Charity Brown

Under the name Phyllis Brown, Charity Brown signed with A&M Records Canada in September 1973. Gerry Lacoursiere signed her. For her third single, A&M's A&M representative wanted her to have a more "dynamic image" and chose songs that would help create the change. "You Beat Me to the Punch" sold more than 30,000 units. A Juno nomination for most promising new female artist followed. 

Her career internationally started in 1975 when "Take Me In Your Arms" was released in the U.S., England, and Japan. Unfortunately the Doobie Brothers released the same song as a single. Charity Brown's album was titled No Way to Treat a Lady. One week after its release Helen Reddy released her album No Way to Treat a Lady and single with the same title. The Doobies and Reddy were both well-established in the U.S. so Charity's recordings did not sell as well as they might have.

Brown was voted Canadian Entertainment Conference's Most Outstanding New Rock Act. She was a Juno nominee for Female Vocalist Of the Year. 


Cancon Vets and Fldglings Bolstering '76 Chart Picture. Rob Mearns. RPM, February 21, 1976.

Recording Years / Label
1973-1977 -  A&M Records

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