When brothers William, Randy, and Bertram Brown recorded Facing The Music,
they intended it to be the start of many Brown Brothers’ collaborations.
Sadly, William suffered a career-ending stroke not long
after the session wrapped up, and this album is the
only time the brothers recorded together as a group.
William Brown was a member of Stax recording group The Mad Lads ("Don't
Have To Shop Around", "I Want a
Girl", and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" ). He became
a first-call engineer at Stax, working on the
Grammy and Academy Award winning album "Shaft" by Isaac Hayes and also with Willie Mitchell at Hi
Randy was lead singer of The Newcomers ("Mannish Boy" and "Open Up Your Heart"). In pursuit of a
solo career, he recorded four albums for Casablanca, scoring with "I Love You Baby", "Crazy About You Baby", and "We Oughta Be Doing It".
Bertram, the youngest, was also with The Newcomers, then became lead singer of the Kwick ("Let This Moment Be Forever" and "Too Lonely to Be Alone").
Facing the Music was recorded In Memphis at Royal (Hi Records) and Ardent Studios. The three
brothers shared writing credits; Bertram produced,
assisted by William.
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