Maxine Brown

The pioneering Country Music star with "The Browns" – Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie

Maxine Brown – New “Brown” CD and Your Recipes

November 2010


Dear Friends,

Family singing sessions were a way of life for the Brown family. Even as youngsters, we knew all the words to Clementine, Poor Wayfaring Stranger and Wildwood Flower, as well as many of the others I have included in the new audio CD THREE SHADES OF BROWN. Even after fifty years they remain a part of our everyday lives, and sound as though they were recorded only yesterday. This re-issue is something I am very proud of and thankful I had that chance. It is available for immediate shipment. It would also make a wonderful Christmas gift!

I am equally as proud of SUGARCANE COUNTY. This CD is very special to me in the fact it was litterally buried for 42 years! Well, I guess you can’t keep something good from seeing the light of day. The feedback from listeners I receive for this CD warms my heart. Also, my book, Looking Back To See is a major seller at the UofA Press — their Number 8 all time Best Seller after only five years in print. And with author Rick Bass promoting his historical novel about the life of the Browns (Nashville Chrome) I have seen a big surge in sales.

It’s wonderful to be so busy talking with you all! I love it. Thank you.

2. All New Brown CD and New Songs Posted on the Website, Enjoy Listening!

Please Click Here to Play three sample songs from this wonderful new CD. Once you click over to this page, be sure to scroll down further to enjoy sample songs from other available CD’s.

4. Recipes from Mama Brown

Okay, time to fatten up for winter. Here are two of my mother’s famous recipes she often served at The Trio Club in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.


** Recipe One: CHILI : (Southern Style)

4 Lbs. Lean Ground Beef

1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
2 Onions, chopped
2 Packages Chili Seasoning
1 Large Can Tomatoes, diced (16oz.)
1 Can Ro-Tel
1 Can Tomato Paste (small)
1 Can Kidney Beans, or Chili Beans


1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Cumin
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
(You may use more or less seasoning, it all depends on your taste)

Cook Beef until brown. Drain well. Saute Bell Pepper and Onions in 4 Tablespoons Butter or Vegetable Oil until tender. Put Beef in a large pot and add Chili Sesonings, coat the beef well. Add pepper and onions. Add all other ingredients and cover with water. Simmer covered for about one and one-half hours. Remove lid and let it simmer another 30 minutes, or until right consistency.


2 Lbs. Extra Lean Ground Beef
1/2  Head Large Cabbage, chopped
1  Large Can V-8  Juice, (48 0z )
1  Large Can Stewed Tomatoes
2  Cans Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
2  Packages Italian Salad Dressing Mix
2  Potatoes, chopped
1  Carrott, chopped
1  Onion, chopped
1  Teaspoon each Garlic Powder and Cumin

Cook beef until done, drain well. Mix all except the Potatoes and Carrot. Cook on low heat for about 2 1/2 hours. After first hour of cooking, add the Potatoes and Carrot. Contnue cooking until vegetables are tender. You may also cook this in crockpot for 6 to 8 hours on low heat. We like this served with Cornbread.

Until next time!

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3 Responses to “Maxine Brown – New “Brown” CD and Your Recipes”
  1. Roy Hallcom says:

    I think ur great I have Pumpkin Pie. Cactus

  2. Roy Hallcom says:

    God Bless You and Your Family. Cactus

  3. Randy Francis says:

    Dear Maxine,

    I think it is wonderful that you have this fantastic website. It seems there is ever-growing interest in the music of and story of the Browns, who were never forgotten by me. I bought your book, and the book by Rick Bass. Yours was superb. As for my assessment of “Nashville Chrome”, well the jury is still out. I know it is a fictionalized novel, and I love the cover and the fact that it will no-doubt go far in immortalizing you and your family. I love that it depicts recordings like Margo and Whiffenpoof Song and Mommy, Please Stay Home With Me as being monster hits, since they all might have been just that, had popular music not been changing so fast in the very early 60s. I did not like that it depicts you as a bit of a tragic figure. But I did love the sentiments that came through all through the book. If you’re cool with it, legend that you are, then I guess i’m o.k. too!

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