All My Life Charles Brown slips into the blues as if they were a comfortable shoe. His whisper-soft baritone brings a wry elegance to stories of hard luck… All My Life Charles Brown slips into the blues as if they were a comfortable shoe. His whisper-soft baritone brings a wry elegance to stories of hard luck… 1991-07-01 Charles Brown Blues
Music Review

All My Life (1991)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jul 01, 1991; Lead Performance: Charles Brown; Genre: Blues

Charles Brown slips into the blues as if they were a comfortable shoe. His whisper-soft baritone brings a wry elegance to stories of hard luck and bad love, while his fingers coax boogie-woogie inflections from the piano. Although Brown's greatest success came on the R&B charts in the '50s, he's made a graceful comeback, performing on Bonnie Raitt's most recent tour and releasing All My Life. Some of the tunes have been part of Brown's repertoire for 40 years; all of them have a lived-in quality that comes from his relaxed singing and playing. The blues don't get any classier. A-

Originally posted Jan 18, 1991 Published in issue #49 Jan 18, 1991 Order article reprints