Biography of Armistead “Army” Brown
Army Brown was a guitar player and arranger for the Mississippians from 1935-1940, also professional musician in other venues. He returned to Jackson in 1940 and with his wife founded Brown Music Company (the largest music store in Mississippi for a number of years). He played locally for many years and also taught guitar lessons. He helped found the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the Ole Miss Jazz Musicians Hall of Fame. Brown died at the age of 86.