Brooks played in the New York jazz scene from the mid-1940s; The first recordings were made around 1946 with the Bill Johnson Orchestra ("If I Was a Itty Bitty Girl"). In 1948 he played with Shep Fields , in 1949 in the septet of the pianist and singer Basil Spears . In the following years he worked as a studio musician with jazz, blues and R&B vocalists such as Alberta Hunter , Varetta Dillard , Dolly Cooper , Sister Rosetta Tharpe , cousin Leroy (“Goin 'Back Home”), Stick McGhee (“Sad, Bad , Glad “), Jimmy Wright and Jimmy Rushing , also with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee ( Back Country Blues , 1958) and with Bob Gaddy and His Alley Cats. In 1961 he accompanied the singer Lucille Hegamin ( Songs We Taught Your Mother , Bluesville) with Willie The Lion Smith and His Cubs . In the field of jazz he was involved in six recording sessions between 1949 and 1961.
- Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed June 7, 2018)
- Billboard March 20, 1948
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Brooks, Eugene|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American blues, R&B, and jazz musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1920|
|DATE OF DEATH||after 1961|