Odell BrownOdell Elliott Brown Jr. (February 2, 1940 – May 3, 2011) was an American jazz organist. Brown was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He was mainly active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, playing in a soul jazz and jazz funk vein, and was often billed with his backing band as Odell Brown & the Organ-Izers. The band was originally formed in Nashville in 1961. His most popular record was 1967's Mellow Yellow, which reached #173 on the Billboard 200. The band's personnel was O'Dell Brown, organ, Artee "Duke" Payne and Tommy Purvis, tenor saxophones, Curtis Prince, drums.
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