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Full name John Benjamin Peabody Brown, this steady swing bassist is best known for his role in the combo of trumpeter Jonah Jones. He began as a violinist at 10 with a father whose interest in musical development seemed pragmatic; as soon as he could, the senior Brown hired the lad for his own band. He also proved his worth in other Dayton combos, taking advantage of gig potentials in a town that was once teeming with live music spots. Even so, Brown in his early '20s was ready ... Read more

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