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Tom Browne

Tom Browne was a familiar figure on the R&B charts during the 1979-1989 period when he was recording pop-oriented material for GRP and Arista. Browne studied piano for a year when he was 11 and then switched to trumpet, attending New York City's High School of Music and Art. Originally interested in classical music, Browne discovered jazz while in college in the mid-'70s. He worked with Sonny Fortune, recorded with Lonnie Smith, and then signed with GRP. Although influenced by Freddie Hubbard and occasionally recording a hard bop number, most of Browne's output during that era was clearly geared toward the marketplace. A commercial pilot, Browne largely dropped out of music by the late '80s, but came back in 1994 with a recording for Hip Bop in several settings that included the credible jazz date Another Shade of Browne, which made one wonder "What took so long?" ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Toni Smith sounds similar but not just like Chaka Khan. No way
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who is the lady .. I DON'T THINK IT'S MZ. CHAKA KHAN
After all these years still one of the best :-)
Toni Smith, the vocalist in this song was the bomb!y high school days,take me back Lord!!
I was glad to meet Tom Brown,while living in Arlington texas.I was invited back stage.i invited him and his fellow musicians to my home in the year 1984/85.we did the BBQ took some photos,and even stop over to a small time group in home studio that I ran into.I never heard from him again.He is always welcome at my table.raymon e s r b u n d y @ y m a i l . c o m god bless tom Brown.
Toni smith still has it. Saw a YouTube clip which included the band. By the way she is credited as a co-writer for this hit.
Tom Browne Marcus Miller Bernard Wright a good start for Funkin !
The singer is Tonni Smith. I know, I own the vinyl album with the credits :-)
That is Chaka Khan!
The woman that sang on thighs high and funkin for Jamaica NY was not chaka she sounds every bit like her which explains why she didn't have her own recording contract
seriously HOT stuff! Chaka knocks it out of the park with Browne!
This knocked hard as f**k!!!!
I remember this ever so well. It came out when I was over seas. Remembering the times in the USMC....
U just needed to live in this time
ricsgarage
Wiki says the vocalist is Toni Smith... She does sound like Chaka
naturally.gi m b y a
G.O.O.D S.T.U.F.F

- Gimbya. ♬
sbd07676
Timeless classic we can all groove to! Big ups! One of best 45s i have ever heard:)
The Magic album was a totally underrated rare groove/quite storm classic.Good to see Pandora found it.Feel free to put MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE from this album in the rotation.Als o the album : BROWN SUGAR is worth adding.
big up jamaica
I love this song!! Funkin' for Jamaica, Queens New York!!!!!!
this one of my favorite jams i wish it were longer yo Tom will u make an extindend track
this is my ringtone on my phone..old school deluxe...I luv this song!!!
jsw748
I can't hear this song without thinking about the Jamaica the song is about ... Jamaica, New york were I grew up. I love this tune!!
the old days
rudyford9
I used to dance to Tom Browne's music in the Discos in the late 70s, and 80s always did like his music, and I;m certain I always will.
THIS IS MY ISH!!! MY UNCLE & I BE JAMMIN TOO THIS....OWWW W ! ! ! !
I love this SONG!! a boop boop de doop- Tom Brown is an ordinary guy
indepwman
Rockin this song at the office! How could you ever forget this song...let it get into you!
jazzfritz411
This song makes people forget the problems of the night and dance till the lights come on at the end of the party..
dmontery3
Great sounds from one of the great
funk, funk, funk, funk, T. Browne is no ordinary guy, jamaica funk that's what is was. THE LYRICS WAS CRAZY!!
mrazmeritsa
Tom Browne, wherever you are...thank you for all your music!!! Love you!!!
boilerboy57
awsomeeeeeee e e
never new his name but groved in the back of the house when mama went to the house partys all the kids in the back.but I thought I should be partying in the front.
those good ole house parties with the blue light special, when i was grownng up. I now have children of my own and I can catch them feeling the rythm. GOOD OLE TIMES ...THIS IS MUSIC OF MY ERA
Tom Browne also did a Gospel Album on Malaaco label called "No Longer I" that was awesome. Wish he'd do more.
Jamaica funk will get you off your seat and your behinds on the dancefloor!
Yes sir !!! I was station in Nue-ulm Germany When he dropped funking for Jamacia pop a smile just to hear it now.
kjgoode04
JAMAICA FUNK THAT'S WHAT IT IS!! THIS IS DEFINITELY GOODE MUSIC!!!!
Summertime, block parties I am reminded of back in the day.....grea t times!
denbrown1
I played this jam every morning before I left for work back in the day! It set the tone for my day. "Ya wanna play?" This is one of the great ones!!!
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Very nice - my first time with Mr. Brown
I was jammin to Tom when I was stationed in Korea with the US Army. 1980-81
rodfirez
this was a great sound for browne in the early 80
dhair923
can never get enough of this!!
Tha BOMB !!!!!
sheldonlopat i n
the best
ivan.king5
Tom Browne broke the seal on Jazz infused R&B with this cut. It's a funk classic that will stand the test of time. His other notible hit - Thighs High was pretty good too, but Funking for Jamacia (Queens, NY)is the Sh_ t!!!!
PANDORA: Feel free to put MIDNIGHT INTERLUDE in the rotation from this album.
Also add: PROMISES FOR SPRING...THR O W DOWN...and HERBAL SCENT from
the Browne Sugar album.
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