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In the late 1960's and early 1970's Mel Brown recorded several albums on the World Pacific jazz label, and was the only guitarist ever signed to the A.B.C. records Impulse jazz label.
Mel has also worked on television, performing on The Steve Allen Show The Bill Cosby Show The Jerry Lewis Telethon
During the 1980's Mel was a member of the house band at Antone's night club, in Austin, Texas, and toured with The Silent Partners. The Silent partners recorded one album, which is available from Antones Records. Mel Brown and the Homewreckers released their first album, Live at Wally's in the fall of 1998 which was recently re-released on the Electro-Fi label in 2002.
In 2001, Mel Brown and the Homewreckers released "Neck Bones & Caviar" which was awarded the W.C. Handy Award for the "Best Comeback Album of the Year" and was also nominated for a Juno award for "Best Blues Album of the Year" in Canada.
In addition to the work with the Homewreckers, Mel Brown has released a number of albums with Snooky Pryor including "Double Shot", "Snooky Pryor and the Mississippi Wrecking Crew" and most recently, the Snooky Pryor Live album, "Mojo Ramble" featuring Mel Brown and the Homewreckers.
In January of 2004, Mel Brown was awarded the Maple Blues "Blues with a Feeling" (Toronto Blues Society Lifetime Achievement) Award.
Mel Brown is currently in the studio working on another solo album as well as an album with Miss Angel.