixed by Kirk Furniss, Gordon Durity, and Henri Brown
Editing by Gordon Durity and George Leger
Mastered by George Leger at Utopia Parkway

Booklet design and layout by Henri Brown, Thomas De Schutter, and Bart Allen
Front cover photo by Mark Van Manen
Tray card photo by Randall Costco
Pearl's photo by Yucho Chow
All other photos by Marie-Lanji - Brown


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