David Brown (Boz Scaggs Band)

Courtesy of Norton Buffalo Com Courtesy of Norton Buffalo Com

Courtesy of Norton Buffalo Com

Given that his photograph hardly appeared on any of the releases he played on (with the one notable exception of Boz Scaggs & Band) – his album credits are often mistaken for David Brown of the original Santana band in several archival / historical publications!

A pocket player with a soulful disposition, this David Brown was an accomplished studio player and sideman who anchored several slabs and/or concert performances by such acclaimed artists including Duane & Gregg Allman, solo Gregg, Betty Wright (“Clean Up Woman”), Boz, Kitty Wells, Martin Mull, Arthur Conley, Bonnie Bramlett and Elvin Bishop, to cite a select few.

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Dig David Brown with Boz: “Monkey Time” https://youtu.be/mNtjYABkKhA

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Dig Tony Senatore’s rendition of David’s bass passage for  “Clean Up Woman”  https://youtu.be/uobVPIvD2E8

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Dig David with Gregg and Duane: “Morning Dew” https://youtu.be/UBRhAw-IMjQ