Jewel Brown
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Jewel Brown, Houston Singer Passes Away At 86

The treasured Houston jazz and blues vocalist, Jewel Brown passed away on June 25th due to colon cancer and other health problems. She was 86 years old. 

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Her son Edward Curtis said the following for his mother: “It’s a sentimental moment just thinking back on it, going back to the memories. An old song I remember she sang —  it’s probably one of the best things I remember I heard — a song she recorded called ‘Mother’s Love.’ She was always the same person no matter what. Very gentle, straightforward, very much in a lot of ways reminiscent of my grandfather. Mom was never the type of person to flaunt anything,” Curtis said. “She was the same with everybody. … That’s just the way she was.” 

Curtis is Brown’s only child and said that the family is still thinking about how to memorialize his mother. He thought a small gathering would do, but with time he realized that his mother would need a larger venue. 

Roger Woods, a Houston historian and the author of “Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues” said, “I was stunned to hear.” He had known Brown since the late 1990s. He said the following about her: “I don’t think I took her for granted, but I took her vitality for granted. I just can’t believe it. It’s hard to believe that Jewel Brown has left. She was just a dynamic human being.”

Brown started the blues when she was 9 years old. She performed music from Linda Hopkins and has won a lot of talent shows consistently, and from there she started her show business. 

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