Jerry Townes

Jerry Brown-now billing himself as Jerry Townes- got second dibs on "Never More" and tacked it onto his stomping, nearly-northern take on Governor Jimmy Davis' "You Are My Sunshine." Pegue, perhaps less skilled as a songwriter than as a studio experimentalist, rarely worked his magic on anyone else's material. An exception was made for Townes' cooking "You Are My Sunshine" rendition, modeled on the radically updated arrangement that Ray Charles had unveiled on his 1962 ABC-Paramount revival, which paced the R&B hit parade. Beyond this lone single, Jerry Brown/ Townes left no lasting impression on anyone in the Pegue camp. At the time of this writing, his whereabouts are unknown.

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