Nappy Brown: Legendary R&B Singer

0 Posted by - October 21, 2021 - Black History, BLACK MEN

Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp better known by his stage name Nappy Brown was a renowned R&B singer. He had numerous hit songs which included the 1955 Billboard chart #2, “Don’t Be Angry,” “Little By Little,” and “Night Time Is the Right Time.”

Brown was born on October 12, 1929, in Charlotte, North Carolina to Kathryn Culp and Sammie Lee Brown. After the death of his mother, Brown was raised by Fred and Maggie Culp.

Brown’s musical career began with him singing gospel music before making the switch to R&B. By 1954, he had won a recording contract with Savoy Records and went on to have numerous hits, including “Don’t Be Angry,” and “Pitter Patter.”

Nappy Brown recorded his final album in 2007, Long Time Coming, it was released on September 25, 2007. On June 1, 2008, following a performance at the Crawfish Festival in Augusta, New Jersey, Brown fell ill due to series of ailments and was hospitalized. Nappy Brown died in his sleep on September 20, 2008, in Charlotte, North Carolina.




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